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Post  Marleysky on Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:25 pm

Allways was intrigued by Airboats. I tried to make a “scale” version of the Ice boats that were raced on frozen lakes a a young child. My total ignorance of aerodynamics and balance doomed them to fail miserably. Saw this picture on another forum, and thought “hey! There’s a use for some on the old fuselage’s  up in the rafters!

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Make some of Roddies aluminum siding trim skis and a pusher prop, whla! A prop rod on skis! lol!
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Post  roddie on Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:39 pm

Looks like loads of fun for a Winter-runner Rene! Maybe Lieven (Overlord) will run his "snow-car" again this season...?

I was captivated by that build!



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Post  NEW222 on Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:58 pm

I love the use of the fuselage in reverse. Very neat.
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Post  batjac on Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:23 pm

Marleysky wrote:Allways was intrigued by Airboats. I tried to make a “scale” version of the Ice boats that were raced on frozen lakes a a young child. My total ignorance of aerodynamics and balance doomed them to fail miserably. Saw this picture on another forum, and thought “hey! There’s a use for some on the old fuselage’s  up in the rafters!

Winter Project:


Make some of Roddies aluminum siding trim skis and a pusher prop, whla! A prop rod on skis! lol!

Now THAT is something I've never seen.  A Cessna 152 with the tail chopped off and the wings removed.  I guess it's kind of a stroke of genius.  Use the engine as mounted, just put a pusher prop on and turn the seats around.  I'm guessing the propane tank I see is used for an engine pre-heater. Do you have a link so I can read up on the conversion?

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Post  Marleysky on Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:37 pm

I Found picture on “Wrong Brothers Air Force” Group on Facebook. Someone else posted the link to original post and pictures:
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You’re welcome, Col MarleySky.

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Post  OVERLORD on Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:06 am

roddie wrote:Looks like loads of fun for a Winter-runner Rene! Maybe Lieven (Overlord) will run his "snow-car" again this season...?

I was captivated by that build!


It was a great challenge to build this vehicle from pictures only without an existing drawing. I hope to run it this winter!!

The build thread with video's:

https://www.coxengineforum.com/t7323-snowplane-radio-gear?highlight=snowplane
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Post  roddie on Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:18 am

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Post  NEW222 on Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:18 pm

roddie wrote:This is pretty cool!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHghFPtmy4Y


Wow. That was awesome. Thanks for sharing that!
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Post  roddie on Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:50 pm

NEW222 wrote:

Wow. That was awesome. Thanks for sharing that!

Wouldn't you have loved to "be there" for that?? I don't care how cold it may have been! I'm sure that all those props were whipping up a good breeze!
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Post  NEW222 on Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:13 pm

Be there, check. In one, check! Yep, I agree it would have been neat to be there, no matter what the weather.
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Post  Jason_WI on Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:42 pm

Here one I bought off of RC Groups a while back. It's made out of a aluminum crutch, plastic float and some strip aluminum. It had an Evo 46 on it when I bought it. Couldn't get that engine to run at all. The carb had air leaks. Removed the engine but never put a new one on. Was thinking a 40FSR or 46FX.
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Post  NEW222 on Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:53 pm

Wow. As simple as that one sounds, it actually looks very complicated. A lot of work and thought must have went into it. Will be neat if you get it going.
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Post  Cribbs74 on Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:50 pm

That thing will boogie with a .46 on it!
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Post  getback on Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:07 am

Cool vid roddie , i would like to see that air boat run Jason like Ron said with a 40 size engine it should do all but fly ! Took me a minute to see a crouch in there .
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