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new boat project - Graupner Systems

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Looks like the boat bug got me again. Just after I finished restoration of the Scimitar, I decided to go for another boat project. I can't help it, it's vintage again, but will be powered by some modern lipo/brushless/watercooled/insanespeed equipment. The old building instructions are quite promising (and huge - please notice the WD40 can on the right!)

Graupner Scimitar Speed

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Here's my boat from back in the day, a Graupner Scimitar Speed. It's from the golden age of Graupner watercraft. I have it since 1987, when I got it from Santa (good old Santa). It was used a lot back then, but lucky enough it made its journey through the time capsule without damage. In the last couple of weeks I gave it a major overhaul, including replacement of damaged parts. The electronics were still working, but the mechanical speed controller was missing. I could find a replacement on ebay and voila, my boat is in period correct condition again! I even have my original Graupner D4 radio, which also made the time journey. Please find more pics here . The boat is modeled after the 'Scimitar' made my Glastron Carlson from 1980 to 1984. They were outstanding in workmanship and design. More info about these can be found here .

First scalerun in 2011

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        Pics from the first scalerun in 2011 at Mutzer Feld, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. Click here for more pics and here for a video.