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Classic 1977 AMPS SX100 F1 build
« on: July 08, 2012, 02:52:16 PM »

I picked this retro F1 hull up,originally designed for inboard nitro with steerable drive,im told this could be the last remaining 1 so i feel very lucky to have it,gonna go pick up an new driver and plastic for the screen to finish the scale look and OB cowl
Iv decided to install a 7.5 ASP nitro engine (originally for the cat) and put it together but will have to use strut and rudder set up instead but thats no probs
will need to self mod the exhaust to fit and make some engine mounts but have everything here to do that only need to order some stuff which i can do this week could possibly have it built and ready to run by the following weekend






More modern looking was made for it but i prefer the retro look for it i think
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Re: Classic 1977 AMPS SX100 F1 build
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2012, 03:35:40 PM »

defanetly prever the retro look should be a nice boat and defanetly need running not sat on a shelf  :-))
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Re: Classic 1977 AMPS SX100 F1 build
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2012, 06:49:23 PM »

LOL agree there bud would be great to see it on the water just trying to engine placement,radio box etc  %)
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Re: Classic 1977 AMPS SX100 F1 build
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2012, 07:12:36 PM »

keep us updated bud  :-))
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Re: Classic 1977 AMPS SX100 F1 build
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2012, 10:12:23 PM »

Had a day to myself today while the workman in doing repairs hehe
Iv trimmed the canopy for better fitment and managed to lower it 1/2" so looks abit sleaker,got to use the modern canopy for now due to clearance issues
Iv mounted the,strut & rudder and installed the cowl locks
Next was to make up some engine mounts and risers to install it into the hull and also modded the exhaust manifold to get it to fit quite alot done in all
Just waiting for deliveries over the next couple of days of radio box,fuel tank etc





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Re: Classic 1977 AMPS SX100 F1 build
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2012, 11:42:44 PM »

looking good daz
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Re: Classic 1977 AMPS SX100 F1 build
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2012, 12:18:21 AM »

Yay another ASP :-) both me and my Dad run them (A66) can't fault them for the money
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Re: Classic 1977 AMPS SX100 F1 build
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2012, 08:34:24 AM »

Cheer BMR

A71 cool,this is my first nitro boat so should be interesting,i seen the asp's running at the meeting and seemed pretty  without breaking the bank
im ordering another 1 this week hopefully but the next 1 up .61 for the cat LOL
hopefully more items will arrive today and i can carry on getting it together
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Re: Classic 1977 AMPS SX100 F1 build
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2012, 03:29:43 PM »

If I think about it when I get home I will grab some pictures of the inside of my crusader if  it's any help
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Re: Classic 1977 AMPS SX100 F1 build
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2012, 05:05:56 PM »

Cheers bud
some more stuff arrived today gonna have an hour or so onit ill post some pics soon
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Re: Classic 1977 AMPS SX100 F1 build
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2012, 07:37:59 PM »

Hi guys im just started back on the F1 after a bad couple days
Im just sorting out the radio box but heres the thing iv got a 9g micro servo would this be OK for the throttle its real smooth and easy to work the throttle so im thinking i could use this what you reckon ????
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Re: Classic 1977 AMPS SX100 F1 build
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2012, 07:47:00 PM »

hi daz,i think it might put abit of a strain on it?i have known them to burn out and stop working ,not good if you are at full throttle when it happens lol,,,,
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Re: Classic 1977 AMPS SX100 F1 build
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2012, 07:51:50 PM »

thats my only concern,i could get a strong micro servo to replace it with and just it to set everything in place im limited to space so would be better to use 1
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Re: Classic 1977 AMPS SX100 F1 build
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2012, 08:41:45 AM »

Iv just ordered a 20g metal geared micro servo for the throttle just gotta wait now till that arives but ill get everything else installed into the radio box later today and sort out the fuel tank aswell doesnt leave that much more to do then  :-))
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Re: Classic 1977 AMPS SX100 F1 build
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2012, 10:59:35 PM »

Hey guys sorry not been on and replied had some family stuff going on
But iv now managed to do abit more and make some progress
Im sorting the radio box out just waiting for the new throttle servo to arrive now, and placed the radio box in for check for clearance same for the fuel tank nothing is fixed in yet while i play around with the CG
 


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Re: Classic 1977 AMPS SX100 F1 build
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2012, 11:44:54 PM »

nice job so far bud one thing your fuel tank wants to be the other way round with cllunk pickup facing the rear of the boat  :-))
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Re: Classic 1977 AMPS SX100 F1 build
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2012, 03:23:34 PM »

Very nice so far mate question were did you get your radio box ? I'm in need of 2 and don't want to cut and make them would rather buy a kit  :-))
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Re: Classic 1977 AMPS SX100 F1 build
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2012, 07:08:13 PM »

Cheers A71 i got mine from prestwich models but had to mod it to fit under the exhaust

Hey james
I didnt want loads of pipe so and fits nicely as it is,but what iv done is bend round the brass tube with a short piece of fuel pipe and attached the clunk so its sits towards the back of the engine so should be fine as it is  :-))
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Re: Classic 1977 AMPS SX100 F1 build
« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2012, 09:33:00 PM »

 :} just orderd one as I have two hulls that need radio boxes
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Re: Classic 1977 AMPS SX100 F1 build
« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2012, 10:20:24 PM »

bit more done
arranged and fixed the servo mounts in and lipo placement,also installing the stuffing tube
Just gotta sort out now best way to secure radio box,also waiting on male/female rubber mounts to allow easier removal of engine should i need to
and trying to figure best way to mount the fuel tank aswell but not far off now
Tomorrow i will add a layer of carbon fibre and resin in the stuffing tube properly aswell add some floatation in the sponsons,got to add something to the front of cowl to lock it down so still a fair bit to do yet but going together well so far
 

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Re: Classic 1977 AMPS SX100 F1 build
« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2012, 05:37:22 PM »

Managed to add a layer of CF to the hull and add the floatation in the sponsons and nose and also the the stuffing tube is now epoxied in
next job is soldering the conectors to the lipo,UBEC and sort out fitting out the radio box and work out mounting the radio box
 
 
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Re: Classic 1977 AMPS SX100 F1 build
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2012, 12:05:13 AM »

that looks good in carbon :-))
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Re: Classic 1977 AMPS SX100 F1 build
« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2012, 08:28:39 AM »

Hiya phil
im hoping to have it finished this week just waiting on some parts to arrive but the added CF has made the hull stronger for mounting the engine in etc
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