My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor

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My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor

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Hi! Take a look at my light homemade plywood airboat for a light paramotor

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P9RzHqaaHyI
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bQYsT1E7BJk
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What happened to the seats?
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Nice job, cool looking hull!! What part of the world do you airboat??
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What is the conversion from Kw to HP?
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1.34, 10 kW = 13.4 Hp.
I still think I-10 is the Mason Dixon line.
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Hi! about seats - in such position weight center is maximally low and its convinient to steer a boat. aerodinamic is better and ride is more interesting. Im from eastern Europe-Latvia. 10 kW=14 HP
Ive modernized the boat a little and reached maximum speed 50 km h. There is a new video here https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OB-9LsRzWns
Information about boat is also here https://dreamfighter.pro/en/blog/
And please do not hesitate to ask me in case of questions

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Great little ride! Looks like it runs good. I would definitely put a prop guard back on it. That’s a little hairy.

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Slidin Gator wrote:1.34, 10 kW = 13.4 Hp.
Thank you Sir.
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It's actually easier to remember the inverse. 1 Hp = 0.746 kw. I just call it 3/4.

3/4 kW = 1 Hp.

I remember that a 3 kw Generator needs a motor bigger than 4 Hp and somehow that makes sense to me. We all gotta get by.
I still think I-10 is the Mason Dixon line.
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Muckduck wrote:Great little ride! Looks like it runs good. I would definitely put a prop guard back on it. That’s a little hairy.
Thanks for your comment! That day I decided to check the maximum speed, so I removed the protection. It creates an extra speed. in other trips I put protection. safety above all.

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742 Watts = 1 HP so divide 10,000 by 742. Thats 13.47 HP
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Nice project man. I saw the video and it really runs good.

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Hi! Thank you very much! Im glad you liked it

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how many RPM's is that thing turning?

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Engine max makes 9500. reduction 1:3

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Real cool little boat their SNOOPY!

It looks part 1/4 midget, part airboat and part WW1 Bi-Plane!!!!!

Enjoy it !

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Thanks! Driving I really feel like a ww1 pilot!

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We use the old Cadillac 500 engines. Back in the 1970's there were a few crop duster planes retro-fitted to use the Cadillac engine.

Imagine putting one of them on a little bigger step type hull in that configuration!

Enjoy your build and always think one step ahead of the next problem!

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf71YAs8kiw
this is the configuration of my new boat. tests will be soon.

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Super cool to watch the build take form! Your a great carpenter good job

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O, thanks!

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Watching you fab up the internal supports had me thinking about the British Mosquito fighter from WWII it was a wood framed aircraft and one of the top night fighters. I'm thinking this kid can build a plane...LOL

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Speedkings wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 2:03 pm
Thanks! Driving I really feel like a ww1 pilot!
I :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: my butt off watching that video, what a riot. Nice production, more exhaust tone, less music next time please. You got some cool projects going on, but the latest one is starting to get real, I like the sound of that bigger engine, she seems to jump, please provide some details.
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Thu May 28, 2020 8:26 am
Imagine putting one of them on a little bigger step type hull in that configuration!
That Ekranoplan looks roughly like a step with the prop pulling, should be easy to keep on the step too. Steering is gonna be interesting until the thing gets to "Ramming" speed.

Rock on Speedkings :angel4:
I still think I-10 is the Mason Dixon line.
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Thanks for the comment. Next time Ill try to leave more live sound.

Here you can find more information about this work, this is like a diary about my works:
https://dreamfighter.pro/en/category/ek ... ng/page/2/

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