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Old Aug 28, 2012, 08:05 PM
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Cool
Finished boat

I finished my 1958 crackerbox boat.Took video of it and put it in the r/c video gallery under the heading Finished Boat.CHECK IT OUT.It has a Leopard 4.8 horsepower brushless electric motor.Pretty fast.
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 10:31 PM
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 12:51 AM
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Very nice, and fast.
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 06:24 AM
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Looks great CK glad to see you got the bugs sorted!
This is me watching your vid
http://www.flickr.com/photos/reginal...8126/lightbox/
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 10:11 AM
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[QUOTE=the_11th_guest;22580905]This is me watching your vid
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Me 2!! Nice boat though!

-Rich.
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 05:16 PM
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Thank you for compliments

Thanks guys.yeh it took a while but I got hooked up with some fast electric boat guys and they helped me with the prop,e.s.c and motor combo.Thank you woodybob for posting video on this page .How did you do it?Icouldn't figure it out so I posted it in the video gallery instead.Don't understand why video came out tilted.Took it with my wifes iphone.
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Old Aug 30, 2012, 09:53 AM
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In IE, just right click on it, copy, then paste it where you want it.
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Old Aug 30, 2012, 02:14 PM
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Looked up the Leopard 4.8hp brushless motor on the web, turned up no results. Can you give me some information?

Thanks,
Ed
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Old Aug 30, 2012, 02:49 PM
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Thanks guys.yeh it took a while but I got hooked up with some fast electric boat guys and they helped me with the prop,e.s.c and motor combo.Thank you woodybob for posting video on this page .How did you do it?Icouldn't figure it out so I posted it in the video gallery instead.Don't understand why video came out tilted.Took it with my wifes iphone.
Normally, the Iphone will use its magnetometers to detect the phones orientation and use that to take the video in a horizontal or vertical format. Looks like the way you were holding it at the beginning of the shoot, the phone thought it was being held horizontally and shot as such.

most any device that takes video defaults to Horizontal format.
But in general,
just say no
To Vertical video.

:P

the boat looks and sounds great!
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Old Aug 30, 2012, 06:39 PM
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Leopard 4082 1600kv motor suppliers

Thanks woody bob on advice on how to post video Edmigley51146, just type in Leopard 4082 brushless motor and some suppliers come up.Some are offshoreelectrics.com,Ebay,rumrunnerhobbies.com.If you go to Youtube and type in Leopard 4082 motor,video of some r/c ready to go speedboats will pop up.I think one popular boat that is ready to run is called the Genesis I think.Ithas a Leopard motor in it.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 10:25 PM
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Man that ting is a rocket!
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 07:51 PM
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Rocket

Thanks Browndog,I put lipos in it and it seems twice as fast now.I also raised the trim tabs up on the transome.It was kind easy to reposition,just took off trim tabs and filled in holes with a wood dowels.After gluing in wood dowels I sanded them down and prepped with red glazing Bondo then reprimed and lastly reshot transome with Rustoleum bright white paint.Boat runs 100% better now,it is not plowing through water like before(running wet).Your going to laugh but I had trouble getting her to run level from starboard to port side during runs so I found a small railroad spike in my shop and glued it to a board then to the port side.The boat runs as should now,this is what our hobby is about though,tinkering and adjusting until we feel everything is just right.P.S. I will be watching your build of your boat
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