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omra85

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Re: Upgrade Help Neede
« Reply #50 on: March 22, 2007, 09:55:32 PM »

Hi Simon
Paul's last race was Bristol early 2005 where he was unplaced ::)
I would NEVER put a shaft off centre!  In the very early days of multi, Dave Marles used to set up the shaft central, but angled 3 deg to port to counteract the torque. I was one who followed suit. Trouble was the drive varied according to the speed so I ended up with unpredictable handling - hence everyone's shafts are now central and dead straight.

What else did Paul tell you ??? ???

Windermere is a 2 day event being held on 22nd and 23rd Sept at Bowness on Windermere.  There are two separate races on either day (one used to be a chase boat event until they slapped a ten mph limit on the lake) :'(  and are great fun.  There is usually some sort of social event on the Saturday evening or a barby after the racing then off for some serious hangover creation ;)
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« Reply #51 on: March 22, 2007, 09:57:12 PM »

hi mate i have heard of putting the prop to the side a bit but 10 mm is a lot id stick with dead centre or at the most maybe 2 mm off.id put the bailer to one side of the shaft so basicly id do it oposite of what hes saying .ive never seen or heard of anyone putting it 10 mm off centre, 10 mm up from the v yes.
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« Reply #52 on: March 22, 2007, 09:59:15 PM »

I was kinda worried when he said it, you have confirmed my thoughts.

I will go down the conventional route.

Thanks again! :o
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« Reply #53 on: March 22, 2007, 09:59:35 PM »

i rest my case lol ;D
seems danny was typing at the same time as me lol.i forgot to say i might pay a visit to windermere for the race meet as a spectator .mines a pint by the way ;D.
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« Reply #54 on: March 22, 2007, 10:08:46 PM »

Mart - only 'A' pint - I'll put you in with the juniors then ;D ;D
(if you come, I'll buy you one!!!!)
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« Reply #55 on: March 22, 2007, 10:36:57 PM »

Mart - only 'A' pint - I'll put you in with the juniors then ;D ;D
(if you come, I'll buy you one!!!!)
Danny 
Only one?and i thought we were mates lol  ;D,a few might be doable as we might be staying the weekend as we do a bit of camping in the lakes with the kids.depends if the missus is feeling generous lol.
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« Reply #56 on: March 22, 2007, 10:42:05 PM »

It's official then - Sept 22nd is the "Lunatic" fringe of Mayham's 'get together' ;D
Even my BOAT can outdrink yours ;D ;D ;D
Danny
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« Reply #57 on: March 22, 2007, 11:17:16 PM »

Sounds like Windermere is going to be busy Danny!!

Beer racing sounds good, that's something I have a lot of experience of, slightly off centre seems to ring a bell when it comes to drinking....

Maybe a new build thread would be good for this one 2772e? What do you think?

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« Reply #58 on: March 23, 2007, 07:50:50 PM »

New Build post on the Makara!

As requested

Regards

Simon ;D
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« Reply #59 on: March 25, 2007, 08:02:10 PM »


New engine and modified flywheel received yesterday and refitted to the boat.

New tuned pipe fitted and plumbed in.

Will be testing next weekend

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« Reply #60 on: March 25, 2007, 08:14:52 PM »

Very neat looking.
Good luck testing.
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« Reply #61 on: March 26, 2007, 11:36:48 AM »

Dont forget the video camera Simon,by the way check out my boat thread i juts finnished painting it!!. ;D
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« Reply #62 on: March 26, 2007, 09:38:56 PM »

Mart,

I have got about 10 minutes of my cat and a mates mono (tuned and set up perfectly) but unsure how to post it. Any guidance?

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Simon
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« Reply #63 on: March 27, 2007, 12:55:45 AM »

not a clue mate all i normally do is post it to utube or putfile then link to it in here or wherever!!.
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« Reply #64 on: March 30, 2007, 10:35:38 PM »

After three nights mucking around with the video, finally managed to get it up and running.

Click and enjoy!

Still in standard trim, fingers crossed for the sea tests tomorrow, with the bolt on go faster bits!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jT_Yu0fuX14

Regards

Simon

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omra85

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« Reply #65 on: March 30, 2007, 10:57:05 PM »

Well done Colin and good camerawork ;D
Runs nice and flat, should be able to cope with much rougher water.  What's the go faster bits you're putting on?
Bit of cavitation on hard lefts, but that's to be expected - they're not designed to turn left that quickly ;D
What resolution did you shoot the video at?
You'll have to give a 'masterclass' on the video posting side ;)
Good luck - now get on with the other ;)  ;D
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« Reply #66 on: March 30, 2007, 11:02:58 PM »

Thanks Danny,

Who is Colin? ???

