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thomaslambo
11-04-2014, 04:42 PM
Legg Lake 5-Day Super SAW Event Wed Nov 5th-Sun Nov 9th

This is the official Event Thread to record each day’s results (we will list any new records and/or notable fast passes as well as associated videos and pics).

It’s not to late to join the fun; and as a reminder NAMBA cards will be checked at the event so please make sure you bring your current membership card, or you can always renew your membership on site at the event.

If you have any general questions about rules, running or equipment please access the link listed below.

Link: http://forums.offshoreelectrics.com/showthread.php?48770-Legg-Lake-5-Day-Super-SAW-Event-Wed-Nov-5th-Sun-Nov-9th

We encourage all to come out and run or just watch and bench race. The Amigos and SoCal FE try to support any racer who travels to the event and needs some assistance.

The weather looks great as the forecast shows mid 80’s over the 5 day event.

So stay tuned for the latest breaking news :flammes-09:


Thanks much,

Boyd Marshall

TheShaughnessy
11-04-2014, 08:31 PM
I was there today and ended up running some boats, water was mighty fine the whole time. Also got to meet Chris and Aaron.

All the reeds in your (thomaslambo) avatar pic have been chopped so visibility seemed great also.

thomaslambo
11-04-2014, 09:13 PM
I was there today and ended up running some boats, water was mighty fine the whole time. Also got to meet Chris and Aaron.

All the reeds in your (thomaslambo) avatar pic have been chopped so visibility seemed great also.

Thanks for the update.

Always been a pain trying to see over the reeds to get a good line.

Should be an event for the books:thumbup:

Darin Jordan
11-04-2014, 09:25 PM
Yes!!!!

Doug Smock
11-04-2014, 10:09 PM
Good luck fellas! Bring em home alive!

Kris Flynn
11-04-2014, 11:16 PM
Lake looked good today...Jim Johnson and Shaughnessy were throwing a boat or 2 in.

going to be fun! See you all at 6am!

I wonder if Jay will mind if I take a peek at his boat at our Motel :-)

785boats
11-05-2014, 02:23 AM
Kris.
All the best to you & Aaron.
We Aussies are watching.

Grazacind
11-05-2014, 07:06 PM
Looks like there is movement at the station.

Have fun everybody

properchopper
11-06-2014, 10:13 PM
Day One (Wed) weather cooperated - nice water most of the day. Lots 'o test & tune till dark.

Pictures from today [Thursday 11/6] and TWO NEW RECORDS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (video pit tour coming soon)

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Manuel
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Brian N. & Marko
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Brian N.'s fleet including the new HPR 150 (58" cat)
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Pictured below: "Pit Row"



keep following this thread below for more

properchopper
11-06-2014, 10:20 PM
Boyd
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Marko,Florian, Andreas Lehner(yup, that Lehner), Ralf
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Boots auf Deutschland
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Darin below :

properchopper
11-06-2014, 10:38 PM
Gas/Nitro pits
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Mr. Kris Flynn from 'Down Under" (record setter today) P-Sport Hydro : 95.xxxmph :buttrock:
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some poor slob's pits (trying to up his current P-Ltd Cat record)
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Gold badge = Nat'l Record. Tyler's (RaceMechanix) toolbox
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properchopper
11-06-2014, 10:42 PM
Brian N. with the new 58" HPR 150
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It's easier to tow it in than lift into the recue rowboat:glare:
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properchopper
11-06-2014, 10:58 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhD7K9ettBk




Ralf on the right :

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ESC for a Record Setting T-Mono :
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thomaslambo
11-07-2014, 08:29 AM
Sorry for the delay in posting results.

Tony or myself will make a post this evening with the official FE results so far, but here's a few teasers:

Ralf Moser blew away the T-Mono record at 108 MPH. The most beautiful passes you'll ever see a Mono hull make. I believe Tony got the most recent passes on video.

Chris Flynn broke the P Sport Hydro record, speed was 96 MPH.

Andreas Lehner broke the M2 Cat record, speed was 55 MPH.


Lot's of people knocking on the record doors so stay tuned!!

Disclaimer, please don't hold me to the exact speeds listed above, will verify today :doh:

T.S.Davis
11-07-2014, 09:15 AM
Holy smokes!

What speedo is that? Has to be a custom for the job. Impressive.

Doug Smock
11-07-2014, 09:52 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhD7K9ettBk




Ralf on the right :

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ESC for a Record Setting T-Mono :
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Sweet!! Congratulations Ralf!!

T.S.Davis
11-07-2014, 10:04 AM
Tony, any more pics of the boat?

RandyatBBY
11-07-2014, 02:16 PM
Hear is a video Wilmer sent me. The Germans going 109MPH in a Mono.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnu6ZFXZc6I&feature=youtu.be

photohoward1
11-07-2014, 02:30 PM
Hear is a video Wilmer sent me. The Germans going 109MPH in a Mono.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnu6ZFXZc6I&feature=youtu.be

Private video Randy....You need to fix that.

sofus
11-07-2014, 02:58 PM
Hey

Its is a MGM 40063 ;) from start.

