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Old 10-21-2002, 02:40 AM
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My first fe boat

I finished my ovalmaster offshore (my first fe) yesterday so today was the big day.
I went to deer lake to give it a go.. Well it turned out my radio receiver was damaged. Drove home got my other radio and receiver and went back to deer lake. I put it in gave it some throttle it cavitated a second and took off. I did about 6 300 foot loops and came back in. It bounced a little bit but ran mostly flat and turned on a dime both ways. I checked my motor it was running nice and cool.I'm running a 19 turn (sport} speed gem with brush coolers and coil, rc hydros sc3 sport and my own design drive shaft and strut with bearings and grauper flex connector.I also have trim tabs and left and right turn fins and an inline rudder. MY rudder and hull are the only bought parts.
I am so stoked I can't wait to try a 12 turn motor.
Here are the pics ..56k bewary
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Old 10-21-2002, 11:42 AM
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Nice boat...good choice. Looks like a lot of work on that custom hardware. Very nice job.
Cheers RvE
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Old 10-21-2002, 01:59 PM
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Very Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RC love the boat, like the hardware more,,, with regards to the outdrive is this suppose to have any adjustments? I have seen similar for the electrofied never knew if it was stationary or if it adjusts at all looks great though,,, cheers eddie
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Old 10-21-2002, 02:59 PM
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Looks awesome....

Great job... I think Eddie has some competition now...hehehe
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Old 10-21-2002, 06:00 PM
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Actually, I love the idea of the rudder flipping up, I don't think of it as competition, I think of it as plageurism potential, LOL
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Old 10-21-2002, 06:34 PM
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RC ,

Great job. There is a lot of work in all of the hardware and it really looks great. The paint job is a knock out !

Keep up the good work.

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Old 10-22-2002, 01:03 AM
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Re: Very Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks Eddieh
The strut is exactly 90' to the transom and 3/8 up from the bottom of the hull. No adjustments ,kinda of a crap shoot. Worked fine thou{whew}.
Still looking for a good motor/ prop combo.
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RC love the boat, like the hardware more,,, with regards to the outdrive is this suppose to have any adjustments? I have seen similar for the electrofied never knew if it was stationary or if it adjusts at all looks great though,,, cheers eddie
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Old 10-22-2002, 01:06 AM
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Re reed eagle

Thanks reed good ol krylon spray cans....
The stripes were made using automotive pinstriping as a paint mask.
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Old 10-22-2002, 01:07 AM
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hey eddieh

Did you make a flip up rudder too?? What's your look like.
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Old 10-22-2002, 01:08 AM
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Re: Looks awesome....

Thanks BK!!!!!

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Great job... I think Eddie has some competition now...hehehe
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Old 10-22-2002, 01:17 AM
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What is the little white nipple at the front of the strut for? Lubing between heats?
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Old 10-23-2002, 03:17 PM
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Yep dan you guessed it I a quickie lube port. I use a syringe with a real big needle to squeeze lithium grease in there
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Old 10-25-2002, 09:02 AM
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I am impressed, a first boat???,,, WOW!!!,,, this boat is a beautiful design in stock form, and you've done a splendid job of making it even better!,,, the paint job, the motor choice with excellent cooling, & hardware are dynamite!,,, Good Luck, Mike D.
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Old 10-25-2002, 12:16 PM
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Yep dan you guessed it I a quickie lube port. I use a syringe with a real big needle to squeeze lithium grease in there
Erik
Very clever, Erik, I may have to borrow that idea myself! If that is your first boat, I have to really wonder what you will be turning out in a couple of years. The talent and imagination on this board never seizes to amaze me.
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Old 10-25-2002, 01:38 PM
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flip up rudder

I like the idea of a flip up rudder, I have a shovelnose out of comission right now because a turtle stuck his head out of the water to check on the noise at the wrong time LOL
I'm trying to think of how to modify whats left to make it a flip up.
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Old 10-25-2002, 02:37 PM
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Thanks everyone

I would not been able to do it if not for looking through all your posts here. The info here is invaluable
Ps A buddy just gave me a NIB triton cat he never built. It's next
Erik
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Old 10-25-2002, 06:18 PM
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Can't wait to see that, man that is awesome!! Wanna paint a EV hull for me? I'm jsut kiding man, great work though.
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Hey Dude your Email doesn't work I was going to ask some measurements for the rudder rod length and stock thickness, and the distance from the propnut to the rudders leading edge. please and thanks. Plagerism is a form of flattery, I love what you have done there. I would like to do the same to my ovalmaster.
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Old 04-05-2003, 03:47 PM
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Explain to me how the rudder flips up?
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Old 04-05-2003, 04:18 PM
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Flip up rudder

Instead of mounting a rudder with 2 bolts rather mount it with 1, of course I don't mean the mount to the transom, I mean at the end of the hardware for the rudder there is a pivot for the rudder to steer, that can be secured by 1 or 2 bolts. 2 bolts, rudder takes hit at 30MPH and snaps off or worse tears out the transom. 1 bolt tightened well plus some guys use the second bolt hole for a tooth pick or similar to break away and "pivot". Ends your race but saves the boat.
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Delta Force 33" Neu 1521 1.5D, 4S2P 10K total, Turnugy 180 esc:yeah: .
Delta Force 29"Clone BJ Motor, HK SS 100Amp esc 48mm carbon 4S1P5000's.
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