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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by wasted wages, Dec 27, 2006.
Time to go burn some Nitro !!!!
I don't know anything at all about those, but that looks way cool.
That thing looks like it hauls ass. But what happens when you run out of fuel and it's sitting in the middle of the lake?
Well, you get the miniature Chinook out to rescue it.
Here's all you need to know....http://www.cmdracing.com/updated/eagle.htm
fabjunkie....I run in a sanctioned group called the IMPBA,,,
we own our own lake and race site with a drivers stand and retrive boat (john boat w/15 hp yamaha) we have full insurance and run sanctioned races all year.
I've got a couple marine mechanic buddies who are HUGE into those..
Miss Bud, 5' long ones, etc... They haul... fun stuff...
I have enough hobbies tho!
Wow. 125 MPH. That is extremely cool.
world record --126MPH.....
did you catch the video....http://www.cmdracing.com/updated/speedfootage_gallery.htm
click the 120 mph one.....turn on your speakers....
The 120 mph one doesn't work for me, but I wathced the other ones. That 92mph one is sick, I can only imagine 120. What kind of dough do you have in one of those?
The 2 magic questions,,,,,,,how fast do they go?
and how much do they cost......
Here's a few facts.
These are not for the faint of heart or wallet.....
The hull/engine/radio/hardware kit for a .90 hydro is about 4K,,,By the time you add in all of the small parts and pieces and props.
A .90 twin engine hydro is about 4.5K.
I waited over 18 weeks for the one pictured in this thread.
They are built like an Indy car,,, extremely light weight (carbon fibre etc.)
CMDI has been doing R&D on these for about 12 years.
And I have seen them destroyed in a split second in a crash.....
Then add in all of the support gear,,,spare engines,,
starter,,,glow plugs,,,fuel ( 30 dollars per gallon ) Nicads for the radio gear,,,
prop shaft grease,,,a few spare props for different racing conditions (90 bucks each ) yearly dues to the IMPBA and my local club and on and on and on.....
I have been doing this for 20+ years,,,I have 7 boats ( 1 twin engined .90 Hydro ) so,yes I have a small fortune in these boats....
The races consist of 3-10 boats in a heat ( 6 laps ) on a 1/3 mile oval with 70 ft radius turns (and yes,, they will turn a 70 ft radius turn at 100 + MPH )
As you can see from the video,,he burns 19 seconds for 2 laps ,,,,a race can be finished in about 60 seconds... But that is very rare,,,1.5 minutes for the faster boats to about 3-4 minutes for the slower ones is about normal under race conditions....
We cannot race for money or have any sponsorship under IMPBA rules,,,
so it is all out of pocket for the racers...I have traveled to lot's of out of state races and to the IMPBA "internats" in 1988,,89,,90-- I had the 5th fastest 60 hydro in the USA in 89.
I don't race much now,,I just like to go to the lake on sunday's and a few local races in Texas and LA.
Dood that kinda money would seriously cut into my bar tab,I'm out...
No sh!t!!!! I figured they were expensive, but DAMN! I have way less in my truck than you have in one boat. That's just crazy. Looks fun as hell though. When I hit the lotto......
I started to build a Miss Thriftway sport 40 but lost steam on it. So now I race 1/24 scale slot cars now....
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