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Aug 29, 2009, 04:33 PM
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CC Commander

Rainy Days...

I did a little updating And cleaning. Overall this model has held up quite well.
I replaced the battery conectors w/deans and changed out the radio to a (new) spare fm one. The old am radio would glitch once in a while. I haven't run this in quite some time. It has counter rotating 550 motors ($3.50 each)
with h20 cooling and a Novak Super Rooster sp. control. This model always ran Great!!! I'll get some pics on the water soon. Harry
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Aug 29, 2009, 05:39 PM
Retired for now
Now that is one sweet looking model CC Commander. How long is it? It looks huge. Is this another Sterling kit and when did you build it? Hope to see it in the water pretty soon. Pete
Aug 29, 2009, 05:59 PM
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I built this about 8 years ago, Dumas kit 36" long. all wood. Mahogany veneer, balsa, luan frames. box top build. Great kit!! no complaints at all Harry
Aug 29, 2009, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by H.Lauer
Rainy Days...
Please, please, please send some rain out west....
Aug 29, 2009, 07:10 PM
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wish I could.

21"+ since June 1st. all time record... EVER! Harry
Aug 29, 2009, 07:13 PM
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Sweet C~C Harry. Too bad Dumas scale props are made by a foreign company now. The old cast props were nice. Also happy to see the water-cooling, Pooh poohed by some, but it's neat to see water being ejected from a model boat. Hard to believe you have rain, something we haven't seen in a while.
Aug 29, 2009, 07:22 PM
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Thanks Pat

I like watercooling!!! even if (as this model) really doesn't need it. so much easier to add as you build.
It's going in the Bunker boat! Astro 40 geared or belt drive. can't wait! Harry
Aug 29, 2009, 07:30 PM
I'm tired.....
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Not to be stupid or nothing, but what is the speaker for?
Aug 29, 2009, 07:42 PM
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HARRY- You are right about the Commander being a nice build. The only thing I did not care for was the fact that Dumas decided that the windows would be blacked out to hide the frame work inside the cabin . I think with a little more time at the design table would have netted a cabin not unlike the old Sterling kits were you could detail the interior if you wished.
Aug 29, 2009, 08:54 PM
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Rich, you are so right.
The blinds were a must have

This model has a Ram V8 engine sound unit (weak at best) and horn(sounds ok) hooked up to a third channel. servo activated, seperate 9 volt battery.
Aug 29, 2009, 09:19 PM
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Beautifull boat!!
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Aug 30, 2009, 02:24 AM
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Nice pictures and build. I was wondering how difficult the build was. I would like to build either the Chris Craft or Trojan F 31, but am leary as to how much skill is needed for the CC. Any insight would be helpful.
Aug 30, 2009, 07:55 AM
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On the water...

Overcast, but a nice quite morning for running boats Harry
Aug 30, 2009, 08:13 AM
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This boat builds up well, takes time though. The instructions are much better than in the trojan(so I've heard or read about). Not a beginners boat, but certainly fine if you have a few under your belt. I added the caulking strips on the deck and cockpit floor, not part of the kit. Harry
Aug 30, 2009, 09:03 AM
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The boat looks great! I've seen only one short video of this kit in action, but only under low throttle. I love the wave your boat is throwing under full power! I'm Completing the 16' Hydro, and looking for my next project. I am leaning towards the Commander. What are the most difficult parts of the build? Also, how is the white roof constructed? Is that wood shaped to curves?

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