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Boredom causes airboats
« on: July 07, 2019, 04:49:48 AM »

While watching paint dry on 3 different hulls today I got bored so I decided to build a pair of airboats for when the kids and grandkids come to visit. Got a good start on them and I am enjoying the different shapes they have compared to my other boats.
I have spare drone parts for the motors and escs. I have some plane hinges and control horns and some s3003 servos so I should be good
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Re: Boredom causes airboats
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2019, 02:26:02 PM »

A little more done last night
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Re: Boredom causes airboats
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2019, 04:11:24 PM »

Watching this one coming together. I might have to get one of those myself, our lake being weeded up again >>:-(
Looking forward to seeing more.


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Re: Boredom causes airboats
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2019, 04:51:51 PM »

If you want the plans Ray I can send them to you. I have them for the size I am building which is 12 inches by 28 inches or I can make them smaller for you.
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Re: Boredom causes airboats
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2019, 05:18:00 PM »

Wow! That would be great Ian and that size would be ideal - I'll pm my details to you and take it from there  :-))


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Re: Boredom causes airboats
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2019, 08:04:41 PM »

They are a digital file so email would work well. I don't actually have a hard copy of them at all.
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Re: Boredom causes airboats
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2019, 08:08:48 PM »

Oke doke, no problem Ian, I'll pm you with my email address  :-))


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Re: Boredom causes airboats
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2019, 08:12:27 PM »

pm sent  :-)


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Re: Boredom causes airboats
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2019, 01:48:56 AM »

Got some more done.
I have tested the motors for them, skinned the frames and started shaping the nose.
Soon they will be ready for some filler and fiberglass.
I am having to wait for a couple of parts to arrive for them so my only hold up right now is shipping.
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Re: Boredom causes airboats
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2019, 12:01:41 PM »

They look like they will be quite lightweight - any idea how much they will weigh on completion?


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Re: Boredom causes airboats
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2019, 02:02:22 PM »

I am not sure what the weight will be yet but I am planning ahead for adding any ballast they will need.
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Re: Boredom causes airboats
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2019, 03:03:21 AM »

Dry fit of the tail planes and rudders. Fit the motor mounts and then did cutting to make the mounts sit flat against the tail plane. I would share a pic with a prop on them but the only ones I have look ridiculous  :-))
At this rate they will be ready before any of my actual boats are done, SWMBO will not be pleased with that.
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