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Name: Dolphin 16 (19) Posted 21st Jul 2017 by AllenA Score: 7
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 19 inches
Weight: 1100 grams
Speed: 10 MPH
Runtime: 20 Minutes
NiMH (7.2v)
3 Amp/h
Chinese 320amp
10A Constant
Motor: Graupner Speed 600 8.4v
Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
Type: 3 Blade
Size: 30mm
This is the Meccano Magazine January 1967 issue plan, built in balsa. I didn't do a build blog as the construction is well covered on the net. Started with an A4 plan and used Excel to enlarge it onto 9 A4 sheets. I chose something simple as I haven't built a boat for thirty years. Really enjoyed the build and re-learning how to overcome the problems that always arise. She is oversized being 19" long and having a 7.5" beam. She sits nicely on the water and begins to plane. Will upgrade the the battery sometime. The decking is worktop edge strip pre-glued but in future will use the unglued strips. The cabin was adapted to extend over the whole boat as there was little space for modern electrics. I will add in and out air vents as the motor will need to breathe. Also, the true model should have an upper deck and windscreen and this will be easy to add sometime in the future. Really surprised and pleased with results from aliphatic wood glue. The finish, which I am not completely happy with, due mostly to my own impatience, was achieved with Ronseal multi purpose wood filler, lightweight fibreglass laminate with Eze-Kote. Paint is Acrylics and Marine varnish. The electrics are: Acoms AR 201 Reciever, Servo Acoms AS 12, Cheap Chinese ,supposedly, 320 amp ESC and 7.2v Nimh battery pack. The Graupner Speed 600 8.4v, bought it cheaply some months ago, was already in one of my boxes and you can see the adaptation required to fit it into the boat. All the Acoms controls I picked up at a boot sale including an Acoms Techniplus Alpha Transmitter on 27mhz. Inside I used Hammerite Smooth Gold as I couldn't buy silver. Modern Hammerite is thin and squeamish and took 3 coats to provide reasonable coverage. One final rant I do like the new silicon wires but they are a nightmare to solder to a motor. I think I will use soldered connectors in future. So there we are, first model in 30 years and now so many models to build and so little time. Lessons learned...... don't be impatient.

Name: Patricia Posted 17th Jul 2017 by saga32 Score: 8
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 33 inches
Speed: 8 MPH
Runtime: 40 Minutes
NiMH (7.2v)
3 Amp/h
EZRUN 18A
10A Constant
Motor: KedaTR2837/18 KV830
Type: Brushless
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
Type: 3 Blade
Size: 50mm
1950,s. Scratch built. Hull based roughly on a Cris-Craft speed boat which lived in the field beside Jimmy Laird's house. Wooden built mostly 1/16 Obechi. First motor, geared Taycol with horseshoe magnet. Homebullt 27MHz galloping ghost steering only

Name: HMS Juno Posted 15th Jul 2017 by lindsay Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 29 inches
Speed: 3 MPH
Runtime: 40 Minutes
Lead Acid (6v)
1 Amp/h


Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Twin Propellors
Type: 4 Blade
Size: 15mm
It started off as a model from a BBC hobby magazine. Stand off scale. I decided to try to make it better so bought an Airfix kit and scaled up the dimensions to suit. it was my first radio control model with a Mcgregor 2 channel radio and a resistance speed controller attached to a servo. the photo was taken at Queens Park Glasgow in 1990 although the model was built in the 1970,s I no longer sail her as age has made her somewhat delicate. The hull is Balsa plank on frame covered with Tissue Paper Doped and painted.

Name: Midwest Cranberry Isle Posted 14th Jul 2017 by Grandpa Score: 8
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 36 inches
NiMH (7.2v)


Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
Type: 3 Blade
Recently purchased this boat built by Don Sutton, Scale Captain, Metro Modellers Toronto, Canada 🇨🇦. Don built the boat about 15 years ago, but to make room for a larger new model he is selling older models. This style of Yacht has long been a favourite of mine which will be my winter scratch build project. Having this working model in my workshop will assist me with the project.

Name: Miss Marilyn Posted 14th Jul 2017 by Larry73 Score: 8
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 42 inches

Chriscraft Corvette

Props: Twin Propellors
Not completed need advice on what engines to put in it as this a 1955 boat

Name: Experimemtal Posted 11th Jul 2017 by tysonyoung Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 72 inches
Speed: 11 MPH
Runtime: 120 Minutes
Lead Acid (12v)
7 Amp/h


Type: 3 Blade
Size: 50mm
Ebay Purchase. Originally a test tank model. Pumped water ballast no rudder or keel. Now fitted with lead fin ballast plus 2 7ah gel cells. and auxiliary motor. Sailing rig "A" class . 72in long 32 in beam .Hull strip wood deck fibre board. Sail winch and heavy duty rudder servo fitted. Design guess work !! Note picture of setting up rudder. 3 years work.

