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Old May 24, 2014, 11:51 PM
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Tethered hydro's

Wicked fast! I was laughing at the second video, all you see is a wall of water as the boat passes by.

Tethered Hydroplane Gilbert Huguenin 221 kmh 2012 European Championships Pazardjik, Bulgaria (1 min 38 sec)


Worlds fastest A/S Class Flash Steam Hydroplane with a Record 129.33mph (9 min 48 sec)
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Old May 25, 2014, 12:27 AM
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Hope that tether is good and strong ~
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Old May 25, 2014, 08:01 PM
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Never seen them before; cool (and scary)

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Old May 26, 2014, 07:28 AM
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I did that stuff before the days of affordable R/C, and it was fun for the times---.
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Old May 27, 2014, 01:55 AM
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Tether hydroplanes is still done a lot in the UK:
http://www.onthewire.co.uk/hydlist.htm
One American pioneer from the 40's, Ed Kalfus
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Old May 27, 2014, 07:17 PM
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Most of the Scientific Models boat kits were designed for tether or free running. As a result, they had pretty small hulls, even for a .049 engine.

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Old Jun 07, 2014, 06:22 PM
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Does anyone know where the best place to sell a flash steam boat or semi flash steam,
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Old Jun 07, 2014, 06:57 PM
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Was thinking no lawyers involved there! A peice of snow fence (folded over) and some four inch mesh, that wouldn't be happening here in the land of contingency fee lawyer$!
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Old Jun 07, 2014, 10:45 PM
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Sadly true
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