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    Jaws
    by Bryan-the-pirate πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ ( Warrant Officer)
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    Boat Length
    35" (88.9 cm)
    Boat Weight
    2kg (71 oz)
    Drive Type
    Direct
    Props
    Single
    Battery Type
    NiCad
    Battery mAh
    25Ah (25,000 mAh)
    Prop Size
    40mm
    4 months ago
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    Just purchased from a guy who brought it to do up and didn't get a round tuit. First job was to sort out the dorsal fin as it was carved from polystyrene and needed a covering. So out come my paper mache skills last used about 40 years ago in infant school. The motor and rudder servo were fitted so no problem fitting a esc and rc but am now awaiting a servo linkage to make the tail (rudder) work. Untried in the water yet as sorting out the paintwork first. Got to match body to dorsal fin hatch now.


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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    I would be interested to see the RC installation.
    Do you have any more photos.

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by Colin H ( Commander)
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    What's it look like inside.
    Cheers Colin.
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    4 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Warrant Officer)
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    A lot like this
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    So it's a two channel surface runner.
    I like it!

    Have you seen my steampunk Pike and Evolution ?
    Similar!

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Warrant Officer)
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    It is a quick and dirty set up I will secure the esc and reciever once float tested and when I decide where to stick them (with velcro). As you can see rudder servo needs a linkage.

    The majority of the shark is above surface so won't dive but is just a funny boat really. The maker builds planes I'm told so the inside resembles a plane body.

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    4 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Warrant Officer)
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    Yes they look greatπŸ‘
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    4 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Warrant Officer)
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    Now repainted topsides with the gills still to do.
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Looking forward to seeing the photos.

    Martin555.
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    2 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Warrant Officer)
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    Last Sunday our group held a Goofy boat competition. I entered my shark and we showed our boats on a table. All was good so it was to the water for the float off.

    Jaws was bombing around with the others having a good time as we awaited the judge coming to the water. One of the lateral fins hit the pontoon and was dislodged causing a major leak. I recovered the shark and emptied it, gave it a quick test then put it back in as the judge arrived. Jaws shot off then stopped. Unpowered and filling up it was nudged by another vessel which knocked the dorsal fin off. The good news the dorsal fin floats and looked quite good on the water, the bad news was shark was filling up rather quickly. I borrowed a rowing boat and got back to the scene as the shark was rescued by some other vessels and pulled onto the jetty. The inside was totally awash and I was lucky it didn't go down.

    I dried all the electrics and am pleased to say the only things destroyed were a servo and my pride.

    The fin has been replaced and lots of glue has been used inside and out to avoid the same happening again.
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    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi,
    That was not good, maybe it will be worth trying to put some extra floatation foam in just incase something similar happens again.

    Martin555.
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    2 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Warrant Officer)
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    What a great idea πŸ‘, I will put in some foam. I have put the electrics up high now to avoid ruining them but the servo and battery are in the bottom.
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    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Bryan,
    You will still need to keep the weight down low in you'r Shark.
    Also if you have the room you could always put the electrics in a small resealable sandwich box to stop it getting wet.

    Martin555.
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