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Aug 10, 2010, 05:06 PM
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6.75" parkzone powered boat - No name as of yet.


A few months ago, I started a little boat for kicks because my Parkzone Cessna RX was in need of a project . I built the hull out of 1 piece of 2mm depron I had lying around near my workbench. I hope to finish the boat soon, maybe by next weekend if I feel motivated .

Due to the very light weight of the boat, it sits on the water, and not in it. I need to add a thin, small metal or heavy plastic rudder along the bottom so that it will track straight, but other than that, the body only needs some color.

I don't know how well the boat will work, but it will make a nice model at least. I can almost guarantee that it wont be fast, but the motor should have about a 60* swing to it left and right, so it should be pretty maneuverable.

Cheers, Dill
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Aug 11, 2010, 11:45 AM
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so the motor turns the boat, and you need a rudder near the front to give it something to push against right?
looks like an old timer barge or something, cool shape
Aug 11, 2010, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by derk
so the motor turns the boat, and you need a rudder near the front to give it something to push against right?
Yep, I will probably make the rudder about 1/3 to 1/2 the length of the boat so that it tracks nice and straight.

Cheers, Dill
Aug 12, 2010, 04:33 PM
If it floats, it's a boat. Eh?
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If you need a name, 'Knot Working' might be a good one.
Aug 12, 2010, 04:53 PM
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heh, its only "knot Working" for the time being! I will probably work on it some tomorrow.

Cheers, Dill


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