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LARRY WHETTON02/02/2011 16:40:54
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hi PIERRE ,nice model what running format are you using?...
         and what scale is it?.........LARRY..

Edited By LARRY WHETTON boatman73 on 02/02/2011 16:42:26

Pierre02/02/2011 20:06:22
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Hi Larry
Wow, that photo is a blast from the past - I haven't run that model for about two years!
The plan was found from an old site dating from the early 50s of Popular Mechanics.
It was a tethered runner with an ic engine. The plan was A4 format which I enlarged. Offhand I cant remember the scale but the boat's length is about 75cm - I relied quite heavily on an article in MB about the Billings model.
I've got a Speed 700 motor in it running on two 9.6V NiMh packs. The prop is a Graupner plastic 2 blade 40mm.
The boat goes like stink with a huge rooster tail - it's great going in a straight line, turns are a bit more of a problem!
I'ts been sitting on the shelf waiting for me to summon up the courage to go brushless- also I've been busy with various other builds .
As you gather the paint scheme is nowhere original!!

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