I74 shared a photo. 2 weeks ago

Micro 17.5 brushless - 3s Unlimited Hydroplane that I was ''real lucky'' to pick up last spring. Little sucker scoots,, & does over 30mph !!
It want's to start taking off the water if you push it much past 30.. Cruising it in the upper 20's,, is only around 1/4 throttle !
Front canard wing is adjustable,, & I have that wing adjusted all the way down in front, plus the batt. ect. moved as far forward as possible,, to keep the bow down.
It rides really high off the water, & there is hardly anything touching,, other than a bit of prop, rudder,, & a smidge of sponson ride plates.
I had been...
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Smokin Joe I like boats with the props out of the water. 4 days ago
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I74 Yea me too !! Have always had a soft spot for Unlimited Hydro's... Had 4 Miss Budweiser's over the years of various sorts, & sizes.. Even had an 1/8th scale one, that was powered by a 26cc Zenoah,, with a tuned pipe ect… Am totally back into electrics now, & that's what I started with on boats back in the day.... They don't stink,, & maintenance is far less than Gas & Nitro stuff,, & they are... Show more 3 days ago
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I74 shared a photo. 1 month ago

Crappy pic of me before a cruise..... Had 4 layers of clothes under my old Plymouth racing jacket,, as it was chilly that day.... Sucks looking ''a lot '' older than you feel,, some days …....

Smokin Joe Looks like fun! Being a couple inches of the ground makes you feel like you are going a lot faster too! The karts handle so well on asphalt, sometimes it likes to throw you out of the seat. 1 month ago
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Did some research with comparing my elect. set up with an equivalent set up with a gas engine... My set up & performance is a bit better than a stock / governed 7 hp. 4 stroke, with a 6 - 1 gearing... That's pretty good !

I74 shared a photo. 3 months ago

Finally finished !! Took it out for a 40 min. shake down maiden,, & it did awesome !! .. Ended up going with 3 packs, for a total of 42ah. ect. ..Run times should get over an hr. easy... It pulls hills like nothing,, & frigg'n screams on the flat's ect.

Tony Hallo Telsacart 2 months ago
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Tony Hallo Really does look great 2 months ago
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I74 Thanks Tony ! .. I actually acquired the 4th pack, & am now running 4 of them in parallel... Am definitely getting my 1 hr.+ run time also... It free wheels about 40mph,, with the 6.9 - 1 gearing I' am running.. Plenty fast & efficient ,, for Subdivision - ''Lithium land cruising'',, with some pretty good hills.. It draws a pretty good crowd too...With the 4th pack, AUW came out to around... Show more 2 months ago
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I74 . 2 months ago
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I74 Pic with the 4th pk. 2 months ago
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Smokin Joe I has that electric torque of of the hole. Never drag race an electric vehicle. You will get beat out of the hole every time. 1 month ago
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I74 With my 6..9 - 1 gearing, Joe,, & 14.8 tall back tires,, it won't smoke the tires,, & is pretty much just set up for hills & all around cruising & speed on the flats... If I put 8 - 10' inch slicks on the back,, it would probably smoke the tires no problem... It's still ''surprisingly'' pretty quick though,, with the gearing & tires I' am running. .. I 1 month ago
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I74 shared a photo. 3 months ago

Packs showed up yesterday.

I74 48v,, 13s- 4p, 14ah. packs.. Will run in parallel for a total capacity of 28ah.. Which means theoretically,, I can run the Kart @ around 1hr.with pulling 28 amps constant. 3 months ago
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I74 Added,, ea. pack has 52 - 3500ma - 18650 lithium cells. 3 months ago
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Smokin Joe Man does that look sweet! Holy crap! 1 month ago
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I74 shared 3 photos in the Stream Photos album 3 months ago

Got my tires mounted today... Fingers are feeling it also,, ''literally''.

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I74 shared a photo. 4 months ago

Got the new king pin bearings pressed in & the steering pretty much buttoned up... You will notice the blue spacer bushings above the kingpin/spindles.. Those are the urethane automotive sway bar link bushings that I incorporated to lower the kingpin/spindles pretty much all the way down to the bottom of the yokes for optimum road clearance & a wee bit of dampening...Ordered the 13s- 4p packs also.