Brian

RandyatBBY
11-07-2014, 03:16 PM
I hope I fixed that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnu6ZFXZc6I&feature=youtu.be

Grazacind
11-07-2014, 05:51 PM
Great work Kris. Next one is an average ton for sure. How good was that pass with Ralf's mono.

Aaron you got it mate get rid of the issues early and now it its time fly.

klbo
11-07-2014, 06:41 PM
So is T-Mono twins or single motor?

Doby
11-07-2014, 06:48 PM
Wilmer needs a HD camera.

RandyatBBY
11-07-2014, 07:31 PM
It was with his phone camera. I was told a 3080 4turn Lehener single

thomaslambo
11-07-2014, 09:05 PM
So is T-Mono twins or single motor?

Single

Doug Smock
11-07-2014, 09:06 PM
Merged these threads so things don't get scattered.

thomaslambo
11-07-2014, 09:49 PM
Merged these threads so things don't get scattered.

Thanks much Doug

thomaslambo
11-07-2014, 10:44 PM
Holy smokes!

What speedo is that? Has to be a custom for the job. Impressive.

MGM Monster!!

properchopper
11-07-2014, 11:27 PM
Some unofficial official record times :

Darin Jordan : N-1 Cat 40.00mph

Kris Flynn : P-Sport Hydro 96.277mph

Jay Turner : Q-Sport Hydro 86.xxxmph (fast pass 92.xxxmph)

Ralf Moser : T-Mono 108.541mph
S-Mono 88.6xxmph

Jay arrived
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Kris's Flag
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I have several videos to upload but my camera-to-computer cable is hiding from me. As soon as I find it I'll post some vids. I have both of Ralf's record passes on vid btw. Need sleep.....:scared:

properchopper
11-07-2014, 11:33 PM
Tony, any more pics of the boat?

Getting ready for some S passes. Anti-stuff device on rear.
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Esc surely is a biggie.

In a completely unrelated happening, a local Prius driver had his car broken into and had some electronic thingie removed....................:noidea:

thomaslambo
11-08-2014, 12:09 AM
Right on Tony, we're in sync now....get some sleep my friend and I'll see you in the morning :smile:

More action to come... :rockon2:

klbo
11-08-2014, 07:35 AM
That's just incredible over 100 miles an hour with a single nice job!!!!

785boats
11-08-2014, 03:47 PM
Well done Kris.
And another good ad for Entropy packs.

tlandauer
11-08-2014, 05:18 PM
Saw some amazing SAW (:lol:) runs yesterday!:rockon2:

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Two of my Heroes: Properchopper and Fluid.

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bzubee
11-08-2014, 05:53 PM
Congradulations guys hopefully we'll get some of those records here in Huntsville in 2 weeks.

properchopper
11-09-2014, 01:00 AM
Great water almost all day & then again at dark (don't ask :doh:)

Jay T (Mr. Fluid) : T-Sport Hydro : 89.64xmph
Q-Sport Hydro 86.xxx

Ralf M : T-Mono 108.95x mph World's fastest Mono :banana:

Tony H : P-Ltd Cat 67.777mph fast pass 71.5xxmph

Aaron: B Hydro : 114.50xmph

Darin J : N-2 Cat : 70.356mph
N-1 Cat : 41.xxxmph

Florian : S-Cat : 132.042mph

Have plenty of videos but need lots of time to sort & upload. need sleep now:drool:

Fluid
11-09-2014, 01:13 AM
I had dinner with Tony tonight, glad he made it home okay! SAW events can be grueling, especially one which lasts five days. The Grims are tired too, all us SAW racers owe them a debt of gratitude for putting on this long race. What a blast!


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785boats
11-09-2014, 03:01 AM
Congrats to all the new record holders.
But, of course, especially to fellow Aussies, Aaron & Kris.

Fluid
11-09-2014, 09:14 AM
Fellow Aussies who happen to be great guys! I had dinner with them Friday evening and what delightful company they were. Plus they both are awesome SAW competitors too.

I wish I'd had time to visit more with all the International competitors, SAW racers are outstanding boaters!






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Doug Smock
11-09-2014, 11:07 AM
I haven't met Kris in person but was fortunate enough to spend some time with Aaron in Elizabeth City. He is a great guy and certainly knows his way around model boats and propellers! Great sense of humor too.:thumbup:

Man, Ralf has certainly found the key(s) to get it done with a mono. Awesome!

Congratulations on the records fellas!

Fluid
11-09-2014, 03:15 PM
Records have been falling like flys this morning! Aaron set a new B Hydro record....sorry I an not certain but it was around 117. The Q Cat record changed three times in twenty minutes. Lots of excitement this morning - but the good water is gone as the wind has come up. With luck it will be good again later this afternoon......


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Fluid
11-09-2014, 07:03 PM
With two hours of racing to go on the final day, records have been broken 29 times over the five days of the event. We are hoping for some good water at the witching hour, but who knows....



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Fluid
11-09-2014, 09:18 PM
The fastest R/C boater in the world is................................ Tyler Garrard!!!!!!!

