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Forum Name: PT Boats - General
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Topic: New member and builder of 1/10 scale PT boat.
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Good Morning Ladies and Gents,

I would like to thank Dick for accepting me to this PT Forum. I have recently acquired a 1/10 scale fiberglass PT boat with all the accessories. I also got a box of books, videos, and scaled schematics. I am a retired Navy Fighter Pilot and currently fly for the Airlines. I will be building a website for this build and hopefully get it finished by the end of next year. Obviously I will be building a particular PT... just haven't decided yet.

Cheers,
Chili

P.S. It will be a 3 engine R/C. Gas/Electric?

Posted By: PT NUTS | Posted on: Oct 7, 2018 - 10:40am
Total Posts: 6 | Joined: Oct 7, 2018 - 7:59am



Welcome Aboard!!! We all look forward to your 1/10th build.
Take care,
TED



Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: Oct 8, 2018 - 9:41am
Total Posts: 2833 | Joined: Oct 16, 2006 - 7:42am



Welcome to the forum PT NUTS. I am also a builder of RC PT's and noticed you were undecided between gas or electric power for your large build. I strongly suggest you do some research on brushless electric motors and LIPO batteries for your project.
The power available from these combinations would be more than sufficient to insure long run time, scale plus speed and planeing ability, and quiet operation. Many boating lake and ponds have strict rules regarding the operation of gas powered models.
Looking forward to your progress.

Larry
62 Bel-Air
260 Eagle EXP
79 Cole TR-2
2016 Corvette Z51

Posted By: bubbletop409 | Posted on: Oct 8, 2018 - 10:39am
Total Posts: 144 | Joined: Apr 22, 2013 - 11:48pm



Welcome Chili! An 8 foot PT model eh, that promises to be an impressive build!

As much as I'd like to see it powered by 3 gas engines, will you be able to mount them with enough cushion to keep them from shaking parts loose?




Posted By: Jeff D | Posted on: Oct 8, 2018 - 10:51am
Total Posts: 1638 | Joined: Dec 21, 2006 - 1:30am



Thanks Gents. I want to post pictures of my projects. how do i upload?



Posted By: PT NUTS | Posted on: Oct 8, 2018 - 1:34pm
Total Posts: 6 | Joined: Oct 7, 2018 - 7:59am



Thanks Gents. I want to post pictures of my projects. how do i upload?



Posted By: PT NUTS | Posted on: Oct 8, 2018 - 1:35pm
Total Posts: 6 | Joined: Oct 7, 2018 - 7:59am



Hello and welcome,

I am a modeler also. I've found a ton of info from the folks here. If they can't help you, they will tell where you can find it. Love the PTs and the folk here. If I can be of any service, let me know. Happy building and enjoy the Finest Group I know.


Bill P Reese

Posted By: billpr | Posted on: Oct 9, 2018 - 5:31pm
Total Posts: 42 | Joined: Mar 19, 2017 - 4:34pm



Sounds like you found one of Bob Lanthier's old kits. Read about Dwight Brooks' build at:
[url]https://matthewsmodelmarine.wordpress.com/writings/dwight-brooks-a-giant-of-a-modeler/radin-maiden-the-pt168/[/url]



Posted By: Pat Matthews | Posted on: Dec 13, 2018 - 10:57am
Total Posts: 75 | Joined: Jan 7, 2012 - 5:41pm