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by CWAIS
Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 46590

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Daddy Dave
Now that would be cool, but that Lake is a long long ways from home.
by CWAIS
Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 46590

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Couple more pictures of gussets off the deck http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD/100_9666_zpsbbf7768e.jpg http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD/100_9667_zps39316aec.jpg Grab bars for the front of the boat or maybe crash cushion LOL http://i91.photobuck...
by CWAIS
Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 46590

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Cherpa, we are 4" back and 4" down.
Thanks for the information.
Chuck
by CWAIS
Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 46590

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Well the lower and upper rudder mounts got TIG-welded in place. Next the rudders got put on with the bushings in place. There is about an 1/8" space left so we are not sure if we should take-up the space with a nylon washer or leave it run free, any suggestions? http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k29...
by CWAIS
Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 46590

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Thanks for the comments Bodean and Glades Cat. I try to post them up for the kids to see, they really make everyone feel good. When you feel good about what you are doing, that is when pride kicks in and great things happen!!! This next picture we had to extend our lower rudder mounts back a little ...
by CWAIS
Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 46590

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Made a little progress on the cage this week. We put two handles on the cage and the side guards. http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD/100_9641_zpsb025d228.jpg http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD/100_9643_zps5ab10e9f.jpg Then we got the upper supports...
by CWAIS
Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 46590

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Thanks Tonia, I will
by CWAIS
Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 46590

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Thought I would post a few more pictures from this week. To all of you out there who are following our build have a Great Thanksgiving!!!!!!!! http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD/100_9597_zps9a911b6f.jpg http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD/100_9601_z...
by CWAIS
Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 46590

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Couple of weeks ago I had a chance to talk to Don Rowell from Sensenich Props. I had asked him if they would have an H Prop that was reconditioned or damaged and needed repair that we might be able to get a really good deal on. Within 2 Hours I had a message to get back in touch with him. I gave Don...
by CWAIS
Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 46590

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

This next picture was a great surprise for our Airboat Project.
Raymond at Alumitech Airboats Donated some Headers.
Thanks Alumitech



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by CWAIS
Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 46590

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Thanks for the comments guys we really like to hear the feedback. Justin, be careful what you say we might just have to take you up on that. You did an awesome job on this engine. This next picture is the student in charge of making the cage, he is welding up the bottom bolts to the loops. http://i9...
by CWAIS
Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 46590

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Here is a video of our first start-up.
http://youtu.be/c5_emvA-T9Y
Hopefully this works.
by CWAIS
Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 46590

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Busy week this last week, got the boat out of the garage and started it up. Turned the key one time and it was purring like a kitten. Then the engine oil cooler line let go, oil everywhere. Got home that night at 10:00 PM. Next on Friday we started it up again, I let the engineer for building the en...
by CWAIS
Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 46590

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

We get info from a lot of different people. The theory behind that left foot pedal is that if you get stuck and you have to get out of your boat to break loose you could run the pedal and rudder from outside the boat ( Not because you want to because you have to). Thanks for your input, we like to h...
by CWAIS
Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 46590

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Well my students got pretty excited today. I brought the hull in and set the engine stand in it. Starting to look like an airboat. We went to drill the holes to mount the stand and then we realized we couldn't get a drill in there to drill a straight hole. Next job to find someone with an angle dril...
by CWAIS
Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 46590

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Thought I would post a few more pictures from this week. Home made cable ends and clamps, home made throttle pedal and a few others. We are hoping to set the whole works in the boat and bolt it down this week but we have a short week so who knows what will happen. http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k...
by CWAIS
Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 46590

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Well yesterday we laid out the exhaust pipe slots for the inner tube. One of my students got going on them today and finished the slots in the first tube. http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD/100_9471_zps55d22b9d.jpg http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUIL...
by CWAIS
Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 46590

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Pierson Skunkape on the SA Forum had offered us some help from his MufflerMan Shop in Daytona, Beach. So we figured we would try and make up some mufflers and if they didn't work out we would have to call up Travis and get some schooling on mufflers. Here is a picture of some stainless tubing we sta...
by CWAIS
Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 46590

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

It's been a few days but here are a couple of pictures of one of my students making bushings for our prop hub. A little drilling, some turning and bammmmmmm a perfect fit. http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD/100_9470_zps1eb5489d.jpg http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWA...
by CWAIS
Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 46590

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Expanded metal is getting cut to size.


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by CWAIS
Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 46590

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Not yet but it is on the list and it is coming up soon.
by CWAIS
Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 46590

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Well it's Homecoming week here, but we are still getting some work done here. We still have to put in some bracing between front and rear mounting legs. Oil cooler mounts and and fuel pump mounts are in. The seat and floor stands need their bracing put in place. We need to weld in our grounding tabs...
by CWAIS
Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 46590

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Another good day, students made up rear engine supports. Pictures tacking up the bottoms of rear supports. http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD/100_9338_zps52c79316.jpg Students welding up the upper rear supports to the rear mounting bracket. http://i91.photobucket.com/albums...
by CWAIS
Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 46590

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Well a good day today, mounts got welded up. First year welders admiring the work after getting the motor up on a stand. http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD/100_9324_zpsa7b0387e.jpg Students boring out the rear mount to the right size. http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/...
by CWAIS
Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 46590

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Justin
They welded all the way around the front edge. I will try to give you a call one of these nights if it doesn't get too late.
Thanks Chuck

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