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Hi All I have started on a 1949 Chris Craft Runabout as I bought the started kit for a good price. Drop out all the motor and 1/8" shaft. Installing a 4mm shaft and a 28mm brushless motor. As I have all the frame patterns etc. I could easily make the 1940 one as only the rear would require modifying.
Hi All Removed all the motor mounts and drive line. As I am using a 28mm brushless motor, I realigned the new 4mm drive line and decrease the drive angle. Made a stronger rudder with a little more depth. Remaking the engine hatch with two 10mm magnets to hold it down. Fill in a lot of the frame forward of the motor to add strength.
Chris-Craft runabouts were around 30 knots, especially that style, so a fair speed and would plane, whereas the craft in the picture would appear to be a cabin cruiser which would probably be around 12 knots at best and certainly not plane.