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Old Dec 15, 2012, 03:52 PM
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Pursuit P Mono

I lost the latest Delta Force 33 I built last month. It had a very short life with maybe 10 heats from 1st splash to final decomission. I had just passed what was the lead boat in the turn on the west end of our lake and started to pull away from him down the back straight. That's when the DF took a bad hop off a wave and hooked left right in front of him. The T bone that followed knocked the hatch off and took a large chunk of glass out of the deck in the area where the front of the hatch would seat to the hull.
Luckily the hull stayed right side up and I made a bee line back to shore with it. After getting home I pulled all the hardware and tossed the hull in the trash. (Yes it was that bad).

Watching Chris and Scott's Pursuits run, I decided I wanted to build one for myself as they seem more stable at speed than the DF hulls do. It took a while to find a new one and had to order it from HOR in China. I've been piddling along at it for about a week and still haven't accomplished a lot but thought I'd go ahead and get a thread started today.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 04:06 PM
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The real reason for starting this thread. While looking for a Pursuit hull I ran across this cool combination stringer, motor mount and servo mount at Kintec on the building supplies page. I liked it's design and ordered it along with the T bar stuffing tube support. http://www.kintecracing.com/Building_Supplies.html
Since his website doesn't let you pull up an individual object you'll just have to scroll down to find it.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 09:00 PM
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That's a really nice mount, reminds me of the one I made in plywood for my 26" mono (the one that sank )
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 09:08 PM
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Good one Bill. You won't regret it. Sorry about the T-Bone though.
I raced my Pursuit for a year with great success. Then I stupidly sold it & built up a 33" DF (copy) does the same thing from time to time that you described. A sudden hook to the left or the right whenever you are in a good position.
I've just bought a 33" DF Cyberstorm to build up for next years racing. A few people in our club have great success with them. As they do with the Pursuit.
looking forward to the rest of your build.

Paul.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 08:14 PM
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Thanks W and Paul.
Lucky for me I still had (have) my 1st DF-33 P boat so haven't been boatless for the ordeal. (And it still runs "respectably" at our local pond)
Haven't really accomplished much since starting the thread. I did finish hanging the harware on the back over the weekend. I lost one of the little button head screws for the top of my SM strut adjusting bracket too.It fell to the floor and bouced to parts unknown. (thought it was a 4-40 but after buying some at the hardware store on the way home this evening found it must be a 6-32 when I went to put it in.) Looks like nnother stop on the way home tomorrow.
I've done a little more (checking fits and alignment, adjusting where the servo will actually be bolted down, stuffing tube etc) but here the only shot I've got tonight.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 08:54 PM
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Got the stuffing tube & rails glassed in tonight.
After epoxying in the stuffing tube, slid the rails with motor attached into place and set the alignment for flex into coupler. Added a spot of 5 minute epoxy to all four corners (front and rear of both rails) and after it cured removed the motor before laying in the cloth & resin.
Right now there's just a single layer of 2 oz cloth on the outsides of the rails and i's pretty much invisible. I would like to at least add another layer but I'm now totally out of 2 oz cloth.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 11:16 PM
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just got the cooling jacket for my tp 2200 today...will be down there in jan to give it a go with the pursuit gang....has to be faster then my leo motor.....whats chris running in his anymore? like that motor mount also....u going to run 2 4cells in par? the pursuit likes weight in rough water.....
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 05:37 AM
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just got the cooling jacket for my tp 2200 today...will be down there in jan to give it a go with the pursuit gang....has to be faster then my leo motor.....whats chris running in his anymore? like that motor mount also....u going to run 2 4cells in par? The pursuit likes weight in rough water.....
TP4060 (4092) 2200kv
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 09:22 PM
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I've got one of the pursuits set up from kintec with this mount and stinger etc. Been at work so I havent been able to run it but I am looking forward to it soon.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 10:19 AM
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hey tug if your in hancock maine u got a while till u try yours out lol
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 11:52 AM
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just got the cooling jacket for my tp 2200 today...will be down there in jan to give it a go with the pursuit gang....has to be faster then my leo motor.....whats chris running in his anymore? like that motor mount also....u going to run 2 4cells in par? the pursuit likes weight in rough water.....
Yeah, I plan to run 4s 2p. The motor is a Neu 1515 1Y (answer for the pm you sent me)
Right now, I need to find some more 2 oz cloth so I can finish glassing the mount in. I'd really like to have this one ready to go by our 2nd Sunday run in January.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 09:04 PM
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cool ill be down i think for that run....i do what to compare the tp and the neu boats
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 07:47 PM
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Almost a waste of a photo but I did get by the local hobby shop today (he's only open on Tuesdays & Fridays) and grabbed some 2 oz cloth.
Stringers are glassed in and now need to cure. I added another strip on the outsides as well as a single ply strip to the insides (motor area only)
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 09:07 AM
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I've managed to get the motor and servo back into place already this morning as well as finishing up the steering linkage. By turning the servo over so the arm is at the rear, I was able to re-use the connecting rod from the DF33, but still need to cut about 5" off the old flex shaft.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 01:12 PM
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Hey Bill
Do you think this would be a good hull for the guts from my sv-27? It looks like a much better designed hull then the super v. I was figuring it would leave me room to power up with a bigger motor later if I want to.
It looks like it could be a p limited mono with room to become a P mono later if I chose to?
Thanks, Jay
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