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Archive for December, 2009
Posted by cyberhoops | Dec 23, 2009 @ 06:31 PM | 5,286 Views
Today we went out to test some new props on our LSH boats, specifically an Octura 1445 made by Andy Brown.

The results were very positive - my 7-11 LSH boat registered 50.3mph on the 1445 prop running with the 4s Hyperion G3 batteries. This is the first time we have had a LSH over 50 mph. The standard prop we ran with for racing last year was 45.2 mph, so we picked up 5mph. According to the Eagle logger we were averaging about 55 amps through the UL-1 motor. I need to do some more work to see if I can properly duplicate the prop that Andy made because it certainly did work well.

Meanwhile, the catamaran build is coming along nicely and I have some paint on the boat now. The remaining tasks will be getting the hardware installed and doing the last bit of paint.

The new 1/10th scale 7-11 is also getting some paint, but has quite a ways to go yet.

The plans arrived for the 1980 Circus Circus and I now have all of the parts cut out for that boat. It looks to be a fairly complex build, but it can be done.
Posted by cyberhoops | Dec 03, 2009 @ 05:44 PM | 4,622 Views
The Miss 7-Eleven is making decent progress. The deck sheeting is in place and most of the construction bits are done. There is still more fiberglassing to do but things are looking good.

Currently the boat hull weighs 3lbs 8oz with hull, cowling and tail. That will incrase a bit with more fiberglass, but I think it will be fine. The old Atlas hull weighs 3lbs 2oz and that boat was built very light (and fragile). This boat should be much more durable.

I still don't have the FlightMetal for covering the turbine exhaust, so hopefully that will arrive soon.

For Black Friday at Newton Marine plans I ordered the 1980 Circus Circus - the 4 point canard style boat. The new and improved plan is to build that boat as the second 1/10th scale boat to go along with the Miss 7-Eleven.