My dad built
this over a long period of time, starting in the '80s. The hull is fibreglass
and the rest is scratch built
from plastic card, balsa, ply, wire and anything else he could adapt.
Although he installed the motor
s, props and rudder
s he never completed the RC installation or tested it. I inherited his boat model
s a few years ago and wanted
to "finish the job", getting the model
on the water. After installing the RC gear and batteries
over the last few months, this weekend was the first sailing
outside the bath at the Valley Gardens boating
Happy to report that it sailed really nicely, seems to be reasonably stable although I did restrict it to calmer times when the MTBs and faster boats weren't running !
HMS Cadiz was a battle class destroyer, laid down and launched during WW2 although she didn't receive her commission until 1946 so didn't see combat with the Royal Navy, serving with the home fleet. Due to the changeover in pennant
numbering she was originally allocated R09 and later, when the admiralty decided to revert to the D for Destroyer pennant
numbering she was assigned D79. To reflect this my model
has D79 on the starboard
side and R09 on the port side.
She was sold to Pakistan in the late '50s, and renamed PNS Khaibar. She was sunk with the loss of nearly all hands in 1971 in the indo-Pakistan war.