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Old Feb 28, 2012, 01:59 AM
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Those are impressive models and no doubt the standard by which all others will be judged. A tough act to follow!

I have uploaded a very short clip of my boat in the video forum section which I didn't know existed until tonight. I had never scrolled down there but did click on the video of woodybob's boat on the sidebar the other day - very nice.

I have the bronze Dumas prop and also a BeCu prop OCY534 which I'm too scared to process after dire warnings from a friend.
I'll drop the pitch down and see if the increase in revs can give it a slight improvement. If nothing else it should further improve the battery life as I move further away from the maximum power and back nearer maximum efficiency.
I can model these things in Spice (full electrical and mechanical modelling) but things like hull drag and air resistance are unknowns. I need a full wave tank and wind tunnel with lots of data acquisition.......or I could just go to the pond.

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