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Old May 24, 2013, 03:55 PM
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Big airboat from the scratch

Hey guys!

I'm newbie here, but I want to share my passion - building an airboat. The primary goal is to make arduino-based autopilot testing platform.

Lenght: 1.2m, weight: 7kg!

Here is it in current stage:
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Old May 24, 2013, 07:54 PM
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looks like an nice simple layout for testing and modifications. My only suggestion is that you deck over the middle part to prevent it from flooding her as she skids in the corners, as most airboats do.
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Old May 24, 2013, 10:12 PM
Taking care of the pond.
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And get rid of the wood prop, they will splinter in the water.
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Old May 25, 2013, 01:38 AM
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the next step is to make a deck and paint the surface. But i'm fear that the boat will be too heavy for this engine.
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Old May 26, 2013, 01:27 PM
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Finished painting
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