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by Aeon
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: new guy here vw powered catamaran Mini
Replies: 19
Views: 556

Re: new guy here vw powered catamaran Mini

Ummmm do you have private property to hunt elk on?
by Aeon
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: new guy here vw powered catamaran Mini
Replies: 19
Views: 556

Re: new guy here vw powered catamaran Mini

Imho you went the wrong direction. Cat hulls were tried back in the Vietnam War days " google air cat" I would look at the dragonfly airboat for inspiration. Given what you want to do i think you might be in for disappointment. It takes a lot of power to run dry. Even over gravel and to pu...
by Aeon
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 18x8 with 450Hp LS3
Replies: 13
Views: 1036

Re: 18x8 with 450Hp LS3

17x8 hull with a 600hp ls3 2.55 ox and 3 blade jx. Runs dry and goes where i point it.

If you are getting a ls motor get it built right. They are easy to build over 550+hp.
by Aeon
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Engine help on a 16X8
Replies: 6
Views: 569

Re: Engine help on a 16X8

My 17x8 has a stroked ls3 close to 600hp, spinning a 2.55 and a 3 blade jx. Its a big heavy boat but runs very very good :) Not saying the lsa is bad but you can make good power with a stroked ls3 or even better a stroked ls7 but then you get into more money. Turnkey engines built mine 4 years ago a...
by Aeon
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 496 lost oil somewhere and spun bearing
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: 496 lost oil somewhere and spun bearing

Only a few ways for oil to get out. If you were burning it you would have seen blue smioke. 6 quarts in one trip would be obvious. Pcv is needed and does more good than harm. A oil catch can help a lot. On tear down your intake will have a ton of oil coating the inside. Leaks can add up but that muc...
by Aeon
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Ugh! Box dilemma! HELP!
Replies: 37
Views: 2619

Re: Ugh! Box dilemma! HELP!

2.09 is under and 2.88 is over. You won't have enough hp to spin the jx with the 2.09. At 5100 rpm the prop will be maxed out but to even get it that high you will have to take all the pitch out. With the 2.88 at 6k the prop is only at 2085 rpm. Leaving quite a bit of thrust. 2.55 or 2.68 but don't ...
by Aeon
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Silent prop for drones.
Replies: 7
Views: 1092

Re: Silent prop for drones.

Only the small drones use plastic props and trying to compete with china will only be pain and suffering. Plastic props are cheap. So the kv rating on motors is voltage x rating so the dji phantom has 960kv motors so with a 15v battery its about 14k rpm My big lifter hexacopter has 15"props and...
by Aeon
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Ch3 torque spec help?!
Replies: 7
Views: 836

Re: Ch3 torque spec help?!

Sounds like the bolts were seized up. Were they stainless? 35lbs is right don't over do it.

The jw wheels are way stronger and not a bad investment. Did the two plates fit with out bending?
by Aeon
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Changing pitch good and or bad
Replies: 1
Views: 605

Re: Changing pitch good and or bad

With your setup 4800 is to low, you are lugging the motor and only spinning 1800 rpm at the prop. You also leaving quite a bit of your hp since your motor does not make its max at 4800 Id call water thunder ask him what he thinks is ideal 5300 is a tad low if you asked me I spin my ls3 5800 with a 2...
by Aeon
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Engine tune
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Re: Engine tune

take the prop off... spin motor as fast as you can. if its not getting up to 4200 its broke. I have the same motor on my mud boat and they sometimes do that. you want to tune the prop to spin at 3600rpm at full throttle clean the carb and make sure the plug wires are not grounding. This gas we have ...
by Aeon
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Engine tune
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Re: Engine tune

less pitch and the motor will spin faster. set the pitch with an angle gauge so you get them all the same.
by Aeon
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: POSSIBLE HURRICANE SEPT 13
Replies: 10
Views: 1516

Re: POSSIBLE HURRICANE SEPT 13

If something ever floods in calif let me know :) I'm here
by Aeon
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: AIRGATOR, LS2 6.0, SENSINICH R SERIES, ROTATOR 2.38, NEED ADVICE
Replies: 11
Views: 1234

