This blimp was nearly 3' long. Found it to be severely limited as to power, and range was less than 20 feet.
So we found a better use for it...
Used the motors and receiver to make this Pool Boat.
A foam meat tray is the base.
Works great in the pool!
We call this the Snowboat. It's like one of those airboats they use in the Everglades. It has a .40 nitro engine and an 8" prop. The rudder steers it.
One FAST machine.
Good use for an E-Gull that's seen better days.
The E-Gull sled started out with tin skis, but we found foam skis worked better.
Kind of a neat little rig, but not nearly as much fun as the snowboat.
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Picked up this boat at Wal-Mart. It was powered by 4 AA batteries and the power left a lot to be desired. So we added MORE POWER!
First, a 2 cell li-poly. Then we tried a 3 cell.
Now it goes so fast it floods itself with the super wake it creates!
With the 3 cell it burned out the receiver/speed control combo, so we put in a Traxxas speed control and receiver and converted it to a better radio.
Good for pool fun.
In Dec. of 2008, Santa brought a MicroFly...