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Mar 14, 2010, 11:53 PM
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don't forget environmental impact fee (for taking the flotsam from the pond)
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Mar 15, 2010, 12:39 AM
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You forgot the #25 fee...

.. or does that fall under the 'Skippers Lunch' fee?
Yes, absolutely!
Mar 15, 2010, 05:50 AM
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In Aerominded's case, the BEER fund---.
Mar 15, 2010, 07:14 PM
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So I got my water cannon wired in tonight using a third servo activating a switch. I was excited to try it out, so I grabbed a flood light and brought it down to my pond. I temporary taped the cannon on the deck at a 45 deg angle just cause I was lazy and in a hurry. Put the boat in the water, turned on the pump, and a 10-15 ft stream of water comes out . It shot pretty far, but then it started rotating. The jet of water was spinning the boat because it was mounted at an angle. I'm gonna get a deck mount made up. I'm gonna give the geese in my lake hell tomorrow . Check back for a video tomorrow hopefully!
Mar 16, 2010, 12:13 AM
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Several people I know who do not have a spare channel on their transmitter will wire the cannon to the rudder. A little slow ahead and steering will counteract the torque of the cannon.
Mar 16, 2010, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by fooman2008
Several people I know who do not have a spare channel on their transmitter will wire the cannon to the rudder. A little slow ahead and steering will counteract the torque of the cannon.
The final mount will be facing straight off the front, so hopefully there wont be as much toruqe. Also, I think if I angle the cannon up more, the torque effect should be less.
Mar 16, 2010, 03:47 PM
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I'm gonna give the geese in my lake hell tomorrow . Check back for a video tomorrow hopefully!
I would be careful picking on geese, have you ever had a 20+Lbs. goose use your models deck like an aircraft carrier. Its much better to pick on people and leave the wildlife alone.
Regards,
Gerald.
Mar 17, 2010, 12:47 PM
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Water Cannon Done!


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I would be careful picking on geese, have you ever had a 20+Lbs. goose use your models deck like an aircraft carrier. Its much better to pick on people and leave the wildlife alone.
Regards,
Gerald.

The geese were out grazing, I didnt get a chance to bug them today. God I hate them.... It's nice to have wildlife at my pond, but they poop everywhere to the point where I have to spend a while looking for a poop-free place to put my camera gear, radio and boat.


Anyways, got the water cannon mounted, and took her out for a spin. Only problem so far is that giving the boat throttle while the pump is on, draws power from the pump, disturbing the stream of water. I can deal with it. Hopefully in a few days I can throw together a boat or barge to set on-fire and put out (with pyrotechnics, and will be filmed). Here's a video of me practicing my aim by sinking a paint pan I tethered in place. Enjoy!

Springer boat Water Cannon Test (2 min 30 sec)


Last edited by rcbif; Mar 17, 2010 at 12:53 PM.
Mar 17, 2010, 01:42 PM
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RCBIF;

I enjoyed your video. Especially your on board shot.

We have those geese around here. They like the parks and golf courses.
It is shame they are not good eating. In the spring they have a round up of them, at that time they are molting and can not fly. They are crated and shipped off to someplace but they have wings and I think they find their way back.

Ken
Mar 17, 2010, 01:44 PM
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Well, Ken, they are good if cooked properly... One recipe involves slow boiling in a mix of wine, vinegar, water (one part each) and spices... delicious!
Mar 17, 2010, 04:36 PM
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Let them "hang" in the fridge for a few days before cooking
Stuffed with apples
Yum Yum
Nick
Mar 17, 2010, 07:30 PM
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Canada geese---. Back in the 1980's, we thought they were cute---.

Then they multiplied uncontrollably, and have now become a virtual plague---.

Just about every body of water you go to, they are there, and crap everywhere---.
Mar 17, 2010, 07:49 PM
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ADAGIO (slow dancin' man)


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Well, Ken, they are good if cooked properly... One recipe involves slow boiling in a mix of wine, vinegar, water (one part each) and spices... delicious!
In Oz we have a simple recipe; add prepared goose to heavy bodied pot, add a house brick, cover with water, add spices and vegetables to taste, boil overnight, throw the goose away and eat the brick. Yum to the max.

We have them around our landing stage too, goose droppings and all, but a 'phone call to Logan City Council Parks Dept has a crew down double time with the high pressure hose until next time. The birds don't harm anybody, but, boy oh boy, can they bludge bickies and stuff (sorry to those from backward places who don't know what I just said - scrounge or cadge or demand biscuits).
Mar 17, 2010, 09:14 PM
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Looks like your Springer had to much #25.
Mar 18, 2010, 01:25 AM
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actually I was thinking it sounds like a clydesdale (you know who they work for) after a few #25's
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