Zipp 30" tunnel update

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Grimracer

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Is the grain on the bottom of the tunnel the same as the top? What is the thickness of those peace's?

Nice work!

Grim
 

MitchReis

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Can’t wait to get my hands on a kit. Currently out of stock but hopefully they will have more soon.
 

RobertDoak

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Grim...
Bottom sheeting is long grain....deck sheeting is cross grain for ease of application over the framing....sponson sheeting is long grain.
Thickness is 1/16"
Mitch...yea...waiting on cowls..when in stock im ordering 2 more
 

Joe Petro

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More cowlings should be here this weekend. If that happens, we have more kits ready to ship on Monday, May 17th.
And thank you everyone for the kind words!
 

BretMartin

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Finished the center section. This is my 4th Zipp boat and once again the quality and fit are perfect. If a notch doesn't line up I am doing something wrong. A quick check of the instructions and I am back on track.
 

RobertDoak

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I cleared it this morning....and I rushed myself...stupid impatience....3rd coat has a few runs...need to sand them out and reshoot...
But its super glossy and smooth...
I never mentioned this...but this boat is being give away as a gift to a fellow boater...so I want it right...
So I need two more kits....one for me and a spare
 

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MitchReis

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I cleared it this morning....and I rushed myself...stupid impatience....3rd coat has a few runs...need to sand them out and reshoot...
But its super glossy and smooth...
I never mentioned this...but this boat is being give away as a gift to a fellow boater...so I want it right...
So I need two more kits....one for me and a spare
Looking great Robert… I’m sure they will enjoy your generosity.
 

Mark Anderson

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For those building to run nitro. My current setup is C.G. 9 3/4. Prop centerline 5/16 above the sponson bottoms and parallel to the sponson bottoms. I attached a pic of my radio box. Nothing special, this is how I build all of my tunnels. I prefer cables to push rods.Reciever is velcroed to the lid. I run the antenna out the lid. For an antenna tube I use a piece of nylon tube through a piece of fuel tubing. The fuel tube is a tight fit through a hole in the lid then the nylon tube presses through the fuel tube. The included fuel tank stand is too tall. Before you glue it into the boat, it will need to be shortened. Joe has modified the latest ones. Just check to make sure your cowl will fit. That is the only hiccup that I found in a great kit.
 

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RobertDoak

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For those building to run nitro. My current setup is C.G. 9 3/4. Prop centerline 5/16 above the sponson bottoms and parallel to the sponson bottoms. I attached a pic of my radio box. Nothing special, this is how I build all of my tunnels. I prefer cables to push rods.Reciever is velcroed to the lid. I run the antenna out the lid. For an antenna tube I use a piece of nylon tube through a piece of fuel tubing. The fuel tube is a tight fit through a hole in the lid then the nylon tube presses through the fuel tube. The included fuel tank stand is too tall. Before you glue it into the boat, it will need to be shortened. Joe has modified the latest ones. Just check to make sure your cowl will fit. That is the only hiccup that I found in a great kit.
I like the plastic radio box cover...clean setup....maybe we can talk Joe into making the plastic lid an option
 

Grimracer

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Is there no provision for the switch on the radio tray?

That would be a nice addition!

Grim
 

john v

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For those building to run nitro. My current setup is C.G. 9 3/4. Prop centerline 5/16 above the sponson bottoms and parallel to the sponson bottoms. I attached a pic of my radio box. Nothing special, this is how I build all of my tunnels. I prefer cables to push rods.Reciever is velcroed to the lid. I run the antenna out the lid. For an antenna tube I use a piece of nylon tube through a piece of fuel tubing. The fuel tube is a tight fit through a hole in the lid then the nylon tube presses through the fuel tube. The included fuel tank stand is too tall. Before you glue it into the boat, it will need to be shortened. Joe has modified the latest ones. Just check to make sure your cowl will fit. That is the only hiccup that I found in a great kit.
hey mark, what prop are you running?
 

RobertDoak

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Is there no provision for the switch on the radio tray?

That would be a nice addition!

Grim
So just asking....why is a switch required on an electric boat....wouldnt I just unplug the battery...?
 

Grimracer

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you wouldn't.. none the less for us Nitro guys it would be nice. on the same note then.. why would one include the cuts for the throttle servo and mix servo?
 

RobertDoak

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Im sorry....i wasnt thinking about the nitro guys....how soon I forget...lol
 

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