Re: AIRGATOR, LS2 6.0, SENSINICH R SERIES, ROTATOR 2.38, NEED ADVICE

Never done a rotator to ls. I have done both a belt and ox box to ls. The ls crank is 3/4" closer to the block so the pilot shaft on the gear box needs to extend that much farther. They make a adapter you can stick in the crank but Iduno if that's a good idea or not. The bell housing bolts will...
by Aeon
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Need opinions on prop choices
Replies: 7
Views: 809

Re: Need opinions on prop choices

do not think you can get to where you want with that motor. If you are going to invest all this money in a new prop and reduction then why not rebuild the motor to make some more power. Stroker kits are cheap and will be the least expensive thing you buy :) you will not have close to enough power to...
by Aeon
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Utah duck hunting.
Replies: 13
Views: 1341

Re: Utah duck hunting.

nice to see another duck hunter from the this side of the continent :) post up some pics of your rigs!
by Aeon
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: radiator distance from prop
Replies: 21
Views: 1900

Re: radiator distance from prop

plugs look spot on.. not sure what the AFR was set to. The boat was re tuned by Turnkey with the prop on when i swapped this motor into the new boat. only upside to being on the wrong coast is they are down the road from me. its just a bit warmer than it was when this motor was in a boat that had a ...
by Aeon
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: LSA reliability
Replies: 25
Views: 2140

Re: LSA reliability

back to the topic... if you can make 550hp with boost or 550hp with NA. go with the NA every time. call up WT or turnkey and get a stroked ls3. they work and there are hundreds of them out there not saying the LSA is a bad motor its not but boosted with hyper pistons or a purpose built airboat motor...
by Aeon
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: California airboats?
Replies: 8
Views: 2691

Re: California airboats?

I'm the ls guy in California :)

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by Aeon
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: radiator distance from prop
Replies: 21
Views: 1900

Re: radiator distance from prop

Asked a simple question about distance gezzz, you ecotec people are a bit sensitive. Mind is not made up, still don't know what the ideal distance is. Maybe it's already at that. Ecotecs have a throw out bearing on the radiator muffler. Your computer can vary the afr and timing based on temp but it ...
by Aeon
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: radiator distance from prop
Replies: 21
Views: 1900

Re: radiator distance from prop

Where is waterthunder when I need him lol . A big hp ls3 won't last long at 210+. The Ecu does not control temps the thermostat a 160 and radiator do. Car operation temps are fine that hot and they do run more efficiently at 200+ but airboats are not cars. The load is light years different, it's lik...
by Aeon
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: radiator distance from prop
Replies: 21
Views: 1900

Re: radiator distance from prop

custom tune with a MEFI ECU, nothing stock about it. its just a ways away from the prop 11" and we for sure have airflow problems but the need for a deck like i built with low seats was driven by my not so young dads need to get in and out of the boat easy and hall a grip load of gear to duck h...
by Aeon
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: bbc aluminum heads?
Replies: 6
Views: 848

Re: bbc aluminum heads?

depending on what iron head you have now you might hurt performance. If you have peanut port heads now and switch to a more free flowing alum head you will find your power might come on a bit late for your DD application. a lot of work to save 70 lbs.....
by Aeon
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: radiator distance from prop
Replies: 21
Views: 1900

radiator distance from prop

what is the ideal distance from the prop for a radiator? set up the new boat and the radiator is in front of the back legs on the stand. With the deck on the hull i think its restricting airflow to the radiator. Runs 175 on a 40deg day and 195 on a 90deg day. Not super hot but not that cool either. ...
by Aeon
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Alaska Airboaters
Topic: Airboats with Windshields and Cabs
Replies: 23
Views: 7379

Re: Airboats with Windshields and Cabs

Last year I called, sent emails, contact form on their site, Facebook msgs trying to get a price on a boat. Not so much as a peep back, is dyna still in biz?
by Aeon
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Set Up Distributor
Replies: 9
Views: 902

Re: Set Up Distributor

Don't use the vacuum advance. Use the lightest springs you have. Play with the bushings to see what one gives you best prop rpm.... Don't run too much total, it's a boat not a car. Start with 12 and green for 34deg total and work forward. Big cam might want more Initial and depending on what heads I...

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