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    Finally finished off a new rigger. This will not look like anything else out there as it is a custom build.
    The sponsons are Kiwi rigger, which will be unknown to just about every one as they are a New Zealand design and there are few out there. The tub is OD and the canopy was made from the original canopy from the one the sponsons came with. I was given that rigger by a late club member Darcy Baker, great guy who passed away a couple of years ago from cancer.
    Next Month we will have our second annual Darcy Baker Memorial Hydrofest. I have deliberately worked to have it ready for that.
    It is set up for now with a Turnigy SK8 850kv motor and HK Yep 180 esc on 10s, but will get changed over to 6s with a TP 4060 1620 kv and V2 T-180 for our club 6s class.

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    Next build will be....

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    NZMPBA 2013, 2016 Open Electric Champion. NZMPBA 2016 P Offshore Champion.
    2016 SUHA Q Sport Hydro Hi Points Champion.
    BOPMPBC Open Mono, Open Electric Champion.

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    That is a beautiful rigger. Nice work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiBoater View Post
    That is a beautiful rigger. Nice work.
    Thanks man, appreciate that.
    NZMPBA 2013, 2016 Open Electric Champion. NZMPBA 2016 P Offshore Champion.
    2016 SUHA Q Sport Hydro Hi Points Champion.
    BOPMPBC Open Mono, Open Electric Champion.

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    Beauty colour Peter. A rigger is a different take for you. Warning!!! They are a hoot

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    Quote Originally Posted by srislash View Post
    Beauty colour Peter. A rigger is a different take for you. Warning!!! They are a hoot
    Thanks Shawn, rattle cans for that one. As for riggers....

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    Small red one is a Predator, larger red one is a scaled up Predator, yellow one is the big one rebuilt with new sponsons. The other one is one I picked up second hand but did not keep long. So really just going back to riggers, where I started racing. Model boats however I have been into and building for around 40 years now.
    NZMPBA 2013, 2016 Open Electric Champion. NZMPBA 2016 P Offshore Champion.
    2016 SUHA Q Sport Hydro Hi Points Champion.
    BOPMPBC Open Mono, Open Electric Champion.

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    Did a run on Saturday, ok but no where near as fast as it should be with that setup. I think a bit heavy on 10s. Then I messed up the esc settings. So I have changed it over to the 6s setup. TP 4060 1620kv and T-180. I was going to use a V2 but turns out it was dodo dead, so I put in the V3 that I had for the next build. Will be four weeks or so before I can run it now as we go into a four week covid19 lockdown tomorrow night. On the upside, four week staycation, and time to build the next boat!

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    NZMPBA 2013, 2016 Open Electric Champion. NZMPBA 2016 P Offshore Champion.
    2016 SUHA Q Sport Hydro Hi Points Champion.
    BOPMPBC Open Mono, Open Electric Champion.

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    Got a last chance for a run yesterday, faster but esc and caps were hotter than I'd like, motor, batt ok. Run on an M445 and P220, small props but they work well on my Q hydro with that motor. Now we are on four weeks covid19 lockdown, so no playtime at the pond .
    I have this morning cut down the turn fin and fitted a shorter rudder which should reduce drag. I have had to turn the steering down so much it uses around 10* for the turn.
    Plenty of shed time now, next project!
    NZMPBA 2013, 2016 Open Electric Champion. NZMPBA 2016 P Offshore Champion.
    2016 SUHA Q Sport Hydro Hi Points Champion.
    BOPMPBC Open Mono, Open Electric Champion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter A View Post
    Got a last chance for a run yesterday, faster but esc and caps were hotter than I'd like, motor, batt ok. Run on an M445 and P220, small props but they work well on my Q hydro with that motor. Now we are on four weeks covid19 lockdown, so no playtime at the pond .
    I have this morning cut down the turn fin and fitted a shorter rudder which should reduce drag. I have had to turn the steering down so much it uses around 10* for the turn.
    Plenty of shed time now, next project!
    Yup I am done my work tour today and then back home for the ‘recommended stay at home’. We aren’t on lockdown as of yet but a little time will tell. As long as we are healthy what an excellent time to catch up on stuff at home.

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