RD2 MINI

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snapper wrote:hey carol what about your 11x 7 hows it coming ?
They are putting it together right now.Hooking up motor hopeing to crank this afternoon.Let ya know what happens.Looking good
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Hey Carol

Sorry I could of sworn Paul told me they were building a 60 hp model, sorry if I caused you any grief, as far as coming down there again I hope soon, I am about ready for a break from chasing bad guy's around and I got me a humdinger of a new camera I would like to try out down there on the local wild life and I you and Paul need any pictures let me know
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Sniper, what kind of camera did you pick up? and lens?

Have been looking at Nikon's and Cannons.Big body. But just not sure.

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Been shooting Nikon most of my life and I am shooting the top of the line pro cameras just sold my D2X and replaced it with the new D3 it's Nikon's first full frame Digital and it is light years in front of the competition right now if you need any advice or connections in getting a Nikon let me know and I will hook you up and as far as lenses go I have several but my crown jewel is my Nikon 400 mm AF-S ED IF II 2.8
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what ever happened to waterthunders dry running project mini , with awesome pricing , is he still working on it ,or did he can the project?

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Sniper,

The Nikon D3 is one awesome camera. I have the Nikon D300. Are you a professional photographer?

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WaterThunders mini is in the works and it is going to be awesome and yes tf I am a professional photographer you can look at my pictures in my photo album on this web site and your D300 is a smoken camera as well there is not a lot of difference between the two
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what about the 11x7 carol , suspense is killing us all

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Outstanding miniairboat!

How high are the sides?

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snapper wrote:what about the 11x7 carol , suspense is killing us all
Snapper sorry it has taken so long but they put the boat together and took it to the swap meet in Ocala then came home and On Monday we had rain,Tuesday we had rain and wind and finally today we had some sunshine but more wind with it so HOPEFULLY it goes to the water tommorow and we will get some videos and pictures of it.We have rain and thunder storms again on Friday so they are shooting for tommorow.Certainly don't have a water problem.haha.Just as soon as they do it I will get it on here,may need some help but we'll make it happen.Thanks Carol
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aluminum mini

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Hey Chuck will that aluminum rig perform as well as the minipro 116 I saw on the video or even better ?

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Hey Snapper, We only ran it in the river so I don't know how it runs in the trails. I think
it would run the trails good, maybe not as fast thru the turns due to the hard chimes.
It would slide more. It does get on plane a little faster due to being 6 inches wider.
We have only built one of the RD2's and don't want to turn it into a used boat by too
must testing. Thanks, Chuck

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did you run it w/ the 3 blade prop carbon , or wide wood 2 blade ?

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We ran it with the wood blade. The wood seems to push better in the rough and the
3 blade IVO seems to be better with top end. The boats in the Video had 3 blade
IVO's. Thanks, Chuck

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so it pushed 35 w/ the wood chuck

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Yes snapper. The 7 ft wide only Set's about 2 to 3 inches deep in the water with
one person. It's almost on plane when setting still. Chuck

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belt drive

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the belt drive is v belt or cog belt style like big boats ?

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Hey Snapper, The belt is 4 V belts. We are testing a cog belt probably on the
ground mini. Thanks, Chuck

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How about a 125 Lyc on one of your new minis, which hull would preform better. What would be the fuel consumption compared to a small Cont? Would the hull material make a noticeable difference with either engine?

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well isn't that a cog belt setup on the minipro 116 pictures ? why the 4 v belt on the rd2 ?

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No, the MiniPro 116 has the 4-V belt also. We only have one cogged belt and it's
not on any boat at this time. We are waiting on a shaft adaptor . Chuck

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The green RD2 mini was sold today to Dustin Basham, The editor of Marsh Rider
Magazine. I hope he gets it to the Broward Show this coming weekend. It's his
first airboat. Welcome to the World of Airboats Dustin and thank you. Chuck :)

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yeah congrats dustin , you got my boat , let me know how it performs , :cry: early bird gets the worm

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That's OK Snapper, we have 2 more alum hulls ready to build on and 2 more fiberglass
We also have 2 MiniPro 116 complete boats in stock. We hope to have the MiniPro
105 tested before next weekend. Thanks, Chuck

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Congratulations, Dusty !!! Nice little boat !!

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