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>> Home > Forum > Hobby Chit Chat! > daft question
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(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 244
29th Jun 2017 16:55  
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This may seem a daft question I keep seeing I/C mentioned being banned, being new I can only surmise that I/C stands for internal combustion am I right or am I on the wrong tack


Forum Posts: 18
29th Jun 2017 16:59  
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Ik not completely sure my self but I think you’re on the right track! I’m pretty sure it roughly means the petrol racing boats that whine and go really fast so disturb all the others and are dangerous!

(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 1789
29th Jun 2017 17:16  
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Absolutely right! 👍
Internal Combustion; banned due to noise and oil / fuel pollution. Mainly the latter. Big electrics are also fast and dangerous.
On the lake near me in Munich I have seen more than one completely destroy a scale boat by collision. 🤔
Cheers Doug

Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change,
the Courage to change things that I can, and
the Wisdom to know the difference!

Forum Posts: 49
29th Jun 2017 17:23  
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Mark & Skipper your both spot on, i/c is short for internal Combustion, again it's the noise factor and speed, but with the improvement of electric motors, i.e brushless the latter isn't so much a factor. Recently my club at Ethrow Park, already i/c are banned, have had to put a speed restriction on boats sailing there, due to complaints from members and public, of some modelers using excessive speed and harassing local aquatic bird life.

(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 148
30th Jun 2017 17:37  
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The only daft question is the one you don't ask👍