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    Have you started to make the hull or are you still working on the hatch?




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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerDemon View Post
    Have you started to make the hull or are you still working on the hatch?




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    I haven't had much time to work on it with the start of school and the end of the racing season happening all at once. As soon as I get the chance to make some progress, I'll update the thread for sure. I definitely haven't given up or anything.

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    Just curious, what's your 1:1? I see it in the background in some pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartanator View Post
    Just curious, what's your 1:1? I see it in the background in some pics.
    It's called a Jaws Lorequin. The company is now known as Lorequin Marine. It's a pretty rare boat. I only know of 2 others and I've spent quite a while trying to find more. Its 24' long, about 5' 8" wide at the water line (extremely narrow), weighs somewhere in the 3000 pound range (extremely light), and is powered by a 598 ci 850-900hp engine. It's pretty crazy but a whole lot of fun. Do you have a 1:1?

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    Sounds awesome! Sadly we do not have a poker runner or racer, on the other hand we do have a sexy Formula 310 SunSport, here is a pic. We do have some neighbors with Sunsation's, Donzi's, and Cig's. And a few Fountain runners... Our Formula only has twin 340's which top out at 47MPH, soon to be upgraded or sold for something faster for net year. Probably something in the Formula Fastech series. I like to burn fuel at 160MPH+!



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    That's a nice boat! We are actually looking at getting something bigger to cruise around on. Something like a 37' performance boat with twin 525s or something. We boat on the Chesapeake Bay and it can get BIG out there. The 24 will get through it but not without quite a bit of air time and a few days of recovery for anyone in the boat lol. It doesn't matter what the boat is as long as you're out on the water. I know quite a few people with 180+ MPH boats but they hardly ever take them out because they break every time. It's like RC... I'd trade durability for 100mph any day.

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    Thanks F-R, we live down in Texas so Salt water is what we run in. it's a killer if you don't clean and maintain to the highest notch around here. Yes several people have problems with higher performance boats, that's why we all help each other clean and what not to all our boats. Our Neighbor that has a Sunsation, his only problem is paying for the gas! I love boats for some reason, I actually like RC boating better than RC trucks/cars. We used to have a 22-26 ft (cant remember) ski boat and we could hardly take it out on a windy day but the Formula cuts right through, mainly because the really deep V and weight(11K LBS). Anyways I like to go fast whether boat or car, we get in trouble every now and then by the Coast Guard for going to fast out in the bay in the neighbors Sunsation. Anyways I am looking forward to seeing your Fiberglass hull project!

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    No speed limits up here. That's what I love about boating. I take a lot of pride in doing everything myself, including building my own engines. I love the feeling of going out and running 90mph in a little 24' boat with an engine built by me and passing a 42' boat with motors made by some professional engine builder. Also... BIG NEWS! You guys may have heard of a little company called Aeromarine. Well I just bought a little nitro boat that they posted on Facebook. While I was on the phone with them, I got talking and I'm going down next Friday to see their place and hopefully pick up some tips and tricks on making a composite hull. He also has a turbine powered boat he's going to show me. I may propose building the composite Spartan with him at his place since he's all set up to build the highest quality hulls already. We will see

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    Wow! THAT'D be awesome. I'd be intrested in seeing the completed version of that!

    And for 1:1, my family is looking for one to go tubing in. Where from NC, and we want CHEAP. if you know anyone tell them to PM Me!

    Also, you think that if you were to use his equipment, you could make the boat longer and wider? Just some ideas :P


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    Quote Originally Posted by panek33 View Post
    Wow! THAT'D be awesome. I'd be intrested in seeing the completed version of that!

    And for 1:1, my family is looking for one to go tubing in. Where from NC, and we want CHEAP. if you know anyone tell them to PM Me!

    Also, you think that if you were to use his equipment, you could make the boat longer and wider? Just some ideas :P


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    Not sure. I don't think it would be very easy to make it wider. Longer could certainly be done though.

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    I am glad people still enjoy showing pride in what they build! F-R I hope your race season turns out great and the new Spartan hull!
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    Quote Originally Posted by F-R Racing View Post
    Not sure. I don't think it would be very easy to make it wider. Longer could certainly be done though.
    What would making it longer do exactly?

    I know wider will stabilize much more, but I'm unsure of longer. (I'm new into boating)


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    Quote Originally Posted by panek33 View Post
    What would making it longer do exactly?

    I know wider will stabilize much more, but I'm unsure of longer. (I'm new into boating)


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    Slow it down lol. Longer would help with rougher water as it could span waves that were further apart but most people run in almost perfectly still ponds and lakes so length wouldn't help. It would just add weight and drag, slowing it down.

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    Im in the process of making my own boat. its going to be 36 inches, made out of tin and some 2 x 4's. Ill post some pics of what it looks like later (if im allowed). This would be my first build and i am always looking for some suggestions. Ill post some later!

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    I stopped by Aeromarine (best RC boat builders in the world) and talked to the owner. I learned a lot from looking at their stuff. They seem to be only 2 layers of very tight weave glass, about an eighth inch of core mat, and one more layer of glass. I was thinking I'd have like 4, 5, or 6 layers but I definitely won't do that anymore. A big thing he said was that a scaled down version of a 1:1 simply doesn't work. You need the relatively flat bottom to run efficiently. That's about all I got out of that little field trip but it gave me a lot of hope and made me realize just how nice a Spartan is for it's price. Equivalent fiberglass stuff is like $1300 and it doesn't have the convenient radio tray.

