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[Score: 9/10] 22"/800g DIVA Capable of 12mph and a runtime of 30mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 30mm) Direct Drive to a MIG 600 (3 Blade) Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) 4Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through TURNIGY (20Amps) ESC - Comments: Celo wooden cabin of RC model yachts from 60. . Function controlled by the engine and rudder. The kit is not. The hull of the several belts oplaňkováním plating.1:25 scale
I'm wondering if anyone has built a model of the Bering motor yacht "Mila"? Drawing MM2068 from my hobby store. There was a short article about it in Model Boats Mag Dec 2011. This will be my next project and will be a plank on frame, but I'm not in a hurry just yet to get it completed. Any help or advice gratefully recieved. Thanks for reading.
Neodym magnets are excellent for holding hatches, decks etc in place. I have just sourced a selection from ebay and bought two 10x10mm. www.web-magnets.co.uk.I had not considered using as a rescue aid but these magnets are exceptionally strong and once attached are very difficult to remove so certainly up to rescuing a model. We sail many yachts and it can be difficult to find a safe attachment without causing damage. I do hope you keep us posted on the automation of you features. On water shots are always good especially if they capture other models on the water. Dave
The Brentwood Model Yacht & Powerboat Club was founded on the 1st July 1988, with the main interest being model yachts. In July 2013, on our 25th Anniversary, the club changed its name to the Brentwood Model Boat Club. The new name was brought in to reflect that the clubs diverse association with all types & forms of model boating & not just confined to the yachting & power boat racing. At the end of 2014, the club was split into two separate clubs. This was primarily to allow flexibility to each new club to run things independently, as they see fit, to suit our vastly different lake environments. Both clubs have retained a common name & association with each other, but are now known as Brentwood Model Boat Club (for old Scale Section) & Brentwood Model Yacht & Power Boat Club (for old Power & Yacht Sections).
Hi beez111 Welcome to the site. Just had a look on the Howe's website and this looks like a good beginners model, and everything is included. For the price it is difficult to beat. There is some assembly of the rigging and this can prove testing if your son has little model yacht experience. That said there are many model yachts sailing that have been successfully built by novice modellers, and there is lots of free advice on this site 😀 Is he an existing modeller, and does he belong to a club? Yachts require relatively deep water in which to sail so it is helpful if there is a local model boat club with sailing waters. This yacht has a smaller keel than some of the dearer offerings so should be suitable for most waters.There is list of model boat clubs on this site so you can check and see if there are any locally to your son. Howe's are very helpful when you ring and will answer any further questions you may have. I hope this helps and your son gets his yacht. Dave 😀
I am looking to get my adult son a model RC yacht for Christmas. I have seen an Aura 650 RTR sailing boat, which includes everything needed. Is this a good idea, or are there better ones out there, similarly priced (ie £85). I don't really want to buy things separately and need to get it online. Thanks for your help.
[Score: 8/10] 36"/4100g 36 Rater model yacht Powered by NiMH (6v) Batteries - Comments: Purchased at Henly on Thames wooden boat show in May 2016 again by my brother in law who likes to see me recycle old model boats. Thin GRP hull with stess fractures one mast and one thick canvas sail. Hull was coated with polyester resin and model aircraft wing cloth rubbed down and recoated with another application of resin rubbed down and painted with three coats Yellow machinery enamel after having been redecked with 1/16" ply fitted out with four turn sail winch and standard Futaba servo for rudder via flexible cable connection. As there are no restrictions on sail sizes and the original mast was in three sections at 196cm I replaced the centre 40 cm shorter in effect creating a no2 or B rig from Mylar type plastic sheet. Jib and Main made from four panels each and using a Claudio Gadget to create a curve in each sail. Having sailed on very calm day several issues presented themselves which need to be addressed in the sail department. Not too many photo's of this type about but I have found one on MYA website which I shall use to to make amendments i.e. new sails and gooseneck.
