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Posted by zanek | Sep 16, 2011 @ 12:12 PM | 3,505 Views
Here is a video of my micro rock crawler crawling: More vids coming later

Posted by zanek | Sep 01, 2011 @ 07:26 PM | 3,042 Views
Today I got out to lake Chachuma to run my boat in a lake and see how fast it could go. Well it is a reservoir, so of couse they said no. So then we went to the Santa Ynez rive and found a place big enough to run the boat. It worked pretty well, and was so fast. I still need to fine tune my weight balance so it doesn't porpoise. In the video I get to about 3/4 throttle. Before the video started I went to full throttle I porpoised out of control and flipped. So i am not trying that again till I fix the weight balance. Here is a video:

Posted by zanek | Sep 01, 2011 @ 08:25 AM | 3,153 Views
So last evening I went to our friends pool to try it out. Of course I couldn't get up to anywhere near full speed, but I ran through most of a battery pack, and I think it went well. There is still one place where a few drips of water can come in, but I will fix that. Hopefully in the next few days I can get to a bigger lake to really try it out. And my I really like the realistic sounds the stinger drive made, because the prop sucked in some air. The sound is muted in the video because of all the background noise. Here is the video: