Thread: RC model boat plans, please
28th Mar 2006, 10:26 PM #16
My son had a hobby shop and was involved in radio controlled boats, planes etc. He bought a set of plans for the 'cracker box' boat and we built a 'plug' (which we still have) from which we made a mould for making fibre glass models. He used a 'genoa' moter which I think is a modified whipper snipper motor. He achieved speeds up to 60 kph. Timed with the help of a friendly police officer with his radar gun. The cracker box is regarded as a pure drag racer and does not turn well at high speeds. He had another boat which was about 5 feet long, we still have the mould for that hull. The major problem was finding a convenient stretch of water to play on.
JimI am not as good as I once was, but I am as good once as I ever was.
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8th Apr 2006, 08:40 PM #17
Just in case anyone goes searching for them, the "adapted" whipper snipper style motors are Zenoah.
Some links which may be of interest to any aspiring RC boaters are............:
http://www.ampba.asn.au/initial.htm This is the Aust., associations site, has links to clubs and their own forum. Some nice guys there but some seem to take themselves too bloody seriously .
http://www.intlwaters.com/index.php? A fantastic US based forum with an active membership. A fair few local guys seem to prefer to post there rather than the above mentioned forum.
24th Apr 2006, 08:32 PM #18
14th Sep 2008, 01:24 PM #19
I too would like to get hold of some model boat plans.
I'm interested in building some sort of classic style speed boat, like the Riveara or simillar to it.
I would like something about 45inch's long or thereabouts, I know I'm being a bit fussy but, If you don't ask, you won't know !!!
Any info is much apreciated....
Thank you all.......
27th Sep 2008, 09:59 PM #20
Hi every one these are my toys I made.
8th Jun 2009, 10:58 PM #21
to timbo's shed if you could can you email me the plans also as iam into building somthing qwick thanks
19th Jul 2009, 10:38 PM #22