Name: M.V. Conserver Posted 8th Jul 2017 by Welshsailor Score: 8
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 29 inches
Weight: 5000 grams
Speed: 3 MPH
NiMH (7.2v)
5 Amp/h
Mtroniks Viper 15

Motor: Electronize 545-12
Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
Type: 3 Blade
Size: 45mm
Model Slipway kit of a full size buoy maintenance/survey vessel still working out of Leith harbour, Edinburgh. Maiden voyage took place a week ago, it still needs work to finish it. It performed really well with a very tight turning circle.

Name: Al Khubar 2 Posted 8th Jul 2017 by Welshsailor Score: 8
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 30 inches
Weight: 8000 grams
Speed: 4 MPH
Runtime: 120 Minutes
Lead Acid (6v)
7 Amp/h
Action Electronics P94 combined twin controller/mixer unit

Motor: Torpedo 500
Type: Brushed
Drive: Geared
Props: Twin Propellors
Type: 4 Blade
Size: 50mm
This is a Model Slipway kit, of one of 3 actual tugs produced in 1976 which worked in the Middle East. Numbers 1 and 2 were sunk during the Gulf War. Number 3 has been converted for dredging work in the UK and still in use under name of Flatholm.

Name: Laurel ll Posted 4th Jul 2017 by Kipper Score: 8
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 32 inches
Weight: 2200 grams
Speed: 5 MPH
Runtime: 120 Minutes
Lead Acid (12v)
4 Amp/h
Viper 10 / Mtroniks
5A Constant
Motor: Mabuchi 555
Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
Type: 3 Blade
Size: 35mm
Stood on a shelf for a number of years before purchase, planking dried out & sprung at the bow, leaking along both sides. Repaired & equipped with new motor & electrics over the winter.

Name: Dutch River Posted 4th Jul 2017 by Kipper Score: 8
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 36 inches
Weight: 11800 grams
Speed: 10 MPH
Runtime: 120 Minutes
Lead Acid (12v)
7 Amp/h
Viper 15 / Mtroniks
10A Constant
Motor: Mabuchi 555
Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Twin Propellors
Type: 3 Blade
Size: 60mm
No bow thruster fitted, with tanksteer & twin rudders she spins on her own axis.

Name: NorStar Wave Princess Posted 3rd Jul 2017 by AllenA Score: 6
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 34 inches
Weight: 3200 grams
Speed: 10 MPH
Runtime: 25 Minutes
NiMH (7.2v)
3 Amp/h
Chinese 320amp
20A Constant
Motor: Graupner Speed 600
Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
Type: 2 Blade S Type
Size: 35mm
Built in 1980s restored and RC fitted 2017. Kit built from ply. Graupner 12" prop, MacGregor Digimac 3 controller with MacGregor MR23A receiver converted to JST connectors and Carson Reflex servo to brass rudder

Name: M12 Posted 2nd Jul 2017 by Grandpa Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 45 inches
Weight: 7200 grams



More to come with photos out of the water. Uses One Meter Soling Rig and Sails. Design of hull/rudder/keel is to sail in the weeds.

Name: Unchosen Posted 30th Jun 2017 by Cadet Score: 8
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 40 inches
Weight: 5800 grams



Acquired at an outdoor auction many years ago in Wymondham. Obviously built in Norfolk in 1930's as a typical broads cruiser. The remains of the sails allowed me to replicate and rebuild the 48" mast. It is free sailing .

Name: Troika Posted 30th Jun 2017 by Cadet Score: 3
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 34 inches
Weight: 2000 grams



It was bought for my uncle, when he was a boy and he would be about 140 years old now! It is complete with spars and sails.

Name: HMS Lightning Posted 30th Jun 2017 by Cadet Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 66 inches
Lead Acid (12v)
12 Amp/h

5A Constant
Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
Type: 3 Blade
Size: 60mm
Restoration of a 5'6" hull, carved from the solid and nearing completion. Was once steam driven. Now electric. I have a load of pictures to show one day. It could be up to 100 years old, but I have no idea what the wood is except that it has a dull pink appearance and few knots. Pictures will have to wait until I have reminded myself how to put them on the computer, sorry. I think it was a "speedboat" when designed.

