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Member postings for Jake Knight

Here is a list of all the postings Jake Knight has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: Centre of gravity
19/06/2008 10:42:00
the motor should go a little more to the bow (front of boat) from the middle  of the boat  so then you can get the battery in between the propshaft ans the rudder
Thread: Radio control antenna
19/06/2008 10:37:00
yes do wat paul says  ive got many spears from there
Thread: Fishtail rudder
16/06/2008 17:14:00

took me while to work out how it works

but now i know i may just use the idea in the future

Thread: propellers
16/06/2008 17:11:00

ok thanks bob

i already have 2 same handed props so il give them a go

if not il just have to buy some

thanks again guys

16/06/2008 11:10:00

hi bob does your old broom launch go fast ?

15/06/2008 14:24:00
thanks paul i guess i should stay away from the long answer
14/06/2008 19:12:00

just wondering why cant you use 2 of the same propellers on a twin screw boat

will it make the boat go around in circles?

Thread: Prop Shafts
14/06/2008 19:00:00
hi dan i use a little superglue to hold the propshaft in postion then once dry i fill the gaps with p38 (car filler) i also build abit up inside the hull arond the prop  so theres no movment
Thread: cooling rings part 2
12/06/2008 12:04:00

yes that idot was commenting on alot of things

well done vinne for getting rid of him

Thread: rudder to servo and hopper pin mech.jpg
11/06/2008 20:29:00

yes that would work as wel (proberly better)

but that drawing wasnt that accurate and  the hopper pin was ment to be more to the right

Thread: cooling rings part 2
10/06/2008 14:15:00

yes i though of that

but i was a bit worryed that it was going to affect the boats performance


Thread: rudder to servo and hopper pin mech.jpg
10/06/2008 10:50:00

this shoulded realy be on here

but its for a bait boat if you only have a 2 channel radio

Thread: cooling rings part 2
10/06/2008 10:48:00

hi guys (again)

now youve told me how to make the cooling rings

but where would the best place to put the inlet pipe

ive heard that people put them near the rudder

but the question is where to put it around the rudder (infront, behind ,side)

i dont want it to get in the way of the rudders path

Thread: cooling system
10/06/2008 10:43:00

well thanks guy

i got hold of the copper the other day any they have came out well

thanks again


09/06/2008 15:35:00

why do you have to seal the ends up

is it to not let the sand out?

thanks again


09/06/2008 10:07:00

thanks paul i was worried about the walls bending inwards

thanks paul

08/06/2008 15:44:00

 i though i could do it some way like that

do you know where i could get the copper pipe from as my local hobbie shop only sales brass



06/06/2008 13:28:00

hi guys

is thare any way to make your own cooling rings for the motors?

because i want to keep costs down

Thread: Baitboat build
06/06/2008 13:27:00

hi darren

i can give you any help you need about bait boats because i have built 2 of my own

are you going to use the boat on a lake which can become  choppy?

because if  you are you will need a bit of weight to the boat  and the best way to do this is to have a lead acid battery which are heavier than nicads and they have slow drain so the boat will not just die in the water because the battery has run out

with the motor  you can just mount it on a small piece of wood  and glue it into the hull with epoxy resin

i do advise to put a deck for electrics but also put them in a sealed container with a 1/4 hole for the electric wire to come out

also do you know what electrics to use

hpoe this helps and if you are unsure of anything please feel free to ask questions

Thread: propellers???
02/06/2008 16:16:00
thanks kevin il have a look
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