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Sep 27, 2012, 01:05 PM
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Heat any brass up and let it cool naturally will soften it.
When bent heat it back up and quickly dip in water.
It will harden again.
Easy peezzzzy.
BTW I have some nice benders I picked up at the Toledo show if you want to barrow them. Dave.
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Sep 27, 2012, 01:20 PM
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Thanks for the tip Mr. Dave ! yeah let me know when i can stop over ! i need this like yesterday !
Oct 01, 2012, 07:16 AM
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D, Progress pics so far...Currently working on the motor mount, should have pics sometine this week







Oct 02, 2012, 01:08 AM
Taking care of the pond.
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Looking good.
Oct 03, 2012, 06:06 AM
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Thanks Millertime
Oct 06, 2012, 07:01 PM
GET BACK IN THE SHOP!!!!!!
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Looking great SeaHorse. I ran mine today and actually managed to roll it. Fortunately, It was right in front of me in 1 foot of water. Glad I tested it in the shallow lake. I was able to do the high speed spins in both directions . The roll was done by really trying to get it to flip. All is dry and fine.
Oct 09, 2012, 07:17 AM
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Thanks Capt D...sounds like you are having fun !, the boat is super lightweight, did you add any extra weight in your boat?

Little progress, but I'm moving forward. I have the upper and lower rudder supports in, next on to the motor mount

Oct 15, 2012, 07:15 AM
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moving slow, but still building! Motor mount finished





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Oct 18, 2012, 04:36 PM
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little progress... engine finally mounted to deck



Having some difficulties with a ESC, hopefully i can get this fired up soon!
Oct 23, 2012, 07:01 AM
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more recent progress on the airboat, built a board to hold down the RC gear and have tested the motor.



On to cutting out the access hole and to install my gear...
Nov 01, 2012, 12:49 PM
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...progress continues at a slow pace. Access hole has been made and I have built a tray to hold all of the RC gear, the base of the tray is held by velcro. Seems to be a great setup for the boat, no worries about shifting equipment when swinging the boat around.



Working on a dashboard so i can install a on/off switch


Between the Trick & Treaters last night I was able to get some time running the boat in the tub. More run tests soon.
Dec 11, 2012, 08:03 PM
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Been busy working on the airboat and had the chance to give her a test run the other night at the local YMCA. Not quite scale speed but will be trying out a different motor soon. Need to shift the battery back more to distribute the weight a little better. First time running the boat took at bit to get the hang of controlling



Last edited by Sea_Horse; Dec 11, 2012 at 08:45 PM.
Dec 12, 2012, 08:17 AM
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It was great fun.
I was treated to a few minutes at the helm and it is like a drift car on water.
Once you get the power up and CG set what a blast it will be. Dave.
Dec 13, 2012, 12:24 AM
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It is a tough one to steer. That's for sure. Glad you got v2 in the water.
Dave's next...



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Dec 13, 2012, 07:30 AM
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Already taking notes and making a few changes for mine.
Keeping the weight centered and the CG slightly forward so the stern is a tad heavier helps.
Did you notice Sponge Bob was driving in the photos?
That Sponge Bob is a crazy driver. Dave.


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