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Aug 23, 2019, 04:34 PM
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Best commercial boat for conversion to Ardupilot


I'm a long-time Ardupilot user,planes and copter mostly...but interested in trying a boat....
My goals are:
-small lake use...1-2acre...24" ?
-1/2 hr duration
- use existing drive train,ie motor,shaft,prop...changing escs okay
- cruiser, not necessarily a speedster
-<$100

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Aug 23, 2019, 08:05 PM
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Aug 24, 2019, 06:47 AM
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Hi Atx,

Do you want to buy a complete boat and use/modify what's inside, or do you want to build a purpose built vessel?
In case ot the first option, see if you can find something like this: https://www.hobbywarehouse.com.au/40...peed-boat.html
Lots of room inside for whatever you want to install and large enough for a good size lake.

Regards, Jan.
Aug 25, 2019, 12:33 PM
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Hi Atx,

Do you want to buy a complete boat and use/modify what's inside, or do you want to build a purpose built vessel?
In case ot the first option, see if you can find something like this: https://www.hobbywarehouse.com.au/40...peed-boat.html
Lots of room inside for whatever you want to install and large enough for a good size lake.

Regards, Jan.
yes, I am looking for something like that..but I cant find that one cheaply to US (including shipping).....maybe this one: https://www.banggood.com/FT012-Upgra..._warehouse=USA
but personally I would like something a little bigger...but already brushless and 3s ready like the FT102 above...still looking
Aug 25, 2019, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Atx_Heli
If you check out the video's for that boat, you'll see it's a speedboat that doesn't work well running slow.

See if you can find somthing like this, even used it's a good platform for your purpose:
http://www.cornerhobbyshop.com/atlantio.html
Or:https://www.google.com/search?q=atla...w=1536&bih=750

Regards, Jan.


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