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Sep 21, 2010, 09:10 AM

Adding a jet to a bodyboard

Hi all
I don't know anything about RC boating, but was asked about a possible project. We have several bodyboards, and someone asked me if it was possible to put some kind of electric turbine on the bottom to pull you through the water, possibly for kids.
Is this possible?
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Sep 21, 2010, 10:29 AM
3 Blades to the Wind
Shaun Hendricks's Avatar
You could put a motor pod on a boogie board if you wanted, but it would only be useful under power. Unpowered it would add drag to the board and make it unusable as a wave riding platform.
Sep 21, 2010, 11:18 AM
Do you have a link to this pod?
Sep 21, 2010, 12:31 PM
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Umi_Ryuzuki's Avatar
How about this...

Buddy and the Amazing Technotronic Dreamboard (3 min 30 sec)

Sep 21, 2010, 02:35 PM
3 Blades to the Wind
Shaun Hendricks's Avatar
Umi has it... Very low drag with that setup.
Sep 21, 2010, 07:16 PM
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WOW... that's great Umi!!!
Sep 21, 2010, 08:16 PM
More like something at the pool. Any links to where to buy?
Sep 23, 2010, 10:37 PM
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Sep 24, 2010, 08:07 AM
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Buddy...What a good surfer! Thanks Umi.
Sep 24, 2010, 12:27 PM
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You're all welcome,... Can't imagine why ALL these things stick in my head...

Originally Posted by TheNiceGuy
More like something at the pool. Any links to where to buy?
I think you'll have to go the same route as Buddy, and build it yourself.

Or maybe adapt a cheap dive scooter to hang from the bottom of the board.

Last edited by Umi_Ryuzuki; Sep 24, 2010 at 12:37 PM.

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