Video was shot normal and works fine on the big screen, i think it is reduced for the website to save space?

The cat was with the standard Kyosho GS21 engine and a baked bean can exhaust! ;D

Now we have the STS 28 and a tuned stealth pipe, new bearings in the outdrive and ballraced tube, a couple of new props to try at the lake and we will see what happens.

Bet i break it! :o

Video is actually about 10 minutes long but had to reduce it. Do you a deal, you teach me how to race, i teach you how to video!

Regards

Simon :D :D
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« Reply #67 on: March 30, 2007, 11:11:15 PM »

First you have to teach me how to remember names (or even look at the bottom of your post!) - sorry SIMON :-[ :-[ :-[

I bet you'll notice the difference with the new engine - and so will that weedy 40 in the video showing off ;D

Danny

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« Reply #68 on: March 31, 2007, 05:17:22 PM »

Simon get that .28 in it then it will really move ,i tested my boat today hehe runs nice water was really rough 6" chop on the small pond next to the big lake so had to use the small pond as the lake was like 2 foot chop scarey lol.im posting a short vid clip of it now.
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« Reply #69 on: March 31, 2007, 08:17:54 PM »


Success at the lake, i think!  ???

A gentle run round for the first tank, swapped the plug for a #8 filled her up again and sent her out. And there she stayed, stalled and no wind, 10 minutes!

You know that feeling you get, waiting for her to float back in and shes looking deeper in the water, that sinking feeling!  :o

So she gets about 10 yards from the bank and the stern goes under. Back to the bank 1/2 hour to get her dry and running again, put the old plug back in and off we go again, various adjustments and changes to the mixture and shes flying. A few more turns on the trim tabs and the leg and i think we cracked it.

Next time we will have a crack at adjusting the pipe length. And some video!

Thanks for the pointer on the STS engine, sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet, and the tuned pipe front Andy Payne.

Regards

Simon

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« Reply #70 on: March 31, 2007, 08:36:59 PM »

Simon,
The indespensable aid for every IC owner - cut down fishing rod, reel, 50 yds of 15 lb line and a tennis ball ;D

Glad you got it sorted. Always good to test the seal on the radio box ;D ;D
Mart's video looks good. We'll have to get him in competitions ;D

Just to show - you're never too old to be stupid - I tested the geared 3.5, no problems, tried a CMB pipe, good results.
Swapped 3.5 boat on stand for 7.5
- would it h**l as start.
Nearly an hour! 
Tried everything, eventually thought 'sod it' and was just packing up when I noticed the starter connected to the battery, red to neg (I should point out that I connect the starter in reverse for the geared motor so that I can still use the starter the 'right way round') - I had forgotten to swap the clips over for the straight drive and had been trying to start it in REVERSE :o :o :-[ 
Swapped the leads over and away it when first time!! - doh!

Danny


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« Reply #71 on: March 31, 2007, 09:37:41 PM »

Swapped the leads over and away it when first time!! - doh!
Aaaaaahhhh, a Simpsons moment  ;D

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« Reply #72 on: March 31, 2007, 11:03:36 PM »

And who hasn't refitted a direct drive engine, fixed everything in securely, looked around .....and found the starter belt lying on the bench ::)
After 20 years - I did it again when I got home today!!

Brain to rear end - "No this isn't working - lets swap back"

I'm safer on "where's this then"

Danny
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« Reply #73 on: March 31, 2007, 11:07:19 PM »

Danny thats funny dohh ;D,Simon im glad you liked the sts engine i told you it was a good one,i bet she moves well when you get it dialed in.i dont think ill be racing Danny cant afford it and i doubt the missus will let me travel the country to race the boat either so your safe lol  ;).ive been grinning all day long  ;D the boat runs sweet  :).
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« Reply #74 on: April 01, 2007, 09:41:45 AM »

Got the cut down broom handle, fishing reel and squash ball. Dont go out without one.

But lost the ball!! ???

I will put some of those rubber thingy's on the rudder struts and have another look at the self bailer, seems to be working in reverse!

I need to get one of those small speed guns so i can check how fast she goes! ;)
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