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Old 07-28-2014, 02:41 PM   #1
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Picked these up..
from Helimax..for .30-.40 size heli's.
$20



PERFECT fit for scalers!









fold up and stick them in ya backpack and roll on!!

Gonna try them like this 1st.
Then flip the alum bracket over to see if any better or worse.

Still have to make a brace to keep the arms parallel and for water drive mount.

Test video's to come.

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Old 07-28-2014, 02:52 PM   #2
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We don't need roads where we're going!
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:08 AM   #3
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Just figure out how to power it and steer it and you will be good to go!
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Old 07-29-2014, 02:06 PM   #4
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Test pics..
Tundra weighs @8.6lbs..





You can see from pics with the weight of rig it has sunk down to where the tires are @halfway in the water.


Im thinking a Nqd jet drive setup mounted underneath middle section for propulsion ..
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Old 07-29-2014, 02:24 PM   #5
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rotating tires would work for enough propulsion me thinks...

modify the frame to where the tars won't touch maybe brah?
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:43 AM   #6
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test video#1
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:52 AM   #7
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rotating tires would work for enough propulsion me thinks...

modify the frame to where the tars won't touch maybe brah?
and set up a rudder that hooks to the steering servo...
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:20 AM   #8
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awesome sauce. and deflate for storage, i like that part the most.
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:23 AM   #9
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awesome sauce. and deflate for storage, i like that part the most.
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Old 07-30-2014, 12:06 PM   #10
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and set up a rudder that hooks to the steering servo...
If the rigs front tars can steer, and all four can propel may be enough me wonders?
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Old 07-30-2014, 02:03 PM   #11
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I think the general idea is kinda cool...

but it looks to be impractical as far as scale use.
I mean... ya can't really dismount off that float without the hand of G**

I would suggest a platform be mounted atop those floats...
so when the rig floats to the opposing side of the ford...
It could simply drive off, onto dry land.

add an air fan to drive the float
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Old 07-30-2014, 03:33 PM   #12
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The 1:1 version ..



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Old 07-30-2014, 03:58 PM   #13
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Go to the 8:20 sec mark: axialfest 2014 - YouTube

This was Axialfest 2014 at Cisco Grove.
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Old 08-11-2014, 10:39 PM   #14
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I'm sorry but that is just wrong
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The 1:1 version ..



Wow the 1:1 seems so convenient and compact! I am surprised it doesn't sell as a mopar option for all the Rubicon Mom's at the mall
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