Name: Orkney-express Posted 24th Jun 2017 by Larry Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 51 inches



Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Twin Propellors
I have just been given this boat. And needs work on it and I'm new to the rc boats as this is a start to a hobby Looking for some help with it all motors and need wiring

Name: Pride of Baltimore Posted 17th Jun 2017 by Jerry Todd Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 96 inches
Weight: 18200 grams
Lead Acid (6v)
7 Amp/h


Motor: 6v corless drill motor
Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Type: 2 Blade X Type
Size: 25mm
I helped build the original in 76, crewed on her in 81. The model is as she appeared in 1981

Name: Constellation Posted 17th Jun 2017 by Jerry Todd Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 96 inches
Lead Acid (6v)
7 Amp/h


An 18 year work in progress.

Name: American Scout Posted 11th Jun 2017 by Oyster Score: 8
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 49 inches
Runtime: 120 Minutes
Lead Acid (12v)
5 Amp/h


Motor: 800
Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
Type: 4 Blade
Size: 40mm
Converted static model to RC!

Name: Sea Ray Sunseeker Posted 10th Jun 2017 by saintsalvio Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust



It is a Sea Ray Sunseeker toy (imported from Germany if I remember well) by New Bright, I choose it for the quite original proportions respect and for the discretely designed and detailed upper cabin: I painted the super structure (added led tv and kitchen faucet and deck, table deck and led lights), a professional ship yard in Sanremo took care of painting the hull in white (the original toy was yellow!), I added the marine decal blue stripe!

Name: RAF. RTTL. 2749 Posted 9th Jun 2017 by malctank Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 48 inches
LiPoly (11.1v)
Hobbies craft

Motor: 1380kv
Type: Brushless
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Twin Propellors
Type: 3 Blade
Size: 25mm
The boat used to be at bridlington harbour at the RAF base untill it was disbanded in the 70s

Name: Carlvinsent Posted 8th Jun 2017 by malctank Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 79 inches
Runtime: 120 Minutes
Lead Acid (12v)


Type: Brushed
Type: 4 Blade
Size: 20mm
It's a model of the carlvincent at a scale of 1/144 and has 4 props

Name: Keyev Posted 8th Jun 2017 by malctank Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 66 inches
Runtime: 120 Minutes
Lead Acid (12v)


Motor: Two motor's and two belt drives
Type: Brushed
Drive: Belt
Type: 4 Blade
Size: 25mm
It's the Russian keiev. To a scale of 1/144

Name: Fair play X Posted 8th Jun 2017 by saintsalvio Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust



Very beautiful 1/144 Revell kit: added micromotors from a tiny submarine I love it: it really works (in his scale! It Push and Pull hard!

Name: Carson Saint Tropez Posted 8th Jun 2017 by saintsalvio Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust



Good boat but: doesn't go reverse: what a shame!

Name: Aquacraft Atlantic Posted 8th Jun 2017 by saintsalvio Score: 8
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 30 inches
Weight: 3500 grams



Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
I like the silhouette and the way it keeps the sea

Name: TBC Posted 7th Jun 2017 by marky Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 24 inches

scratch build

Props: Single Propellor
Scratch built loosely based on the St Chanute ,made from recycled wood the winch is made from parts of an old sewing machine the mast is copper pipe and an artists paint brush handle the rails are split pins with 1.6welding rod soldered the rigging is cord from a venetian blind dyed using Indian ink ,the only bought items were the propeller ,anchors ,paint and glue

Name: Victoria Posted 3rd Jun 2017 by Skipper44 Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 39 inches
Speed: 2 MPH
Runtime: 100 Minutes
NiMH (7.2v)
4 Amp/h
Mtroniks viper Marine
15A Constant
Motor: Graupner 600 Speed
Type: Brushed
Drive: Belt
Props: Single Propellor
Type: 3 Blade
Size: 40mm
She is a 100cm long barge like ship, weighs too much to carry around easily so she doesn't see as much use as one may hope. She has a draught of around two inches and a bow thruster. This is complemented by a working anchor windlass and lights.

Name: Winch for Emily P II Posted 1st Jun 2017 by GrahamP74 Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust



Scaled at 1:12 Made of PVA board, plastic water pipe and wooden skewers! The end blocks were made from a steel rod which I turned on the metal lathe. Tried hard to get the large end nut detail. Need to add the warps once I have made the rope rusty looking!

Name: Patriot Posted 29th May 2017 by GARTH Score: 6
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 27 inches
Weight: 1200 grams
Speed: 4 MPH
Runtime: 60 Minutes
NiMH (7.2v)
3 Amp/h


Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Type: 3 Blade
Size: 40mm
Midwest kit with working monitor I use a Sonic Mark X pump for the water sprayer Kids love to get wet but mothers don't !


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