Rc Airboat From an Old Door

My neighbor gave the motor to me as well as an old trailer door . I used the wood panel for the hull . I already had the radio and servos from an old airplane . I made the steering mechanics and engine stand from window frame parts , cd player parts and sheet brass from an old fireplace cover . It sure looks like it will work , I hope it remembers it"s a boat and doesn't think it's an airplane !

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Step 1:

I measured out the two largest good pieces of panel to come up with the overall dimensions .

Step 2:

From the output shaft of the motor I measured out a triangle that would allow propeller clearance to get overall width .

Step 3:

Then I basically pieced everything else in from there out either existing or hand - made pieces .

Step 4:

From there I used pieces of card stock and bent them around the wierd curves and angles , I used those pieces as templates for the actual wood pieces .

Step 5:

From there I just kinda eyeballed every thing .

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    4 years ago

    um since when do doors have mini model petrol motors on them unless your Lloyd Johnston.

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    J Peretti 1DEEJAY642

    Reply 4 years ago

    The same neighbor who gave the door to me also gave me the motor .


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Looking forward to seeing the steps you used to build this boat.