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    Re: New 2 person Challenger build.

    H Bart,
    I put 1/4” uhmw on the bottom with 1/4x20 x3/4” SS countersunk screws. Used a drill and tap bit and marine 5200 sealant. And it doesn’t leak ! I was impressed and surprised. I am...
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    Re: New 2 person Challenger build.

    Hello, after a few months of farming I’m back into the airboats. Finishing up the Challenger build. And already started on a new 4 x 9 ft. Mini with a 503. Couple of update pics on the Challenger...
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    12 x 6 needs????

    Good deal on a 12x6 hull around my neck of the woods..heavy built aluminum, 3/8 bottom.
    Iím thinking that needs 100 -150 h.p. ?? Sound about right?
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    Re: New 2 person Challenger build.

    Update on the mini.. going good. Getting better at Tig welding, kinda. Am now building the top half, and drilling for rivets on the top thin stuff. Installing the seat, cockpit, gauge plate today....
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    Re: New 2 person Challenger build.

    A change of plans...not using the Challenger frame. Just the engine and instruments. Rotax 582.
    The build is going good and should be done in a few weeks. Going to turn out like a cross between a...
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    New 2 person Challenger build.

    Hello All,
    Starting a new build for my neighbor. He rode in my mini, got out and said how much and how long for a 2 place ?. He’s a Dr. and can afford questions like that.
    Well, I traded him...
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    Re: Alaskan mini build

    First water test are a success !
    Handles like it’s on rails. I am Very pleased with the steering, weight shift and control. I instantly felt like a pro in it. Can slide gracefully, spin instantly...
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    Re: DLE 222 on a Mini?

    Hi Corky,
    so, I read A lot of forums to answer these questions.
    Since 2010 and the release of the v3 engine. Life expectancy is very good. Thousands of flights on engines and still going good....
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    Re: Alaskan mini build

    Just finished the second real test. Adjusted the thrust line to 2* up. It made a huge difference! Gets and stays on plane ( on snow) at 60% throttle. Steering is greatly improved with the dual...
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    Re: DLE 222 on a Mini?

    Hi Kent, no need for gearing on this one. Direct drive with a smaller prop.
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    DLE 222 on a Mini?

    Hello, this DLE 222 is a flat four, gas, 2 stroke , r/c engine that has a good reputation in the large scale R/C world. And those are hard to get...a good reputation in the r/c world.
    12 lbs...
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    Re: Alaskan mini build

    Hi Bart,
    Traditionally 2 stroke engines don’t have carb icing problems , unless the carb is feeding both cylinders. When it is 1 carb, to 1 cylinder the pressure differences between strokes...
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    Re: Alaskan mini build

    Hi Corky, thanks!
    It’s surprisingly quite inside the cab. I could make a phone call on speaker and not have to yell. No protection required at all. The foam between the hull and uhmw completely...
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    Re: Alaskan mini build

    Videos on YouTube.
    Solo Recon Mini airboat
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    Re: Alaskan mini build

    41384139
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    Re: Alaskan mini build

    Had a good test on a small frozen lake. It was in an ice fog, and only got about 10 minutes before the prop iced up to bad to use anymore.
    I am thinking I accomplished 60% of my goals of...
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    Re: Alaskan mini build

    P.s..
    great thought about the ptarmigan. This would be perfect for the flat valleys above the tree line!
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    Re: Alaskan mini build

    It goes fairly straight( centered ) after torque correction on initial power up.until I am on the side of a rise or bump into something frozen. Only a few inches of snow right now.

    In full...
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    Re: Alaskan mini build

    Question for northern sliders? Do you use runners? I’ve noticed it’s really hard to stay pointing in the same direction. My bottom is completely flat and smooth. Then it dawned on me, I need a couple...
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    Re: Alaskan mini build

    Testing.
    Got her out of the garage, but not without grabbing the sharp end of some angle and poking a hole in the side. Small hole above uhmw. Still, it figures!
    Got her running, got in and...
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    Re: Alaskan mini build

    She is done. 190 lbs, all dressed up , with heater, safety gear, etc. about 40-50 heavier than I wanted, but to be expected as I went with thicker windows and the uhmw bottom. I will live with it....
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    Re: Alaskan mini build

    Missiles hung and torpedoes loaded !
    Just a couple of hours finish work, then it’s on to testing. Got the shoulder straps, kolpin gun claws, rod holders all installed. Tucked away all the wiring....
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    Re: Alaskan mini build

    Update. Got the plastic on Saturday, and even though there was football, I installed the engine and built the harness. Just some touch up areas today and finish items. Then cut a large hole in shop...
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    Re: Alaskan mini build

    Hi Corky, thanks for the replies.
    A heater is going to be installed very soon. I can’t believe I didn’t think of a windshield wiper.
    Awesome! Thank you. That’s why these forums are great and...
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    Re: Alaskan mini build

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    Getting close to being done with paint and wrap. Should finish it today and start with uhmw bottom protection.
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