Full Size Printed Plan 1968 record breaking hydro "SNOOPY" L 28” B 13 3/8” Engine .19 for Radio Control
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Like to collect trophies? Dick Hanson's .19 powered, quarter-mile record breaking hydro will really bring home the hardware!
Full Size Printed on a sheet 46" x 36"
Four Page Article with Building notes and photos
Beam 13 3/8”
for Radio Control
EVER since the first time I saw an unlimited hydroplane go skimming across the Detroit River, some five years ago, I have felt that this is the way my racing boats should run. It took about three years before I caught on how to make them three point. The only deviation I made from the full size hydro was to run the water surface line through the upper half of the propeller. This was from the results that I tried with different depth settings of the propeller, coming to the eventual conclusion that the first half inch of water does not have enough tension to cause a biting force on the prop. This problem only occurs in the smaller diameter props, since one half of the blade is only one half to three quarters long. An additional modification included widening the hull for better stability. On September 2, 1967, at the Marquette R-C Boat Club meet, it broke the I. M. P. B. A. quarter mile oval record. Snoopy is a real steady runner, and can take winds into the high twenties without flying. Last year it had a tendency to take-off, but I broke up the smooth contour of the top deck by putting in steps.