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by Slidin Gator
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 350dd 2 or 3 blade
Replies: 10
Views: 585

Re: 350dd 2 or 3 blade

Turns 2700 to 2800. Feel like it needs more push. I got a line on a 72 34 paddle prop. Wish I could try a prop out before I buy one tho 2,800, you are giving her all she’s got Captain. We always need more push. Don’t waste your money on the lower pitch woody, it will over spin. Focus on tuning the ...
by Slidin Gator
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"
Replies: 30
Views: 1093

Re: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"

seems it's hard to spray the wire, most of the paint just blows away, so I'm thinking about using a paint brush or a roller on the wire No doubt, most goes to the wind or the neighbors car. I sprayed mine and it took a good bit of paint. A brush is not a bad plan, the saw grass is gonna wear it off...
by Slidin Gator
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"
Replies: 30
Views: 1093

Re: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"

I do not recommend a wire wheel for prep, You will see the wire marks through the paint, it will look like crap. Scuff the aluminum with Scotch Brite pads, same for conduit rigging. Use vinegar or water down some Ospho to go with the scuffing, not too strong or you will wear out your hands. You can ...
by Slidin Gator
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"
Replies: 30
Views: 1093

Re: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"

Hardtail, post some info on the welding hood with lenses. I have found the best results by drinking and telling my son how to weld, but sometimes I have to get it done!
by Slidin Gator
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Need 500 piston
Replies: 10
Views: 271

Re: Need 500 piston

I’m with Robo, I’m trading AV fuel for BBQ alll day.
by Slidin Gator
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"
Replies: 30
Views: 1093

Re: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"

Hardtail, you sure work fast! Coming together nice.
by Slidin Gator
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: I'm Building 2 Stossel Boats with High Torque Motors
Replies: 133
Views: 13013

Re: I'm Building 2 Stossel Boats with High Torque Motors

Heading back to the launch through sticky afternoon Maidencane. Steelflex 2000 outruns polymer hands down in the sticky green. https://youtu.be/7tryM9xqFog But like booze and women, there is a downside, 19 hours of Maidencane and sand is rough on Steelflex :violent1: I don't think better prep is goi...
by Slidin Gator
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Continental 520
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Continental 520

Every 50 hours, some do every 25.
by Slidin Gator
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: LS water neck
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: LS water neck

One Eyed Gator wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:06 pm
I got 2 scrap piece of stainless 3" of 1.75 and 3" of 1.5 and welded them together to make a reducer.
Did just this on the buggy, worked fine until I got it hot from a fan issue, hose blew off. It’s the same thing now, except hose barbs welded together.
by Slidin Gator
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Continental 520
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Continental 520

It sounds like someone changed their oil on a regular basis and liked to keep it simple to me, he even drains the cooler.
by Slidin Gator
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 353
Views: 24407

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

FISHSTICKER wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:07 pm
New tradition. FISHSTICKER FRIDAY.
sombitch :bom:
by Slidin Gator
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"
Replies: 30
Views: 1093

Re: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"

Slidin Gator, I haven't decided which one in best for the Minnesota hunting yet, but if the 200 Lycoming can push that hull would be my first choice, that is the reason I'm setting it up first, I still have the 520 on my Hopping Hamant which is a pain to ride, always adjusting the trim tab for diff...
by Slidin Gator
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"
Replies: 30
Views: 1093

Re: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"

Which setup is for which application?
by Slidin Gator
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: I'm Building 2 Stossel Boats with High Torque Motors
Replies: 133
Views: 13013

Re: I'm Building 2 Stossel Boats with High Torque Motors

One other thing learned was some rivets are not equal... Interesting information Rich, thanks! There are many ways rivets are not equal. All of the rivets are new, aviation grade, pretty sure 7075, I will get the specs from the builder and details of the surface prep. What I am seeing is a crack ru...
by Slidin Gator
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Happy New Year! 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Happy New Year! 2020

It’s finally it’s year! Never thought I’d actually see 2020 the first time I drank a bottle.

http://www.bumwine.com/md2020.html
by Slidin Gator
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: I'm Building 2 Stossel Boats with High Torque Motors
Replies: 133
Views: 13013

Re: I'm Building 2 Stossel Boats with High Torque Motors

Hull was well prepped. It’s from flexing at the seam, the crack line seen in the pics runs most the length of the bottom, right along the seam. The hull has seen some flex and has definitely freed up off the nose.
by Slidin Gator
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: I'm Building 2 Stossel Boats with High Torque Motors
Replies: 133
Views: 13013

Re: I'm Building 2 Stossel Boats with High Torque Motors

So time for an initial run in report. I've put 13.5 hours on Ghost since rebuild and burned 124 gallons of AVgas. So that's 9.17 gallons per hour of run time. https://southernairboat.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/rtMedia/users/2619/2019/12/Ghost-Fuel-800x600.jpg?1577749217 It's been mostly hard run time...
by Slidin Gator
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 353
Views: 24407

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

X3 on the advise given, your prop is an air compressor, drawing low velocity and low pressure air in from all around and compressing it to a higher pressure, high velocity stream near the hub. If you think about it, the area on the inlet side has to be larger than the exit area, otherwise there woul...
by Slidin Gator
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Breather vent tube
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: Breather vent tube

If it’s vapor it disappears real quick. Blow by will make your oil temps hot and will push smoke out the blow by (guess that’s where the name came from). No smoke in exhaust is good, probably not a valve issue. Unless preserved, 5 years of sitting = corrosion. It could easily be rings or valve issue...
by Slidin Gator
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Advise for buildin aluminium hull.
Replies: 147
Views: 14641

Re: Advise for buildin aluminium hull.

Center of hull in stern perhaps 2-4 mm (1/16-1/8”) bubbled out/down vs port/stbd rails is the goal for shape. How you get there is up to you.
by Slidin Gator
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: I'm Building 2 Stossel Boats with High Torque Motors
Replies: 133
Views: 13013

Re: I'm Building 2 Stossel Boats with High Torque Motors

You should consider the ecotec. My 12 foot Palm Beach boat makes the power you just mentioned above. Stander 5 foot bottom I had a 540 on the same Hull. I burn half the fuel I used to and plenty of power. I've had very little issue out of the 2.0 lhu. Ecotec has been on the boat two years now. Sinc...
by Slidin Gator
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Alachua county Airboat ordinance
Replies: 41
Views: 3844

Re: Alachua county Airboat ordinance

:D That's Awesome Here is the best paragraph: 54. The Alachua County Nighttime Airboat Curfew Ordinance conflicts with the Florida Statute by effectively setting the permissible decibel level to zero (0) as opposed to 90 dB A as permitted by Florida Statute, for a substantial period of time. The exp...
by Slidin Gator
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Alachua county Airboat ordinance
Replies: 41
Views: 3844

Re: Alachua county Airboat ordinance

Here it is for all to read.

Thanks smokster! :thumbleft: Keep up the battle for sure. :rebel:
by Slidin Gator
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Alachua county Airboat ordinance
Replies: 41
Views: 3844

Re: Alachua county Airboat ordinance

Sending you a pm.
by Slidin Gator
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Advise for buildin aluminium hull.
Replies: 147
Views: 14641

Re: Advise for buildin aluminium hull.

Moryak, All I can say is "Holey Crap", you built a stout hull, way more runners (fore/aft T bar) than normal, but she should take a beating. What is the hull thickness? The major flaw you made is the bracing that your Engine stand is mounted too. I call them bulkheads. You should not have welded the...

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