Mini airboat built in China

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Mini airboat built in China

Postby sanshandaobojue » Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:37 am

Hi,
I just finished my mini airboat which designed by me and built by ourselfs.
It's 10ft length\4ft beam\ 1ft draft, and 2 inch draft, the boat totally weight is 160kg including 50kg diese engine.

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Re: Mini airboat built in China

Postby Sniper » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:00 am

you need a lot more power looks like the boat wont hardly get on a plane
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Re: Mini airboat built in China

Postby kwanjangnihm » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:21 am

25-30 mph, 15hp with a 42x24 prop

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Re: Mini airboat built in China

Postby sanshandaobojue » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:36 pm

kwanjangnihm wrote:25-30 mph, 15hp with a 42x24 prop


Hi, this airboat is very fantastic, 15 hp gas engine, with polywood hull. I think I need reduce my boats weight.
I use 10hp diesel engine because in China It's very difficult to buy gas from gas stastion to fill in oil drum except to cars, we need to get a certificate from police everytime. So I use diesel instead of gas engine, it's too heavy. and the hull structure is too strong/heavy.

Do you know who is Gg kustmz? is this guy also in this forum?

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Re: Mini airboat built in China

Postby Sniper » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:56 am

If you can find a good 2 cycle engine that would be the best for a mini Airboat like the power plant out of a Ulta light Airplane
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Re: Mini airboat built in China

Postby papajack » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:02 am

In my opinion you need to build a hull wider, longer and lighter than what you have now. Displacement footprint keeps you sitting higher in the water. As Sniper stated above, look into a Rotax 2 cylinder 2 stroke engine with a gearbox and clutch. Read the posts on this forum in the mini airboat section. The information there will save you time and money learning from the success and failures of other mini projects.


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