View Full Version : 1/8 scale Squire action pics!
12-12-2003, 08:36 PM
Happened to find some soft water today so i grabbed my 12 yr old son JOSH and had him take a few action shots. This is my 1/8 scale Valasko lightweight with the 800GR`XL' motor on (26) 2600cells. Should have no problem wamping my LSH in speed and runtime!
12-12-2003, 09:07 PM
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12-12-2003, 09:24 PM
That looks great!
One thing that boat does not have is weight. The more I talk to guys in Germany the more they stress that element of success in the past and the way to improve the boats in the future.
What was the runtime? Did you get a chance to measure speed?
For comparison Patrick McDonald took his LSH to SAW and ran it as he does on an oval and recorded 36.5 mph av on two way. had turn fin X645 etc all per oval.
I dont think the speed will be a problem with the limtied 1/8 - the acceleration is the issue and its effect on the boat on a 1/8 vs 1/3 mile oval.
Could you get Dennis to get his LSH out and go for a run?
12-12-2003, 09:56 PM
I woudn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it.
Dennis is about an hour and 20 or so minutes from Ken. 2 hours easy on a Friday afternoon.
12-12-2003, 10:17 PM
thanks - thought they were in same club and assumed on the distance issue.
Hey Ken is there someone closer. Some video of the two boats together would be a great - a straightline test and a lap of an oval would be instructive and could help point the way on oval size and setups. It may also show my concerns are not warranted.
12-13-2003, 06:26 AM
this looks very good!
Your boat has one crucial advantage over the boats we ran/run over here: the weight. Not only because of the fewer cells but especially the hull itself. The glass looks paperthin...
Do you have a closer view of the back end of the hull at topspeed?
You know by looking at these and your other pics might I make a suggestion? You want to run the brushed motor and 26 cells so to help the boat out here's an idea, ride pads. If it where my boat what I would do is take 1/4" square balsa and make a frame for 32nd ply ride pads. Set the frames up so their a 1/4" from the tunnel, ride pads about 1 3/4 to 2 inches wide. Extend the 1/4" height about 2 inches forward and then start tapering them down to the front of the sponson. If the transom is clear of the water when running leave it there, should help the boat air out more. If it doesn't work well it's easy enough to remove them. Just a thought.
On a side note, it looked like your drive dog is way past the transom, no biggy but if you were following the 1/8 scale rules the DD should be under the hull.
12-13-2003, 11:06 AM
Thanks for the nice comments and suggestions. Ponds are frozen solid again today. Paul i'm planning on tring a central ride pad that will follow the shaft log probably 2" wide. Similiar to what the old MRP hydros used to have. As far as being legal i'm more concerned about getting it set up and running right.
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