|RC airboats come in various sizes. Anything from a
small electric type intended for a swimming pool, up to (and beyond) a 1/4
scale model like this one. It uses a Weed Eater type 2 cycle motor.
Sounds much like a real airboat, and has a lot of power. Even on this
overcast & windy day, it handled quite well. I had already flipped my
smaller airboat at this point. I decided it was time to get the camera
out and take pictures instead. All pictures taken with a digital Nikon
D70s with a 300mm lens.
This airboat came pre-built (minus the radio) but does require some tweaking to improve the handling. Dennis actually races this one. Should be a real threat when he gets it dialed in. The builder, Lester Burch, changed the hull design and is working with Dennis to get the bugs worked out.
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