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    Sanded the excess off the ride pad.
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    Glued the inside pad.
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    The 'Ty Davis' sponson is starting to take shape nicely!
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    Looking Good!!!!
    JOHN A. GROSS
    MILLBROOK, AL
    Crickety Crack Racing Team

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    Very nice indeed.
    Nortavlag Bulc

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    Pete, is that nose piece at the leading edge 1" diameter again? I was going to pick up glass tube for that this time.
    glue sniffer

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    Terry
    I found some of this stuff at my LHS.
    Wing leading edge.
    Hard balsa 1" on the flat, the nose sticks out 11/16".


    Larry
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    Bump & Grind Racing Props -We Like Em Smooth & Wet

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    What is your profit margin? Just kidding.


    This going to be one good looking boat and I really like the sponson shape. Extra battery space height to boot.


    What color are you going to paint it?

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    Thanks John, Ray!

    The nose pc is not 1". I'll have to pull up the model, but I believe it tapers down to 3/8". It is sized exactly to fit the UL-1 nose curvature. Much smaller than the full size P-boat.

    Profit margin! ha! Like how far negative? I haven't decided on color yet, but I was leaning towards 'grabber blue'. Might be too close to Ty's team color.

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    Which is purdy close Petty blue!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaike5 View Post
    Which is purdy close Petty blue!!
    Never even thought of that.
    glue sniffer

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    Finished the bottom. I began gluing in the spruce sticks for the decking.

    Just realized that I closed off the sponsons (no air flow). They are essentially like pontoons. Might argue that it would make great flotation?? But probably not a good idea for mold/mildew, etc... I will need to update the model to allow a passage way between the inside of the sponson and the fuselage. Until then, I'll just dremel it out.
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    BTW, I completely soaked each spruce stick in West Systems, then wiped off the excess with a cloth and glued them into position. This will ensure that all sides are sealed.

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    Looks good. Looking forward to seeing the finished boat.

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    I'm catching you Pete.20190202_215951.jpg
    glue sniffer

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    Damn, that is close to a rigger! Hope your doing Petty blue, love that colour, couple of STP stickers will really make that blue pop!

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    No way. This one is mine. He has a Petty blue Stealth that's a tough runner on it's own.
    glue sniffer

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    Yes his boat is very strong, Ty Has become quit a crafty driver too. Will be fun to watch you two duke it out on the pond this summer. post a pic of the your's rtr with paint or clear.

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    Ya know what's funny......when Pete and I were compiling data from all the different boats we've raced I discovered an error in Ty's setup. A glitch in the matrix? Now.....do I fix it? Hahaha
    glue sniffer

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    Noooooooo !! You know the rule , if it ain’t broke don’t fix it!

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    Mine is faster. The hiccup is why.
    glue sniffer

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    I see, you know these youngsters have lightning reflexes, and superb eye sight .
    Fastest boat doesn’t always win. Then there is the equilizer.... water conditions. Advantage Ty!!

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    We're off on a tangent here but we recently found out Ty's vision was/is off. Gets his glasses this week. We're totally screwed.

    Pete, I checked that half round at the nose last night. 5/8".....ish. Depends on what you use for skin I suppose. The bottom is 1/16 ply but I'll likely deck 1/32 so I'll sand to fit. Somehow I messed up two stringers. One on each side of the boat. I'll have to get a pic. Not sure how I managed to screwed up exactly the same on each side. Made me go ....hmmmm.

    Oh, I also omitted sticks most everywhere. Overkill for an LSH in my opinion. I did add a few strips of mahogany where I know the boats take a beating. Where the tub skin meets frame just behind the nose. More pics needed.

    Pretty pleased so far. We'll see how they go soon enough.
    glue sniffer

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    There are definitely a few bugs that I need to work out. Hence, the reason we build these first boats and validate the design!! I just noticed that I missed a spruce stick slot as well!!

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    A little more progress on mine...

    I sized up some floatation. Also, I'm completely re-thinking the wood motor mount. I completely forgot about the temperature aspect. Heat soaks will probably cause the motor mount screws to loose clamp load, and it's probably not a good idea to have a hot endbell in direct contact with wood anyways. Duh! I will be modifying mine back to the original P-sport style with the aluminum plate.
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    I'll be ready for deck tomorrow.
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    I have all the skins done and getting ready to deck as well...
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    However, I just couldn't help myself and I started to glass the seams. It's very thin glass, conforms well to right angles, etc...
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    Not doing that Pete. Overkill. Especially on an limited boat. Ty's boat doesn't have glassed seems. We'll never get close to that speed with these.
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    Finally finished decking the boat. Looking good!
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