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    Springer #1 (Zipp kits - Scale: 1/18)
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    Boat Length
    18" (45.72 cm)
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    Battery mAh
    5Ah (5,000 mAh)
    Prop Type
    3 Blade
    8 months ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ LewZ
    Looking for a fun boat? Take a look at the Springer type tugs. Zipp Kits is one manufacture that makes the Springer easy to build and inexpensive. You can easily scratch build on yourself. I bought four of these.
    At 18 inches long they are small and "turn on a dime" and can be quite quirky like trying to ride a wild horse - a lot of fun. You can build them in almost any style (above the deck) from looking like a real truckable pushboat (like this model) to something completely zany. Let you imagination run its course.
    If you follow the regulations/specifications, these boats are meant to be "one-design" that is from the deck down there as rules and dimensions that apply so the boats can compete in water sports and racing.
    This one is base on a real pushboat that I found on the internet. The cabin can rise up thanks to some old inkjet printer parts I save a while back.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Springer #1 (Zipp kits - Scale: 1/18)
    7 months ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Working on one now. Got this boat for a Christmas present years ago and it came with a brushed motor not the brushless. I ordered the Kentucky super structure and doing a lot of mods with this. Just hope it is not too top heavy. real fun kit. Just a suggestion: when gluing down the bottom ply to the frame I use a heavy rubber bands that I picked up at staples. I also used the water proof wood glue "Tight bond III". I will post some pictures at a later date😊
    πŸ’¬ Re: Springer #1 (Zipp kits - Scale: 1/18)
    8 months ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ DWBrinkman ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I have a Zipp Kit tug that I picked up (built) reasonably. It is a fun little boat. I have constructed a retrieval frame out of PVC tubing and swimming noodles. It has proven to be popular at our local pond. I even had to receive one of my own boats the last time I was out there (I need to invest in a low battery beeper ... LOL).

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