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Little boat, Electric Razor Powered!

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Project by RallyRick posted 06-08-2015 08:12 PM 1210 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Boats are really difficult for me to make look to the way that I picture them in my head before I start the project. Perhaps I’ll get better at it. Anyway, this boat is not rubberband-powered like the last couple that I’ve recently made. I have incorporated an electric razor battery pack and motor with this one. The first picture is what it looked like before I changed the casing of the razor, with a piece of 1/2”PVC pipe. There is a bit too much front weight for this to perform ideally. They will get better and better, I do know that. I hope you like it AND let me know that you do! Thanks ahead of time
-Rick





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#1 posted 06-09-2015 01:46 AM

So far so good! I guess you could call it little shaver!

If you are open to suggestions, try looking at the tiny motors used on the drone copters because they will weigh next to nothing and are very efficient. You can also get a tiny ESC, electronic speed control, nearly as tiny, add a Lipo battery and receiver for full control.

Even if you don’t go for the total package the motor is worth considering. Be sure to shop around, I only provided one link for these tiny motors!

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#2 posted 06-09-2015 01:09 PM

Pretty cool. How well did it go in the water?

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#3 posted 06-09-2015 03:11 PM

It looks like a fun little boat.

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