Intro: Coreflute RC Airboat
After such an astounding FANTASTIC response i've knuckled down on my day off and bought you a brand new instructable!
introducing the "Coreflute RC Airboat", an easy, quick, simple afternoon project taking only an hour to complete,
Be sure to check out my video of the airboat in testing and subscribe to myself, once again cheers to everyone at instructables for making this possible
Step 1: Materials
So once again we will require a sheet of 3mm Coreflute, in Australia it is known as "Coreflute" althgouh its the plastic cardboard/flexflute/coreflex/plasti-core " lookign stuff, we all know what it is :)
so heres the list
-sheet of 3mm coreflute (i used 600x900x3mm and didint even use half)
-hobby knife (exacto knife)
-1 x servo
-1 x receiver
-1 x 1000ma 2 cell LIPO
-1 x engine with propellor
- 1 x ESC
- 8 x pop rivets
-tape measure / tools/ etc.
Step 2: Hull Construction
My hull is a basic flat bottom skiff sort of design
its 300 x 240 wide and has two support ribs internally.
the hull has a slot cut into the top layer which allows room for the hull to bend.
Step 3: Rudder Construction
The rudder is a basic 4 blade single servo controlled setup approximatly 200x200, the blades are 40mm long and the hinges are pop rivets cut down which fit perfects snug.!
The blade ontrol wires are bent such that they lock into a horizontal joiner bar which in turn goes onto the servo arm,
Step 4: Engine Mount
the engine is the same i used in my lat project a HobbkyKing 2000kv brushless motor with ESC and 1000ma LIPO
the engien mount is a similar mount again and was created with a shaved down peice of wood slotted and glued into a simple angled mount.
The ESC was hot glued to the top, the Receiver is glued underneath and the battery has a dob of glue to hold him steady.
Step 5: Paint
the only colour i had in my collection that was remotely full was bright red!
hit the back quickly just to let it stand out!, glued the battery in and the receiver aswell,
The receiver is hot glued into a bag which is hot glued shut for waterproofness
Step 6: DONE!, Testing Time
as soon as i placed it in the water it sat perfectly, it sits well balanced and floats nicely,,
under testing though it does pull the fornt down a little too much, i had it doing good speeds but only after i added a weight to the back end, about 100 should pull it down nicely, although if you angled you motor it would also do,
Guys any comments ill reply with as soon as i can, thank you for the support and