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Re: Again with the waterbug
« Reply #30 on: February 25, 2018, 04:52:48 PM »
Started the cage for the prop and drive.

 

 

 

 
 

 



 

 



 

 



 I'll have three "Hoops" I want to cover the drive unit too as well as the prop.

I'll have a removable screen over the motor also .

I gave 2 1/2 inches for movement and in the event I go with a bigger prop If I hop the bug up.

That gives me 3" to spare to get out of the shop I may not be able to get it under the boat port on a trailer, Dang it.
 
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Re: Again with the waterbug
« Reply #31 on: February 26, 2018, 03:01:49 AM »
 O0 Looking good, D! I hope it fits under the boat port!
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Re: Again with the waterbug
« Reply #32 on: March 07, 2018, 02:16:32 PM »
Ailerons

Un like most small airboats I plan on running "Dry" and on Ice a lot.
I need to be able to adjust the attitude of the boat differently then on water. 
Here is my plan.  "Ailerons".
I'm going to pit 3 small ones before the rudders, to lift the front or back depending what I need.
Remember "work in progress "




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Re: Again with the waterbug
« Reply #33 on: March 08, 2018, 04:07:44 AM »
 O0 It's more like building an aircraft than a boat, D!
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Re: Again with the waterbug
« Reply #34 on: March 08, 2018, 12:11:11 PM »
There are flying airboats , not mine...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwC8MP6uOiQ
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Re: Again with the waterbug
« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2018, 10:10:40 PM »
Somehow I just assumed you would be running dry and ice as well. Maybe it was the plastic runners. Good on you, gonna be a heck of a ride.
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Re: Again with the waterbug
« Reply #36 on: March 09, 2018, 03:55:56 AM »
There are flying airboats , not mine...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwC8MP6uOiQ
  :wink: Are you sure of that?
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Re: Again with the waterbug
« Reply #37 on: March 22, 2018, 03:51:47 PM »
I have the structure in for my "Elevators " I found out that's what there called not Ailerons. Anyway , and rudders .
I still need to attach the plates and cut them to fit.

There will be 3 elevators 36" X6" and 2 rudders 50"X 10"

 Going to use ss steel hinges to attach them and use a "Drag link" to hook them together, and move them up and down with a car window motor.

The rudders will be the same but turned with a Mechanical shafts and bell cranks.




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Re: Again with the waterbug
« Reply #38 on: March 23, 2018, 05:35:53 AM »
I have a lifetime aircraft communications license, D. If you need landing conditions or ramp directives, just holler on your radio, D.  :) It's a residue left over from my old airline days.

I am really looking forward to your first test run and think any bugs will be simple ones. that's a lot of work for a watercraft!  O0
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Re: Again with the waterbug
« Reply #39 on: March 23, 2018, 04:34:17 PM »
[size=150]More "Cage" work




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DO to the increasing cost of energy, Gas,and Electricity. The Down turn in the economy.
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