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Julio, do you want a kit, or would you like a ready built boat ? There are a few of them around. I have two. I have a 37" model, and I have a 46" model. Both are built, but ready for a refresh, which I intended to do, but never seem to have time for them. Kindest regards, Dave W😊
[Score: 5/10] 37"/5000g KD Perkasa Triple Propellors (3 Blade 40mm) Direct Drive to a RS 540 (3 Blade) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 3Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Action Electronics P80 ESC - Comments: The kit was purchased over 40 years ago and after the bare hull and superstructure was built it languished in my shed until I retired. Being new to this RC modelling business I gleaned much from the internet. A few deck items were purchased but the bulk were scratch built, both from the kit and by my own fair hand, and maybe not to scale. Its not exactly the Perkas but then I'm no expert. She has yet to be launched when I can find time to get to a local model boating lake.
Not quite RH! But similar heritage. Brave Swordsman P1012 was one of two Brave class, the other being Brave Borderer P1011 (see photo taken on the Rhine river). Both were built between 1958 - 1960. The Danes ordered 6 (Søløven-class) to a similar design, 4 being built under license in Denmark. Replaced ca 1990 by the 'Flying Fish' class. The Royal Malaysian Navy ordered 4 boats in 1964 which became the Perkasa class, ca 6 years after the Braves. Class ship being KD Perkasa P150. The other 3 were KD Handalan P151, KD Gempita P152, KD Pendekar P153. They were delivered in 1967 some 7 years after the Braves were delivered. The Perkasa design was based on the Søløven-class which itself was based on the Brave class. So the model (to my mind) is Brave Swordsman. With 3 Perseus gas turbines the Braves were at the time the fastest naval ships in the world at 52 knots. The Søløvens and Perkasas used the same set up. Cheers Doug 😎 PS The Braves could be equipped as MTB or MGB with two 40mm. Borderer in the pic seems to be in that configuration.
[Score: 8/10] 49"/2200g KD Perkasa Capable of 10mph and a runtime of 35mins Twin Propellors (3 Blade 55mm) Direct Drive to a Turnigy 1250 outrunner (3 Blade) Powered by LiPoly (11.1v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Viper Marine (10Amps) ESC - Comments: I acquired the boat as an unfinished project, consisting of a decked unpainted hull and basic superstructure. Early replacement of lead acids with Lipos increased the speed and I think she looks really good on the water. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwOalFnRjPw
Thank you for your compliments. This is in fact my second Perkasa. I built the first one about 40 years ago (see photo), before the introduction of the GRP hull. Losing interest in the hobby some years later, I sold the boat and have lived to regret it. (I was also the proud owner of a 37" Aerokits Crash Tender powered by a Frog 2.49cc diesel. That went the same way!) The first boat was quite lively powered by a Merco 61 i/c engine. No pictures of either I'm afraid. Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Steve