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Jun 04, 2008, 08:50 PM
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Aquacraft Scale Airboat


I'm not a fan of Aquacraft's junky gasoline boats,but their Air Force is a nice boat, I have one.

Check out this next must have for me:

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...=LXURN3**&P=ML

It's scale in appearance, so I posted it here.
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Jun 04, 2008, 09:47 PM
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Kmot posted about that on 'Dock talk' about 2 weeks ago...

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=868881
Jun 04, 2008, 10:28 PM
Grumpa Tom
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I have always wanted one of those Pacer "Everglades" style airboats. Only problem was by the time I found out about them, they were already out of production. I really want to get one of these Aquacraft versions.
Last edited by Kmot; Jun 06, 2008 at 10:52 AM.
Jun 04, 2008, 10:41 PM
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that looks like so much fun!! and being an airplane nut hmmm lets see how biga engine i can fit on it with out sinking... tuned pipe... hmm.... this has caught my attention! float fly august 2nd!
mike
Jun 06, 2008, 08:11 AM
Is it summer yet?
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Maybe it could be had without a engine?
Jun 06, 2008, 10:24 AM
3 Blades to the Wind
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This one was more appealing to me (different color though, don't like the yellow) and wouldn't be interested in the nitro, a nice electric motor would likley speed her up a bit too.



Vario prop would also let you tune for conditions a bit better as well. Looks like a fun boat.

A cool side effect of using an electric motor, even if you flipped it, you could still get her back to the shore with the prop underwater! LOL!
Jun 06, 2008, 10:28 AM
Is it summer yet?
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I need one with a air rudder, not a water rudder. Weeds totally screw up the aquacraft type boats.
Jun 06, 2008, 10:32 AM
USA'd ex Brit
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gouda
I need one with a air rudder, not a water rudder. Weeds totally screw up the aquacraft type boats.
Something like this?

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=869727
Jun 06, 2008, 10:55 AM
Grumpa Tom
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Because of the way it is setup, I can see it would be quite easy to convert from glow engine to electric motor and back again. So it could truly be a dual purpose airboat.
Jun 06, 2008, 02:43 PM
3 Blades to the Wind
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You could also mount 2 electric motors in a push-pull (centerline) configuration that would counter out the prop torque so the boat would run more true. An electric motor configuration would probably be half the weight of the gas one so adding another motor wouldn't alter top speed either, it would probably pick up low end accelleration to boot.

Aquacraft seems to be enamored of nitro/gas performance though. Smoke, fire and noise!

Here's the one you buy if you want to do the conversion:

ARR Airforce
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Jun 06, 2008, 04:11 PM
Grumpa Tom
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The Airforce is an airplane motor powered hydro!

The new one is a gator chasin', swamp bustin', Everglades runnin', snake stompin' airboat!
Jun 06, 2008, 08:39 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shaun Hendricks
An electric motor configuration would probably be half the weight of the gas one
A good sized electric motor, ESC and battery pack likely weigh just as much as a nitro engine and it's tank if not more.
Jun 06, 2008, 08:41 PM
If it's R/C, it's all good.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shaun Hendricks
This one was more appealing to me (different color though, don't like the yellow) and wouldn't be interested in the nitro, a nice electric motor would likley speed her up a bit too.


I have the yellow Air Force and it's quite fun.

I'm also working on my Dumas Big Swamp buggy but I might just shelve it when done and get this cool looking Aquacraft Gator boat.
Jun 06, 2008, 09:56 PM
Foamy Season is here! MX2#1
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the airforce has been out for awhile.. slow.. ugly.... need i say more.. this scale setup is gonna be so cool.. hmm.. a 4stroke would be cool..
mike
Jun 06, 2008, 10:05 PM
Grumpa Tom
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A twin opposed cylinder four stroke would be doubly cool.


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