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26Cc Hydroplane Paint Job

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This is my 26cc hydroplane that i am currently totally changing the look of, it has been modded quite a bit from standard, the pictures will explain everything

 

My radio is a spektrum dx3s telemetry system,17kg high torque metal gear steering servo,4300mah hump pack 6v rx battery,6v receiver battery checker,spektrum voltage protector in a spektrum mr3000 marine rx,wrap to center tuned pipe,pro boat pulse water pump,zenoah twin pick-up rudder blade,balanced-sharpened prop,velocity stack

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Hiya Hydroman

 

Fantastic looking boat, I'd love to see more info on how you acheived that pain job....

1 Big problem though, your images are HUGEEEEEE :blink: , both in screen size and file size...

 

Any chance you can scale them down to smaller than 800 x 600 so they fit on a screen, otherwise viewing them is impossible :blink:

 

I look forward to hearing and seeing more about HOW you do a paintjob like that, as painting my model planes is something that often leads me down the road of "Made a mess of it" :(

 

You should be able to edit your post to delete the attachments and re-attach freshly sized ones in their place...

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Rich, that's a factory paint job from China as is the rest of the boat.

A few suggestions if you don't mind.

The first thing that I noticed was the streamlined prop nut. If you like buying new props a lot, keep it on there. A little tip if you like it is to put a slice of fuel tubing or water line between the prop and nut as that will work as a lock washer.

Ditch the velocity stack on the carb as it does nothing for performance and can actually hurt it.

I noticed from your transom shot that there is no gap between the drive dog and the strut. You need a 1/4" gap in there to prevent the cable from breaking as it will shorten under load. The only way which I can't see in your huge pix is if it comes with a square drive at the motor instad of a clamping collet.

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Rich, that's a factory paint job from China as is the rest of the boat.

Cant be Ron, some of those pics, the boat is totally Grey, so he must have painted it himself... I just wish he would resize those huge pictures to something that fits on-screen..

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Rich, he may be doing a repaint on it with the primer but those are before shots of a Chinese boat probably off eBay. It's their rip-off of the Tide boat be replacing the name with Turbo. Believe me, I know my boats.

I'll see if I can dig you up a link.

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Rich, he may be doing a repaint on it with the primer but those are before shots of a Chinese boat probably off eBay. It's their rip-off of the Tide boat be replacing the name with Turbo. Believe me, I know my boats.

I'll see if I can dig you up a link.

Hiya Ron

 

No prob's mate, I believe you, I know nothing about RC boats, not my thing I guess, but still interesting none the less...

I've resized all the pictures too, so it fits on-screen now, and do look forward to seeing hydromans progress with his new paint-job :)

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No problem Rich. I've been bitten hard by the RC boat bug and have been doing it steady now for somewhere around 16 years now on a steady basis but first got into it around 1979.

I have seen at least one of these boats in person at a swap meet and at the Toledo show being sold by a US dealer but the name of the outfit escapes me now. It seems like they were connected with IMEX.

Asain companies like this get around our laws somewhat by changing the names on the boats slightly as some have come out with Budweiser mis-spelled. Anheuser-Busch is very protective of their names and have sold the rights to use them on RC boats but the manufacturers donate money to one of their charities in exchange for using their logo.

If you ever get the bug, maybe I can help you out in picking out a good one.

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