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Jan 24, 2021, 02:17 AM
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Yippee!

VPP/VT Snow/Water Airboat Thingy


Why I haven't been active on RCG threads in a few days....

Uhhhh!!!! I got distracted...


Blame it on Covid-19...

First of all as some are aware of just coming out of a Covid 19 situation here, and praise the Lord, everybody came through with out any harm. (Incl. Me )

But since I was on quarantine my mind started to wander, and then fixed on the stupidest thing/idea... Saw this piece of foam packing and it was all downhill from there.

Anyway the entertaining part first, and then more details if anyone is interested, sure as heck not gonna waste a lot of time putting together something if I'm the only one looking at it, but then again I have a very low "outside" interest level, so leave a comment, I can't say no to sharing info if someone asks.

o_c

Whirlygig Proof of Concept and Redemption - Uncut (6 min 24 sec)


Whirlygig Submarine (2 min 19 sec)
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Jan 24, 2021, 02:12 PM
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Well Somebody Finally Asked


For now I'll load up some pics... More Blather later...

Mark R.

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(P.S.) May "look" stupid but there is a lot of "tech" in getting this thing to work...
Last edited by old_coastie; Mar 16, 2021 at 11:03 PM. Reason: Whirlygig name brings bad memories
Jan 25, 2021, 11:40 AM
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I love variable pitch prop idea

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Jan 25, 2021, 02:19 PM
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I love variable pitch prop idea

Larry
Why thank you kind sir.

o_c
Jan 26, 2021, 04:47 PM
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Just keeps getting better


Wasn't all that impressed with Whirlygig's performance, so dropped batt weight and added a second motor...

Now we are starting to get somewhere...

Enjoy

o_c

Whirlygig Dual Motor Part 1 (4 min 25 sec)
Jan 27, 2021, 11:59 PM
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Nice thing about having your own thread is you don't have to feel guilty about video bombing....

Latest escapades...

Can't wait for some serious ice cover on the local lakes...

Mark R.

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Whirlygig Better Snow (4 min 56 sec)
Feb 02, 2021, 02:43 AM
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It's all about maximizing the "Slippery" Factor


More changes to the Whirlygig and different conditions. A packed snow parking lot where boat try's it's first "crash stop" and the next day with fresh snow making tracks.

o_c

Enjoy

p.s. more modifications are in the planning/procurement stage.


Whirlygig Parking Lot Antics (7 min 32 sec)


Whirlygig Fresh Tracks (6 min 40 sec)
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Feb 02, 2021, 02:48 PM
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Ice Ice Baby


Hate that song.

Had fun with the real thing... Slidy things really like ICE.

o_c

Whirlygig Ice Ops (5 min 33 sec)
Mar 04, 2021, 03:29 AM
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VPP/VTA XS (Xtended Sled)


Dang no XS vids, gotta fix that...

Whirlygig Last Chance Ice Ops Short Vid (2 min 28 sec)


And before that...

Whirlygig Water Ops (4 min 39 sec)


Water Rescue Boat... Think Spring, Think Float Fly... Think coastie crashing on water... Hey wait how did that get on there...
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