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Jan 08, 2018, 04:20 PM
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A little help


Now that I have a pond in my garage, thought I'd venture into the "mini" boat arena with little money, bunch of left over parts and way too much time. First off I'd like to thank who ever it was that came up with the notion of using old stripped servo's for mini ESC's.

Started off with a vacuum formed hull and top (on the bay $10 for 2 complete units. Name: IMG_1740.jpg
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Fit everything into the hull (esc is under the receiver) Name: IMG_1737.jpg
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Took a working mini servo turned it upside-down and using it as the rudder, used the motor out of a normal servo for the drive system. Name: IMG_1733.JPG
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Everything works good and sits in the water great... now my dilemma, I SUCK at making propellers
Tried to find a 1/32 or 1mm shaft 1/2" diameter propeller on the bay but either I'm not searching in the correct place or whatever but can't seem to locate 3 or 4 loose propellers. Don't want to rob one off something else so can someone here help me or lead me to a link where I may find some. Thank you
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Jan 08, 2018, 05:58 PM
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too big


I did find a prop from a old jet drive that am using for testing purposes but has way too much of a pitch for what I would desire.[ATTACH]Name: IMG_1743.jpg
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Jan 09, 2018, 07:44 PM
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Guess the jet drive propeller will have to do for now beside I can get those on the bay. only other mod done was going from AA's to AAA's. Now to hit the track
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Jan 13, 2018, 08:43 PM
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Road corse


Used a few pvc pipe pieces and made a most excellent road corse.
Jan 21, 2018, 09:03 PM
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mini barge


Made use of some no longer recyclable item and came up with mini barges. you can choose one, two or three if you dare
Jun 12, 2019, 02:37 AM
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I can't believe I missed this post, great job on the pond track! I'd love to wet my micro race boat there! (though it has been a shelf queen for a number of years now)
So does that pond have any other uses besides being a racetrack?
Jun 14, 2019, 08:34 AM
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Other than a great testing ground and races, we use it for Tugboat towing compition and VR navigating fun. In the process of making a twin pond just outside the one in the garage 😳. Now the question is do I interconnec the two with a lock or overland 🤔


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