Model Builder: John Earnest and Brian Buaas

Construction: Carbon Fiber Composite

Year Built: 2014

Motor: Himax 3630-1500

Radio: Futaba

Electronic Speed Controller: Turnigy 180

Propeller: X457

Paint Colors: Red, Green, White

Graphics: Jeff Ross

 

Notes about the Model: Brian Buaas let me borrow his mold to lay up the Oberto. The hull was designed to be close to scale with no extras added.

 

Notes about the Real Boat: The real boat ran for the first time in Tri Cities in 1982. In Seattle it got a DNQ, then became many other names and owners.

 

Notes about 2015: Brian Buaas took it to the straight line in California and set the NAMBA modern record of 68+ mph.

1982 U-55 Oh Boy! Oberto

Owner: Brad Lewis
Driver(s): John Earnest, Brad Lewis and Brian Buaas
1982 Oh Boy! Oberto

1982 Oh Boy! Oberto

1982 Oh Boy! Oberto

1982 Oh Boy! Oberto

1982 Oh Boy! Oberto

1982 Oh Boy! Oberto