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>> Home > Forum > Boat Specific Chit Chat! > Skimmer from Mobile Marine
Skimmer from Mobile Marine
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octman
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Forum Posts: 71
12th Jul 2017 13:29  
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I have just purchased the hull and deck from Mobile Marine Models of their Skimmer air-boat. Any out there got any info regarding the build of this? Mainly, is there any internal construction to do, to accommodate the receiver and servo etc, and to give it a bit more rigidity? I have a motor on order following Dave M's advise, and I have some ideas regarding the mounting of this and the steering arrangement but just not sure about the insides.

Chris

Dave M
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Forum Posts: 1171
12th Jul 2017 17:05  
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Hi Chris
Mine just has a large flat ply plate over the bottom of the hull with the rx rudder servo and battery fixed in place. I use velcro for the rx and made mounting blocks for the servo. An aircraft snake connects to the rudder. The battery is in a small wooden compartment. My ESC is just below the motor mount hanging loose.
You do need to strengthen the motor mount - I used lots of wood inside to make it all less pliable - the plastic is not strong enough on its own. You need to build a plinth to attach the motor high enough to attach your prop. This need to be well braced to take the thrust from the prop. Mine moves slightly and if I were to make another I would make it stronger.
Mine required two small sheets of lead up front to keep it on the water at speed.
Please post details of your build
Dave


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Dave
octman
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Forum Posts: 71
12th Jul 2017 17:55  
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Hi Dave,
Thanks for that. Not started it yet, am half way through another build at the moment but there's nothing like planning ahead! Where about's along the hull do you suggest the C of G ought to be, or thereabouts? Looping the air boat is not on my agenda! What overall weight does yours work out at?
Sorry for all the questions.
Chris