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    Default 10S classic thunderboat 1/6.6 scale electric conversion

    Classic thunder boats is my favorite gas class, and I had a hair brained idea to convert one to 10s electrics and see if I could race with the gas guys. I looked up the T2 Insane 1/6.6 scale hull and hardware... $800 plus shipping. Not having had our lay-off season yet at work, I chose to not invest that much right now. Then a fellow club member gave me a race veteran hull and hardware, for free!!

    I?ll be setting it up with a castle 2028 780 kv motor, 320amp flier on 10S 2 or 3P and no idea what prop. The mill is 6-8 laps then the 6 race laps. I could throw it in last minute, but still need to be able to have enough juice to do 8-10 laps.

    Anybody know of anyone that has done this?
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    Anyone have a 1/6.6 Allison layin around?
    Who could 3D print me one?
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    Jesse, the T2 Insane is not a scale boat. Make sure the length and width fits the scale boat you plan to run. Check NAMBA scale rooster. Also check to see if electric can run with the gas scales before investing the time in changing to electric. My Feecraft hull is 51 inches and is to short for most 1/6 scales. Will be looking forward to how your project turns out.
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    https://scale-3d.com/products

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse J View Post
    Anyone have a 1/6.6 Allison layin around?
    Who could 3D print me one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leonard feeback View Post
    Jesse, the T2 Insane is not a scale boat. Make sure the length and width fits the scale boat you plan to run. Check NAMBA scale rooster. Also check to see if electric can run with the gas scales before investing the time in changing to electric. My Feecraft hull is 51 inches and is to short for most 1/6 scales. Will be looking forward to how your project turns out.
    Leonard
    Thanks Leonard for the cautionary words.
    I will be looking to add a class to our district and not race this at nationals.
    I think Our district Gas guys will let me race this (just not for points). This is the same scale as they run, and it’s a good group of guys that love to race more than be super strict about details.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayR View Post
    Thanks Ray, just what I was after!
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    Will you be posting your build? I'll be starting my 1/6 scale hydro build soon. We could be build-buddies..?

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    Hey Jarret! Fine by me.. I got some parts comin, so if you haven’t started when I’m ready to post, I’ll get a build thread going.
    This is gonna be a big one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse J View Post
    Hey Jarret! Fine by me.. I got some parts comin, so if you haven’t started when I’m ready to post, I’ll get a build thread going.
    This is gonna be a big one!
    I have all the guts for this massive 53" hydro and my hull ships this Friday from Steve/RC Boat Company.

    Lets do this!

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    Jarret, what boat are you going to model?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leonard feeback View Post
    Jarret, what boat are you going to model?
    Thinking the 1985 UL-100 KISW/MISS ROCK http://www.rcboatcompany.com./SG8255H-GS.html

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    How about this one Jarret?
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    Here?s my paint scheme, but I?ll make a few tweaks.
    Also, anybody have a great idea on how to make the tail fin? Debating whether to make strongly attached, or more of a break away...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse J View Post
    Here?s my paint scheme, but I?ll make a few tweaks.
    Also, anybody have a great idea on how to make the tail fin? Debating whether to make strongly attached, or more of a break away...
    I like the Oberto Boy model a lot. How big is your boat, Jesse? Length & width

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    It’s a T2 Insane hull. 49” long by 25” wide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse J View Post
    It’s a T2 Insane hull. 59” long by 25” wide.
    Whoa.. that's a big boat. Or did you mean to say 49"? Either way it's a BIG boat!

    I might have to make a trip back home to CO to run with you and the gas dudes a time or two.

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    Um... ya 49” long ... c’mon back!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse J View Post
    .......... Also, anybody have a great idea on how to make the tail fin? Debating whether to make strongly attached, or more of a break away...
    What about making it removable/replaceable? That would serve double-duty as a break-away. Embed some tubes in the aft cowl and deck, then embed some protruding music wire/CF rods in the fin........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Jet View Post
    What about making it removable/replaceable? That would serve double-duty as a break-away. Embed some tubes in the aft cowl and deck, then embed some protruding music wire/CF rods in the fin........
    Good suggestion, I’ll play with that. Thanks!
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    Default Let there be white, get reddy

    Painted some today..
    Still waiting on 3D engine to finish front hatch and mono Jeff for graphics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse J View Post
    Painted some today..
    Still waiting on 3D engine to finish front hatch and mono Jeff for graphics.
    Looks marvelous!

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    Stripes? Electrical tape and 1/8? white trim tape.. and 3.5 hrs of time..
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    What type of paint did you use?

    I?m debating rattle cans and 2k clear but not sure I have your skills Jesse.

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    Duplicolor automotive rattle can paints are amazing!
    The white is a pearly matte, and then nice racing red. Then I did a metal flake topped by clear coat.
    The green is krylon. Just be sure to scuff every square millimeter! Because when you remove the masking tape, you’ll find where you missed!

    Definitely avoid rustoleum!
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    Great work, jesse! That checkered/striped pattern came out fantastic! I'll grab duplicolor rattle cans.

    Will you clear it with 2k or something similar?

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