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#1 lacey Dec 02, 2012 04:00 PM

good or bad idea? please look and post :)
ok so i want build brushless boat between 6-8 inches. i was trying to decide which hull when i then thought of the idea of driving it in the sea in very rough water n swells :D

has any1 ever tryed this if so how it go and what hull type did you have?

like if i fully waterproof n maybe put small bit weight at very bottom it should always turn right way up right?? looks means nothing to me in this build!?

please post opinions and tips thanks :)

#2 builder bob Feb 03, 2013 04:12 PM

I have very little experience with boats but I guess it would work. you could just get one of these: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...=LXMPG3**&P=ML
if you want to build it though I guess a fully waterproofed, high power, scaled down offshore racer would work. I can try and post some plans I had found if you want

#3 Amp Abuser Feb 03, 2013 08:00 PM

You want a mono self righting as Bob has shown- not a flood chamber type rather a high bubble cowl as the waves will at times force the boat under you want to pop up soon as possible with micro size hulls.

#4 lacey Feb 04, 2013 02:22 AM

Hi guys thanks for the replies Bob can U send me those plans please? Thanks :)

#5 builder bob Feb 04, 2013 11:39 AM

shur, i'll try and find them

#6 builder bob Feb 04, 2013 04:05 PM

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here's the plans, they are not mine, I had just saved them on my computer.

#7 lacey Feb 06, 2013 02:27 PM

ok thanks for plans they look good!! ill go ahead and build it at approx 8 inch so :) what ye think i should make it from? any suggestions of electronics to use in it? ill post what i find over next few days :)

#8 builder bob Feb 06, 2013 03:27 PM

I was thinking of making one out of thin balsa and then mabey wiping some epoxy over the hull. I hope it works for you, I haven't had time to make one yet. no Idea for power system

#9 lacey Feb 06, 2013 04:05 PM

Ok thanks I'll have a look around or maybe 3 ply?

#10 builder bob Feb 06, 2013 06:10 PM

might work but would be heavier, dunno what would be best

#11 lacey Feb 07, 2013 08:53 AM

ya i think il go balsa i am about to order it now how thick should i get it? 1.5 mm or is that too thin?

#12 builder bob Feb 07, 2013 04:08 PM

probly would work with the epoxy if u didn't hit anything to hard. if there is a michels craft store near you you could see if they have any balsa, they usaly do

#13 lacey Feb 07, 2013 05:13 PM

I could go 3 mm bt dat seams too thick fr such small boat

#14 lacey Feb 07, 2013 06:35 PM

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ok so i jst seen these plans that i actually used before only made out of cardboard tho as was looking at it before doin propper build bt it seems a much much easier build than the other plans would it still work out at good or am i better with your plans bob?

#15 builder bob Feb 07, 2013 07:11 PM

I've built that boat 2 times now. never gotten it driving but it's cool. the plans have some huge flaws that really show up on full size but maybe on the boat your building it'd be fine. I think both boats are about the same complexity but the one I posted probly will handle waves better.

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