[Score: 8/10] 28" Pinkie Pie Capable of 10mph and a runtime of 50mins Single Propellor (4 Blade 40mm) Direct Drive to a Mabuchi 540 Motor. (4 Blade) Powered by NiMH (9.6v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through 320A 7.2V-16V ESC (30Amps) ESC - Comments: Model kit made on or about 1969 by defunct German firm 'Robbe' based upon Chris Craft Roamer motor yachts of the era. Hull appears inspired on 1950s Chris Craft Constellation series. Deck appears to be inspired on mid-late 60's Chris Craft "Roamer" yachts. Model tried to emulate a 46 feet version. Approx. 1/20 scale. Real life dimensions would be nearly 46 x 15.83 feet. Authentic Chris Craft Roamer 46 measured 46 x 15 feet. Completion time: nearly 2 months
Recently built from an Aeronaut kit, this is a 1/24th scale Pilot Boat based on a German design. Powered by two 540 brushed motors with 3 bladed brass props it attains something like scale speed. The colour is Volkswagen Bright Orange, courtesy of Halfords and the non-slip deck is acrylic green mixed with silver sand then covered with a silk finish varnish. The boat was filmed at an illuminated regatta staged by Bournville Model Yacht and Power Boat Club on their lake in Bournville, Birmingham %u2003
It's a ready built one marketed under the auspices of the RNLI itself. I bought it from a shop called Nauticalia. There are numerous stories about it on the www - overheting, sizing up motors etc. I was offered a refund by the shop but they had no replacements and the little man was/is really attached to it - even though now all he can do is float it in the bath. There are also stories of it being modified to full RC specs, but I don't want to go the pro route, just something he can use and have fun with as originally intended but with better motors (water-proof). I was an engineer and I've modelled locomotives, mended clocks and built 1:1 racing motorcycles - not boats in any scale though. Trouble now is I can't hold anything steady, problems even to write. Despite being on the coast I know of only one model boat club - it's a good one but it's racing 'yachts' only and very pro too.
hi guys got a load of model boat magazines 240 so if any one know of a model they looking for I can check if I have it. Every plan is with each copy with build related information I can scan and email them to you for free the years are as follows 1976 to 1995 so 19years of issues also got model engineers workshop magazines not all issues but a lot 81 in total I'm no engineer so if useful I can let you have them free you just sort out postage. plus lots of yacht magazines and books will list them later free also just postage.If you need any printed copy of model boat magazines plans then just postage and a bit towards ink will go over them in next few weeks and list every plan I have hope it helps some one mike
Hi Tall Paul If you are intending to sail your model I suggest you visit http://www.pjsails.co.uk/ and download his catalogue. If you scroll to the end you will find turnbuckle and swivels and rigging cord. Mainly designed for the model yacht fraternity so may be a bit heavy for your purpose. However you can then visit other model suppliers, as already suggested, and look for the correct parts. If you do choose shirring elastic you will need to replace every couple of years. I have a large 4' Clyde Puffer and use shirring elastic for the standing rigging as it allows me to drop the mast for storage. The running rigging for the boom, hoist etc is standard rigging cord with home made fittings, but you can get these from Cornwall Model Boats and others Good luck Dave
Hi. I don't wish to put you off boating. But the bigger they are, the more maintenance. They are. I know I have Caldercrafts Imara that weighs in at 2.5 stones (English). Beautiful model. As a taster have you thought if getting a nice looking 1M yacht to get handling practice. Bit like fishing without the mess%uD83D%uDE00. Very relaxing. Derek
Hi Trillium As you have moved the screws and rudders forward of their design position the balance of the boat has been altered and as a result is now very prone to becoming un-balanced. I do understand the reasons why you made this adjustment and your solution to increase the size of the rudders is probably your best option to avoid major structural changes to your hull internals. We often have to increase the size of rudders on our model yachts and this is best achieved by having a much larger bolt on rudder attachment for use when sailing. You can then take the attachment off when out of the water. Initially I would use rubber bands to hold the attachment in place to see the effect. Dave