Motor Catamaran

Introduction: Motor Catamaran

Motor Catamaran

Step 1: What You Will Need

My parnter and I made the catamaran from 1" PVC, used standard RC electronics and RC Boat parts. I added pool noodles onto each side for extra flotation.

The frame:

2x 1" Straight PVC
2x 1" PVC end caps
Turkey tub(aluminum tub used for placing a turkey in the oven)
A small plastic tub for the electronics, 3D printed
2x pool noodles

The electronics

An RC receiver (from old RC)
the same transmitter for that receiver
I used an hpi 15 turn brushed motor for this project
Batteries and charger (I used 1 NIMH battery)

The other stuff (optional)

Black paint
Velcrow(to keep motors stable)
Duck tape
Small box to cover motors from water
Rudder(for looks)

Step 2: Put It All Together

I'll mash the actual construction of the thing into one step because it's not complicated at all

1.Slide the pool noodles onto the PVC pipe and add end caps
2. Place the two pool noodles to the bottom of the turkey tub( use superglue)
3. Make a hole in the back of the tub for the wires to connect with the motors
4. Velcrow the two motors down to a platform to lay nicely in the water
5. Attach a box with an opening for the propeller so the motor do not get wet
6. Place battery on sponge and stabilize incase any water penetrates the boat (just incase)
7. Tape the rudder to the back of the boat(to help the boat glide)
8. Cover the entire top with a plastic paint trey(tapes or superglued. Mine is taped)

Step 3: Finished Product

The project took some testing but just a little time will get it working,

Thank you for following and I hope you made something creative

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    4 years ago

    This is awesome! Thanks for sharing and welcome to the community!