I74 Another pic.... Motors & controllers ect. will get ordered next week. 4 months ago
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Smokin Joe Shiny Blue and Polished aluminum! Looks awesome! 3 months ago
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Smokin Joe I see the hydraulic brakes and the pedal. Now what kind of setup for the electric gas pedal? Are you going to use an electronic speed controler? 3 months ago
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I74 It's going to have a hall effect pedal & 12 fet ESC.. Here is a pic of the motor, ESC,, pedal combo... Also got the seat assy.mounted & brake lines,, & 3 gang safety switches mounted... The seat mounting was pretty tedious to get just right,, as it sets in 5 adjustable mountings. 3 months ago
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I74 3 months ago
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I74 3 months ago
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I74 3 months ago
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I74 shared 2 photos in the Stream Photos album 4 months ago

Started on the final assy. Steering wheel I drilled all the holes ect.

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Smokin Joe Coming along. Final assembly! That's the fun part! It's tedious work. 4 months ago
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I74 Wait till you see what I came up with for King pin spacer bushings. Made them out of Moog ''blue'' urethane sway bar link bushings. They will also add in a bit of dampening,, plus they don't weigh Jack squat,, compared to stacks of washers ect,. 4 months ago
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I74 Having the bushings on top of the King pins,, allows me to lower the King pin/spindle all the way down , for added road clearance. 4 months ago
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I74 shared a photo. 4 months ago

''The spray bomb kid strikes again'' !!

Smokin Joe Pretty shade of Blue!!! 4 months ago
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I74 shared a photo. 5 months ago

Here's a really cool pic for you Joe.
Of course it's photo shopped, but somebody put some thought into it... LOL ...''Love the HEMI'' !

Smokin Joe Cool! 4 months ago
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I74 shared 2 photos in the Stream Photos album 5 months ago

Been chipp'n away at it.. Waiting for a clear sunny day so I can shoot the really cool blue final coat,, & then start final assy. Cut 2 1/2 off each side of the axel, it's now 35'. Also cut down the motor mount, & made the right cassette cradle brace out of aluminum.

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Smokin Joe Looks awesome! Can't wait to see the finished product! 5 months ago
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I74 Thanks Joe !.. We got new polished Douglas blue label 5' wide rims foe the fronts.. Those are sealed up & put away for the time being.... Rims & tires on the floor ahead of the Kart,, are for sale,, as they are mismatched, & to wide for the fronts anyway..The race tires ,, we won't be using either,, as we are putting on those Carlisle Turf saver 2's,, as previously posted. 5 months ago
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Smokin Joe Yeah, most tire on the racing karts were slicks or hand grooved slicks! Can't wait to see how fast they go. 5 months ago
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''GO STEELERS'' !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I74 Definitely looks like the Steelers QB should of practiced with his receivers ''a lot'' more recently. 5 months ago
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Smokin Joe Wow! Talk about a bad 1st quarter! Unreal! 5 months ago
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I74 Browns hit the ground running right out of the gate. 5 months ago
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I74 shared a photo. 5 months ago

Did a ''temporary'' - ''very rough set up '' on my Kart tonight,, just to check it out.

Smokin Joe That frame looks good stripped down! I did a harley a few years ago. Sanded it to bare metal and then I just clearcoated over the bare metal. Gas tank and all! People loved it! 5 months ago
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I74 Thanks Joe ! . The only thing that is going to have paint is just the frame itself. All the chrome, king pins,, steer shaft assy,, seat mounts,,, titanium bearing casettes ,, & hardware,,,,, will all stay unpainted. .Color I ' am using for the frame is,, Krylon - ''candy blue raz metallic''.. Got the frame all ready to paint. 5 months ago
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I74 Added,, the unpainted stuff ,, I just use good paste wax, ''no clear cote''.. Every time you wax that stuff,, it gets smoother & shinier.. I love the look of ''bare'' - polished / waxed metals. 5 months ago
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Been busy refurbishing on my Buddy's Margay … I made the aluminum master cyl. lid by hand. .. We are placing a ''big'' order for parts & stuff,, later today. - feeling cool

I74 shared a photo. 5 months ago

Smokin Joe Nice and clean! 5 months ago
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