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by gyrocopter582
Mon May 16, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC AIRBOAT CHEAP
Replies: 24
Views: 5534

Re: ECOTEC AIRBOAT CHEAP

WOW, gotta love participants on this here For-Emm.
So the "TROUBLEMAKER" ECOTEC airboat sold today.
The buyer, a 'good old boy', has deep roots in this sport.
He saw the potential, and was happy to acquire my hot rod.

You guys be safe. I'm out. :thefinger:
by gyrocopter582
Mon May 16, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC AIRBOAT CHEAP
Replies: 24
Views: 5534

Re: ECOTEC AIRBOAT CHEAP

White bear, I'm still flying my whirlybird, just not as much as I would like. I'm the lead mechanic on the local trauma helicopter here in Melbourne, and it requires a lot of my attention. Thanks for asking! Shane, I shake my head when I hear the stupid response to modern engines used in an airboat....
by gyrocopter582
Mon May 16, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC AIRBOAT CHEAP
Replies: 24
Views: 5534

Re: ECOTEC AIRBOAT CHEAP

Hey fart, my ECOTEC runs perfect, same as always, started in two blades after sitting three months.
I'm going offshore fishing now. MUCH nicer people in that hobbie.
This is a perfect illustration of one reason I'm finished with airboats.
by gyrocopter582
Sun May 15, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC AIRBOAT CHEAP
Replies: 24
Views: 5534

ECOTEC AIRBOAT CHEAP

CHANGING HOBBIES, SELLING THE LEGENDARY COMBEE "TROUBLEMAKER".
50 CENTS ON THE DOLLAR, NEED IT GONE, CHECK THE CLASSIFIEDS.
by gyrocopter582
Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Combee top rail
Replies: 2
Views: 860

Re: Combee top rail

My old Combee top rail has been torn up more than once. I drilled out the rivets in the damaged area, straightened the rail, and drilled new holes in good fiberglass. Then I through bolted with AN hardware. My rail is an aluminum extrusion, and bent back into shape easily without any signs of "crack...
by gyrocopter582
Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Water level at the dam in Lake Washington
Replies: 0
Views: 930

Water level at the dam in Lake Washington

Wondering if there is any chance of getting my Checkmate speed boat over the dam today? Thanks!
by gyrocopter582
Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:49 am
Forum: Florida Airboating News & Events
Topic: Water level at the dam in Lake Washington
Replies: 6
Views: 4524

Water level at the dam in Lake Washington

Wondering if there is any chance of getting over the dam with my Checkmate speed boat today?
by gyrocopter582
Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Lycoming 036
Replies: 9
Views: 1446

Re: Lycoming 036

Drain the float bowl first. Only takes a minute, maybe it's got water covering the main jet. :dontknow:
by gyrocopter582
Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:34 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Mounting motor
Replies: 5
Views: 1119

Re: Mounting motor

Break tradition, build your engine stand so you can adjust the angle with the push of a button.
That way you can "trim" the boat as needed.
It's not that hard, use a trim pump from an inboard/outboard boat, along with the trim cylinders. :thumbleft:
by gyrocopter582
Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Dead River Run
Replies: 9
Views: 1215

Re: Dead River Run

Makes my neck hurt watching it
by gyrocopter582
Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Redneck Cuisine
Topic: my banana pudding pie
Replies: 5
Views: 3192

Re: my banana pudding pie

My Mom made something similar, always in a particular baking bowl, which I now have. It was layers of sliced ripe banana's, vanilla wafers, and banana pudding ( made on the stove). An egg and sugar ( I think) 'merang' was whipped up and formed a thick cap on top. Then it was cooked slowly in the ove...
by gyrocopter582
Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: mag not firing
Replies: 41
Views: 2464

Re: mag not firing

Glad you figured it out, all part of the learning curve! I'm a local too, more years than I care to accept! Another excellent guy in this area, is Jim Doucette, or JD as he prefers. He is located across from the Cinema theaters on 192 west, and is good people. He treated me like a friend at my first...
by gyrocopter582
Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Pb blaster
Replies: 20
Views: 1888

Re: Pb blaster

I have had a puller torqued up to ridiculous ft. Lbs. with a bad ass impact, and the part wouldn't budge,
I sprayed the part with Aero Kroil and 'BAM', it came apart on its own within seconds of spraying it.
Daytona Nut and Bolt in Cocoa stocks it, or you can order on line. $25 bones a can....
by gyrocopter582
Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Rotator gearbox
Replies: 18
Views: 3621

