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Epic river adventure in homemade airboats
Gents, Its been a awhile , I retired and decided to get my Uncle James' river story to print. Here is a excerpt --- I recently had the pleasure of spending the day with three very experienced members of the Texoma Airboat club for a Brazos River Airboat trip. …
July 12, 2020, 9:55 am by Brotherbob
"I Hate It When This Happens"
That's gonna be one interesting seat package. 😯 πŸ˜€
July 12, 2020, 9:32 am by Bonefish
Warp drive question
Not to sound like a smart alec, but it sounds as if you have 7/16 bolts with 5/8 hex heads, that said the torque will be 50-55 ft-lb, now the question is, does the prop hub have 1/2 holes or 7/16 holes, if 7/16 great, if 1/2 you need to …
July 12, 2020, 6:16 am by John Fenner
Lycoming Spin on Filter Swap, Champion CH48110-1, Napa 1515
Appreciate the info in this thread. Good luck with the frogs tonight. Rick
July 12, 2020, 10:23 pm by rick
Prayers Needed
Good news!
July 12, 2020, 10:04 pm by Slidin Gator
New/Old Airboat Hull
Sounds about right to me. Got a buddy coming over this evening to discuss airboat stuff so I really stocked up the outside fridge today πŸ™‚ Rick
July 11, 2020, 2:30 pm by rick
WhirlWind Propellers to Answer Your Engineering Questions
> Hunter, What do you have in the 88inch range? LHR. I recently built a new blown boat that cavitated 3 88's on 27 and went to a 4 blade 88 on 22 that is about perfect! No roll, all push! I was a S blade or Jx user, but …
July 11, 2020, 9:52 pm by Prototype
Stringer replacement
A valid post! I've done both! Ripped and stripped them down to turn the hull into a hot plastic mess and ripped them up high enough to pressure wash the wood mush out! If it ran good prior, I'd say rip it high and deal with the stringer shells and …
July 11, 2020, 9:29 pm by Prototype
Video of new project
One thing I highly recommend is pulling the cam followers and check them for spalding if it sat that long with water. It’s a huge issue with aircraft that seldom fly on both Continentals and Lycomings. It sucks investing a lot of time in bringing a engine back …
July 10, 2020, 5:11 pm by LBM008
Building a A/C Powered Boat
> I used to have a 18’ Air Ranger years ago when I lived in Texas and now located in Alaska. I prefer a aircraft powered boat due to the parts and resources I have in AK now.
July 10, 2020, 5:03 pm by LBM008