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#1 dave weagel

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 06:30 PM

hulls built by Ivan Bourdier 

 

ML 1/8 scale  frame kits 145-8303 and 132-8012 

 

ivan's wood cowls on the renault

 

rc boat co glass cowl on the bud

 

wes ellet graphics

 

steve parker full mod zen 26.3 engines



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#2 Samuel Hagan JR

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 06:41 PM

I wish there was a Gas 1/8th instead of 1/6th



#3 Hydro Junkie

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 05:00 AM

The problem with gas is that the engines are normally too big to fit in a 1/8 scale boat, other than maybe the CMB  27.  The CMB is narrow enough but is probably too tall to fit in a 1/8 scale hull.  That said, if you can make one fit and work well, I'd love to see some video


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#4 Jimwhyte

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 03:33 PM

I think Gas Scale is BIG n Beautiful...The 1/8 scale boats need to be severly hacked up to shoehorn the big engines in. These pictures prove it, the pipes and carbs are showing.



#5 LohringMiller

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 09:08 AM

A very long time ago Steve Muck 1/8 scale hulls were the first gas sport hydros.  The cowls needed to be cut up for the carb and pipe.  Today's sport hydros are approximately 1/8 scale size.  Gas scale boats are a little big and heavy but that hasn't held performance back.  My round nose $Bill can turn 12 second laps with a good driver.

 

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 09:56 AM

My round nose $Bill can turn 12 second laps with a good driver.

 

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#7 LohringMiller

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 07:50 AM

I've never driven my boats in record trials.  Kelley Groul was the gas scale two lap record driver.  Brian Buaas drove the boat at the Northwest Scale Championships.  My skills are in design, testing, and building.

 

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 10:15 AM

I think Gas Scale is BIG n Beautiful...The 1/8 scale boats need to be severly hacked up to shoehorn the big engines in. These pictures prove it, the pipes and carbs are showing.

Speaking of hacked up, did you get your Atlas repaired yet?  I'd love to see it and my Madison(when I get it done) on the water together



#9 raptor347

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 04:53 PM

The little zenoah G20PUM might have made a great 1/8 gas motor but they never caught on.



#10 Jay Stone

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 10:19 AM

The little zenoah G20PUM might have made a great 1/8 gas motor but they never caught on.

 

 

Several of us had talked about the G20Pum in the 1/8 scale sized hulls, but nobody did it..  For a long time here in our area (Texas/New Mexico) the Baker's ran a class they called the Baker Hydro class and it was 1/8th scale hulls hacked up to fit G260's.  That ended up evolving into them going to 1/6th scale.  I love the class, but the damn 1/6 scale boats are so damn big.  I had one and ran it at the Nats last year in Vegas and the boat was a fiberglass hull from the Bakers, but it weighed close to 25lbs.  Big, heavy, hard to move around.   Now the guys in our area are switching over their 1/8 scale hulls to electric and that class is growing like crazy.  



#11 Karl loveless

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Posted Yesterday, 08:47 AM

Kool boat.



#12 Jimwhyte

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Posted Yesterday, 12:20 PM

Ya I got the sponson and uprights rebuilt, just needs paint. You gonna come race with us next season with RCU? Gas scale is getting better and better...



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Posted Yesterday, 04:39 PM

That is the plan.  Just have to get around FOUR boats done and maybe do some repairs on my Elam