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7car7
02-07-2008, 07:28 AM
I'm pondering making a seaplane of some sorts. But I won't do it without being in a chase boat to go get the plane if it goes over.

Do seaplane folks use aluminum row boats? Can they cause radio interferance?

Murocflyer
02-07-2008, 09:25 AM
I have never heard of that happening. I even put my Tx in the fridge once, antenna down, just to see what happened. No glitching. I'm sure you will be fine.

Frank

shotgunsmitty
02-07-2008, 02:12 PM
I put mine in the fridge once, too. Walked back to fly my sim...had my beverage, but no transmitter.

bawbeeseboy
02-07-2008, 04:52 PM
I Fly Fly Off A 32' All Aluminum Pontoon Boat. It Also Has A 20 ' High Aluminum Mast For A Flag Pole Or Pylon Depending On The Day. Never Any Problems .

Murocflyer
02-07-2008, 05:05 PM
There we go. Proof is in the pudding. Thanks for posting.

Frank

7car7
02-07-2008, 08:14 PM
Thanks so much! great info. No worries then.

Kinda thinking about a TM400 for floats one of these days. Just wanted to be sure I wasn't looking at a fiberglass boat purchase to go along with it!

bawbeeseboy
02-07-2008, 11:41 PM
Well, you can disregard what I said and have a good reason to buy a boat. Wives always like good reasons, don't they ?

cyclops2
02-08-2008, 12:48 AM
I have flown and controlled a Harbor Freight Yellow Bee at well over 1600' on the supplied RC gear in my 16' Aluminum. RC range over water is easily 4 or 5 times what you would get on land with bushes & trees.:)

Rich

Jim Casey
02-08-2008, 02:44 AM
Only glitches I've had in a boat was when I leaned over and my antenna rested against the gunwale(aluminum)

Bill G
02-08-2008, 06:37 AM
I have flown and controlled a Harbor Freight Yellow Bee at well over 1600' on the supplied RC gear in my 16' Aluminum. RC range over water is easily 4 or 5 times what you would get on land with bushes & trees.:)

Rich
If you're well out in a lake, I imagine the radio waves bounce off the water, which make it much stronger. Makes sense.

I'll probably have to get my 10hp fishing boat legal this year, since I'm not flying the Seabee without a chase boat, that's for sure.

7car7
02-08-2008, 06:50 PM
Well, you can disregard what I said and have a good reason to buy a boat. Wives always like good reasons, don't they ?

That's great! Always a good thing to justify another boat!

;)

Rabbitcreekok
02-08-2008, 11:17 PM
I put mine in the fridge once, too. Walked back to fly my sim...had my beverage, but no transmitter.

Hmmmmm, would that be an adult beverage and not the first one?:<::tc:

7car7
02-10-2008, 02:10 AM
It just occured to me, I've actually done this already. This last summer me and my boys flew their Storm Launcher from our aluminum boat. Never had a problem.
:tc:

cyclops2
02-10-2008, 03:20 PM
Go for another one.:silly:

Worked for me.

Rich

Bill G
02-11-2008, 01:54 PM
Go for another one.:silly:

Worked for me.

Rich
Rich I have a couple of them, but most of them are shot.:D
Couple of old wooden boats in the yard, pretty much beyond worrying about restoring at this point. I had 2 aluminum boats, but sold the 12 footer. I now have just a 14 footer. The 12 footer had a short bow, and was not good in rough seas.:eek: I lost interest in it, when I tried to beat a storm across a 1 mile wide lake. Waves got so bad that it finally swamped in a cove, in 3 feet deep of water, about 100 feet from shore. Almost made it.

7car7
02-11-2008, 04:04 PM
Here's mine - 1956 Crestliner twin cockpit. Pics show an 18 horse '57, but it now has a 25 horse '55 Johnson.

http://pic18.picturetrail.com/VOL896/1172524/4438975/81968415.jpg

http://pic18.picturetrail.com/VOL896/1172524/4438975/81968405.jpg

Little off topic, but what the heck, I bet some will enjoy these!

cyclops2
02-11-2008, 06:30 PM
I have the Fish boat. 16' Lowe & 2 motors. 10 & 25 hp.

Let my wife pick a bow rider. :)

19' Chaperrall in Black / white. Her " cute " colors. I opted for a 220hp V 8. :Q:Q

I live in the 16' all summer. 19' collects slime all summer. :{

No pictures. Still use a 35 mm film camera. I am 70! I can wait for the Digital prices to drop, before I do.

Rich

7car7
02-11-2008, 07:04 PM
I can wait for the Digital prices to drop, before I do.

Rich

HA! I bought a $14 dollar digital with video on ebay for my plane!
Then, just this morning, a friend said he saw the EXACT same camera for TEN DOLLARS in line at Walgreens! THAT's cheep.

cyclops2
02-11-2008, 11:54 PM
I am going to Walgreens.

Thanks for posting the camera "Sale Flyer".

Rich

LADISLAV
02-28-2008, 01:00 AM
Do seaplane folks use aluminum row boats? Can they cause radio interferance?[/quote]

Probably 95% of the models are not affected when they are close to the aluminum boat.
But I will tell you incident I had with the twelve engine DORNIER Do-X. The model is painted in aluminum color. At our Spring Float Fly last year I made several flights with it without any problems. On this one, when I landed, I taxied into some the weeds. Our aluminum boat went to rescue it. As soon as aluminum boat came in contact with the wing, all twelve motors went to full power. It scared heck of the retrieving crew. They could do nothing until motors, discharged the battery. :confused:
Laddie.

cyclops2
02-28-2008, 03:22 AM
NO NO. It can drive a reciever nuts because of the electrical noise that looks like a signal. I have done tests of just rubbing 2 pieces of piano wire against each other. All the controls go crazy !!!!!


Rich