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Old 26 April 2012, 17:45   #1
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Built an RC Rib

Over the winter months ive been keeping myself out of trouble by building an RC rib

Now that the sun is out weve been playing with it and boy can it shift!!!



Its loosely based on crusader, has an outboard and is self righting (which is essential for RC boaters!!!)

It can also double as an open rib



Its a tad faster and more stable but if you flip it then your going swimming. (which ive had to do allready)

Heres a wee video from the kyles of bute last weekend

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Old 26 April 2012, 18:19   #2
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Scary fast - scale hp must be close to 50,000hp to make it go that fast!!!
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Old 26 April 2012, 18:25   #3
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Love it, I want one
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Old 26 April 2012, 19:24   #4
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Sorry to disappoint you, but that's no Ribcraft.
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Old 27 April 2012, 01:42   #5
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Wow, now all you need to do is scale it up by something like x30 and I suspect that you will be on to a winner
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Old 27 April 2012, 06:47   #6
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Love it, I want one
2nd that,
Fair doo's thats a great job you done there fella, Shame you did'nt start a thread when you started building' it would be good to see whats involved. Are them tubes made of copper pipe lagging. looks fun trying to control it.
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Old 27 April 2012, 06:59   #7
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I've got before and after photos.

The tubes are pipe lagging from b&q glued on with zap epoxy.

The cab is made from a solid block of polystyrene so the boat self rights.

A bit of trial and error needed to make it go right but I think it's about there!

Whole boat cost 120!
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Whole boat cost 120!
So scaled up around 3,600 for a 200mph RIB Where do I sign
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Old 27 April 2012, 09:29   #9
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Great build, and great video. I thought for a minute we were watching a real rib with Gotchiguy driving
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Good vid, nice acceleration!
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