142.94 mph. Congratulations Tyler!!


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tlandauer
11-09-2014, 10:48 PM
The fastest R/C boater in the world is................................ Tyler Garland!!!!!!!

142.94 mph. Congratulations Tyler!!


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That is just awesome, congrats to Tyler and everyone else !


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Darin Jordan
11-09-2014, 11:05 PM
Awesome! !! Congrats Tyler!

raptor347
11-10-2014, 01:25 AM
Way to go Tyler!!! That one has been a long time in the making.

Ch.Lucas
11-10-2014, 04:06 AM
Congrats Taylor,
Super duper ,that's realy great.

Happy Amps Christian

longballlumber
11-10-2014, 09:46 AM
Nice work Tyler! I can only imagine the time and effort you have invested in that accomplishment!

Later,
Ball

electric
11-10-2014, 10:48 AM
That is just an unbelievable speed. Congratulations!! Looking forward to seeing some video's from everyone after the post SAW recovery..

rabosi
11-10-2014, 11:47 AM
Congratulations Tyler! Was that an HPR hull?

Fluid
11-10-2014, 11:54 AM
The record was set with a wood/composite outrigger designed and built by Tyler himself. I do not know how many riggers Tyler has built, tested, destroyed etc. in his quest for the top record - but it has been a bunch. For those xxxx who think building a record-breaking SAW boat is just sticking a lot of power in a boat and pulling the trigger..........think again.




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D. Newland
11-10-2014, 12:23 PM
Fantastic, Tyler! What a tremendous amount of dedication you put forth to accomplish this world record.

Ralf-Great work on that mono record, too! That boat looked silky smooth out there on the water.

To all of you guys that attended this 5 day event, and for those that made it happen, congratulations! What a historic event.

properchopper
11-10-2014, 02:04 PM
Mere words are inadequate to convey the jubilation that accompanies the act of finally besting the former "worlds Fastest FE Boat" record which was last set in 2006. For years, Tyler has hand-built contenders and tried over and over again in spite of thrown prop blades, fractured drivelines, blown motors, esc's, batteries, and horrendously destructive crashes, all the while exhibiting under these circumstances a rare display of positive attitude and sportsmanship.

This time, after Five Days, and at last light, it HAPPENED, and the celebration commenced :rockon2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF6_64igqGI


screen shot a little out of focus, but on the right you'll see the 142.xxxmph & 143.xxxmph times

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Tyler at the victory banquet with his "victory beveridge"

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stand by - Lots of vid's to process + major rest & rehab needed

oscarel
11-10-2014, 02:52 PM
Congrats to all!!! Looks like a fun time, I may try and make it next year just to watch.

RandyatBBY
11-10-2014, 02:58 PM
Congratulations Tyler, WOW!

john finch
11-10-2014, 04:19 PM
Congratulations guys! Sounds like that was the place to be.

John

Doug Smock
11-10-2014, 05:20 PM
:beerchug:Congratulations fellas!!!!:beerchug:

Well done Tyler, you earned it!!:tiphat:

Mike Caruso
11-10-2014, 05:37 PM
Great Event best wishes to all and not to forget close calls to a record people.

Tyler you deserve it I am so Happy for you.

Regards,

Mike

properchopper
11-10-2014, 07:52 PM
I'm slowly sorting & uploading. Here's Ralf M making it look easy : FASTEST RC MONO in the WORLD : 108.95xmph

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PG7sIkoazeU

JimClark
11-10-2014, 08:06 PM
Curious as to what kind of a setup it takes to break the record that Tyler got?
I just mean in generial terms. i know there is loads of work, tweaking, failures and success. But what motor and how many cells?

Fluid
11-10-2014, 09:49 PM
Ten S packs, Lehner motor, special ESC, special non-copper prop, very high rpm, special rigger design....you won't get close with all off-the-shelf parts. But neither did the JAGs Team back in 2006. This kind of performance takes special dedication, few even attempt it. And all that ignores the requirement to drive the boat. Just a few degrees off perfect will chop off plenty of mph from the trap times. Not enough run-up means you are still accelerating through the traps. Bottom line - no matter how it looks, it ain't easy buckwheat.




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785boats
11-11-2014, 12:33 AM
Congratulations to Tyler for a fantastic achievement.
Also to all the competitors.
And especially to the hard working organisers of the whole event.
Looking forward to some videos.

Ch.Lucas
11-11-2014, 06:59 AM
Hi,
is there a list of all new records ? This 5 days are filles with records , congrats to all new recordholder . Speedy water at Legg Lake .

RaceMechaniX
11-11-2014, 12:56 PM
Hello guys and thanks for all the compliments. I still have a smile glued on my face from the run Sunday night. I will get all the official results from Kim Grim once they have been double checked as well as post pics of all the competitors with their boats. Bear with me as I sort out the details and make a write up of the event.

