I have built
a few of Vics plans
and found them very easy to construct. He does build
them a bit heavy an underpowered but.....they are solid and safe.......Starlet, Hydro bat, Scudder And currently got the Zing Ray under construction.
The Starlet is a dream to sail.
Hydro bat very fast and very responsive to water rudder
input. A favourite with the grand kids.
Scudder looks quite weird but it lives up to its name. Grandkids love this as well.
Another water rudder model
If these are used in really weedy lakes the rudder
will pick up some trailers so i have fitted a 3mm rod running from mid keel to lower rudder
pivot point. The weeds simply slide off.
The Zing Ray is a shovelnose hydroplane still under construction.
The biggest source of quite a bit of discussion is the conversion from ic to electric
. Using a base of 3.5cc produces 400w or about 1000grams of thrust, these model
s seem to work ok.
And yes i am a Vic Smeedfan 🤓