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#1 CaptDH Jul 19, 2012 08:46 PM

1:12 us coast guard airboat
 
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Started something different last month. The Coast Guard has been operating these in certain areas of the US including ice operations. Had a pusher jet outrunner and ESC laying around so I started the master. Hull was vac-formed in 1/8 styrene and is really robust. Deck was bonded and faired in to the hull today. Plans for the model are, Dummy V8 which sits in front of the outrunner, triple rudders, lights, clear windows and weld lines. I tend to add and remove details as the build goes so we'll see what the finished model looks like.

#2 CaptDH Jul 19, 2012 10:06 PM

Prop cage is a $4 part from Hobbyking. Looking into 3 blade pushers to look a bit more scale.

#3 Reid Jul 19, 2012 10:48 PM

What a unique model!!! Very cool!!! i'll be watching, :D

#4 MILLERTIME Jul 20, 2012 01:19 AM

I'm watching to.

#5 capntroy Jul 20, 2012 01:56 AM

Very cool concept!

#6 gpzy Jul 20, 2012 01:59 AM

That second pic looks like it may have been done in litho plate.

#7 a67ems Jul 20, 2012 05:21 AM

Plans?
 
Very different!
Where did the plans come from?
Dave

#8 420TEE Jul 20, 2012 09:27 AM

I love the clear plastic dinghy. I've always wanted one of them.

#9 the goon Jul 20, 2012 09:41 AM

:popcorn:

Mark

#10 Kmot Jul 20, 2012 11:16 AM

That is very cool! :)

#11 CG Bob Jul 20, 2012 11:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 420TEE (Post 22216063)
I love the clear plastic dinghy. I've always wanted one of them.

That "plastic dinghy" won't float very well. It's got an aluminum frame covered with chicken wire = Stokes litter.

#12 CaptDH Jul 20, 2012 12:22 PM

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No plans available. Made some calls, got some dimensions and used a side view to draw it in CAD. Easy model. Should be pretty close to actual.

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#13 CaptDH Jul 20, 2012 12:29 PM

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More shots in action

#14 Subdave Jul 20, 2012 03:25 PM

Excellent work as usual my friend.:)
You always find the really cool projects. :cool: Dave.

#15 CaptDH Jul 20, 2012 03:31 PM

Thanks Dave.

Feel free to post your progress on this page too.

Darrin


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