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    Slidin Gator replied to the thread Rick B-Day!.
    Happy Birthday Rick! When my kids were young, they couldn't understand why I hated my birthday. A few years ago my adult son was...
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    Slidin Gator replied to the thread Cadillac 500 DD Airboat.
    More pitch gives you less speed and more problem getting on a plane. Take pitch out to get trailer RPM higher. This will have the...
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    Slidin Gator replied to the thread Cadillac 500 DD Airboat.
    So a few things. #1, The guy on the bike was riding an Ebike, he wasn't doing any work! Yep, them things are cool, if bikes can run...
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    Slidin Gator replied to the thread single rudder?.
    Army, Thanks for the opportunity to cover a subject of interest to me. Everyone can see the same thing for themselves by running up a...
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    Slidin Gator replied to the thread single rudder?.
    I do understand, I own 4 rudders and only 2 of them don't have any dents, because I haven't run em yet. I hit more trees and trailers...
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    Slidin Gator replied to the thread single rudder?.
    Vacuum (lift) is how wings works, it's how airplanes fly. It's how airboat props make thrust. My rudders are 4' tall by 42" long...
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    Slidin Gator replied to the thread single rudder?.
    But this graphic in particular shows a big airfoil rudder in action.
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    Slidin Gator replied to the thread single rudder?.
    5th edition was from Prentice Hall, 1973. It's a big book, here is the interesting part.
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    Slidin Gator replied to the thread single rudder?.
    So I busted out an old book from the 70's. The pictures are still stuck in my mind and remain valid, so I might as well share.
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    Slidin Gator replied to the thread single rudder?.
    Army, I do remember the story of your folks, I love watching eagles soar, two definitely deserve a canvas like a big ole single airfoil...
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    72" WT is too big for that motor. Just a WAG, but that setup might be hitting 150 Hp at 3,000, just wanting to start running. Put a...
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    Slidin Gator replied to the thread single rudder?.
    Sounds like a 68" 2 blade is what you want for that O360. Blade width (10-12) becomes a minor choice on the same scale.
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    Slidin Gator replied to the thread single rudder?.
    :unsure: You gonna have to make up your mind. My present 300 Hp boat with a wide blade 72" NGQ will make 60 MPH in the right...
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    Slidin Gator replied to the thread Color scheme ideas?.
    Guess he would have to name it HEADACHE then:D
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    Slidin Gator replied to the thread single rudder?.
    Post a pic or two, particularly the forward/prop end. It has to be rounded at the front, no break or point. I ain't gonna talk you out...
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