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    Looks sweet sounds great so far. Too bad I wasn't there to see it but, I will soon. I don't know if you would get 3 laps on a course like Michigan with the 447 but, It'll be cool if you can get 6 or 7!! Nice graphics, looks really good.
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    Looks like you might be on to something there. I to should stop by and see this bad boy running. Motor temp 119 I think I'm doing good if mine comes back in @ 135-140 with a M445.
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    Sometimes it's the UL-1 motor. Some of the old ones may be more robust than those of recent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ray schrauwen View Post
    Sometimes it's the UL-1 motor. Some of the old ones may be more robust than those of recent.
    Well, it is a 2ish year old motor.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ray schrauwen View Post
    Looks sweet sounds great so far. Too bad I wasn't there to see it but, I will soon. I don't know if you would get 3 laps on a course like Michigan with the 447 but, It'll be cool if you can get 6 or 7!! Nice graphics, looks really good.
    Thanks Ray.

    I think it will be fine for the 6 plus a mil lap........next week I'll start messing with the strut to see what else I can get out of it....pretty happy right now though...fresh batteries might help next season as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ezhitz View Post
    Looks like you might be on to something there. I to should stop by and see this bad boy running. Motor temp 119 I think I'm doing good if mine comes back in @ 135-140 with a M445.
    Suck to be you

    We need to get together this fall for a day of racing....I'll try and figure out a date..

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    That sounds like a plan. At least I know I can use it to keep my hands warm in the cool fall weather lol
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    wow, is it "POPEYE"? Looks far different. Your design makes it look flying even when it is standing still.
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    Starting to look pretty...

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    Just curious....how do you order one of these? Went to there web site and didn't see any ordering place. Might be my operating system lol
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    Hi John,

    I have to admit, the Popeye is much pretty after you gave it dressing up. You have good handwork!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ron1950 View Post
    Just curious....how do you order one of these? Went to there web site and didn't see any ordering place. Might be my operating system lol
    Quote Originally Posted by Monica Smith View Post
    Hi John,

    I have to admit, the Popeye is much pretty after you gave it dressing up. You have good handwork!
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    Added an old UL-1 turn fin....again, the original one did a surprisingly good job, but in race conditions, I think it would not be up to the task.

    turn fin 002.JPGturn fin 001.JPG

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    Looks good!
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    Thanks...with any luck, should get some vid this weekend...

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    I would love to see it
    I have wondered about this hull for a while..
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    It looks a lot like a 5 Liter Hydro (Small V-8 powered Hydro)
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    The boat actually looks like a cross between a UL-1 and a FE 30.

    Just ordered a new, properly balanced and sharpened X447 from Dasboata...mine is OK, but not great..

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    thats the same turm fin i use on my fe 30 and it holds full throtle in the corners easy
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    Video will be ready soon...!
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    Robert (LiPo Power) and I were at the pond today and he took a few videos.. He even was so impressed that he sent Monica (TFL Hobbies) an PM to see about purchasing one!

    The addition of the UL-1 turn fin made it turn "on rails" in the corners.

    I'm liking this boat more every time I run it.

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    Sounds great!
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    Here you go guys, video is up....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeiJr...=youtube_gdata
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    Great job with the video as usual...thanks Robert.

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    Looks good
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    Thanks Jack.

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    I had watched the video of Doby's Popeye boat.
    Doby has a good skill of race.
    LiPo Power is a good photography.
    Both did a good job!
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    Thanks.....
    More video to come.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monica Smith View Post
    I had watched the video of Doby's Popeye boat.
    Doby has a good skill of race.
    LiPo Power is a good photography.
    Both did a good job!
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    Okay, ready for one.......
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    Very cool, boats are on the way!!!
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    Reminds me of an over sized version of the old Andy Kunz UL1. Interesting how different the direction is on this. The Whips, Insane and even the Thomas have done everything they can to get the air out from under the tub. Effectively making them run like riggers. This will pack the air and keep it. Which might be okay with the shape of the top. Let us know how it runs.

    TFL has sent me something interesting too. I'll have to make my own thread when I get it. It's a monster though. Ordered some psycho power from Steve for it. Need a place to race it though.

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