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Old Jul 30, 2008, 08:49 PM
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Marauder Hovercraft

Do any of you guys remember these?

I built mine in 1990 IIRC. It is designed for a .60 two stroke. I installed a Fox .74 Eagle.

I intend to restore it back to running sometime in the future.











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Old Jul 31, 2008, 01:02 PM
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Wow now that's a beaut!
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Old Aug 01, 2008, 10:05 PM
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wow - what kind of speed does that thing get? looks like it would be fast!
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Old Aug 03, 2008, 01:01 AM
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Yes, it was pretty darn fast, especially on the groomed dirt of a baseball diamond which was my favorite spot to run it.
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Old Aug 03, 2008, 06:05 AM
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i bet it kicked up all kinds of dust and dirt... AWESOME!
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Old Aug 03, 2008, 10:05 AM
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LOL, it kicked up a fair amount. You can still see the residual dust on the chassis from the last running many years ago. If you look close you can also see many nicks in the prop.
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Old Aug 13, 2008, 05:18 PM
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That cool why don't they make those any more looks a lot more fun than a rc car.
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Old Aug 14, 2008, 03:15 AM
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hjave you got mesurment for it as im thinking of building a 60 sized craft
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Old Aug 14, 2008, 03:33 PM
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37" long, 17" wide.
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Old Aug 23, 2008, 10:11 AM
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I dont see any seat? were are you gonna sit ,, ahahah very nice and speedy design man
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Old Aug 25, 2008, 11:46 AM
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nice one i will give it a go
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Old Aug 31, 2008, 11:39 PM
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(Repost by Glenno)

Hi all,
I recently found this footage of a Marauder Airboat, by Whiteman Industries, going through its paces on a somewhat dusty stretch of dirt and have posted the link to it in this thread, as suggest by my friend Tom, aka Kmot.

Note: If anybody out there reading this has a Marauder for sale, perhaps in your garage gathering dust, or in any condition, please PM me, I'd be very interested in hearing from you, especially if you are interested in shipping to New Zealand.
( I hope this request hasn't broken any message board rules - I'm sorry if it has, please feel free to delete it if it mr. moderator)

Enjoy! ("Aircleaner" springs to mind.........)

hovercraft marauder rc (1 min 47 sec)


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Old Feb 14, 2009, 10:51 AM
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Glenno:

How is the progress on your Marauder going?
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Old Oct 30, 2009, 07:16 AM
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A search brought me here....hey Tom I walked in my door yesterday and found one of these along with a handful of other derelicts laying on my pooltable. This boat is in pieces....I dont think it was ever put together and may be unused. It looks fairly complete motor and all but no electronics. It is the only boat that came with a old roach encrusted manual (you should see the other boats) so I was able to figure out what it is. I will get up some pics and the rest of the story over on Dock Talk and maybe get some help identifiying the other ship wrecks.
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Old Nov 05, 2009, 06:17 PM
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Do any of you guys remember these?

I built mine in 1990 IIRC. It is designed for a .60 two stroke. I installed a Fox .74 Eagle.

I intend to restore it back to running sometime in the future.











Hi,

Can you take a picture of the underside?
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