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roadrunner440

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mr darby hull
« on: June 21, 2020, 05:48:03 pm »

soo probaly a long shot but has anyone else built a mr darby?  i have questions..so many questions....also if anyone has pics of one on a stand or internals that would be awsome...
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Re: mr darby hull
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2020, 06:34:24 pm »

I have one that i built in the summer of 1983...  i don't have any pictures taken of its internals...

a few recommendations:

1) it is currently made by "Harbor Models", they have hardware kits for motors, propshafts and propellers.

https://www.harbormodels.com/har1015.html

they are basically the only company that will give you the proper advice on hardware

2) i would not recommend buying anything from dumas...  their motors are way overpriced for what you get, and their gearboxes are extremely noisy and difficult to build/install.


3) mine was rebuilt a few years ago and now runs on big slow brushless motors using belt drive reduction units.   99% of the people who i have spoken to that own Mr. Darby boats stare at me when i tell tham that like i have something stuck in my teeth, so i might not be the most appropriate person to talk to about runninng hardware (see #1 above)
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Re: mr darby hull
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2020, 08:39:14 pm »

i would love to compare note.s i cant seem to get my pics to show..i have the harbormodels open wheel running gear set up with the 800 belt drives and 3/16 shafts..if you could i would ask you pm me a e-mail add and i could sent pics that way or i have a f/b account..im trying to come up with a stand idea..and am rough fitting propshaft supports..not happy with the support to shaft fit..it is like  a hotdog in a hallway..and also happy to hear any thing you would have done differently and any input about pics/method..regards shane
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