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  1. Mini Outrigger Build 
    #1
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    02-03-2004
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    Collinsville IL
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    Hey,
    On Offshoreelectrics.com i saw a mini outrigger and thought it was cool.
    plus i had some spare 1/18th BL stuff in the box not being used.
    So i decide to build my own and seeing how fast you could push a 13in. boat.
    Plus its to keep me busy while the plywood comes in for my Nitro Monohull.
    The specs are:

    Mamba 25 ESC
    11.1 Lipo Electric Power
    Himaxx 2050 400size BL Motor
    HS-81MG steering servo.
    Its 13in long and 2 in wide(the main hull)
    Built outa spare 3/16ply(Strigers and Sides) and 3/32 ply(Bottom And Top)
    The Sponsons are made 3/16th ply
    The sponsons holders are CF Arrows with the Carbon Fiber removed.(leaving the Al tube which weighs like nothing

    Those are the specs now for some build up pics.
    enjoy

    *Pictures not working ill repost them later*
    Last edited by Mud-MAXX; 06-01-2006 at 06:58 PM. Reason: pics not working
     

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    #2
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    Heres the pics i promissed

    All the wood cut and ready to be glued together


    View of how it will look from the side


    One of the bulkheads being glued up


    Thats it for today, gotta work and then baseball, prob tomorrow get some more done on it

    Nate
    Last edited by Mud-MAXX; 06-01-2006 at 12:37 PM. Reason: stupid pics
     

  3. Cool  
    #3
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    I'm anxious to see this when it's finished! A building suggestion: use CA glue instead of the epoxy(?), it will result in much less weight and usually more strength. Light weight is very critical to microboats, an ounce can make a difference on a 13" boat.
     

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    #4
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    yea, im still gonna sand the joints down when i get the hull ready before the top goes on and remove all the excess epoxy. this isnt gonna be a see how fast i can go boat, just something to screw around with when the Nitro is down or between coolings. So im kinda conserned about weight but not that much.

    nate
     

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    #5
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    Heres A BIG update,
    havent been on in awhile.
    so heres the pics of the build from last time i posted

    The Sponson Taking its final shape
    http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/3...er200012se.jpg

    The Top of the sponson ready to be epoxyd to the tubes for their final place
    http://img438.imageshack.us/img438/6...er200025wo.jpg

    The Main hull half way there, needing a motor mount,Top and bottom decks
    http://img393.imageshack.us/img393/5...er200048lk.jpg

    The sponsons on and the bottom deck all drying the epoxy
    http://img393.imageshack.us/img393/7...er300029vv.jpg

    back view of the boat, Its gonna look SICK
    http://img393.imageshack.us/img393/1...er300063pr.jpg

    How it looks from the front, damm this is just SICK LOOKING
    http://img437.imageshack.us/img437/1...er300043yp.jpg

    Thats it for tonight, stay tuned for the motor mounts and top are installed.

    Thanks for looking,
    Nate
    Last edited by Mud-MAXX; 06-05-2006 at 10:52 PM.
     

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    #6
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    are you using anything inside the sponsons? anything to help keep it afloat and reinforce the structure would be a big plus. just because it's a micro doesn't mean that it doesn't have to be bullet proof.
     

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    #7
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    yes, i added little triangle gussets to reinforce the sponsons,
    the sponsons are watertight and the very front tip on the main hull is going to be filled with foam, overall im very happy with this, i made it out of some free templates of the sponsons(which i modified) and the sides, i had to design the rest, hopefully that time spent will pay off very soon, hopefully with in the next week or so.
    Ill keep the updates comming,

    Nate
     

  8.  
    #8
    looks sweet, I want to build a micro boat myself, but a V.
     

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