If this is your first visit, please click the Sign Up now button to begin the process of creating your account so you can begin posting on our forums! So anyway I thought I'd have some fun & scratch build myself an airboat from crashed plane parts. This boat may see some service as a rescue boat for downed seaplanes so I want to be able to reverse to make that job easier. As she's only a baby airboat, I'm using 5mm DollarTree foam-board for the majority of this build.
Nah, half the fun is in the build, besides it's only taken me a couple of days to get the hull built. Yeah I don't expect much speed in reverse nor do I really need much, just enough to back out of trouble or help her position around a downed plane or whatnot. Its been suggested (on another forum) that I install a prop guard if I'm to use this as a rescue boat.


The idea being this is used only when needed, the rest of the time she's a regular airboat. I'm thinking with that setup, I can probably get away without needing a prop guard, maybe *shrug*.
Awesome build, way to use some new materials that I havnt seen used before - I would be a little woried about the foam board flexing although it is pretty well braced.
I lost most of my pictures in a fire but that 63 chevy II with a vapor lock problem in the first pic and the 48 F1 brings back some tearful memories.Thank YouThe wash tub can gth! I know airboats can be pretty squirly so I may mess around with a little gyro stabilization fun.
The props don't work too well in reverse, and you will have no steerage, but it is possible. I'm also kinda curious what slamming her in reverse will do when she's at full speed, might make for some interesting maneuvers *evil grin*.


I'm still thinking what I might do with the other four channels, lights would be nice but none of the parks or ponds around here are open at night. They are old time friends and use to airboat back in the days of using airboats what they where really mint for Hunting Deer. They are old time friends and use to airboat back in the days of using airboats what they where really mint for Hunting Deer.that would be a fun ride in the seat up on top of the cage! They are old time friends and use to airboat back in the days of using airboats what they where really mint for Hunting Deer.My dad bought that boat from Noris and put his 200(0360) lycoming on there.



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