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Scale Hydro Board This board is for the Scale Hydro fans!! Scale Hydros of all sizes - 1/16, 1/12, 1/10, 1/8, and even 1/6th scale.

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Old 01-21-2010, 03:30 AM
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1988 Jif Presents Mr. Pringles Build

This is my other 1/10th scale build for 2010. It's coming along ok right now and I'm just finishing getting the foam on the sponson canoes shaped the way I want it on the bottom. They'll get skinned with 1/32" plywood next. The center section is pretty much done, but I'll install the rudder bracket and servo mount before decking it as there won't be access to the transom over there once the deck goes on. I'll post some pictures here, but I also started an album for this build where most of the photos and descriptions will be made. Happy building everyone!

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Old 01-21-2010, 01:43 PM
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That looks great so far its hard to beat WoF for a one off, good work.
Any chance of a link to the album, I'm crap at finding things off the forum.
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Old 01-21-2010, 03:40 PM
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I hope this works, this is the first album I've tried. I think you can also get to my public albums by clicking on my profile link (Coug90).

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Old 01-21-2010, 04:28 PM
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Old 01-28-2010, 02:24 AM
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I've got some more work done on the Pringles. The sponsons are now shaped and skinned with 1/32" ply, the undercowling has been shaped out of foam for fiberglassing. I have made plugs for the front spar, verticle wings and horizontal wing, air scoop and borrowed an F-16 type canopy plug from my buddy Pete. I intend to vacuum form those parts out of plastic. I'm kind of bouncing around on this build I guess. Anyway, next will be the decks going on. You can see more shots and details in the gallery too once I update it. So far I like how it's shaping up.

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Old 02-06-2010, 04:33 PM
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you do some nice work Mitch!! You guys out in the NW have a excellent thing going on out there. I follow what you guys are doing on your CT site all the time.:thumup:

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Old 05-06-2010, 02:00 AM
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I finished the build a while back and finally found time to post the rest of build gallery. Sorry it took so long to share it. I'm really happy about how the boat turned out and how it is performing in Classic Thunder. It has managed to win the first two season races and is leading in points right now. I'm using a Scorpion HK3026-1900 with a 1/8" straight shaft and running a Graupner 45mm prop. I wanted to us a cut down Octura X447R but this new Turnigy Marine 120 I'm using keeps shutting down to safety mode after only a partial straightaway. I'm not overheating it that quickly and the battery voltage shouldn't be dropping low, so I figure that it's just sensitive. The capacity used is really good so it's very efficient. I had no problem with this setup on a heavier boat using my old Castle 80 last season, so who knows. I'll just keep running it with the Graupner since it seems to like it. Here's a link to the whole Pringle's build gallery, but you can see all of the boats at www.classicthunder.org if you're interested. It's been a pleasure sharing the build. Thanks

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Old 05-19-2010, 10:37 PM
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Does the tunnel need to be modified from the original Roger Newton plans when running electric?
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Old 05-21-2010, 10:44 PM
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I have the break about 10" from the transom, but the tunnel width wasn't changed much if at all. I would figure that the tunnel modifications might be changed depending on how you want the boat to ride and how heavy you figured it was going to be.

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Old 05-22-2010, 08:55 AM
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:thumup:Great Job Mitch, thanks for sharing the build.:yeah:
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