TG

grsboats
11-11-2014, 03:50 PM
Looking forward for this and great job Tyler.Congrats
Gill

properchopper
11-11-2014, 04:26 PM
Slowly sorting & uploading. Here's Jay's T-Sport Hydro record backup pass. Smooth running and look carefully at about 0.04 sec when Jay lifts a sponson as a salute to us on the beach (the way fliers tip a wing:wink:)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leq-DQ3LRUk

RaceMechaniX
11-12-2014, 01:12 PM
A video of the record run:


http://youtu.be/l1uG4He8Ogg

Bryan73
11-12-2014, 01:25 PM
240p resolution?!?!?!?!?!?

You are killing me!! :doh: nonetheless, Congrats!!! Very well deserved!!!!!! :bowdown:

B Neal
11-12-2014, 01:45 PM
240p resolution?!?!?!?!?!?

You are killing me!! :doh: nonetheless, Congrats!!! Very well deserved!!!!!! :bowdown:

Are you friggin kidding me complaining about video quality when as stated above it was 20-30 minutes past sun down. And no other video posted yet. Get real EDIT!

Tyler (buddy)
Great runs, glad you got it and I was there to see your true happiness.
Brian

Fluid
11-12-2014, 01:46 PM
Realize that the record was set ~ 20 minutes after sunset, it was too dark for any high-res video. Heck, it was almost too dark to even drive. Frankly we are lucky to have any video at all......


Edit: Looks like Brian beat me to it. For those who are looking for HD video - but who have never been to a SAW event - I can give you my reason. While I took a lot of video over the 3 days I was there, I would rather watch the record run with an unimpeded view, which BTW was awesome to see. I did look around and saw that there were half a dozen cell phones recording it - which in good light will give HD quality video. But so near to dark, it's low-res or no-res. I'll take low...

Doby
11-12-2014, 01:47 PM
I guess no-one can afford a HD camera..

But, Congratulations Tyler..time to update your signature on the forums!

Doby
11-12-2014, 01:51 PM
Get real EDIT!


Thats not very nice.

We can complain about the video quality, doesn't take anything away from Tylers accomplisment.

Bryan73
11-12-2014, 02:12 PM
Are you friggin kidding me complaining about video quality when as stated above it was 20-30 minutes past sun down. And no other video posted yet. Get real EDIT!

Tyler (buddy)
Great runs, glad you got it and I was there to see your true happiness.
Brian

relax, take a midol or something

RaceMechaniX
11-12-2014, 02:26 PM
Honestly I have Brian Neal to thank the most followed closely by Ralf Moser for the last run to the record. I had made multiple passes at 137mph throughout the week and was hitting a wall for power. Brian Neal was generous enough to loan me an older Schulze 40.160 which is rare as hens teeth and Ralf Moser offered up his SLS Magnum batteries. I put on the smallest stainless prop from Brent Daily and waited till the last minute. The controller and the battery made all the difference! Keep in mind Brian was within 1 mph of the overall record as well and still loaned me a controller. Couldn't ask for a greater bunch of guys to race with!

TG

Bryan73
11-12-2014, 02:36 PM
Realize that the record was set ~ 20 minutes after sunset, it was too dark for any high-res video. Heck, it was almost too dark to even drive. Frankly we are lucky to have any video at all......


Edit: Looks like Brian beat me to it. For those who are looking for HD video - but who have never been to a SAW event - I can give you my reason. While I took a lot of video over the 3 days I was there, I would rather watch the record run with an unimpeded view, which BTW was awesome to see. I did look around and saw that there were half a dozen cell phones recording it - which in good light will give HD quality video. But so near to dark, it's low-res or no-res. I'll take low...

I can relate and would definitely want to be focused on watching instead of recording, but honestly, resolution has nothing to do with low or bright light. The opening in the lens is what allows too much or not enough light for a good exposure. If I may make a suggestion, for future events, maybe someone can provide a camera on a tripod? No need for anyone to get their feathers ruffled.

tlandauer
11-12-2014, 03:03 PM
Honestly I have Brian Neal to thank the most followed closely by Ralf Moser for the last run to the record. I had made multiple passes at 137mph throughout the week and was hitting a wall for power. Brian Neal was generous enough to loan me an older Schulze 40.160 which is rare as hens teeth and Ralf Moser offered up his SLS Magnum batteries. I put on the smallest stainless prop from Brent Daily and waited till the last minute. The controller and the battery made all the difference! Keep in mind Brian was within 1 mph of the overall record as well and still loaned me a controller. Couldn't ask for a greater bunch of guys to race with!

TG

This is great sportsmanship, again, you guys are the inspiration for the rest of us !!!
:thumbup:

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domwilson
11-12-2014, 03:12 PM
Are you friggin kidding me complaining about video quality when as stated above it was 20-30 minutes past sun down. And no other video posted yet. Get real or stfu!

Tyler (buddy)
Great runs, glad you got it and I was there to see your true happiness.
Brian

Play Nice. Telling someone to "stfu" is not in line with the spirit of the forum.

T.S.Davis
11-12-2014, 03:12 PM
Keep in mind Brian was within 1 mph of the overall record as well and still loaned me a controller.

