My RC Air boat

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wildblue30
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My RC Air boat

Unread post by wildblue30 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:13 pm

I thought I would share a video of a pet project I completed this week. I built this RC air boat using spare parts from my Parkzone Sport Cub, the Hobbyzone float set, and some items from Dollarama. It won't set any speed records but it is very stable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKnf7qF2khU&t=28s

Jeff
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Re: My RC Air boat

Unread post by bdg » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:06 am

Neat idea!!! Thanks for sharing, Jeff!!!

Looks like a success to me!

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Re: My RC Air boat

Unread post by Gundersen » Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:36 pm

Very cool stuff, Jeff. You should replace that plastic container with something custom and better looking though. haha

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Re: My RC Air boat

Unread post by RocketManRC » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:57 pm

That is awesome Jeff!

It seems that a twin engine pusher configuration is very noisy. I bet it might be a lot quieter, more efficient and maybe even faster in tractor mode (props forward).

In any case great fun :-)
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Re: My RC Air boat

Unread post by wildblue30 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:16 am

Thanks for the comments, guys!

Rick that's a good point about the propellers. I should see if I can do some re-arranging and have the props pull instead of push.

Jeff
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Tarot 450 Pro V2 FBL DFC, H-King Voltigeur MkII, Durafly Tundra (Blue/Red), BAe Hawk 70mm EDF, H-King Wargo MX2, XK A430 UMX, UMX Timber, Blade mcPx BL2
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Re: My RC Air boat

Unread post by wildblue30 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:26 pm

Hi guys,

I thought I would post an update to this project.

First I tried changing the motor configuration to have the motors and props up front. However this made the boat quite front-heavy. As a result the props were catching a lot of water and not generating much thrust. So I decided to switch back to pusher configuration and upgrade the motors with some higher power motors from Banggood. The improvement was quite noticeable. Now the boat can get fast enough to get up "on the step" as you can see in this updated video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWGBm2ky0fs

Jeff
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Re: My RC Air boat

Unread post by bdg » Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:11 pm

It scoots right along!!! Time to add a small wing and to extend the fun!

Brian

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Re: My RC Air boat

Unread post by wildblue30 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:22 am

Hey guys,

I made the HobbyKing Weekly Wrap! (3:40 in the video).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4RFlkuMWeI
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Re: My RC Air boat

Unread post by bdg » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:32 am

Very cool....!

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Re: My RC Air boat

Unread post by retiredVTT » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:09 pm

Nice going Jeff..!
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