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Old Apr 04, 2011, 02:09 PM
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Good to see a more progress on your malibu.


As for the Corvette boat, it seems like it falls a bit short.
If they could capture a bit more body style rather than a few
accessories on the exterior, it might start to look good...
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Old Apr 04, 2011, 05:54 PM
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Good to see a more progress on your malibu.


As for the Corvette boat, it seems like it falls a bit short.
If they could capture a bit more body style rather than a few
accessories on the exterior, it might start to look good...
Nice work on the Photoshop Umi! I like your newer version better. Now you just need to make it affordable.
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Old Apr 05, 2011, 01:04 PM
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Lower stern piece glued on-

After some shaping, broke out the glue and stuck the lower stern section on. All went well. Still needs final shaping on outer edges to match up with pieces that will run from stern to bow.
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Old Apr 05, 2011, 07:38 PM
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This thread added to WOODIES: Wooden Pleasure Craft Build Logs listing.

Path: RCGroups -> Boats -> Scale Boats ->"WOODIES..."

Looking real sweet...
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Old Apr 05, 2011, 10:28 PM
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This thread added to WOODIES: Wooden Pleasure Craft Build Logs listing.

Path: RCGroups -> Boats -> Scale Boats ->"WOODIES..."

Looking real sweet...
Holy Cow...now the pressure is on to keep this build actually moving forward! Thanks Craig!
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Old Apr 06, 2011, 09:46 PM
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Less talk, more work, keep it moving please!
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Old Apr 06, 2011, 10:28 PM
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Less talk, more work, keep it moving please!
Aye!
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Old Apr 21, 2011, 12:24 PM
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Looking ahead for power-

Looking ahead to what will power this thing...I have never used a brushless motor setup before and am thinking of trying it out here....anybody ever use this combo?

Traxxas Velineon Waterproof Brushless System

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXXWM5&P=ML

Comments- good/bad/indifferent?

Other combos you like better? I've had good luck with Novak products in the past and they seem to have quite a selection of brushless motor/esc combo's.

I'm not looking to set speed records with this boat. But I am a firm believer in having too much power is never a bad thing. Always easier/cheaper to slow something down than it is to speed it up. I will start with a Raboesch 4 blade prop with a 1.5:1 gear reduction. If the prop can't handle it, I will look more towards an Octura performance prop.

I'm thinking I will also end up going with LiPo's due to space constraints. Also something new for me. I would like to welcome me to 2011.

Bob
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Old Apr 21, 2011, 09:17 PM
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Caveat, I don't like car ESC's, and its a lot more than you need to spend IMHO.

The motor Kv is way too high for a direct drive 40 mm prop (saw the prop in your earlier post) on 2 cell Li-po something around the 2000 Kv and 3 cell no more than 1300 Kv, this will give about 14000 RPM, for a more conservative setup, aim for around 10-11000 RPM

Probably dont need reverse , so a air esc in the 60 amp range (especially for 2 cell) 3 cell a 40 would probably cover it, and a 28 or 36 mm out-runner or 540X or XL style in-runner

To make the ESC waterproof some non acidic cure silicone into each end of the heat shrink will seal it up.

2S

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=6526

or

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=3885

3S

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=6525

or

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=3887

Nice ESC I have used (until it went to Davy Jones locker)

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=2166

Just as some examples for you

Cheers
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Old Apr 21, 2011, 10:54 PM
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Caveat, I don't like car ESC's, and its a lot more than you need to spend IMHO.

The motor Kv is way too high for a direct drive 40 mm prop (saw the prop in your earlier post) on 2 cell Li-po something around the 2000 Kv and 3 cell no more than 1300 Kv, this will give about 14000 RPM, for a more conservative setup, aim for around 10-11000 RPM

Probably dont need reverse , so a air esc in the 60 amp range (especially for 2 cell) 3 cell a 40 would probably cover it, and a 28 or 36 mm out-runner or 540X or XL style in-runner

To make the ESC waterproof some non acidic cure silicone into each end of the heat shrink will seal it up.

2S

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=6526

or

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=3885

3S

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=6525

or

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=3887

Nice ESC I have used (until it went to Davy Jones locker)

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=2166

Just as some examples for you

Cheers
Nick
Hey Nick-
Thanks for the good info...but I do need reverse...the 1:1 boat has it, so the model will to. I plan on building 2 gear reductions, one will be 1.5:1 and the other 2:1. Depending on the motor and prop I end up with I can swap out the gear reduction units for better performance.

Enjoy the onslaught of winter it has been a long cold one here....

Bob
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Old Apr 21, 2011, 11:05 PM
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Thats cool, , they do cheap car controllers as well with reverse, I have two 30 amp ones so far they have been really good. Only reason I thought reverse not required is the fact that my ski boat model swamps its a** if I use reverse I ended up disabling the reverse, the option is there to enable a percentage of reverse though.

The system you linked to will be fine with the ratios you state

Winters in my part of the world are great, usually clear skys, temps around 20-25 degs C but chilly nights, some years we might get a frost

Cheers
Nick
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Old Apr 21, 2011, 11:17 PM
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Thats cool, , they do cheap car controllers as well with reverse, I have two 30 amp ones so far they have been really good. Only reason I thought reverse not required is the fact that my ski boat model swamps its a** if I use reverse I ended up disabling the reverse, the option is there to enable a percentage of reverse though.

The system you linked to will be fine with the ratios you state

Winters in my part of the world are great, usually clear skys, temps around 20-25 degs C but chilly nights, some years we might get a frost

Cheers
Nick
Yup, biggest problem with the 1:1 boat is if you drop a boarder and slow down and turn straight into your wake too fast you will bury the bow and take the wave over the bow (chili dip). Not cool.

"Some years we might get a frost". Lucky, the calender says we are supposed to be well past freezing temps, but I just saw they are predicting a frost tonight. Ugh.
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Old Jun 29, 2011, 11:08 PM
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So Bob,

How is the WakeSetter project coming??
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Old Jun 30, 2011, 10:48 AM
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So Bob,

How is the WakeSetter project coming??
Wellllll, slow would be over exaggerating. What little hobby time I've had lately has been put to finishing my late Christmas presents. What started out as me building 1 simple cartoonish model of my brother-in-laws charter boat to use as a Christmas ornament took on a whole new life. Right now it stands at 5 boats with a lot more detail than I thought I would put into them. That is so typical of my projects...I need to learn to say enough and be done instead of "well wouldn't it be cool to add just one more thing...". Oh well, they have turned out much better than I was hoping for.Besides the original yellow boat, my brother-in-law bought into an ownership on another boat, so of course I had to make that one too. The other owner is one of the old time skippers in the area and his health is not good, so I'm doing my best to finish this up as quick as I can. Anyway, these little guys are almost done, then it will be on to the Malibu...and the radio... and the charter boat refurb...etc...

Bob
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