Re: Rotator gearbox

No doubt, I foamed my rudders and it helped a ton. Plus I bought Lightspeed Zulu NC headsets...
by gyrocopter582
Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: DualSync Waterline Drive, Update & Video
Replies: 33
Views: 5773

Re: DualSync Waterline Drive, Update & Video

So, put a number on it Mr. Wine.
The design is an abvious success.
by gyrocopter582
Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Who runs the blue and silver ECOTEC on lake George?
Replies: 42
Views: 6021

Re: Who runs the blue and silver ECOTEC on lake George?

SQD, thank you Sir. Testimony from someone who actually has prepared, experimented, and operated an ECOtec. I love mine, and it's normally aspirated. Goes anywhere I want to go.
by gyrocopter582
Mon May 25, 2015 4:50 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: just when ya thought you'd seen everything!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1569

Re: just when ya thought you'd seen everything!!!

I have had the same thing happen flying my whirlybird. About 10 feet off the deck of the south bank of the C-54 canal I was flanked by two does running along the edge of the woods, pretty cool.
by gyrocopter582
Sat May 23, 2015 4:43 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Sometimes it's the little things in life...
Replies: 5
Views: 1287

Re: Sometimes it's the little things in life...

Hey JB! I'm going to come see you one day, I promise. I'm so deep in this aircraft stuff I can't move. I'm out the door here in a few minutes to go fix a few more, trying to stay ahead of the list. Olfart, 'Motorhead' defines my timeline. I never played sports, thought it was a waste of time, instea...
by gyrocopter582
Fri May 22, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Sometimes it's the little things in life...
Replies: 5
Views: 1287

Sometimes it's the little things in life...

After a 10 hour day changing a tail rotor gearbox on an EC135P2, I was sitting by the pool deck listening to the Allman Brothers with the old lady, after the sun dipped below our tree line. The toy line up in the back yard had my attention, so I strolled out to the ECOTEC airboat. I hadn't visited i...
by gyrocopter582
Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Mazda rotary 13B
Replies: 14
Views: 2305

Re: Mazda rotary 13B

No,no. NOT a lot of guys, ONE guy. Steve McGowen. I have 5 hours in that bird.
He is running a Ross re-drive. No longer available. Tracy Crook may still offer a re-drive.
Heavy, high EGT, high coolant temp, high fuel consumption/ Smooth, powerful, available.
by gyrocopter582
Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: New Build EcoTec Turbo 2.4 (First build want advice)
Replies: 70
Views: 8324

Re: New Build EcoTec Turbo 2.4 (First build want advice)

Blah, blah, blah. Russ, was it 7 or 8 men standing on the deck of your heavy ass deck over barge, when you took them for a ride from a dead stop on light brown dry grass? Not to mention it will do it for hours on end without an increase in engine temperature, on WalMart gas, with parts available on ...
by gyrocopter582
Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:26 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Anyone ever tried a constant speed prop?
Replies: 11
Views: 3448

Re: Anyone ever tried a constant speed prop?

David, adjustable pitch would be fantastic on an airboat, I would like to see how your propeller is designed.
by gyrocopter582
Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:59 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Anyone ever tried a constant speed prop?
Replies: 11
Views: 3448

Re: Anyone ever tried a constant speed prop?

Fook, next time you are doing a run-up in a complex, try this for an answer to your question; bring the RPM's to say 1700, then bring the prop lever back until you see a 100 drop. Now advance the throttle. The rpm will stay at 1600 all the way to wide open. The 'governor ' is doing its job, but woul...
by gyrocopter582
Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Love my new motor so far.. Got a question
Replies: 7
Views: 1224

Re: Love my new motor so far.. Got a question

Forget what joe blows cousin is running.
Formulate what's best for your rig.
by gyrocopter582
Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Love my new motor so far.. Got a question
Replies: 7
Views: 1224

Re: Love my new motor so far.. Got a question

Of course you should add more pitch.
Start a log, listing your current data.
Add a precise small increase in pitch. Test, and add to the log.
Add a small increase in pitch, test, log your results.
Etc, etc. then make your pitch decision.

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