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Jun 02, 2011, 09:24 PM
I feel the need for speed!
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Scorp's 51" Mono Build


I just cant help myself........so here I go again.

Custom ordered 51" Mono hull, 5 day molding process, ply transom support, ply stringers, and a custom teal metallic paintjob with several coats of clear. The color and shine are truly impressive in person, i wanted something a bit different and i guess i got it.

Motor: Castle 2028 780kv
ESC: Castle ICE 200hv up to 12s Lipo
Batts: Flightmax 5s 5800 30c's x 4 for 10s2p
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Hardware: 100% speedmaster, 1/4" drive

Bill has set the big mono mark with his 65mph hour monster, i have something to chase now ........although that is not the purpose of the build, it just adds a little bit more fun to it.

Thanks for lookin'!
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Jun 02, 2011, 09:38 PM
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A few more shots:
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Jun 03, 2011, 02:13 AM
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I envy you scorp ... looks sweet man, really cool.... and expensive

Good luck
Jun 03, 2011, 03:41 AM
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Scorrrrrrpppppppp. Thats a mighty nice boat. You and Bill are going to have to catch up one day for a few days on the water.
Jun 03, 2011, 05:16 AM
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Are you the same guy that was modifying cheap boats on a budget?

That hull is superb!!
Jun 03, 2011, 06:53 AM
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Originally Posted by CornelP
Are you the same guy that was modifying cheap boats on a budget?

That hull is superb!!
LOL....................yep! Started out with Traxxas Villains off of ebay, crammed a Neu in one of 'em.

This Hull is made in Oregon by Vern Kilmer, several folks on OSE have them and are quite please. Punisher has a 48" that he made up in a stealth fighter scheme, it's got a Neu 2230 in it!

Thanks for the comments guys
Jun 03, 2011, 07:07 AM
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The hatch opening in that one reminds me of my old 45" "Big Purple".
Just plugging in to watch.
Jun 03, 2011, 07:53 PM
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The hatch opening in that one reminds me of my old 45" "Big Purple".
Just plugging in to watch.
You still got big purple? What brand hull was/is it? I liked that boat from what i saw in vids a year or so ago.................

Gotta get some basic laying out done tonite.............
Jun 07, 2011, 09:34 PM
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Finally got a little bit done.

Made another 2028 mount out of aluminum stock from the hardware store.

This hull makes this huge motor look like a 380L..............
Jun 08, 2011, 11:41 PM
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Whew.................mounting the motor was tough.............

The stuffing tube support is not in yet in the pic..............
Jun 09, 2011, 11:24 PM
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In case anyone is still following i got some more done.

Made my own tube support, epoxied in the stuffing tube, and got the motor lined up good and straight..............very minimal friction.

Also got the stinger on.

.........
Jun 10, 2011, 12:43 AM
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Nicely done scorp - what range of props are you gonna use?
Jun 10, 2011, 04:14 AM
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Another thing, where did you order such a sweet designed hull?
Jun 10, 2011, 07:34 AM
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Nicely done scorp - what range of props are you gonna use?
Thanks, I'm thinking props in the 57-62mm diameter range will be real close. The prop in the pic is an x460.............may start with it.
Jun 10, 2011, 07:39 AM
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Hey scorp you and bill are certainly setting a bench mark LOL
but i may be able to join in soon
Nice looking build again though bud


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