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Old Dec 17, 2013, 10:05 AM
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3 or 4 bladed heavy props are not very good option for small waterboats/hovercrafts as Ive tryed it out myself too...

I like your build - nice quality build. Beautiful to watch!
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Old Dec 17, 2013, 04:21 PM
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I broke my fancy 3 bladed prop on the first day so I'm now using a 2 blader anyway.

I'm still not a hundred percent happy with this design, I have a few improvements I'd like to try. I'll post more about that when I get around to it.
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Old May 07, 2014, 04:18 PM
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Dang man im looking at building my first airboat from scraping up various parts, would love a set of templates if ya get them finished
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Old May 07, 2014, 11:42 PM
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Unfortunately this project has been put on hold somewhat. I've been distracted with lots of other fun stuff. I really can't say when I'll get around to finalizing my design & making plans available but rest assured it is on my to-do-list. Sorry I know that's likely not much use to you right now though.
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Old May 08, 2014, 12:04 AM
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Not a big deal, it is a nice looking design.
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Old Aug 18, 2014, 01:56 PM
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Hey Nodd!

I built a more basic version of your airboat yesterday, since the nearest airplane field is half a mile away and there's a pond at the bottom of my road

After my test models, I have decided to make a new one out of depron build log (hopefully!) coming soon!
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Old Aug 18, 2014, 03:56 PM
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Good deal.

I ran my airboat at a float-fly event recently. I'm still not happy with the hull. When running at speed she tends to list slightly to either the port or starboard when running in a straight line. It's hard to describe exactly but I'll try... she'll be leaning to the right slightly, I'll feed in left rudder, she'll continue to lean to the right, feed in more rudder & suddenly she snaps over & leans in the other direction. She's fine while turning but running in a straight line is a challenge. I have some ideas how to fix this but for now I'm busy restoring a giant scale sailplane. Lots to do, so little time.

Best of luck with your Depron version.
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