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Patrick Henry

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Drag race boats...?
« on: June 21, 2011, 10:14:33 AM »

Anyone built a Graupner Hydro Dragstar?



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andyn

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Re: Drag race boats...?
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2011, 01:29:23 PM »

Haven't you got enough boats to build yet Rich? %)
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Patrick Henry

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Re: Drag race boats...?
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2011, 01:34:40 PM »

Waiting for a hull/deck for finish one...thought this might be a good idea as it only goes in straight lines.
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Re: Drag race boats...?
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2011, 01:58:20 PM »


  "Short but Spectacular!" comes to mind!   :o
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Patrick Henry

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Re: Drag race boats...?
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2011, 01:59:50 PM »

Now where have I heard THAT before....  :embarrassed:
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2011, 03:40:56 PM »

Thats going on my christmas list!
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Patrick Henry

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Re: Drag race boats...?
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2011, 03:45:53 PM »

I'm definately fancying one...remember the old saying "serious fun comes in straight lines".

Install a 1/2 horsepower brushless motor...SERIOUS fun!
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Patrick Henry

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Re: Drag race boats...?
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2011, 03:47:56 PM »

 








My poor pension... :o
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John Mk2

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Re: Drag race boats...?
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2011, 04:29:42 PM »

It's what I call a Firework boat Whoosh BANG ! Ive had a few of them  %)
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Patrick Henry

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Re: Drag race boats...?
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2011, 04:38:07 PM »

Well John, you know I love my drag racing...can't afford the full size nowadays, so a model it has to be. Not even sure I can afford this one, but hey...it's only money!
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John Mk2

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« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2011, 04:53:54 PM »

Tis True  ok2
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andyn

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Re: Drag race boats...?
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2011, 06:51:20 PM »

It's 490 euros of money :o

Give us a ring mate....
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Patrick Henry

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Re: Drag race boats...?
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2011, 07:00:05 PM »

Why..is my hull/deck done?
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Re: Drag race boats...?
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2011, 06:35:47 PM »

It's slow:
http://www.graupner.de/de/newsdetail/a9b7990c-d6ef-4e3f-8937-4e385e76b1c1

Built in China and (as usual) overpriced by Graupner.
And (as usual) not available yet...

Regards, Jan.
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Patrick Henry

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Re: Drag race boats...?
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2011, 06:44:03 PM »

Really wants a big brushless motor in it, I guess...not fussed about how it turns, I only need it to go in a straight line. Very quickly...
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Re: Drag race boats...?
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2011, 10:55:32 AM »

Really wants a big brushless motor in it, I guess...not fussed about how it turns, I only need it to go in a straight line. Very quickly...
If that's the case, I wouldn't bother about scale looks, which will slow the boat down considerably when approaching 140 mph...

Regards, Jan.
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Patrick Henry

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Re: Drag race boats...?
« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2011, 11:11:37 AM »

I'm not really fussed about the scale look of it Jan...I just want something to cover a scale 1/4mile very quickly.

I fancy this... http://www.astecmodels.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=1144 This should do the job! I didn't really notice the price of the Drag Star, so the rigger is a definate saving! Depends on the bank manager...



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