And THAT is what FE is made of. Stories like that keep me coming back to racing year after year.

Ken Haines
11-12-2014, 03:31 PM
Hey Tyler,
I have been a bit out of the loop, Don Wollard just told me about
Your incredible accomplishments. A big congratulations
For your new speed record…..The World’s Fastest Man”
"Bravo" !!!
I can only imagine the hard work and time you had to
Put in to finally place your mark…..great job :bounce:

Darin Jordan
11-12-2014, 11:07 PM
Here is a "Shakedown" run Tyler made earlier in the week. "ONLY" mid-130's... :)


http://youtu.be/2i-_zqD2jb4

Darin Jordan
11-12-2014, 11:12 PM
Here are some random pics I captured during the week.

Driver's Meeting:

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Darin Jordan
11-12-2014, 11:18 PM
The Aussie Awesomeness that is Kris Flynn and Aaron Ospec!!

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Kris Flynn DRAGON EA making a 70mph pass in P-OPC


http://youtu.be/Q8VLVi_dFvA

tlandauer
11-13-2014, 04:45 AM
A video of the record run:


http://youtu.be/l1uG4He8Ogg

I just watched it, couldn't do it on my phone while at work. I can feel the real joy and anticipation!! :rockon2::rockon2:
Wow, Mark's voice says it all and fellow boaters cheers and congrats.
I feel like I should not even post anything here but I have witnessed two SAW events ( last year's and part of this year's) , I have learned that all these people possess "The Right Stuff". That is how history is made and records are broken with new heights every year! I have the utmost admiration and respect for all of them.



P.S.
WHO CARES ABOUT THE VID QUALITY???
This one is for the archives.
BTW, some of the most important historical moments were filmed on grainy 16mm silent films.... :wink:

Bryan73
11-13-2014, 09:23 AM
Here is a "Shakedown" run Tyler made earlier in the week. "ONLY" mid-130's... :)


http://youtu.be/2i-_zqD2jb4

Very nice!!! :w00t::w00t: Thanks, Darin!!

P.S. Back in the day, they used 16mm silent film because it was the best available at the time. There are also very important historical documents written in stone with a hammer and chisel, but you don't see anyone trying to write a novel that way today, do you? :biggrin: At least we have a video of the event, even if it makes people's eyes cry more than peeling onions Hahahahaha I'm only kidding, relax!

dasboata
11-13-2014, 09:40 AM
Hello guys and thanks for all the compliments. I still have a smile glued on my face from the run Sunday night. I will get all the official results from Kim Grim once they have been double checked as well as post pics of all the competitors with their boats. Bear with me as I sort out the details and make a write up of the event.

TG

Way to go man..I know how much work and dedication it takes to do those speeds and balancing act !!!

Darin Jordan
11-13-2014, 10:00 AM
Tony "ProperChopper" Heller making a 70mph+ P-LTD CAT SAW pass... The next time, Jay and I are going to tie his hands behind his back after the first pass and hold him down until WE say it's time to make the return!! He made MULTIPLE 70+ passes... just couldn't quite get a solid return pass.

BUT, he is an ALL around GREAT guy, so we'll forgive him this time around... :hug1:


http://youtu.be/-GT5FboChW8

Darin Jordan
11-13-2014, 10:06 AM
Kris Flynn making an attempt with his 100+ MPH P-SPORT Boat!!

THINK about what I just said there... 100+MPH...

I couldn't hear the time, but I think this pass was "only" 98mph or so... :ohmy:

Don't recall what went wrong for the return pass, but Kris ultimately established a new record of 96.xxx MPH...

I can tell you with GREAT CERTAINTY that this setup WILL have a record over 100mph given proper water conditions and a little racing luck. An amazing setup, and a GREAT RACER!!


http://youtu.be/vdCFzcsO1Zc

Darin Jordan
11-13-2014, 10:43 AM
Kris Flynn, Ralf Moser, and Andreas Lehner talking shop while waiting for clean water:

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Darin Jordan
11-13-2014, 10:49 AM
The calm after the storm... Getting ready to call it a night and regroup for the next day!

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Some Random shots across the pits:
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Darin Jordan
11-13-2014, 10:54 AM
A few more shots...

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RaceMechaniX
11-14-2014, 01:58 AM
Let's start with some pics:

