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by CWAIS
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 125
Views: 19178

Re: High School Airboat Build II

Thanks everyone for the comments on the rudders, we cut the lower tab off and when we do our teardown to paint we will weld a new tab up more towards the middle of the rudder. Coastslider we have not solved our problem yet. It will start right up, run for about two minutes and it shuts right down li...
by CWAIS
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 125
Views: 19178

Re: High School Airboat Build II

The crank is all welded up and bolted in the boat. The cage is back on the boat but we are short two rubber blocks for the small loop ( my mistake ). The prop went on short two bolts ( my mistake needed two packs and I got two packs but one set of bolts LONGERRRRRRR). Tomorrow we should get the stee...
by CWAIS
Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 125
Views: 19178

Re: High School Airboat Build II

Couple more things got done this week, the cage is done except for a couple of light mounts, all the pieces for the steering crank are cut (some are welded) , steering stick is done (and mounted) and the throttle pedal is welded up ( bolted in). http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%2...
by CWAIS
Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 125
Views: 19178

Re: High School Airboat Build II

I don't know if this will work but here it goes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm5MQqAd8O8 It has a little light popping from the exhaust that I 'm thinking it needs the muffler or something for back pressure. It will run for about 3 1/2 minutes and then it just stops. I need to pump the throttle, ...
by CWAIS
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 125
Views: 19178

Re: High School Airboat Build II

Well we will try putting this thing together again. Not sure on setting these valves since they are hydraulic lifters. We are thinking 3/4 turns past 0 lash. http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD%202/IMG_0873_zpsnzfz4cig.jpg http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT...
by CWAIS
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 125
Views: 19178

Re: High School Airboat Build II

No weights for you (Arnaudd) at this time. Engine is going back together, redrive is on, valve covers need to go on and then it will be put back on the engine stand to test run. Wires and wire holes are getting welded up and cat walk should be done tomorrow. http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CW...
by CWAIS
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 125
Views: 19178

Re: High School Airboat Build II

Gary, we think the case is good to go now. The two case halves are put together and ready for the heads so hopefully this engine will get put together this week.
by CWAIS
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 125
Views: 19178

Re: High School Airboat Build II

Got a few more things going; pulling the main wires on the cage , both the side guards are welded, both heads are ready to go, bongs are welded up on fuel cell top. Oh and the ends for the bottoms of the rudder rods are welded up http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD%202/IMG_0...
by CWAIS
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Painterchic bought an Engine... now I need help!!!!
Replies: 1152
Views: 69224

Re: Painterchic bought an Engine... now I need help!!!!

Looks great Tonia!!!
by CWAIS
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 125
Views: 19178

Re: High School Airboat Build II

I know it's been awhile but it's just bad luck or maybe good luck, depending on how you look at it. Three days of ACT testing, two snow days and the last five days trying to get my heart rate to stop falling. I've always run in the low 50's and sneak into the 40's at times. The last couple of days &...
by CWAIS
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 125
Views: 19178

Re: High School Airboat Build II

The lower part of the cage got finished up ( cut , bent , drilled , coped and welded up ). Top mounts for the rudder rods were welded up. Bottom mounts were lined up and tubes tacked in place. RDB - I put some pictures of our jigs, crude but they work! The big loops and the T-Bars were bent on a ben...
by CWAIS
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 125
Views: 19178

Re: High School Airboat Build II

Rick McC, thanks for your comments. The holes are there for the wires. Once they are in place every hole will be welded shut top and bottom. John Hagen from Onalaska, WI makes his cages this way, they are called a "HAGEN CAGE". They look very nice when done but they are more work. I don't ...
by CWAIS
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 125
Views: 19178

Re: High School Airboat Build II

Rick McC we are hoping also. The base to the trailer is all welded up, steps for the front and back of the fenders are almost done, J Bars are all welded in place and the top support bar for the rudders is welded into place and leveled. http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD%20...
by CWAIS
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 125
Views: 19178

Re: High School Airboat Build II

Glade cat, airduds, rdb, black67, Lwells thanks for the comments. Glade cats I have the last one this one will be used to take others out so they can drive to. I can talk to them with a headset making rides more fun. Then this one will get sold for the next project. Most of the competitions are in S...
by CWAIS
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 125
Views: 19178

Re: High School Airboat Build II

The trailer base is all welded up, fenders are cut out and bent, mounting bolts are welded to the loops the engine stand is bolted in, front mounts are welded up for the small loop and after some persuasion the case was split so it can be welded but we have one stud that we can not get out :banghead...
by CWAIS
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 125
Views: 19178

Re: High School Airboat Build II

Well the weekend went by and we have a plan. We started stripping this engine down, by the end of the day we have everything ready to split this case. I talked to Steve Buege in Burnett, WI and he said they would help us out if he could. Steve runs" Buege High Performance Auto Specialists"...
by CWAIS
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 125
Views: 19178

Re: High School Airboat Build II

Pretty bummed out tonight, I will get to that after I explain a few pictures. We got the bolts turned down to fit inside the loops and all the J Bars are coped on one end and drilled for wire. Wired everything to run the engine. The H pipe was welded up for the exhaust . We made up a bracket for the...
by CWAIS
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 125
Views: 19178

Re: High School Airboat Build II

One student turned a guide for drilling holes when putting screws in for poly. http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD%202/IMG_0634_zpssgosdfsl.jpg A good friend of mine Mike Ives from Wyocena, WI. tacked and welded up two rudders that were all bent up and cracked ( too thin for...
by CWAIS
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 125
Views: 19178

Re: High School Airboat Build II

One of the students turned some bushings to make a flange tool for the drain holes. We borrowed a flange tool but the bushings on the tool were too short and it caused the drain tube to wrinkle a little, so we made new bushings for the flange tool and it worked great. One student milled down the out...
by CWAIS
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 125
Views: 19178

Re: High School Airboat Build II

So today we bent up a gage panel, didn't get it welded but I think it is going to look great. We scored the bends since we had to bend them on the edge of the table. They also got the supports for the seat and foot platform. Thanks for the nice comments Gary I will pass them on. http://i91.photobuck...
by CWAIS
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 125
Views: 19178

Re: High School Airboat Build II

My students started the foot and seat part of the stand today. Only had to re-bend one piece today ( good teaching opportunity) so it was a good day. Glad you like it DUFF0113, I will tell them. http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD%202/IMG_0586_zpst5myxqsy.jpg http://i91.phot...
by CWAIS
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 125
Views: 19178

Re: High School Airboat Build II

Engine stand is just about done we had to add an extra support running from the front bottom to the back upper support frame. Hopefully that isn't to weird there was just to much movement. We should be starting the seat frame tomorrow if we have school ( a lot of ICE). http://i91.photobucket.com/alb...
by CWAIS
Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 125
Views: 19178

Re: High School Airboat Build II

We started putting the engine stand together this week. We have a few things to finish up on the hull but we will get those things done as we go. Justin thanks for your in put this week, we really appreciate it. http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD%202/IMG_0559_zpstftu1abj.jp...
by CWAIS
Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 125
Views: 19178

Re: High School Airboat Build II

The engine stand is built to hold our engine while we make the actual engine and seat stand for the hull. The hull bottom is all welded and ready to flip over on Monday. John Hagen from Onalaska, WI found some rudders for us to use on our build we just have to do some welding to get them back into s...
by CWAIS
Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 125
Views: 19178

Re: High School Airboat Build II

Well we got the cage mounting pads welded up, students started making an engine stand to hold the engine while making the seat and engine stand for the hull. Transom gussets got bolted in and a couple of the engine mounts got welded up. The boat was flipped over so we can start welding the seams htt...

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