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Old Jun 23, 2004, 05:24 PM
Canadian Airboat Guy
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Dumas Drag 'N Fly 20

Hello all,

Has anyone heard or even built a Dumas Drag 'N Fly 20? I was just given one from a friend, and wondering if anyone has any building tips, or even running hardware selection tips? This will be my first boat that my Fiancee and I will be putting together (ok she's building and I'm supervising!!) I know this is quite an old kit just not sure how old....anyone have a clue? It has a few missing pieces (1 former and the engine plate) but that will not be a problem to fix.

Thanks for the help!!
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Old Jul 09, 2004, 07:48 PM
RC boat Rock Star
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A friend of mine has a Dragonfly 60 so I'm kind of familiar with it. These are pretty vintage boats, going back to the `60's or `70's. I wouldn't use the Dumas hardware but someting more updated like Octura pieces. Use a flex cable setup instead of the old shaft drive for ease of setting up and adjusting. Build it light if possible.
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Old Jul 13, 2004, 06:50 AM
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Thanks for the info Ron.

That's the replies that I have been getting everywhere. So then it's settled.....I'm going with a flex drive setup!!

Any info on where the prop should be to the transom? Even to it, or a little behind it?

Thanks
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Old Jul 13, 2004, 04:40 PM
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Most are set up with the prop just under the transom. The boats were designed for this setup. If you don't plan on ever racing it, some have been experimenting with a transom mounted strut.
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