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model boat competition
« on: October 19, 2009, 05:58:17 PM »
The rules are pretty simple. Use airsoft guns, make the hull soft enough to take damage, and drive around until your boat wins or sinks.

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Re: model boat competition
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2009, 06:11:59 PM »
I remember reading about this in RC boat magazines when I was a kid. Still cool stuff though.
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Re: model boat competition
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2009, 07:02:22 PM »
So I was too lazy to really explain the rules in detail. I read them fully like ~2 years ago, but forgot a bit. Anyway, just got this email:


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Well you did over simplify us a bit. There are actually some complex rules and we vote on them and change them once in a while. We actually shoot BBs and 3/16, 7/32 and 1/4" ball bearings. The sides of the ships are balsa but the frames are hard and there is internal shielding to protect critical components. Most ships use CO2 gas systems and we have penetration tests  to make sure the guns aren't too powerful. We wear goggles or face shields and occasionally get shot in the leg which can hurt quite a lot. Some people have even bled when shot at close range, but the normal shot to the shin just hurts a bit.

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Re: model boat competition
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2009, 07:36:06 PM »
that is cool, i like the people who ram them and then shoot them

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Re: model boat competition
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2009, 08:50:54 PM »
It reminds me of the Malcolm in the Middle episode where Hal soups up his little crappy boat to destroy that brat of a kids' boat. Really cool, thanks for sharing. :)
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Re: model boat competition
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2009, 03:51:50 AM »
that was awesome, i want to build a boat and do that with my friend. ;D

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Re: model boat competition
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2009, 01:13:29 PM »
BUMP:

At first i thought that it was gonna be all like lasers that will turn of the ship or something like that.. Well then i saw the first one sink and that was awesome!

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Re: model boat competition
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2009, 01:30:40 PM »
BUMP:

At first i thought that it was gonna be all like lasers that will turn of the ship or something like that.. Well then i saw the first one sink and that was awesome!
Yeah, i was kinda surprised that you actually sink the opponents ship...
But then again, that's how it works in the real world isn't it?
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Re: model boat competition
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2009, 06:08:10 PM »
These boats even have little bilge pumps that try to pump out water to keep the ship afloat longer.
And even though they really do sink, all the components are sealed so they can be dried off, the hull repaired and then they're good to go again.
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Re: model boat competition
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2009, 11:28:22 PM »
Wow, the complexity never seizes to amaze me!
I suppose that's easy enough to do, just repair it after every "fight"...
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Re: model boat competition
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2009, 04:10:29 AM »
i had another though... suicide bomb them!!!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D lol

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Re: model boat competition
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2009, 06:43:52 PM »
i've heard of these before. they're pretty neet
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