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My DUKW
« on: September 07, 2014, 10:08:55 PM »

This is the second sea and land trials of my scratch built DUKW .

 The video can be seen here -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GBAofUCoA4&feature=youtu.be

All went well on this trial , but on the first one , I had a couple of glitches . One of the nuts holding the front wheel on unscrewed as it was too tight against the wheel washers . Luckily it fell off as I was coming up the ramp. The second problem was not checking battery polarity when I connected it and I blew the 15amp fuse and damaged the ESC a little . I had a spare electronic speed control and set that up and used it yesterday . The land and water speed are ok . So I am pleased it's all going well so far ! The "engine " noise is actually a slightly longer blade on the prop contacting the hull . That I fixed today . I think my next project may be an amphibious van or  something similar .
Malcolm  NZ
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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2014, 10:12:35 AM »

it all went alright ?????  {-) other than hitting another boat
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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2014, 11:09:45 AM »

yep , it went alright ! That was a little free sailer , pushed out by a kid as I came down the ramp . It was NOT radio controlled so unavoidable
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2014, 05:13:01 PM »

 %) but you know that the sailors out there will be banging on about the rules of right of way, especially with yours being powered  :P
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