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Old School Speed Boat.

Another old IC converting to Brushless.

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harry smith 129/02/2020 04:40:41
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p1010134.jpgp1010133.jpgHi Chaps

Well another day another boat.

Swap for other model boat stuff because I like the look of it!!!

The top is very rough, so a new top.

Add a bit more flare to the top as well.

Checking out the spare parts bin to see what I can use.

I will make a motor mount which takes 28 and 35mm motors.

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ashley needham29/02/2020 08:29:46
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Hi Harry. I can see why you like it. The top is a bit retro and almost needs a fin on the back! (And removal of the water scoop at the front, seeing as you won’t need that feature with an electric motor)

might look nice with a bit of veneer on the deck for that shiny wood look, and a few more exhaust pipes at the rear...

Raining here..4th week now almost non stop rain. Can’t see us boating tomorrow (Sunday) again.


ps..go on..tell us how warm it is over there!!

harry smith 129/02/2020 12:15:34
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Hi Ashley

Second last day of summer, so it was only 27.

Well ewe ask !!!

Leaving the deck the same and adding a new yellow top.

Eight exhaust pipes sticking up in the middle angle back a bit.

Strip out the IC motor and pipe.

Started stripping the motor mounts.

The dremel is getting a workout.

Only 4 motors in the bin.

A 2836-3700kv 700watt, a 35mm 2400kv 550watt, XK3674-1900kv 1769watt or a 3648-1450kv 1600watt.


harry smith 101/03/2020 06:09:10
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Hi Lads

Strip out the OS40 IC motor, tune pipe tank and starter belt.

Weight 800 grams !!!!

Weight of the 28mm brushless, ESC, Lipo battery only 400 grams.

Next is the driveline, but the small turn fin drop out.

I was going to remove it in any case.


harry smith 103/03/2020 08:33:44
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Hi All

Added new drive line and removed the old IC mounts.

The bottom was in good kink with only a few repairs.

Also removed the water pickup.


ashley needham03/03/2020 09:15:50
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Harry, I am unfamiliar with #kink# in relation to this a cute antipodean saying or has the auto-fill been busy!

It looks very wide like that.


harry smith 103/03/2020 11:00:30
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Hi Ashley

It's only 225mm wide with the chine rails built in.

I think it will be a dry running boat in choppy water.

Started on the new top and adding combings to the boat.

Looks like I will have to find another young DM driver !!!!


harry smith 105/03/2020 01:35:24
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p1010139.jpgp1010138.jpgHi Lads

Working on the new top ready for filler/undercoat.


ashley needham05/03/2020 08:22:12
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Harry. Keeping the open mouthed look I see for the top?

another success finding yet another DM driver!


harry smith 106/03/2020 06:07:09
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Hi Ashley

The DM driver was release from Port Arthur last week.

Still a few more to be release !!!

Nice chap, but does not talk much.

But put him behind a wheel !!!!!!


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