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Old Aug 31, 2012, 08:03 AM
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hey... hey... guys...

remember, it has to be FULL FUNCTION boat. not necessarily scale or even electric. it can use steam, nuclear, hamster, etc. all ok. ir, radio, old tv "clicker". all ok. but it does need to be able to steer and back up out of the weeds. and it does have to float. btw "no video? it didnt happen!". so technically mine dont qualify but i think everybody knows the bit rx has fwd/rev so my pics are pretty convincing.

no matter what id like to see somebody else build one of these. and did i mention i got a 1" dealie going now? but no pics so, again, dont qualify. yet.

bring it on dudes! lol!
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Old Aug 31, 2012, 08:10 AM
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The "power source" would be a bit of soap on the transom. Dunno if you ever made boats like that when you were a kid, but they really work and adding RC would be cute.

It just wouldn't be much fun, but I thought I'd pass the idea along. I did have a commercial version which used some waxy stuff that worked way better than soap but I never found out what the waxy stuff was.
that was probably camphor. 10x better than soap and lasts way longer too.

hmmmm.... the battery is taking up 2/3 of my cargo space. camphor... but how to make it work in reverse????? nahhh...
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Old Aug 31, 2012, 09:19 AM
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1" total length?
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Old Aug 31, 2012, 09:35 AM
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yes. the 2" one in post #1 was shortened since photos were taken by trimming rudder 1/8". the new one has thinner hull wall, smaller battery, and the entire electronics consist of just one atmel tiny24 soic w/sharp smd ir sensor. (ono.. have i let too much info out? will loose lips sink....)
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Old Aug 31, 2012, 09:46 AM
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Well forget my 41.1mm. I'm coming after your 25.4mm! What mah battery are you using?

Anyone know where to get some schicoh 2.8mm motors?
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Old Aug 31, 2012, 05:26 PM
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i cant find any 2.8's but i found a few selling the 3.2's http://www.gizmoszone.com/shopping/a...oduct=DC_Motor

if you guys are building around custom electronics, i may not have any chance at all
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Old Aug 31, 2012, 11:56 PM
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i cant find any 2.8's but i found a few selling the 3.2's http://www.gizmoszone.com/shopping/a...oduct=DC_Motor

if you guys are building around custom electronics, i may not have any chance at all
We get 2.8mm and 3.2mm shicoh motors from mobile phone repair shops here. Got a bunch of em back home in Tabriz.

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Old Sep 01, 2012, 12:37 AM
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I want!
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Old Sep 01, 2012, 04:58 AM
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i cant find any 2.8's but i found a few selling the 3.2's http://www.gizmoszone.com/shopping/a...oduct=DC_Motor

if you guys are building around custom electronics, i may not have any chance at all
well considering nobody, including me, has put up videos yet you could still grab the record at least for a while with a 2" or 3" boat. lol!

at $5 ea shicohs are a little rich for my blood. i do like the 50 cent 4mm dealies on aliexpress though.
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Old Sep 01, 2012, 04:59 AM
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Well forget my 41.1mm. I'm coming after your 25.4mm! What mah battery are you using?
ono... have i already said too much? i definitely will not reveal that im using 50mah lipo or that i also tried tiny button cells.
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Old Sep 01, 2012, 05:12 AM
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well considering nobody, including me, has put up videos yet you could still grab the record at least for a while with a 2" or 3" boat. lol!

at $5 ea shicohs are a little rich for my blood. i do like the 50 cent 4mm dealies on aliexpress though.
What in the world?! 5$ for a cellphone viberator motor?
Challenge accepted, I'm going for 24.0mm when I get back home...
One question, is this length including the rudder?

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Old Sep 01, 2012, 05:19 AM
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hey... chicken parts is chicken parts... millimeters is millimeters... at great risk to lfe and limb i trimmed my rudder to get below 2". so you figure it out. the race is on!

btw those are not regular cell phone pagers. shicoh is like the cadillac of motors (i prefer yugo).
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Old Sep 01, 2012, 05:23 AM
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hey... chicken parts is chicken parts... millimeters is millimeters... at great risk to lfe and limb i trimmed my rudder to get below 2". so you figure it out. the race is on!

btw those are not regular cell phone pagers. shicoh is like the cadillac of motors (i prefer yugo).
We get them here in cellphone pager form... But still haven't realized the use of the 2.8mm ones!

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Old Sep 01, 2012, 12:09 PM
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Ok so this is now official.

Rules:
- Length of participating boats are determined by their total length. This includes the rudder.
- Participating boats must be fully functional: forward, reverse, ability to turn.
- Pictures and a video are required for proof.

I can't think of anything else.
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Old Sep 01, 2012, 12:48 PM
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I'm going to use a 4mm Picooz tail motor. I think it'll have more speed than a 2.8mm shicoh version. Hmmm... thinking of making it turn by thrust vectoring...

Does it have to be able to move forward and backward?

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