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    re cut the exhaust and added some detail...
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    some parts clear coated....
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    Looking Good!!

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    ok, the outer surface of the windows are sanded with 1200 paper, then masked off for the black border, once dry the border is scuffed with scotch brite fine pad, then the whole window and border are cleared at once.
    You can remove minor flaws in the lexan with this method, and they stay clear and glossy for many years more than untreated lexan. The first photo is the finished result.
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    the turbine tray completed, an off-black custom color was used to match the heat deflector, this area will be wetsanded dull in the final stage.
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    Hey Catboi,
    What's your set up going to be (motor-neu1527),esc and batteries (in series or parallel)?

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    10S, 200-300 amp esc..

    painted bottom pads,waiting on graphics.
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    Graphics due next week !

    parts are gloss anodized and ready for installation...just gotta get the graphics on and clear before that can happen.
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    Very nice!...Can't wait to see it all assembled.

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    Who did you have do the anodizing? Really nice job.
    Bob

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    http://www.qualityanodizing.com/

    Here is the stand, made from ply.
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    Still waiting on graphics, was told they would ship weeks ago!

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    Let me guess Mike?

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    Throw us a bone, post some more pics of the work in progress.

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    Well, graphics shipped, due next week.

    Here is the turn fin assembled.

    still need- ESC, thinking of MGM?
    Water cooling hose.
    bag of money.
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    very nice, how about some more pics of the hull -top, front, back, side, etc.

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    see post 75.

    In the interim, here is a hull I did about 20 years ago... still holding up well,Aero-Marine hull with .67 CMB power.
    This is long before Graphics were available, they gave you a plan sheet of the layout which was nice, but that's it.
    all the graphics I hand painted using variegated gold leaf and pin stripe paint with a brush. Very tedious. I sold off the motor which had an carl brey exhaust throttle and mixture control-still with boat-.
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    Man, you got mad skills

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    Ok, finally my favorite part begins!
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    Looks great!

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    very close now- some more parts cleared...
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    Hey Sandy,

    What clear coat do you use?

    Thx.

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    dupont select clear-

    hull shot today!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CatBoi View Post
    dupont select clear-

    hull shot today!
    Nice idea on the bracket for painting. can you tell me how you got it secured to the boat?

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    Morning Sandy....

    Been following your build and I love the workmanship on this boat. I built an ML Boatworks 171 extreme 1/8 scale Elam kit a few years ago, so I know the work and detail that goes into these boats and yours truly reflects the work of a craftsman.

    I also built this boat around the NEU 1527 1.5Y, 10S. (A few pictures attached)

    The boat did turn out heavy though, so I am really interested to see if you could share a ready to run weight /w batteries? Be great to see when you get it running. I started with an X450 (3) cupped and it runs pretty good on that. But tried going to an X452 (3) worked by Andy Brown was just to much for the 1527 and the weight of the boat. Ended up burning up both the motor and Etti ESC last summer.

    So have been looking at other motor options. Just thought it would be interesting to see the overall weight of yours and how the performance is.

    Keep up the awesome work!!

    Mike
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    wicked nice! You know, I have not weighed it yet, but it is much lighter than it looks.. I only added a few bits of carbon fiber to the main hull,so we will see...

    Here is the final on the exhaust- deflector -stack.Just gotta build the air damm for sponson and the outside is done, still need an ESC.
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    I love the access panels!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed810 View Post
    Morning Sandy....

    Been following your build and I love the workmanship on this boat. I built an ML Boatworks 171 extreme 1/8 scale Elam kit a few years ago, so I know the work and detail that goes into these boats and yours truly reflects the work of a craftsman.

    I also built this boat around the NEU 1527 1.5Y, 10S. (A few pictures attached)

    The boat did turn out heavy though, so I am really interested to see if you could share a ready to run weight /w batteries? Be great to see when you get it running. I started with an X450 (3) cupped and it runs pretty good on that. But tried going to an X452 (3) worked by Andy Brown was just to much for the 1527 and the weight of the boat. Ended up burning up both the motor and Etti ESC last summer.

    So have been looking at other motor options. Just thought it would be interesting to see the overall weight of yours and how the performance is.

    Keep up the awesome work!!

    Mike
    what's the total weight with batteries I'm doing the squire shop

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    Quote Originally Posted by meangenesracing View Post
    what's the total weight with batteries I'm doing the squire shop
    Evening meangen.....The total weight came in at just under 20lbs. Actually 19lbs 10oz. Was thinking of going to a bigger power plant (TP 5660 840kv) but then I put myself outside the motor rules in IMPBA to race it. So thinking I'll stick with the 1527 and really start tweaking things to get some better speed. If I can come close to 60 I think it's very competitive at those speeds. There's a lot of talk in the IMPBA rules forum right now looking at the motor rule. Lot of good points from a lot of good 1/8 scale builders and drivers.

    I think you'll be fine weight wise with the Squire boat. That appears to be a much lighter hull. I know Doug Smock has that boat and it's is fast. I've actually thought of just picking up an 8255 1/8 kit from Mike and build that in the KISW boat. Mike said that is a fast boat also with the 1527 power plant.

    What are your thoughts? Be interesting to hear back.

    Mike

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