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Old 10-29-2008, 09:22 AM
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Well, the BBY MTH is nearing completion. As I see it taking shape, it is looking great and it should run like Prototype #1 without much futzing around with the setup. When the MTH is completed, I have the following in the building queue:

1. Finish the Micro Scat Cat (finish the hull bottom and add paint).
2. Finish the Systems Cat (lots of hull work and paint, then add a motor/ESC).
3. Build a rescue boat (I have the power system and drive, plus hull building material).
4. Finish the JetCat29 (still a lot to do on this).

The reason for this posting is to explore my next new hair-brained idea. I may put some of the above-mentioned projects on hold while I start something new.

Santee Sport Scale racing is working great. It’s fast, cheap, and out of control. I have a few boats that fit roughly into this category, but maybe there is something else that can be done. I have some preliminary plans worked out based on Simon’s Canard that I could build, but one of the SLOBS came up with something that I think is a bit better. SSSH “rules” say something about a 400 mm hull length. That works out to almost exactly 1/20 scale. I am quite impressed with Garry Finlay’s hull plans. I had origiginallt thought about reproducing them in AutoCAD at 1/20 scale, then having a laser-cut kit made using 1/64”, 1/32” and 1/16” ply where applicable and the rest in balsa. After a lot of thinking, I'll just reduce the plans and make a one-off. I would use the same direct-drive (cheap, readily available, and very effective) that I used in the MTH. Garry’s plans are readily available and can be scaled-down to 1/20 at your local Kinko’s or similar reprographics outlet.

Perhaps SSSH could put more emphasis on the “scale” part of this. Almost to the point that the ERCU guys do with their 1/10 scale boats. Granted, 1/20 scale would not have the level of detail that you would find in 1/10, but there could be plenty of opportunities to “spruce-up” a hull.

My first project in the SSSH series would be the Jones hull for a number of reasons. First and foremost is the room available inside the hull. Second, it will give me the opportunity to build yet another scale Short Circuit.

Who would like to come to Santee next summer to race in the First Annual Santee Sport Scale Hydro Competition? The rules will be to use the 3000 rpm/V Mystery motor/ESC combo, 1/20-scale hulls, straight shafts, plastic props, and 2S or 7 round cells. Static judging will be included in determining the winner. You boat MUST be a scale model of a full-sized boat. If you want to build the Winston Eagle (outrigger), be my guest. If you want to build a canard, be my guest, just make it SCALE!
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:56 AM
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No one wants to race in Sunny Southern California?

How about you, Rod? How about building a 1/20-scale and come race with the SLOBS. I imagine you would build something quite remarkable. I'll even see to it that Wayne (a.k.a. "Crash") has a spare bedroom for you to use if you make it out here.

And Eddie, you want to get away from Joisey for a couple of days?

What about the other half of Team J & J?

Come on guys, these are cheap to build, easy to transport, and a hoot to race.

Remember: The winner gets free lunch (and you thought there was no such thing).
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Old 10-30-2008, 10:06 AM
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Funny you should bring up coming out to So.Cal. My and my wife have been thinking about a trip to SD. Lived there for quite a while and still have some friends there we would like to see. Current back and spinal issues make much travel and working diffacult, We'll have to see how things go health and money wise. But that would be a kick.
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Old 10-30-2008, 01:19 PM
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I just ran the numbers. In order to make the boats 15 inches or so, they have to be 1:24 scale. That opens a bunch of possibilities, as driver figures and scale engines are available at 1:24. I think I have a 1:24 Merlin somewhere in my collection. Hmmm.......
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Old 10-31-2008, 03:19 PM
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I just ran the numbers. In order to make the boats 15 inches or so, they have to be 1:24 scale. That opens a bunch of possibilities, as driver figures and scale engines are available at 1:24. I think I have a 1:24 Merlin somewhere in my collection. Hmmm.......
I like the idea of a 1/25 scale, I would be in to building a Shovel on that platform I just happen to have a proto type started that is 15.25 inches long. we could brain storm on the canopy, covered motor and non covered motor with a cab over canopy option. I have some ideas that will make the bottom better than the the MTH.

Allso I have a small pond (Pixey play land) that people run at that this might work good at.
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Old 10-31-2008, 05:50 PM
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I like the idea of a 1/25 scale, I would be in to building a Shovel on that platform I just happen to have a proto type started that is 15.25 inches long. we could brain storm on the canopy, covered motor and non covered motor with a cab over canopy option. I have some ideas that will make the bottom better than the the MTH.

Allso I have a small pond (Pixey play land) that people run at that this might work good at.

I just found an all-chrome plastic model Allison V-1710 in 1/25 scale on ebay. It should arrive at the Stinkbugworks (a.k.a. my shop) within a few days.

Randy,

Let me know if and how I can help with your plans.
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Our summer vacation will be to Montana next year, already planned. That said, there's always room for a weekend getaway..
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:08 AM
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Sunny Southern California awaits...... :wave:
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Very nice projects! I like the 1/43 scale! could you tell a little bit more about this
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