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Airboat propulsion and steering

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Airboat propulsion and steering by DzikuVx Jun 22, 2017
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Propulsion system for airboats. Fan case fits standard RC motors (19x16mm holes) like 2205 and similar. Suited for 5" propellers.

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Flaps have to be attached to tower element using adhesive tape.
One of the flaps has a horn, both of them has small holes. Flaps should be connected with a rod (be creative here, I'm using paper clip wire).

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exellent i have made it super cool

but i have fixed the flap with some wire


Would you please upload the propeller ring?

it is there, only missing a preview here

Very nice! If I see correctly in the video, the servo is sitting on the boat and is not attached to the printed parts, right? Could you share what exact kind of motor with how many kV you are using and what the pitch of the prop is? I would like to get a feel for what is needed to get a boat of this size running as fast as in your video.

Thank you!

Yes, servo (9g) attached to boat.
Motor is 2206 2150KV by any with similar size will do. 2205 2300 and so on. Prop 5x4 2 bladed

Awesome, thank you!