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    Man I would really like to have one of those hulls if you eventually finish one. My current hull is falling apart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerDemon View Post
    Man I would really like to have one of those hulls if you eventually finish one. My current hull is falling apart.
    How so? I'm trying to look at all of the failures of the current Spartan hull so I can see what needs improvement.

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    The sides are coming unglued from the hull sides and it is so delicate..... You bump it into one thing and you have a chip in it. I am very ocd so this really bothers me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerDemon View Post
    The sides are coming unglued from the hull sides and it is so delicate..... You bump it into one thing and you have a chip in it. I am very ocd so this really bothers me!
    The hull is separating from the deck? Is that what you're talking about? And I totally agree. The plastic gouges so easily if it hits a dock or the ground or a rock or anything like that.

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    Yes thats it, I had it in its nylon carry case and carried it and the decals wore of the front . Also do you have any ideas for more stabilization? I was thinking along the lines of more beam. This would also help with torque roll therefore giving the ability for lover kv motors and pushing bigger props. Just thinking out loud.
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    I think bigger tabs would help. More beam would help a little bit but it would also cause more drag... and at what point would you call it a different hull design? I'd like to stick with the stock dimensions, at least on the bottom, and only make changes that would help any application like sharpened strakes and a stiffer bottom. That way it can be directly compared to the stock hull and any setup knowledge from the stock hull will carry over. Too much change and it becomes an entirely different boat.

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    That makes sense but you would have to come up with a more efficient way of stopping torque roll because with the extra weight you are going to need lower kv motors and bigger props to compensate for the extra load. The stock electronics can barely push the abs hull.
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    Hey guys. Just a little update... the 1:1 race boat is put to bed for the year so it's time again to get cracking on this RC! Plan is still the same, I'm starting with the hatch first. I've decided to do some somewhat heavy modification to the hatch to make it look more scale. I'm starting with filling the stupid trough down the middle. I hate that thing. Pictures to come.... and maybe a new dedicated build thread.

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    Sounds great, keep us posted!
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    Quote Originally Posted by F-R Racing View Post
    Hey guys. Just a little update... the 1:1 race boat is put to bed for the year so it's time again to get cracking on this RC! Plan is still the same, I'm starting with the hatch first. I've decided to do some somewhat heavy modification to the hatch to make it look more scale. I'm starting with filling the stupid trough down the middle. I hate that thing. Pictures to come.... and maybe a new dedicated build thread.
    Make sure if you post a new build thread to tell us where to find it! im very interested in this thread
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    Hey F-R, where is this new and nice hull!>!>! Kidding, any updates on this yet?
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    I've been working on it a little but life keeps slowing this project down. I got my first non-Traxxas RC when I stopped by Aeromarine. I couldn't leave without a nitro cat lol. Anyway... rebuilding that boat has taken a lot of time, as well as school. I think I'm going to just get a new hatch because I really don't feel like doing more body work to it, priming it, sanding it, sealing it, and buffing it. I'd rather just spend $20 and have a hatch ready to pull a mold from. Hopefully no weird compatibility issues this time. Not sure when I'll get anything done but it will happen eventually. As for making the mold, the steps are basically...
    Spray with PVA release agent (dries to an almost Saran Wrap non-stick type material)
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    Coat with a few layers of fiberglass
    Possibly fiberglass some wood to it for strength
    That's basically it.

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    whats up with this...?

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    Still have the hatch out in the garage. It's a lot more work than I thought lol I haven't messed with it for a while due to some crazy stuff going on but I still plan on completing this project

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    Awesome! Well keep us updated on any progress you make.
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    Wow! Been a while since I've seen this thread! I thought you left! Anyways, get back to work! Even though my Spartan is gone I'd still like to see this project completed!

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    Unfortunately I moved about 6 months ago and I never really picked the RC hobby back up until just now. On the bright side, my back yard is now the Chesapeake bay so I'm in the prime RC boat location! I hate to say it but I don't see myself completing this project any time soon. The shop was at the old house and there's not really any room to do fiberglass work at the new house. I will be doing some cool stuff with stock hulls though *hint hint*

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    Quote Originally Posted by F-R Racing View Post
    Unfortunately I moved about 6 months ago and I never really picked the RC hobby back up until just now. On the bright side, my back yard is now the Chesapeake bay so I'm in the prime RC boat location! I hate to say it but I don't see myself completing this project any time soon. The shop was at the old house and there's not really any room to do fiberglass work at the new house. I will be doing some cool stuff with stock hulls though *hint hint*

    Sad to hear that this wont be going through. But it'd be awesome to see another jet drive Spartan
    Lol nah, you do what you want man. I'd be interested in seeing a neu 750kv powered Spartan on 8s 👍
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    Im not sure about 750kv... 8S is not enough voltage for that kv. But a Neu 1527 1Y on 9S would be sick!
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    Lol yea true. Best of luck with the build!
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    You're on the right track

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    Oh, well. Enjoy living on the water! It is a heck of a lot more convenient to play with the toys!
    Anyways, looking forward to see what a real boater(s) do to the small toys!

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