New 2nd RC Boat Made of Popsicle Sticks with Onboard Camera
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Sep 11, 2011 9:12pm
Here is my second scratch built radio control boat made of popsicle sticks. It is somewhat based on the Andrea Gale fishing boat from the movie "The Perfect Storm." It isn't super detailed, but was given more effort than my first one. It runs on a stock 540 motor with a 7.2 volt battery. She's about 30" long and 8 1/2" wide. Like my first boat, a traxxas villain drive system was used. There is an electronic speed control which is a bit harder to control low speed on than the old mechanical speed control in my other boat. I also installed a cooling fan for the motor. This came out of an old computer. It's a 12 volt fan but runs plenty fast enough on a seperate 8.4 v battery. Some cosmetic features include an HO scale train bridge stood on end, O scale train figures, and some HO scale train building roofs. Everything else is popsicle sticks, dowels and thin slivers of poplar. The hull was wood glued, epoxied inside and sealed outside with the resin only from a fiberglass repair kit. Fiberglass was not used. Every change of season my old boat gets joint cracks on the outside of the hull from expansion & contraction. I must seal them up every spring. This taught me to seal the outside with resin on the new boat. After the resin many, many coats of white paint, and finally several coats of clear coat. Overall I'm pleased with it's handling, though I would like to get a less aggressive power plant. It's tricky to get a smooth take off sometimes with this motor and the ESC that ...
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