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[Score: 8/10] 18" Skimmer Capable of 12mph and a runtime of 30mins Single Propellor Direct Drive Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) 11Amp/h Batteries - Comments: built from styrene. Used some online plans as a guideline.
[Score: 8/10] 36" Kingfisher Single Propellor (3 Blade 30mm) Direct Drive Powered by LiPoly (11.1v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through viper 15 (10Amps) ESC - Comments: Built from plans downloaded on the internet. Hull is planked with a wood deck planked over ply. The superstructure is also made in wood, mostly 3mm ply.
[Score: 7/10] 13" STERNWHEELER Belt Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through HOBBYPOWER (5Amps) ESC - Comments: This is a Sternwheeler built from scratch. Drawings from "Radio Controlled Boats" by Graham Goodchild.
[Score: 8/10] 41"/5000g yawl Argyll Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) 2Amp/h Batteries - Comments: This is a sailing Yawl base on the yacht Argyll. The hull is 41" long with a full keel. There is a single drum winch servo that controls all the sails. In the static display mode she has 2 head sails as per the real boat. When rigged for radio control sailing the 2 head sails are replaced for a single head sail. The radio control equipment is an older Spektrum D6 with a Spektrum receiver. The hull is an epoxy construction and was given to me by a club member an that was down-sizing. The sailing rig was all made by myself.
[Score: 8/10] 45"/2800g Bertha Capable of 2mph and a runtime of 60mins Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) 2Amp/h Batteries - Comments: Scratch built from Marine Modeller plans. One sail drum servo for the main and self tacking jib. A sail arm servo for the staysail and foresail. An extra servo to allow tension on the upper trisail. The bowsprit is an additional 10" on the overall length of the model. For RC sailing I have a 2.5kg detachable keel and rudder extesion ( shown in the photograph). All the deck winches are built from old clock parts. The lee boards are also functional and work in conjunction with the forward head sails and the sailarm servo. For transportation the top mast can be lowered and the bowsprit raised.
[Score: 8/10] 43"/1900g MTB743 Capable of 7mph and a runtime of 35mins Direct Drive to a COMBO 380 (3 Blade) Powered by LiPoly (11.1v) 11Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through ACTION ELECTRONICS (5Amps) ESC - Comments: This is a Failmile 'D' MTB. This version and number were operated by the 65th Canadian MTB flotilla in the English Channel. I made the model as this version as my Uncle was one of the crew. This model hull is built from scratch in the in the same was the real boats were using double diagonal planking. The propulsion is with 4 props paired using a dual ESC by Action Electronics and 2 11.1v LIPO batteries. These MTB were powered with 4 Packard 4M-2500 Engines with a hull speed of 34.5kts. Armament:- 4 x 18" torpedo's, 2 x 6pdr Mkv11 guns, Twin 20mm Oerlikon gun, 2 x twin Vickers Machine guns on powered mounts, as well as other smaller machine guns on the bridge. For more info goto the Manitoba Maritime Museum
A Canadian Coast Guard Icebreaker Built 1967 @ Canadian Vickers Montreal Currently owned by the Chilean Navy The model was scratch built from the plans supplied by Marine Modelling Int. The model is to 1:120 scale and is 750mm long The model is based on the original build of the vessel.