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    Default HPR C5009 Bulletproof Mystic

    Got in the hull for my new shootout boat for next year. It's a 45" HPR C5009 bulletproof Mystic. Haven't ironed out all the details, but the plan is 100+ on 5S or less to keep me out of the big boy class. Trading and selling to pay for parts, so they'll start to trickle in slowly. Hope to have enough left over to have it painted with a team paint scheme from one of the boats that used to run in the Ozarks. But for now, just an empty, solid, hull...

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    I’ve got some cool hardware if interested :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by nata2run View Post
    I’ve got some cool hardware if interested :-)
    Oh, don't worry, you're on my radar.
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    Im not Manuel lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by nata2run View Post
    Im not Manuel lol
    My bad, but I do know the site and part selection.
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    Pooh, she’d be snazzy with help from Kent!!! Go go Ryan!!!

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    looking forward to seeing this build

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    My ESC's arrived today. Looks like they'll just fit over the center tunnel. No idea on how I'm going to mount them, but it won't involve zip ties.

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    You could stack em. And use posts like I have done . Or maybe a bit of a stringer on the side of the tunnel?

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    Stacking is a good idea, heat won't really be an issue. I'd have room to attach posts and create a double stack rack with a beauty panel on the top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fweasel View Post
    Stacking is a good idea, heat won't really be an issue. I'd have room to attach posts and create a double stack rack with a beauty panel on the top.
    Look up my Fantasm build. Or don’t be afraid to ask( I know you aren’t), lol

    Oh and I had improvements on the original posts, crash proven

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    These are the originals

    And if you look close at these (from Daytona)you will see the pucks that I added to give a greater bonding area


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    Really looking forward to your build Ryan. I'm thinking this might be the flagship of your fleet. If it is then I'm sure it's going to be very interesting quality build.

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    Been quite a while since this thread was updated. Several other builds got in that way, and unfortunately the HPR was shelved for a time. The goal is to have it ready for the 2019 Mini Shootout. I sent the hull down to kfxguy to have him make me a custom servo mount and set-up the rest of the steering system. While he had it in his shop, he put down a fresh piece of carbon cloth over the center tunnel to help clean-up the interior because of the spray paint from the previous owner. He also reshaped the rudder stand-off to match the mating surface of the original HPR rudder bracket and machined my MBP motor collets so they'd clear the carbon mounts.

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    Finally got the boat back in my shop earlier this winter, but not after it was mishandled in transit and smashed the rudder mounting bracket. You can see how the bearing got so deformed the race and seal popped out the side. No big deal, easy to swap out the part, except HPR no longer makes this particular rudder. I was able to get in touch with the new owner on Facebook and he found the last one they had in a parts drawer and shipped it over from Switzerland to the US. Problem solved and the insurance claim more than covered it.
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    I was tired of looking at the piss poor rattle can paint job someone laid down on this hull. I originally had planned on a variation of the blue and silver Bud Light Mystic paint scheme, but decided I might do a simple vinyl job with the American Ethanol scheme since both boats are from Illinois and built specifically to race at Lake of the Ozarks. Well, simply vinyl turned into a full sand and prep, then all paint and clear at Bonzi in Indianapolis. Dan Hofman gave me a quote I couldn't refuse so I shipped the hull down to them two weeks ago and a good friend of mine hand delivered it to me this weekend back in Chicago.

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    Fun fact, the owner bought a school in IL to to house the real race boat and workshop. He donated a good amount of money to the community to build a new school elsewhere. The boat sits inside the gym and I believe I heard the motors get worked on in what used to be a science classroom. For those of you who haven't had the pleasure to see this boat in person, it's pretty impressive to crawl around when on land and even sexier when in the water....

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    Ryan,
    Really nice paint job.

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    Ryan,
    Can you give me the information to contact your painter Dan Hofman in Indy?
    Thanks, Eddie

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhorowitz View Post
    Ryan,
    Really nice paint job.
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by EddieM41 View Post
    Ryan,
    Can you give me the information to contact your painter Dan Hofman in Indy?
    Thanks, Eddie
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    Tell Dan you saw the American Ethanol boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fweasel View Post
    Thanks!



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    Tell Dan you saw the American Ethanol boat.
    Thank you kind sir!

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    Progress tonight: mounted the rudder, hydraulic arms, click drives and epoxied in the servo mounting tabs

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    Keep up the nice work Ryan.
    I will be watching for more.

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    Beautiful looking boat Ryan and very nice work . .looking forward to the finish line!

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    Progress so far this weekend: Drilled, tapped, and installed the antenna mount. Drilled out the flush water outlets on the side of the hull that were clogged with paint and buffing compound. Cleaned out holes and installed stainless canopy thumbscrews and rubber washers. Installed servo mount and cut rudder cables to length. Tacked the rear motor support rings in with CA, now gluing them in place with JB Weld. Once those have set, I'll start mocking up the battery sleds and tack them into place.

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    Where did you get the canopy thumbscrews?
    Cheetah, Super Rio, (Mod) Starship (Mod and sold),

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    Mcmaster Carr or Zoro, one of the two.
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    Sweet looking Cat love it

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    Got the lipo sleds siliconed in place. Normally, this is a step I enjoy on a build, but these were a lot of work because so much was hidden under the front deck. It's much harder to get the masking tape in place so far forward and even more challenging to remove it without dragging the tape through your work.

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    The water jackets kfxguy turned down for me on his lathe are just a hair too big in diameter for the TP motor cans. I found a set from TFL that have thicker O-rings, but still need to get them machined and wrapped in carbon. Once I get the motors in place with the jackets for the last time, I can cut the motor wires, solder the bullets, and start my ESC mounting tray. I think the next punchlist items are cutting the flex cables and installing the hatch seal.
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