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Old Nov 29, 2010, 11:36 AM
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That LSO race was good.
The distance between us at the end was about the same as it was at the start.

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Old Nov 29, 2010, 08:32 PM
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I'll tell ya Larry. It was a fantastic race. Although, Im my own worst critic. I have fun no matter what happens, but when I do something stupid, I get angry at myself. For instance... hahaha.. I was trying to run as clean as possible, keep as tight a line as possible.. anything I could do to keep up w/ you. I feel you are a very respectable and a damn good racer. I felt if I can finish anywhere near you, Im doin alright. You got flighty on the last pass on the back stretch and I missed my opportunity to come very close to a photo finish with you. Just a rookie mistake. I went to the outside rather than being aggressive and trying to cut between you and the bouy, as the last thing I want to do racing is damage anyones boat, and I didnt stay on a good right turn. My point of view, I lost my boat in your roost for a fraction of a second and ended up heading towards the SE corner of the lake. DOH!!! Ahh I was so bummed at myself.. but I was also pretty proud I kept the heat on you all 4 minutes. Had you squirrlied her out twice, I might had a better chance. ha. I even thru in a barrel roll for the crowd, just to be sure everyone stayed pumped!

One issue I found I am having w/ my boat and the offset rudder, Im giving her everything shes got for left turn to get back in from rounding the inside of the start/ finish bouy. Thats killin me on speed in that section. She just doesnt want to turn left at all. I had to get off the throttle I think twice to be sure I got to the left of bouy 1. I gotta get that figured out.... However, Im loving this Geico boat. Shes handling race conditions quite well I think.
Old Nov 29, 2010, 09:31 PM
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One issue I found I am having w/ my boat and the offset rudder, Im giving her everything shes got for left turn to get back in from rounding the inside of the start/ finish bouy. Thats killin me on speed in that section. She just doesnt want to turn left at all. I had to get off the throttle I think twice to be sure I got to the left of bouy 1. I gotta get that figured out.... However, Im loving this Geico boat. Shes handling race conditions quite well I think.
I have the same problem with the Genesis but already know why. It has the stock linkage (and rudder/strut as far as that goes). Mine is "pulling" the rudder just fine but when it's time to push there's too much flex to make it happen with power on.
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Old Nov 30, 2010, 09:39 AM
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I changed my Genesis to 4-40 right off the bat. The Gieco, because of the offset, is actually pulling to turn left. It pushes to turn right. So that rules that possibility out.
Old Nov 30, 2010, 11:00 AM
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Maybe a stronger servo to overcome the motor torque.

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Old Dec 02, 2010, 12:41 AM
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Maybe a stronger servo to overcome the motor torque.

Larry
It turned amazingly well when it was all inline. I dunno, I may need a new servo anyway. Mine had a few water dropplets on it after that race and now its got the twitches.
Old Dec 12, 2010, 04:56 PM
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OK they are uploading to YouTube. I get to go 1st today with my latest "project" A 50" Expresscraft Thunderbolt. Twin Castle/Neu 1717 motors running 6s 2p

Expresscraft Thunderbolt Electric Twin.wmv (5 min 11 sec)
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Old Dec 12, 2010, 05:00 PM
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Next we have osprey21's Genesis with a Castle/Neu 1520 running 6s 1p on a X440. Needs more prop but lots better than before.

Genesis-1520.wmv (3 min 22 sec)
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Old Dec 12, 2010, 05:04 PM
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Hebner's Q-Offshore cat on a solo run.

HebCat.wmv (2 min 21 sec)


The weather just really didn't co-operate as far as having any real races today. (couple of heats actually formed but turned into a solo run by the end of them) Started off with about a 10 mph from the SW that was up to around 20 mph + by 10:00 AM
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Old Dec 12, 2010, 05:08 PM
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Our first "heat" of the day. P-mono. I didn't get to run since the bec ceased to function. So I ran camera instead.

12-12 Heat1 P-mono.wmv (2 min 3 sec)


Here's where I gotta let the computer that's rendering the vids catch up for a little while.
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Old Dec 12, 2010, 06:13 PM
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Got a few more finished up.
Sharkbite's "Amsoil" HOTR Cat

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Old Dec 12, 2010, 06:15 PM
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The attempt at a LSH heat. That much wind just does not mix well with lightweight hydro's

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Old Dec 12, 2010, 06:28 PM
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And another attempt at the one that's really frustrating me. At least I didn't have to use the rescue boat to get it. Ready to change it's name though.
"The King" (not Elvis but it is "rock n roll")

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Old Dec 12, 2010, 06:42 PM
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Another attempt at LSH. Guess we didn't get blown arounf enough the 1st time.

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Old Dec 12, 2010, 06:59 PM
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Final one for today. An attempt to run spec tunnel.
I really wish we had some video of the recovery boat recovery after Tiqueman pushed off in it and we found the trolling motor had died.
A nixture of hand paddling and trying to reel it back in with a light tackle fishing reel.

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