Aaron Alberico's B Hydro
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Andreas, Boyd and Mark Grim
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Andi and Boyd
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Brian Neal's T-Cat
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Brian's fleet of HPR cat's, at least the ones he could squeeze into a single van.
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RaceMechaniX
11-14-2014, 02:02 AM
Brian's HPR 150 cat.
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Darin and his N2 cat
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Don Maher's X-Hydro
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Florian and Andreas' cats
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Florian and his S cat
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RaceMechaniX
11-14-2014, 02:07 AM
Howard Welch and his Backlash. Both he and Mark Grim drove this to new records.
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Jay Turner and his Q, S and T sport Hydro
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Jim Johnson and his P OPC MLboatworks SAW tunnel
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Jim and his PT Stealth P-Ltd sport Hydro
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Kris Flynn and his Whiplash P sport hydro
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RaceMechaniX
11-14-2014, 02:10 AM
Manuel Wenny and his Q Cat
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Mark Grim and Andreas Lehner
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Mark Grim and his G2 Hydro
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Marko, Flo, Andi and Ralf
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View of the pits to the left
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RaceMechaniX
11-14-2014, 02:16 AM
View of the pits to the right
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Ralf Moser and his 109.88mph fast pass mono
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Ralf's MGM50063 controller is so big it needs its own picture. That's a LMT 3080 next to the controller.
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Three generations of O'Donnell's: Brad, Steve and Jack with their A-hydro
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Mr. Proper Chopper Tony Heller and his Drifter.
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RaceMechaniX
11-14-2014, 02:21 AM
Wilmer Oxidean and his M2 Hydro.
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Tyler with his T-hydro and bottle of Scotch courtesy of Joerg.
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Tyler's T-Hydro before the record run
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Don Garrard readying for launch
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The T-hydro after the run
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Doby
11-14-2014, 11:39 AM
Nice pics...looks like Darin might have been suffering from "cat envy", based on the size of the other cats in the pics!

Still need to update your signature Tyler.

Darin Jordan
11-14-2014, 11:44 AM
Nice pics...looks like Darin might have been suffering from "cat envy", based on the size of the other cats in the pics!

OH, No... Not even close... I came up with a bit of a motto for the event... Based on the idea of people needing to race/have BIG toys because they might be compensating for a lack of something... I race smaller boats because I don't have to! :cool2:

Honestly... I race what I can afford to be successful with. The $$$ involved in those larger boats is WAY out of my league!

Of course, there IS something to be said about the work and attention to detail required to make a SMALL system go 70+mph... :)

Doby
11-14-2014, 11:46 AM
.....:laugh:....

properchopper
11-14-2014, 01:50 PM
Pictures are unworthy of conveying the positive vibes of this event, but..............

Andreas, Ralf, Boyd & Tyler

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Manuel, Zhenda (Junlin's husband), Junlin {TP Power USA }

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Boyd deep inthought

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Darin, always configuring, always smiling :thumbup1:

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properchopper
11-14-2014, 02:01 PM
Boots auf Deutschland -von Flo,Andreas, Ralf

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Ralf & Dinogy Mark F

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High cell count classes need lots of chargers

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Kim manning the gourmet SAW kitchen, Mark passing by123831



Tyler manning the timing equipment

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properchopper
11-14-2014, 02:09 PM
Flo, Andreas, Ralf & Mark

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Jim & his P-OPC tunnel

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Marko

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5/6 of Brian N.'s fleet

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T.S.Davis
11-14-2014, 03:19 PM
This looks like it was a LOT of fun.

Darin Jordan
11-14-2014, 03:29 PM
This looks like it was a LOT of fun.

Terry, it was.

Next time around, I think we all need to bring our flag of origin, and fly them like at an F1 event. Kris Flynn inspired that idea, when he and Aaron hung up their Aussie flag!

Kris Flynn
11-15-2014, 12:26 AM
Aussie aussie aussie!!!!!

Great event for sure...very well organized and all the best guys to hang out with for nearly a week!

Fluid
11-15-2014, 04:53 AM
Here are some shots around the pits.

Darin's table of little boats.
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Some German cats.
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Boyd charging.
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Mark catching a roostertail.
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Aussie flag.
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Fluid
11-15-2014, 05:04 AM
A few more random shots.

My Sport boat chillin'.
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Kris and Ralf talking speed, with Andreas listening.
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Darin snapping pics.
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Aaron wrenchin'.
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Fluid
11-15-2014, 05:11 AM
More pics.

Michael Jackson stopped by....
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Manuel's Q SuperCat.
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Tyler getting ready to set the record.
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Duck weather.
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Witching hour...
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Fluid
11-15-2014, 06:04 AM
You've all been waiting for it............................the Crash and Burn video!



http://youtu.be/5wQrlZjnd6U



.

drwayne
11-15-2014, 08:37 AM
Kris Flynn making an attempt with his 100+ MPH P-SPORT Boat!!

THINK about what I just said there... 100+MPH...

I couldn't hear the time, but I think this pass was "only" 98mph or so... :ohmy:

Don't recall what went wrong for the return pass, but Kris ultimately established a new record of 96.xxx MPH...

I can tell you with GREAT CERTAINTY that this setup WILL have a record over 100mph given proper water conditions and a little racing luck. An amazing setup, and a GREAT RACER!!


http://youtu.be/vdCFzcsO1Zc

That's 4S1P too, btw ....... :w00t:

Posting to say how bloody impressed I am with Kris Flynn and his P sport hydro record !
Be assured he will have another handful of our Entropy packs to push him over the line next year...

.. And I hear Aaron may try FE also

Go Aussies Go :lol:

http://www.entropylipo.com.au/

Kris Flynn
11-15-2014, 03:56 PM
Thanks Wayne...it was great for sure. Your support of Aussies in un matched.

the Vid that Darin posted was only 92mph as I backed off to avoid a flip.

