View Full Version : L.A. Nitro & Gas SAWs this weekend
11-24-2004, 07:55 PM
Well its the gas and nitro guys turn this weekend. I want to wish our friends the Amigo`s good luck in the event. I would love to be there to see these guys run. They also have some fast boats. I could get any predictions on speeds from any of the nitro or gas guys I talked with so I guess we`ll just have to wait and see.
This is an open event so anybody can run, including electric.
Good Luck Guys!!!!!!!!!!!!
11-25-2004, 12:16 AM
We expect to raise the GX1 (25cc) gas hydro record by 5 or more mph and the GX1 gas sport hydro record by around 15 mph. Still not in the electric speed range, though
Mike Bontoft and Lohring Miller
11-25-2004, 04:04 AM
Best of luck to all. Sure wish I was still in L.A.!!!!!!!!!!!!! What are the existing records for these classes. Keep us posted as much as possible on whats happening.
11-25-2004, 09:13 AM
We hold the current GX1 gas hydro record at 102 mph. Our latest test run session had a run of 107 on the radar. We can usually do better with the longer runs at Legg Lake. The GX1 gas sport hydro record is 84 mph held by Jeff Michaud. We radared our boat at 97 and have since gotten an improved engine.
I'm sure Mark Grimm will be trying for the fastest model boat title. I saw him run over 120 last year, but he couldn't back it up.
11-25-2004, 04:49 PM
Mark was making 118+ mph passes on exhibition runs during the FE SAWs. I doubt that he was showing all he had..... ;)
I don't think that a he'll become the second member of the 130 mph club this time.....but I've been wrong before! :D
11-25-2004, 09:22 PM
wow now that is great info
hey I thought that article in the latest RCBM was good (and once again the best read in the mag)
11-27-2004, 08:59 PM
Talking with Mark Grim the weather in L.A. leaves a lot to be desired. He said it rain all but about 3 1/2 hour today. The speeds were about the same as they were at their last event. Weather for tomorrow is much of the same. Wind and rain. He said we used up all the luck at our SAWs.:(
11-30-2004, 03:03 PM
The weather wasn't perfect, but there were a few times that allowed high speed runs. Mark Grimm had a 121 pass, Don Maher (sp?) had a 118 pass, and we demolished the GX1 gas sport hydro record and set a new GX1 gas hydro record. The new sport hydro record is 97, but we had passes of 100 and 101. The wind came up and the boat blew off on the into the wind runs. The rigger finished its runs with passes of 110, 108 return, and 110 again. That makes the record 109, better than I expected. As usual, a great job by the Seismic Amigos.
12-01-2004, 08:10 PM
110 thats awesome! Now we will have to work a bit harder to break that with 12 cells. Where can one find pictures?
12-02-2004, 02:45 PM
There are pictures of both boats in the graphics section of Jim's RC Boat Dock. Notice the similarity between the boats and the electric record breakers. Mike Bontoft has spent time at the electric SAWs talking to other boat designers.
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