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Re: Bronco Type XXIII build

Postby Bigdave » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:56 am

Not sure Matt could tell you as he was not there. :lol:

But I can say it ran OK.
Still have some trapped air issues, but no real bad characteristics for the first time in open water.
I am happy so far. :D BD.
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Re: Bronco Type XXIII build

Postby redboat219 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:04 am

any photos or video?
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Re: Bronco Type XXIII build

Postby Bigdave » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:55 am

Not sure.
Some photos I think.
I was too busy running. BD.
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Re: Bronco Type XXIII build

Postby Thor » Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:17 pm

Dave,

Did you experience any bad habits with the boat?

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Re: Bronco Type XXIII build

Postby Bigdave » Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:16 pm

Well it was hard to tell with Skip watching me run and saying my driving sucks. :roll:
He kept telling me I needed an APC. :oops: :oops:
Lets face it. Everybody's driving sucks compared to his. :mrgreen:

I was happy with the way the boat ran.
The only issue I had was the diving planes do not seem to be responsive enough for me.
Maybe because the pivot point of the rear planes on the 23 is almost level with the bottom of the hull.

Otherwise no bad habits while underway.

But watching Skip's 30+ year old 23 he scratch built run is a sight to behold. 8)
He is the master pilot. BD. :D
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Re: Bronco Type XXIII build

Postby JWLaRue » Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:53 pm

BD,

Let's compare boats at Groton next month. I have good control with mine. Maybe it's something simple.

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Re: Bronco Type XXIII build

Postby Thor » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:52 pm

Dave,

Skip is the best sub driver I have ever seen, hands down. Do doubt about it!!!

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Re: Bronco Type XXIII build

Postby Bigdave » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:47 pm

JWLaRue wrote:BD,

Let's compare boats at Groton next month. I have good control with mine. Maybe it's something simple.

-Jeff

It's my first time running a 23.
All subs have there quirks.
Is yours a OTW or 32p?
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Re: Bronco Type XXIII build

Postby JWLaRue » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:59 pm

OTW. I was suggesting that we compare the amount of servo throw we're seeing, checking c.g., things like that.

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Re: Bronco Type XXIII build

Postby Bigdave » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:16 pm

Sounds like a plan.
I can work on getting rid of the pesky trapped air.
And put in a APC to make Skip happy. :mrgreen:
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Re: Bronco Type XXIII build

Postby Skip Asay » Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:44 am

"And put in a APC to make Skip happy."

C'mon, Dave. You'll be the happy one!

Many years ago, Mike Dory fought me tooth and nail about putting an automatic leveler (way before the days of APCs!) in one of his boats. But, he finally gave in. The very next time he put the boat in the water, he commented "This is the best thing since sliced bread!". I have that comment on tape, BTW.

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Re: Bronco Type XXIII build

Postby Bigdave » Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:54 pm

Here is a short video I shot before the regatta.
Other than the trapped air it dives good. BD.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=em-u ... load_owner
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Re: Bronco Type XXIII build

Postby Thor » Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:03 pm

Very nice, Dave!! BZ!!!
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Re: Bronco Type XXIII build

Postby Bigdave » Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:54 pm

Thanks Matt.
It is a fun boat to run.
I am uploading some Delphin footage now.
That one is a workout for the thumbs. :mrgreen: BD.
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Re: Bronco Type XXIII build

Postby M. Munger » Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:21 pm

Here's a shot of Dave's XXIII:
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