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ChiliFighter

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Good Evening, I have just recently acquired a most awesome PT fiberglass boat that is only 5 percent finished. It will be a project for me and my son for years to come. Along with the purchase came boxes of research from books to blueprints. We are excited to take on such a venture. I have recently retired from the Navy and have great respect for the men and this war fighting machine they mastered. I will be making a webpage of the project and a personal account of its development. I am currently researching the kind of engine(s) that will be installed. Electric/Gas? 1/2/3 engines? I am planning to make her as realistic as possible, I even looked for V-12 mini gas engines. Thanks again in advance for your inputs.


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David Waples

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Thanks for your service and welcome to our little community. I think you'll find lots of help here. Good luck with your project. We'll be looking forward to it coming together.
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Pat Matthews would be the man to ask, he has done some outstanding work on large R/C PT boats: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2478697. I'm amazed at the tech that has come out since I stopped R/C boating around 1989.

I do know that with fuel engines comes parts loosening vibrations. I used rubber "lord" dampers between the engine and mounts of my larger boats.



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