My buddy Aaron has video of the new 97.025mph average record runs :-)

785boats
11-15-2014, 04:04 PM
Kris.
Congratulations again to both yourself & Aaron on the records, & for flying the Aussie flag.
But get onto Aaron, mate. That record run video needs to be posted up here for all to see. And his record run too if that was caught on video.:thumbup:

Chris Harris
11-15-2014, 06:06 PM
The fastest R/C boater in the world is................................ Tyler Garrard!!!!!!!

142.94 mph. Congratulations Tyler!!


.

That is AWESOME Tyler! Congratulations, well done!
All your hard work paid off and you earned it.

I had a feeling you would get there this time around with the speeds
you have done at recent SAW events. Happy for you, I know how
good it must feel.

Chris

RaceMechaniX
11-16-2014, 03:59 PM
Thanks Chris and all,

It was three years and six hull iterations with lots of help from friends to make it happen. Although SAW racing seems very much like an individual result, it is quite the opposite. I had lots of input and assistance from teammates and friends around the world who contributed. I am still trying to find time to write up some thoughts on the event and recap the effort.

Tyler

ray schrauwen
11-17-2014, 03:55 PM
Just stumbled across the after video of your world record Tyler, Congrats!! That is freaking awesome... Now I should go back and read through this thread to know what all happened.

Fluid
11-17-2014, 07:59 PM
...I will get all the official results from Kim Grim once they have been double checked...Any update Tyler? I can't remember all the records set.



.

RaceMechaniX
11-17-2014, 08:54 PM
Not yet Jay, I had to run off to Detroit for work. Have not gotten a chance to get a hold of Kim.

TG

Darin Jordan
11-18-2014, 01:06 AM
Did anyone at the event happen to capture any video of my N2-Cat making a run (successful run, preferably... :) )?

Fluid
11-18-2014, 09:49 AM
Yep, I have a couple. Here is one. I have higher quality video but can't upload if from work. I'll post that later.


View My Video (http://tinypic.com/r/1t0mjd/8)



.

Darin Jordan
11-18-2014, 10:01 AM
Yep, I have a couple. Here is one.

View My Video (http://tinypic.com/r/1t0mjd/8)


Thanks, Jay! That's cool!

properchopper
11-18-2014, 02:39 PM
Did anyone at the event happen to capture any video of my N2-Cat making a run (successful run, preferably... :) )?

Still sorting ; found these 2 :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyAYCXzCfs0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIpqhagxjD8

Darin Jordan
11-18-2014, 04:02 PM
Still sorting ; found these 2 :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyAYCXzCfs0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIpqhagxjD8

Perfect Tony... Thanks!

properchopper
11-20-2014, 07:44 PM
(Still Sorting)

Andreas Lehner's Cat : I theenk this is a record run if you listen carefully at the end of the pass you can hear "There it is "

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcaUAaIvRgE

RaceMechaniX
11-23-2014, 04:07 PM
Here is a brief description of the T-hydro and some pics of the boat prior to the event.

The boat is my own design based loosely on the Raptor Rigger by Brian Buaas. The rudder assembly is from Chris Woods running a kitchen knife. The strut is from Lenny Blake at Rum Racing products with special bushings. 3/16" square drive system with flex cable, mostly Octura parts. I machined and broached my own motor couplers to adapt the 8mm shaft to square cable. Motor is a Lehner 22 series Hi-Amp. I will not say what exact wind or length used. Controller is a Schulze 40.160wk and I used a set of SLS V2 Magnum 10S 5Ah lipos. The prop is a stainless recasting from an existing two blade prop (I am not saying which one) that was cut down, profiled and thinned to a reasonable level but not too much so it had some strength. The sponsons are a very simple JAE like design with a flat ride pad (the width and angle I will not say).

This is the 6th iteration of this hull design. The tub and sponsons are legal in Q, S and T classes.

http://cdn.intlwaters.com/uploads/gallery/album_1728/gallery_4990_1728_556066.jpg (http://www.intlwaters.com/index.php?app=gallery&image=11997)
http://cdn.intlwaters.com/uploads/gallery/album_1728/gallery_4990_1728_14194.jpg (http://www.intlwaters.com/index.php?app=gallery&image=11996)
http://cdn.intlwaters.com/uploads/gallery/album_1728/gallery_4990_1728_2231175.jpg (http://www.intlwaters.com/index.php?app=gallery&image=11995)
http://cdn.intlwaters.com/uploads/gallery/album_1728/gallery_4990_1728_1024448.jpg (http://www.intlwaters.com/index.php?app=gallery&image=11994)
http://cdn.intlwaters.com/uploads/gallery/album_1728/gallery_4990_1728_940166.jpg (http://www.intlwaters.com/index.php?app=gallery&image=11993)

urbs00007
12-11-2014, 07:26 AM
Here is a brief description of the T-hydro and some pics of the boat prior to the event.

