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Old Jun 27, 2013, 01:33 PM
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Old Jun 27, 2013, 02:22 PM
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Old Jun 27, 2013, 06:53 PM
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 12:20 AM
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Looks like you bit hook, line, and sinker.
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 06:54 AM
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Hey Kmot, what I bit hook, line, and sinker with, is this here hobby!
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 08:46 AM
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 09:57 AM
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subscribed, I have an old kit in the box I want to do soon, just have to get the 109 done.
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 09:59 AM
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Sorry, thought you said "it's on the BEACH"

Good luck with the build Barry, we'll be

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Old Jun 28, 2013, 10:01 AM
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sound sailor, now that's an awesome boat, love the colors on it!
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 10:25 AM
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Bill's boat is an excellent build I've seen it in person we are in the same club looks great in the water .
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 02:42 PM
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Hey Kmot, what I bit hook, line, and sinker with, is this here hobby!
That's exactly what I was implying.
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 07:22 PM
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Big project. I want to build one some day.

I got in a little trouble with some of the masters that build these majestic machines. I may have spouted off a little too much about brushless setups and criticized them for using 12 volt technology.

I'm still trying to remove the tar and feathers from my body.

The fact still remains, you will need serious power to move this boat.

I have some theories on using some powerful brushless motors to do the job. If you're going to used brushed power, you may want to start researching 700 sized motors and Mtroniks speed controls.
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Hee hee, we're sooo sad for you!

welcome to the club, Barry!
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Big project. I want to build one some day.

I have some theories on using some powerful brushless motors to do the job. If you're going to used brushed power, you may want to start researching 700 sized motors and Mtroniks speed controls.
Tollytime, I received propulsion advice from GPR, who is scratch building The Lockpat II. He has a formula for calculating theoretical speed, using prop diameter and RPM.
According to his calculations, using two MFA 850 Turbo motors, with 1.75" props, the Dauntless should run at approximately 22.5 MPH less slippage, which should be OK for planing speed and scale appearance.
For the ESC, I have chosen the Astro Flight 208D.
I know this is a big project, and only my second build, however, I plan on taking my time.
I'll post as I progress, and hope you will follow this thread, and please help me along.
Thanks,
Barry
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