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Old Aug 05, 2014, 09:18 PM
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I think the stock prop is 5.5", I tried a 6" but that would have needed to be trimmed a bit and couldn't be bothered balancing it, so I used a 5" prop out of laziness. I'd be interested to hear if anyone has found a good 5.5"...

This morning I used the Dawg to film a HK Skipper, here are some stills:
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Old Aug 07, 2014, 01:38 AM
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Um, aren't they water cooled? Wouldn't that be an issue in a swamp boat?
yes but not all models, mine I went watercooled, for the short run time it should be fine, if it gets hot i'll put a pickup somewhere on the setup. be point though it's fully waterproof so if you flip the boat you can still drive back to land.
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 10:54 PM
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Well just installed this ESC finally into my Swamp Dawg.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...w_Reverse.html

Seems to work fine. I set the reverse to 100%. ONly issue I think is my prop, is of course not designed to work at 100% efficiency in reverse, but none the less, it works.
Not tried it out on the water yet, as the weather here is raining, cold and miserable.
But I think it will work well enough to get me out of trouble.
Only issue now is fitting it all in better into the tiny space that this boat has. I read a few people have dremeled out parts of the boat to fit more gear. What part did you cut out?
Anyone got photos of their work for reference? Really want to make it fit neat and tidy, maybe run a bigger battery.
Thinking of building an FPV module to hook to it. Make it water proof as possible and maybe FPV the boat around the lake!
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Old Aug 12, 2014, 01:10 AM
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Well just installed this ESC finally into my Swamp Dawg.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...w_Reverse.html

Seems to work fine. I set the reverse to 100%. ONly issue I think is my prop, is of course not designed to work at 100% efficiency in reverse, but none the less, it works.
Not tried it out on the water yet, as the weather here is raining, cold and miserable.
But I think it will work well enough to get me out of trouble.
Only issue now is fitting it all in better into the tiny space that this boat has. I read a few people have dremeled out parts of the boat to fit more gear. What part did you cut out?
Anyone got photos of their work for reference? Really want to make it fit neat and tidy, maybe run a bigger battery.
Thinking of building an FPV module to hook to it. Make it water proof as possible and maybe FPV the boat around the lake!
Be really careful in reverse. It will was to force the rear of the boat into the water.
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Old Aug 12, 2014, 06:44 PM
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Hey I'm interested to hear if that ESC fits... I am not at all keen to put holes in the hull so it stays afloat upside down for a while, just in case..
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Old Aug 27, 2014, 09:58 AM
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Hey all, here is my "Dawg Recon " boat...lol, its going to have a 3s 1500mah under the seat when its arrives.I have got a 40A esc, a 2826 2200 kv motor. just waiting on the battery....wahooo.
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Old Aug 27, 2014, 10:03 PM
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Hi Guys, I posted a while back and I was invited back even though I don't have a "Dawg."

Anyway, here are some before and after pics:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...ostcount=13107

Here is our maiden. What a hoot these boats are.

I thank you all for all the ideas that helped us along

Mike.

001 (3 min 39 sec)
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Old Sep 25, 2014, 03:21 PM
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Bump...

Hey, where are all the "Dawg" guys and air boat enthusiast

These are some fun boats Guys.

Mike.
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Old Sep 25, 2014, 03:46 PM
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Here's mine, my stickers weren't use able so I sanded it down, sprayed it with 2 coats of rustoleum primer and 4 coats of olive drab.I can already tell I'm going to have to repaint it with paints for plastics.Its been holding up fine underneath the hull, but sticks are scratching it.

Last night I decided to try flipping the motor mount forward like some have done.It spun fine at low rpm but once I throttled up the mount flexed and the prop rubbed the cage.I need to buy a new prop now, does anyone know of a bolt on upgrade? Or will the Mini Alligator Tours prop work on the HK motor?
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Old Sep 25, 2014, 06:11 PM
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My Swamp Dawg's motor died. I got another motor, but have not been able to find a prop that fits yet. Been too busy with work and other boats lately. Will probably get back to it when I have more time.
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Old Sep 25, 2014, 06:32 PM
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I flipped mine and it stayed inverted in the water for quite a while... enter a new receiver.

Taking it to the coast this weekend, want to try it with a camera in waves (yes I'm serious)...
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Old Sep 25, 2014, 06:38 PM
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Oh, and here is the the last Dawg vid, rescued in the end by a HK Skipper
HK Swamp Dawg airboat (with mods) (6 min 21 sec)
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Old Sep 28, 2014, 12:42 PM
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Oh, and here is the the last Dawg vid, rescued in the end by a HK Skipper
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyvjuzFKS2Y
Very cool but, what happened?

Mike.
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Old Sep 29, 2014, 06:05 PM
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Very cool but, what happened?
...my friend ran it out of juice and didn't want to go for a swim
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...my friend ran it out of juice and didn't want to go for a swim


What kind of lipos you Guys run in those Dawgs? I'm waiting on a order of 4 batts from HK. 2700mah (65-130C). I plan to change the prop to a 3 bladed prop also. It's my understanding a 3 bladed prop draws less amps.

I was running a 1300mah 20C and only got 3 minutes (not a Dawg but almost the same size). I dang near killed that one. On my Super Cub I can get an easy 8 to 10 minutes fly time on that same batt.

I guess it's a good idea to take along my Bud's ICON A5 for emergency recovery. We have timers on our TX's but, hey, you never know....right?

Mike.
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