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My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 11:42 am
by Speedkings
Hi! Take a look at my light homemade plywood airboat for a light paramotor

And videos
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P9RzHqaaHyI
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bQYsT1E7BJk

Re: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:23 pm
by Rick McC.
What happened to the seats?

Re: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:33 am
by pipedog
Nice job, cool looking hull!! What part of the world do you airboat??

Re: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:43 pm
by Rick McC.
What is the conversion from Kw to HP?

Re: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:30 pm
by Slidin Gator
1.34, 10 kW = 13.4 Hp.

Re: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:53 am
by Speedkings
Hi! about seats - in such position weight center is maximally low and its convinient to steer a boat. aerodinamic is better and ride is more interesting. Im from eastern Europe-Latvia. 10 kW=14 HP
Ive modernized the boat a little and reached maximum speed 50 km h. There is a new video here https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OB-9LsRzWns
Information about boat is also here https://dreamfighter.pro/en/blog/
And please do not hesitate to ask me in case of questions

Re: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:31 am
by Muckduck
Great little ride! Looks like it runs good. I would definitely put a prop guard back on it. That’s a little hairy.

Re: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:39 pm
by Rick McC.
Slidin Gator wrote:1.34, 10 kW = 13.4 Hp.
Thank you Sir.

Re: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:20 pm
by Slidin Gator
It's actually easier to remember the inverse. 1 Hp = 0.746 kw. I just call it 3/4.

3/4 kW = 1 Hp.

I remember that a 3 kw Generator needs a motor bigger than 4 Hp and somehow that makes sense to me. We all gotta get by.

Re: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:27 am
by Speedkings
Muckduck wrote:Great little ride! Looks like it runs good. I would definitely put a prop guard back on it. That’s a little hairy.
Thanks for your comment! That day I decided to check the maximum speed, so I removed the protection. It creates an extra speed. in other trips I put protection. safety above all.

Re: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:31 am
by Whitebear
742 Watts = 1 HP so divide 10,000 by 742. Thats 13.47 HP

Re: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:12 pm
by daxxe
Nice project man. I saw the video and it really runs good.

Re: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:43 am
by Speedkings
Hi! Thank you very much! Im glad you liked it

Re: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:25 pm
by smokster
how many RPM's is that thing turning?

Re: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:33 am
by Speedkings
Engine max makes 9500. reduction 1:3

Re: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor

Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 12:27 pm
by Speedkings

Re: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor

Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 12:56 pm
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Real cool little boat their SNOOPY!

It looks part 1/4 midget, part airboat and part WW1 Bi-Plane!!!!!

Enjoy it !

Re: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor

Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 2:03 pm
by Speedkings
Thanks! Driving I really feel like a ww1 pilot!

Re: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor

Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 8:26 am
by SWAMPHUNTER45
We use the old Cadillac 500 engines. Back in the 1970's there were a few crop duster planes retro-fitted to use the Cadillac engine.

Imagine putting one of them on a little bigger step type hull in that configuration!

Enjoy your build and always think one step ahead of the next problem!

Re: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor

Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 6:52 pm
by Speedkings
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf71YAs8kiw
this is the configuration of my new boat. tests will be soon.

Re: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor

Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 9:05 pm
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Super cool to watch the build take form! Your a great carpenter good job

Re: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor

Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 12:50 am
by Speedkings
O, thanks!

Re: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor

Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 6:52 am
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Watching you fab up the internal supports had me thinking about the British Mosquito fighter from WWII it was a wood framed aircraft and one of the top night fighters. I'm thinking this kid can build a plane...LOL

Re: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor

Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 5:34 pm
by Slidin Gator
Speedkings wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 2:03 pm
Thanks! Driving I really feel like a ww1 pilot!
I :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: my butt off watching that video, what a riot. Nice production, more exhaust tone, less music next time please. You got some cool projects going on, but the latest one is starting to get real, I like the sound of that bigger engine, she seems to jump, please provide some details.
SWAMPHUNTER45 wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 8:26 am
Imagine putting one of them on a little bigger step type hull in that configuration!
That Ekranoplan looks roughly like a step with the prop pulling, should be easy to keep on the step too. Steering is gonna be interesting until the thing gets to "Ramming" speed.

Rock on Speedkings :angel4:

Re: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor

Posted: Sat May 30, 2020 4:42 am
by Speedkings
Thanks for the comment. Next time Ill try to leave more live sound.

Here you can find more information about this work, this is like a diary about my works:
https://dreamfighter.pro/en/category/ek ... ng/page/2/