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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1275 on: December 25, 2008, 09:09:24 PM »

Toes, I have a whole front yard of the materials for more of these Springers and I will deliver it to you free of charge (just to get rid of it)  ;D O0. All you will have to do is give me an address so I know where to deliver it TO!

And to you and Mrs Toes Merry Christmas and every one else for on the Mayhem, and to quote one of my favorite movies, all right it has been done a half a dozen times and some better than others.

"God Bless Us Every One"


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mb1387

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1276 on: January 22, 2009, 09:01:02 PM »

Toes, I think after looking at your tugs I may be hooked. You are the tug man. thanks to you and others on here its another thing I have to have that I cant aford oh well %%
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« Reply #1277 on: January 23, 2009, 04:17:24 AM »

Toes, I think after looking at your tugs I may be hooked. You are the tug man. thanks to you and others on here its another thing I have to have that I cant aford oh well

Ooooooops.. i didnt mean to get you 'hooked'..  :-))

Springers can be really cheap by the way... I can put a 'standard' one together for around $200.. and if you visit dumpsters for wood and Evilbay for Rc gear / ESC, they can come out less than that. Most guy's can find enough to put a Springer together from the scrap at the back of the garage..
The only bits you need to buy new are the Prop shaft / tube, the prop and probably the batteries.. the rest can be had 2nd hand.

New stuff...
Motor $12 http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXPML4&P=7
RC $40 http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXPCA1&P=7
ESC $40  http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXKYX5&P=7
Batteries $27 http://www.batterywholesale.com/battery-store/proddetail.html?prodID=2300 (can be had cheaper)

http://www.harbormodels.com/Harbormain/Templates/home.htm
Shaft / tube $15
Prop $15
U joint $20
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1278 on: January 23, 2009, 08:33:59 AM »

mb, Toes has it a nutshell. Most Springers are built on a budget. All of mine were from scrap wood, old drawers, doors or any wood that looked about right.  I did splurge out in a fit of madness for 1/16th ply bottoms and the odd figure for the deck when the full strength addiction kicked in. You mentioned a stern-wheeler somewhere ?
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mb1387

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« Reply #1279 on: January 23, 2009, 01:23:16 PM »

Arrow I am all for cheap, we almost have my girl friends done I found the motor and gear drive out of one of those plug in to your cig. lighter air compressors, we will see if it works. your boats are very very nice also your stuff help to hook me also. I think these boats will work great to fetch my nitro boats

Have a great day mike
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« Reply #1280 on: January 23, 2009, 01:32:13 PM »

Yep nitro boats , seaplanes etc  if it is floating the Springer will bring it home O0.  So this is going to be a His n Hers team, recipe for Dodge-`em-car games ! Have fun {-)
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nick_75au

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« Reply #1281 on: January 24, 2009, 07:21:05 AM »

For anyone interested in Australia, I can produce Springer hulls in Fibreglass. Either raw glass or with a white gel-coat surface.
Regards
Nick
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1282 on: January 24, 2009, 08:55:19 AM »

Looks Croc-proof to me :-))  fair dinkum mate.
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nick_75au

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« Reply #1283 on: February 01, 2009, 09:41:17 AM »

I Built the black hull up into a generic truckable towboat. Its got a Brushless 1000Kv motor in it.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1284 on: February 01, 2009, 12:42:02 PM »

I like the boat so much, I just bought the dog.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1285 on: February 17, 2009, 02:13:02 AM »

Two new Springers under construction at the Toesup Boat Werks...  :D

By the way, they are 9" x 4"...  O0
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mb1387

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« Reply #1286 on: February 17, 2009, 01:24:41 PM »

What is in the works, only toes knows, I need to see more %%
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« Reply #1287 on: February 17, 2009, 05:28:40 PM »

How big is the Normal Springer tub????
Got an idear but It would help if I had some plans to go on. Dose anyone have a set of make your own wood/ply hull. IF yes pm me. Ta very much
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« Reply #1288 on: February 17, 2009, 05:41:45 PM »

www.springertug.com but start reading the early posts on this thread and all your questions will be answered, even about scaled up and down versions with strimmer motors . They tend to make excellent sub surface runners if overpowered.  O0  If you want the real lowdown go to www.rcgroups.com in the Dock Talk section there is a Springer Class thread that will take about a year to read. Size is 18"x8" for a standard tub.  Plans im PDF  are on posts #99, 101 and 106. 
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1289 on: February 17, 2009, 05:42:31 PM »

How big is the Normal Springer tub????
Got an idear but It would help if I had some plans to go on. Dose anyone have a set of make your own wood/ply hull.


18" long by 8" wide... or the nearest Metric conversion

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,3471.msg34812.html#msg34812

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http://www.springertug.com/plans.html

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http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=5533723&postcount=4
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craftysod

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1290 on: February 17, 2009, 07:23:42 PM »

Plans are on here somewhere that you can print on normal printer,
start of my springer
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« Reply #1291 on: February 17, 2009, 08:58:58 PM »

Nice start Crafty, is it going to be a fisher with aft wheelhouse ?
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craftysod

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« Reply #1292 on: February 17, 2009, 09:02:28 PM »

Was thinking of putting a gun on front,and call it Bammilate,cos its made from wood flooring  :}
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« Reply #1293 on: February 17, 2009, 09:46:38 PM »

Bath tub springers then Toes, I like it, it means I'm going to have to have a go now (no one please ask me to put a steam plant in it, you saw how crammed my steam springer was---------mind you I like a challange !!!!!)   :-)) :-)) :-))
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tugboyben

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« Reply #1294 on: February 22, 2009, 06:33:47 PM »

hi all

busy day building two springer tugs i have been looking at all your springers add to have one no two one for me & one for the son to have a bit of fun in the summer more pictures as the build go's on

parts list
model motors direct 777
robbe 50mm kort nozzle
hitec servo
7 inch prop shaft
45 mm 4 blade prop
speed controller

regards jason  :-))
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chingdevil

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1295 on: February 22, 2009, 06:54:34 PM »

Hi Jason

Are the 777 motors more powerful than a 540? If so you have not got a springer you have a submarine. My springers have 540 motors in them and at full power they will dive, even with the batteries set towards the stern.
At full power I have had about an inch of water pouring over the front of the springer and getting deeper. You might want to consider smaller motors, also do not forget to build a coaming around the opening in your deck mine is 25mm high all round and sealed to the superstructure.

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« Reply #1296 on: February 22, 2009, 07:06:21 PM »

How comes I'm the only one who has to add about 1lb of lead to the front of my springers to get it down...... lets see how my next 2 float--- :-))
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1297 on: February 22, 2009, 07:14:52 PM »

My springers have 540 motors in them and at full power they will dive, even with the batteries set towards the stern.
Brian

We we must agree with that, last year at Wicksteed, Brian's Springer was certainly the fastest, most powerful. and had
almost the best run time of all of them.
.... we never did see inside his Springer..... <*<


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Stavros

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1298 on: February 22, 2009, 07:33:40 PM »

I think he was running 12v myself



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« Reply #1299 on: February 22, 2009, 07:58:17 PM »

Sounds like sour grapes to me,<*< <*< <*< <*<


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