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Old 12-04-2023, 10:52 PM
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Think the finest sand paper I have is wet 1500.
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Old 12-04-2023, 10:55 PM
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Gonna use futaba reciever clear boxes they come packaged in for my esc and reciever to keep from getting wet. I'll drill holes and velcro them down ect. Should work nicely.
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Old 12-04-2023, 11:21 PM
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alright. I've got a good idea of how to make the top deck. The lid for the electronics compartment. I'll need some foam tape or waterproof tape for that lid area. Also thinking I'll make a little sub deck or sub floor for the electronics area/servo mount area out of scraps and maybe a thin piece of wood from the hardware or hobby store. Actually I have some in the garage that will work I think.
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Old 12-04-2023, 11:36 PM
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servo mounting deck. Reciever and esc water box. Gonna waterproof epoxy before gluing down this sub deck.
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Old 12-04-2023, 11:37 PM
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Need to find a horn for the servo too before so I know the actual deck can go on. Lol.
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Old 12-05-2023, 08:25 AM
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I wonder how an airboat would run with an electric ducted fan on it. You could mount it so it swivels and do away with the rudder. Just a weird thought. I get those from time to time.
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Old 12-05-2023, 09:42 AM
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There a quite a few different types of watertight boxes on Amazon. I had to get a couple for a project at work. They were less than $10. Just search "small watertight boxes."
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The edf (electric duct fan) thought did cross my mind yes. Id like to keep it cheap and just get a rc airplane outrunner and esc.
Also this futaba clear box "snaps" together pretty well and I'm confident it will work well as long as I don't mess it up when drilling.

I gotta hit up a local rc boat shop to get the link and rudder horn.
idea is to use pool noodle foam for floatation in the cause of an accident on the water. It dosent absorb water which is good.
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Things are ordered! Still need to purchase the servo and link but ive got that narrowed down.
Gonna hopefully get the rudder mount and runners done tonight. Probably gonna end up painting this thing red with some white.
need to get the rudder done and the horn on it so i can measure the push rod length.

things ive ordered
-clevis
-bellows
-motor and esc
-props
-rudder horn

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Things I need
-2 part clear coat epoxy
-rudder servo
-linkage
-foam tape/waterproof
-pool noodle
-screws for lid
-lid handle
-paint

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Old 12-07-2023, 12:24 PM
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Sorry about my mess

last night I was able to get the rudder mount mounted. Rudder sanded and rod added.
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I lost the motor mount braces so I made those.
I was able to use my hand to turn the drill bit to drill that hole for the rudder. Check periodically with the brass tube for height.
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The running boards I wasn't as precise about. Gonna get home from work and run beads of glue on both sides of these and sand em when dry. Should turn out nice.
also when I do the decking and top I need to remember to run a bead all along the top of the motor mount. Did the bottom. Note to self. Lol.
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Old 12-08-2023, 10:42 AM
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If you decide to run it on ice, be aware the little runners wear pretty fast. I put brass rods over them . worked good and was slicker (faster) than the wood runners. Blew over backwards , though.
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