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bulldog1966

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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #100 on: February 21, 2012, 06:08:20 PM »

next stop just add water mate
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #101 on: February 21, 2012, 07:59:30 PM »

next stop just add water mate

hopefully very soon :-))
cant wait LOL
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #102 on: February 27, 2012, 07:52:17 PM »

Hey guys managed to get wet today
Not great 1st run but going again tomorrow due to running out of time today and need to setup the carb as its running too lean
but got some shots of it sitting on the water


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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #103 on: February 27, 2012, 09:46:34 PM »

Well least it floats  :embarrassed:
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #104 on: February 29, 2012, 08:19:08 AM »

LOL yep she floats,sits nicely in the water actually so that shows good static balance so in theory the CG shouldnt be off will find out soon enough once i fixed the issue im having
also ordered smaller prop to try aswell so go from there
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #105 on: March 06, 2012, 08:45:49 AM »

Well while the weather been crappy i managed to source an old golf trolley and modded it to suit  the F1 saves carrying it and risking it getting damaged but also acts as a workstand aswell while at the side of the pond




Even folds up nicely while the boat instorage aswell
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #106 on: March 07, 2012, 10:05:34 PM »


Yeah, its amazing how versatile golf trollies are daz.
i made the boat frame so its easily clips on and off, by using the half round golf bag ends on the trolley, so they clipped over my frame, so i can then use the boat frame seperately without the trolley if I choose to.








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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #107 on: March 21, 2012, 05:12:43 PM »

Hey guys manged to get out and run the F1 again
Changed prop to 6717/3 and made some adjustments on the carb and finally mangaged to get some vid footage of the run but unfortunetly cut short from lost rudder pin.
but all in all not a bad run and still need to break the engine in and some tweaking but at least iv made a step in the right direction
need to make some other changes so i can do them while sourcing a new pin for the rudder

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFiTowzRLEc
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #108 on: March 26, 2012, 12:56:34 PM »

Hi guys
Managed to get another run today with some more improvements made so still moving forward,not a 100% but getting there slowly and pretty happy so far
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7S1crkLMCg
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #109 on: March 26, 2012, 04:49:11 PM »

Jobdone took the plug out pulled it over a few times cleaned the water out the carb and dried all the inside of the hull out,put it back together took it out side connected it upto the hose pipe and fired 3rd pull,turned the tickover up little let it warm up and adjusted the Low on the carb till it ran smoother as it was pulsing,noticed this also   the last couple of times while running it,bit too rich i think turned it off let it cool down for awhile and restarted it 1st pull it fired up from stone cold
Checked all the hull over no damage,regreased the flexi aswell while at it.
So hopefully now should run a bit better,find out soon enough
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #110 on: March 26, 2012, 04:57:14 PM »

what caused the "flip" daz? was it crossing its own wave wash or the drag from not running with the rear cover off?
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #111 on: March 26, 2012, 05:02:42 PM »

heading into the wind while trying to hit full throttle but also the fuel bag wasnt on the hook on retrieval so could of been that and moved the weight towards the rear or mixture of both but its all done now and ready for anonther blast :-))
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #112 on: March 28, 2012, 04:43:37 PM »

Another couple of vids from today
1st run with shortened pipe & 6717/3 prop
http://youtu.be/WoUm-IL5qO8

2nd vid with 7015/3 prop
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-1uQioQFqg

And my partner thought it was hight amusing to vid me in me dingy recovering it after it ran out of fuel LOL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m66Kad4GweM

I did try another prop 7016/3 but kept cutting out for some reason and still think theres some more in the engine just gotta figure the best way forward to extract it
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #113 on: March 28, 2012, 06:59:32 PM »

Love the recovery vid, looks just like me when I forget the key to the club boat....

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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #114 on: March 30, 2012, 01:38:44 PM »

more runs from today,bit windier than previous runs but all good fun
Made yet some more mods and changes and is getting there now
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suSFsfEJElk

After flip spent some time sorting it and got it going again
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef1X4oHGLBc

This is the best run so far i reckon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hcxe6bVTTuc
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #115 on: March 31, 2012, 10:59:58 AM »

Looks good mate but why you running it without the canopy ? you will have it all to setup again once you install that as everything from weight to aerodynamics will change.
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #116 on: March 31, 2012, 03:48:03 PM »

I need get replacement hoop for the lock as i broke 1,gonna sort it this week 
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #117 on: April 01, 2012, 08:36:45 AM »

Keep some spare o rings in your tool box and a few elastic bands you never know when they will come in handy  :-)).By the way go to most nut and bolt, fasteners place on most industrial sites and you can find o rings really cheap,probs get 10 for a quid and they do for pipes and headers too if you get the black viton ones.
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #118 on: April 01, 2012, 01:28:02 PM »

yeahm, even Alsi sell multi packs of "O" rings of different sizes for about 3 quid. it save having to specifically order 1 from a model shop, plus it gives you loads of spares for your kit box.
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #119 on: April 01, 2012, 08:48:02 PM »

Ill sort something this week im not in any rush and with the kids of school dont think ill be running much,will see how it goes ;)
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #120 on: April 02, 2012, 07:45:56 AM »

Yea i saw the set in Aldi a while back and never bought it,went back a few days later and all gone grrrr.
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #121 on: May 15, 2012, 11:23:48 AM »

Hi guys been awhile,been busy with new builds etc
Now the weather picked up aswell decided to do a couple of mods on the K30RZ,iv added EZ pullstarter and 15mm bigbore carb but had to do a mod to get it on,this carb i got has got internal pulseline so saved me stripping the engine down to drill and tap the crankcase, been very lucky just fits under the canopy 
Hoping to run it again this week at some point and see how it performs and try and  get it tuned properly and GPS it



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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #122 on: May 15, 2012, 01:14:06 PM »

Never mind taking it for a run.....get it racing  :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #123 on: May 15, 2012, 02:09:42 PM »

LOL cheers scoop
iv gotta work out a couple of things 1st the main 1 working the best place for grab handles also gotta join aswell
but hopefully get them sorted soon  :-))
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #124 on: May 19, 2012, 12:02:43 PM »

Hi guys
Dont know what happened to the paint,these marks appearred about 5weeks after been painted,iv stripped the hull back and currently sanding back,looks like the lacquer has reacted,but the time line its happened doesnt make sense especially after it was baked aswell straight after the process so would of expected it to of happened alot sooner if not straight away,iv been intouch with the paint manufacture and said im not the 1st,apparently they changed the formulation of there paints, the primer,colours and the lacquer are all they same make i used
as it stands at mo the hull is near prepped for repaint and also made a couple of mods the main 1 iv raised the whole centerpod & canopy 12mm to abit more clearance as it was very close but will help with the airflow through aswell
the pics are what iv sent to the manufacter of the paints,im far from happy about it and all my other previous to this1 has never had any issues and it was done in the exact same way but with the old formulation but the main thing now is get it repainted back together and on the water as soon as,im just joining the BMPRS and hoping to start racing it,1st race is next weekend but dont think ill have it ready in time but will see,just didnt want to take it looking like this and waiting for order aswell for some parts



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