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Old Jul 19, 2012, 08:46 PM
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1:12 us coast guard airboat

Started something different last month. The Coast Guard has been operating these in certain areas of the US including ice operations. Had a pusher jet outrunner and ESC laying around so I started the master. Hull was vac-formed in 1/8 styrene and is really robust. Deck was bonded and faired in to the hull today. Plans for the model are, Dummy V8 which sits in front of the outrunner, triple rudders, lights, clear windows and weld lines. I tend to add and remove details as the build goes so we'll see what the finished model looks like.
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Old Jul 19, 2012, 10:06 PM
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Prop cage is a $4 part from Hobbyking. Looking into 3 blade pushers to look a bit more scale.
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Old Jul 19, 2012, 10:48 PM
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What a unique model!!! Very cool!!! i'll be watching,
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Old Jul 20, 2012, 01:19 AM
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I'm watching to.
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Old Jul 20, 2012, 01:56 AM
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Very cool concept!
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Old Jul 20, 2012, 01:59 AM
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That second pic looks like it may have been done in litho plate.
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Old Jul 20, 2012, 05:21 AM
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Plans?

Very different!
Where did the plans come from?
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Old Jul 20, 2012, 09:27 AM
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I love the clear plastic dinghy. I've always wanted one of them.
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Old Jul 20, 2012, 09:41 AM
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Old Jul 20, 2012, 11:16 AM
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That is very cool!
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Old Jul 20, 2012, 11:42 AM
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I love the clear plastic dinghy. I've always wanted one of them.
That "plastic dinghy" won't float very well. It's got an aluminum frame covered with chicken wire = Stokes litter.
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Old Jul 20, 2012, 12:22 PM
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No plans available. Made some calls, got some dimensions and used a side view to draw it in CAD. Easy model. Should be pretty close to actual.

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Old Jul 20, 2012, 12:29 PM
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More shots in action
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Old Jul 20, 2012, 03:25 PM
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Excellent work as usual my friend.
You always find the really cool projects. Dave.
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Old Jul 20, 2012, 03:31 PM
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Thanks Dave.

Feel free to post your progress on this page too.

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