The boat is my own design based loosely on the Raptor Rigger by Brian Buaas. The rudder assembly is from Chris Woods running a kitchen knife. The strut is from Lenny Blake at Rum Racing products with special bushings. 3/16" square drive system with flex cable, mostly Octura parts. I machined and broached my own motor couplers to adapt the 8mm shaft to square cable. Motor is a Lehner 22 series Hi-Amp. I will not say what exact wind or length used. Controller is a Schulze 40.160wk and I used a set of SLS V2 Magnum 10S 5Ah lipos. The prop is a stainless recasting from an existing two blade prop (I am not saying which one) that was cut down, profiled and thinned to a reasonable level but not too much so it had some strength. The sponsons are a very simple JAE like design with a flat ride pad (the width and angle I will not say).

This is the 6th iteration of this hull design. The tub and sponsons are legal in Q, S and T classes.

http://cdn.intlwaters.com/uploads/gallery/album_1728/gallery_4990_1728_556066.jpg (http://www.intlwaters.com/index.php?app=gallery&image=11997)
http://cdn.intlwaters.com/uploads/gallery/album_1728/gallery_4990_1728_14194.jpg (http://www.intlwaters.com/index.php?app=gallery&image=11996)
http://cdn.intlwaters.com/uploads/gallery/album_1728/gallery_4990_1728_2231175.jpg (http://www.intlwaters.com/index.php?app=gallery&image=11995)
http://cdn.intlwaters.com/uploads/gallery/album_1728/gallery_4990_1728_1024448.jpg (http://www.intlwaters.com/index.php?app=gallery&image=11994)
http://cdn.intlwaters.com/uploads/gallery/album_1728/gallery_4990_1728_940166.jpg (http://www.intlwaters.com/index.php?app=gallery&image=11993) Tyler, why the need for square-drive cable?

Darin Jordan
12-11-2014, 08:53 AM
Does anyone have the "OFFICIAL" Results from this event yet?? :)

RaceMechaniX
12-11-2014, 11:52 AM
Darin,

Still waiting for Mark and Kim to return from Huntsville.

urbs00007,

I tried running wires but for several reasons they failed often. I went to standard flex cable for reliability. In a flexcable application there is tremendous axial force and torque applied to the cable particularly for a boat that accelerates from 0-140 in several hundred feet. Eliminating the thrust on the cable reduces stress and potential binding. It is also more consistent when the pushing on the strut compared to the motor with the cable wind-up.

TG

urbs00007
12-11-2014, 12:22 PM
Darin,

Still waiting for Mark and Kim to return from Huntsville.

urbs00007,

I tried running wires but for several reasons they failed often. I went to standard flex cable for reliability. In a flexcable application there is tremendous axial force and torque applied to the cable particularly for a boat that accelerates from 0-140 in several hundred feet. Eliminating the thrust on the cable reduces stress and potential binding. It is also more consistent when the pushing on the strut compared to the motor with the cable wind-up.

TG thats what i thought. what kind of bearing are you using at strut for thrust?

RaceMechaniX
12-11-2014, 01:03 PM
Teflon thrust washer.

urbs00007
12-17-2014, 07:01 PM
thanks tyler. one more question please. do you have any data that the batteries you ran were a deciding factor? if they were are they available to purchase?

RaceMechaniX
12-18-2014, 12:40 AM
Hard to say how much of the difference was the batteries versus the controller. I am sure it was a little of both. Keep in mind I ran the smallest prop I had when I set the record. Earlier in the week I tried four other props with varying pitches and almost all resulted in the same 137mph speeds. I think the old controller and SLS batteries could have pushed one of the higher pitched props to higher speeds. We'll find out at the next event.

The SLS batteries are available from http://www.stefansliposhop.de/ I am not sure if he ships them internationally.

TG

urbs00007
12-18-2014, 05:48 AM
are you data-logging this boat? and if no, why not?

Darin Jordan
12-18-2014, 10:49 AM
We'll find out at the next event.

:buttrock: :thumbup1: :banana::flammes-09:

properchopper
12-18-2014, 12:48 PM
Does anyone have the "OFFICIAL" Results from this event yet?? :)

:noidea::popcorn2:

RandyatBBY
12-18-2014, 01:26 PM
Darin,

Still waiting for Mark and Kim to return from Huntsville.

urbs00007,

I tried running wires but for several reasons they failed often. I went to standard flex cable for reliability. In a flexcable application there is tremendous axial force and torque applied to the cable particularly for a boat that accelerates from 0-140 in several hundred feet. Eliminating the thrust on the cable reduces stress and potential binding. It is also more consistent when the pushing on the strut compared to the motor with the cable wind-up.

TG

Good one! I have been saying the same thing with less the tech data for years, Never felt any one listened to me.

Thanks Tyler for sharing the pictures and info. Could I get a snap shot over all of the boat from the rear?

RaceMechaniX
12-18-2014, 05:41 PM
Thanks Randy,

There is a small secret I am hiding by not showing a shot straight from the rear. I will send you the pic via email.

TG

RandyatBBY
12-18-2014, 06:35 PM
Thanks
My email is randyatbby@gmail.com