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    I am about to start building a KEP'S mini rigger.
    It's similar to the jae mini for the most part.
    I currently offer these kits for sale and figure I should probably build one and have some fun with it!
    I will post some photos and stuff up along the way.

    Check out this link for more info.
    http://www.ne-stuff.net/2016/03/keps...eebie.html?m=1
    If your interested in purchasing a kit then shoot me a pm let's keep that stuff out of this thread.

    Here are some photos of the parts and comparison of the sponsons to 21 size and 45 size.
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    You know, we could probably run these at the old casting pond. That would be a good place to play with some mini/micro FE stuff.
    Brian "Snowman" Buaas
    Team Castle Creations
    NAMBA FE Chairman

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    No doubt perfect size boat for that pond!
    Can build them quick and cheap!

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    These are a very nice mini, mmm...

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    There is a guy with a Mini KEPs racing at my club, and built light it is competitive in the Mini Hydro class, especially so in the rough. He scaled it down from the T2 plans before the mini plan was released, so there may be some small differences to the plan, but the size and shape are very similar. It looks like the materials were different though as he used carved balsa for the sponsons and laminated balsa-1/64 ply for the tub to keep the weight down. I think he got his in at 480g, surprisingly close to the 465g of my molded kevlar boat. <500g RTR is a good weight for a Mini Hydro, the minimum is 450g but I don't think that is achievable while using the full 450mm allowed hull length. My old Zippkits JAE mini was an overbuilt pig that came in at 620g, and while I have had some success with it, it isn't competitive with good modern hulls built with the supplied materials, though the plan can still be if built light.
    Paul "tug Killer" Upton-Taylor, Cat lover.
    FastElectricBoats.co.uk

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    Jeff,
    What are you supplying with the Mini Keps, and how much will it cost? By the way, I completely forgot about the windshield for the ML RSX310. I'll get the pattern to you soon.
    Regards,
    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob horowitz View Post
    Jeff,
    What are you supplying with the Mini Keps, and how much will it cost? By the way, I completely forgot about the windshield for the ML RSX310. I'll get the pattern to you soon.
    Regards,
    Bob
    I will make a posting in the unique products section eventually with all the kits I offer but for now I will PM you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NativePaul View Post
    There is a guy with a Mini KEPs racing at my club, and built light it is competitive in the Mini Hydro class, especially so in the rough. He scaled it down from the T2 plans before the mini plan was released, so there may be some small differences to the plan, but the size and shape are very similar. It looks like the materials were different though as he used carved balsa for the sponsons and laminated balsa-1/64 ply for the tub to keep the weight down. I think he got his in at 480g, surprisingly close to the 465g of my molded kevlar boat. <500g RTR is a good weight for a Mini Hydro, the minimum is 450g but I don't think that is achievable while using the full 450mm allowed hull length. My old Zippkits JAE mini was an overbuilt pig that came in at 620g, and while I have had some success with it, it isn't competitive with good modern hulls built with the supplied materials, though the plan can still be if built light.

    Thanks for all the info!

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    Had my mini keps out today for the first run. It's a fast little rigger with nothing but potential. Too bad I broke the motor shaft and lost the prop but another is on the way. Video will come soon.

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    Where do I find KEP' S rigger

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    There are free plans for the Keps and the JAE on Ne-stuff.net
    Paul "tug Killer" Upton-Taylor, Cat lover.
    FastElectricBoats.co.uk

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    Quote Originally Posted by teamgear1973 View Post
    Where do I find KEP' S rigger

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    Contact Monojeff, I believe he is making laser cut kits of most of the Kep's boats.
    Bob

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    Ok thanks guys

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    I may sell you mine if your interested.

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    I'm interested in this kit
    Still available for sale?

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    FYI, 18 months later the molded boats have improved to the point that the KEPS mini is no longer competitive in the Naviga Mini Hydro class.
    Paul "tug Killer" Upton-Taylor, Cat lover.
    FastElectricBoats.co.uk

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    I just wanted to build a mini rigger to scream around a small pond in my area

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    KEPs, or JAE will do you fine then, while not competitive any more, they are still good boats, and the build is a big part of the fun to many.
    Paul "tug Killer" Upton-Taylor, Cat lover.
    FastElectricBoats.co.uk

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    What's a good mini now to compete?

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    JAE rigger is also considered

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    The Rasch Exe-05 is by far the best out of the box, with the ecomaster mini hydro modded for 1/2 width ride pads up there too. Most of the others can be competed against with a well built lightweight Keps or JAE, but will be several laps behind an Exe-05 at the end of a race.
    Paul "tug Killer" Upton-Taylor, Cat lover.
    FastElectricBoats.co.uk

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    Oh I forgot about the Dr Psycho Little Headshot, that is right up there with the best too.
    Paul "tug Killer" Upton-Taylor, Cat lover.
    FastElectricBoats.co.uk

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    I like wood riggers.
    So I'm assuming this kit not for sale no replies from original poster?
    I really like the looks of this keps rigger as well as rigged insanity and predator rigger in that order. I'm interested if anyone has or can perhaps laser cut these kits.

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    I do have a keps rigger kit unassembled, it’s not the mini though. I’d be happy to let it go if your interested.

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    I like the mini riggers
    Btw curiosity purpose what's the specs on the the keps kit u have....robstercraws if u don't mind me asking

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    It’s the Keps 4-SL. http://www.ne-stuff.net/2015/11/keps...eebie.html?m=1
    Here’s the link.

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    How much u asking to get for the kit?

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    leen,
    Bob Horowitz here. I have the Keps mini that robstercraws built. I might be interested in selling it as I have not done a thing with it. Someone might as well get some use out of it. It's just as I bought it from Tim. Let me know.
    Bob

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    Bob
    If it's the mini keps rigger I'm interested

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    Bob sent u a pm

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