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Old Jan 14, 2013, 05:32 PM
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Hey.............guess who LOL?

The pass at 1:05 was absolute thing of beauty...........loved it!!!!!

I think i'm feeling well enough to get back on and offer advice and some humor since I have no $$ for builds, but i havent lost my knowledge to help others thank goodness!!
LOL I should have been ashamed of myself bullying the LSO boats like that.

It was a test n tune run though and seemed to be about the only way I was going to get one in with it. It was a busy day at Ackerman yesterday but the weather was really great for it.
Good to have you back in here scorp. Hoping to see more of you as time goes along. We won't even razz you for not building a boat.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 05:46 AM
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What happened scorp, hope all is well.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 03:58 PM
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Up until today, I thought my Falcon cat was un-flippable.
No video but here's the aftermath.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 05:00 PM
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Bill, "You Can Do It" I have faith in you ....hope all else is well..been really busy with workin at the VA hospital and the hobbyshop...will call when i got the time... DJ
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 07:13 AM
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Hi Bill,

Where did you order the hull. I'm interested in building one.

Thanks
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 06:06 PM
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Page 1 post 14. I believe you'd have to send him an email to get one these days though. He's no longer selling them on ebay.
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 06:54 PM
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i think id send the email and get another hatch bill
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Old Mar 01, 2013, 08:10 AM
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i think id send the email and get another hatch bill
That thought has crossed my mind Ron and may do that as my repair will never look as good as a new hatch. ("if" they are available).
In the meanwhile, repairs are progressing. I added a couple of layers of 5 oz. weave to the inside of the bubble a couple of nights ago. After letting it cure 24 hours, brushed on a light layer of resin over the outside (where the gelcoat shattered) last night. It doesn't look good but it's already back to being waterproof.
Next I'll have to try to do some fill and sand.

Edit: Photos of progress so far. 2 layers of 5 oz coarse weave and another of 2 oz fine weave cloth added to the inside bubblle area. and the worst of the gelcoat cracking feathered in. It won't look good as new but it's still very useable for a hatch. There was actually no damage to the carbon kevlar cloth. It was just a case of flexing enough to shatter the gelcoat.
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Old Mar 01, 2013, 04:28 PM
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Hi Bill

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Page 1 post 14. I believe you'd have to send him an email to get one these days though. He's no longer selling them on ebay.
I noticed this morning, Frank has some boats on ebay again and the Falcon is one of them.. Good prices too..
Cheers John..
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Old Mar 01, 2013, 08:21 PM
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I noticed this morning, Frank has some boats on ebay again and the Falcon is one of them.. Good prices too..
Cheers John..
Good catch John. I actually hit the link a couple days ago when I referenced back to it for tito. It didn't show them then. Did just now though. I'll definately have to send him an email now.
I'd bet that those are the pure glass hulls at that price, but there's nothing wrong with those either. Same hull, just a little heavier and I'd almost bet one of those wouldn't have caved the hatch gelcoat like mine did. (Or maybe it would have shattered it worse?)
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Old Mar 03, 2013, 08:08 PM
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Dang Bill when did that happen? Must have took a heck of a flip. Glad to here you can get a new one if needed.
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Old Mar 04, 2013, 04:34 AM
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Dang Bill when did that happen? Must have took a heck of a flip. Glad to here you can get a new one if needed.
Mornin Dave. Did that at our 4th Sunday run in February while showing off for the gasser guys that had showed up. (before seeing how theirs ran)

It was really more of a roll over than a flip. I was having an outstanding run until it happened on the 6th lap. Came around marker 6 in a little bit of a power slide and was heading it towards the slalom marker when it caught some chop and went airborne. The sideways inertia (I guess) caused it to roll upside down in the air and it hit the water hatch first. Around a 50 mph impact with 17 lbs of mass pushing it. When I took the boat out to get it I planned to just roll it over and have Chris drive it back to shore. After seeing the hatch and feeling how heavy it was changed my mind. After getting back to the table and removing the hatch, the water level inside was up to the top of the lower (rear) part of the rails.
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 08:28 PM
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Frank makes a neat bunch of cats.

The 29" version can handle some good power too. I ran one with a 1400KV T600 outrunner on 5S2P 5000Mah old PolyRc cells. I ran a D/T x450 2 blade and ran it in open cat. It was doing a good 50+ mph in the straights but, I had to let up alot in corners. It did spin out on occasion and I never sorted it out yet.

It's wired with a T600-880kv motor now on 10S1P. Water is still hard though.

The empty hull weighed a whopping 3.5lbs!!!! So, you need some power for it.

Nice boat, nice setup.
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 03:16 AM
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Frank makes a neat bunch of cats.

The 29" version can handle some good power too. I ran one with a 1400KV T600 outrunner on 5S2P 5000Mah old PolyRc cells. I ran a D/T x450 2 blade and ran it in open cat. It was doing a good 50+ mph in the straights but, I had to let up alot in corners. It did spin out on occasion and I never sorted it out yet.

It's wired with a T600-880kv motor now on 10S1P. Water is still hard though.

The empty hull weighed a whopping 3.5lbs!!!! So, you need some power for it.

Nice boat, nice setup.
The 29" phantom Thats a great little boat i also run one on a single 10s setup ran it for years on 8s then added trim tabs moved to a 1000kv motor and 2 x 5s packs , its a heavy little boat very well made from 8s onwards the extra weight helps keep it flat on the water
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Old Mar 09, 2013, 10:12 AM
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The 29" phantom Thats a great little boat i also run one on a single 10s setup ran it for years on 8s then added trim tabs moved to a 1000kv motor and 2 x 5s packs , its a heavy little boat very well made from 8s onwards the extra weight helps keep it flat on the water
What!
8s and 10s in a 29" hull
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