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missbudpilot55

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About missbudpilot55

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  • Birthday 05/09/1947

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    Ventress, Louisiana (On De Bayou-False River)
  1. missbudpilot55

    FE "P" Sport 20 motor options

    Looks like all of the boat clubs in the Louisiana & East Texas areas are disappearing, so this boat will more than likely be a sport boat to run off my pier at the lake early mornings before the full size boats arrive on the scene. Just looking for a place to start ad far as motor or ESC is concerned.
  2. What are you guys that run FE "P" Sport 20 hydro running as far as motors, ESC's, & batteries this will be going into a shovel nose hydro designed here on International Waters several years ago by wswatzell called BAW Sport 20 Shovel Nose. A lot of us had input into the design and I want to finally build this boat. Bill D. BAW Sport 20 Hydro.zip
  3. Anybody from the Kansas area know what happened to Dick Caspari, is he still around. I know he stated to me a few years back he was getting out of the scale model hydroplane business, I think he & his wife's health weren't too good. Thanks, Bill Diedrich
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    Cowl availablity for Thriftway Too U-62

    Hey Bob, I think that is what I'm in for on this one, but maybe once the plug is done we will see more of this beauty on the water............... Oh BTW this one I will build as an electric, with the help of my great friend Don Ferette, giving me the advise I will need to get her going.
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    Cowl availablity for Thriftway Too U-62

    Nice looking scale you got there, wished you lived near I'd like to lift some sections from the cowl to get the general shape of it, will have to get my Newton Plans out this evening and compare the Dumas kit this kid brought me today to see if the general shape of the formers is going to work for the drawing up of the frame for the cowl shape. Looks like you are pretty close to getting that baby in the water. Is the hull a wood build up and what about the cowl how was it made?
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    Cowl availablity for Thriftway Too U-62

    Hi Tim got any pics of the completed boat, do you have a cowl for it? BTW before lunch I was "BSing" with one of the young auto techs in the shop and showed him a pic of the Thiftway Too, guess what he came back from lunch with? A Dumas kit, complete, un-built, might be able to get the general cowl shape from the formers in the kit.
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    Cowl availablity for Thriftway Too U-62

    Yes I know of the boat, I believe that the cowl mold was floating around somewhere in northern California in the early to mid 80's as I have been chasing one for some time. Troy McIntire didn't have the mold in his collection as he was also trying to help me locate it. Roger Newton is the one that gave me a lead to a guy in California but that never produced any results either. Guess I'm on my own on this one, once the hull is built I can sculture one up out of foam and glass, maybe get one of the glass boat guys to lay up the mold and produce one from my plug once I reach that point in the build.
  8. Wanting to build a Thriftway Too U-62, Newton Plan # 140 MHR 5762, but can't find a source for the cowl. Anyone have a lead on possible availablity. Or am I on my own to make a plug for same? Thanks, Bill Diedrich Ventress, LA.
  9. missbudpilot55

    Silent Engines

    Just received a call this morning that a long time model boating friend, many of you may have know here on Intl waters as lhutch45, Larry Hutchens Sr. passed away suddenly on Tuesday morning the 16th of October. Larry was a long time member and founding father of the old Baton Rouge Model Boat Club, later come to be know as the Nitro Burners of Baton Rouge. He was 67, and had been in failing health, he is survived by his wife Sandra and sons Larry Jr. and Kelly, and several grandsons and granddaughters. Although not active lately Larry still had his hand in model boating, building small electic powered boats to enjoy at his lakeside home with his grand children. I for one will miss him, we have been friends for almost 40 years, I had last spoken to him on Friday and he sounded really great, God rest his soul, and happy boating in heaven my great friend. Bill Diedrich Ventress, Louisiana
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    Peace out!

    Which side of ther strut are you placing the rudder assembly?
  11. missbudpilot55

    Peace out!

    Bob with the rudder off-set, are you placing the rudder to the port (left) or starboard (right) side of the strut? Had one of these from Thunderboat Reproductions several years ago couldn't get the boat to run right sold the hull to "The Scale Hydro Doctor" Don Ferrette, and he totally rebuilt it correctly, always wanted another one looks like this wooden one is the way to go. Waiting anxiously for the christening and maiden voyage. Bill Diedrich Ventress, LA.
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    Futaba 3Channel Pistol Radio For Sale

    Price dropped.................... $185 Send Pics to: bayou_boy40 @yahoo.com Offering $ 175 Pics sent, offer accepted My appologies for the delay in answering
  13. missbudpilot55

    Futaba 3Channel Pistol Radio For Sale

    Price dropped.................... $185
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    Futaba 3Channel Pistol Radio For Sale

    Futaba 3PDF-FM radio outfit with 2 each R113F Rx's (1 new never used), Tx fitted with sanyo nicads, on Ch-88, also have 3rd Rx: R133-F (NIB) with Ch-88 Xtl fitted, plus 1 set each of Ch-87 & Ch-89 Tx/Rx Xtls. (No servos, batteries or switches). Shipped to your door Priority Mail (Cont US only) $185 or best offer
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    Silent Engines

    A very good freind of mine and Larry Hutchens, Ken Dunn, died in a critical care nursing home from injuries received in a horrible motorcycle accident on the 1st of September, 2007. He was known by many of the old boaters from Dist 5, and a well respected businessman of the Baton Rouge community. He was a great person to know and was always looking for ways to improve the way his boats performed and was always willing to share that information with others. He had dropped out of the boating hobby several years ago but always managed to keep in touch with those that were still in the hobby and always showed at the local races to say hello to old freinds from years gone by. He will be sadly missed by the many people that knew him along with his wife Anne and their daughter and sons and grandchildren. Bill Diedrich
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