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David Kelly 601/02/2020 17:26:02
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Hello

Looking for information on this model any one built one in the past

Santa Ana Stern Wheeler, dimensions of the boat and plans if any one know where I might find then . Any help would be appreciated David

Colin Bishop01/02/2020 17:36:38
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There is one for sale here:

**LINK**

But you would need to check if the plan is included, often they go missing.

Colin

Adrian Tullett02/02/2020 09:42:22
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Check out also Graham Goodchild's book 'Making Radio Controlled Boats'.

Santa Anna is one of the projects incuded (plus you would get seven others to put on your to do list).

There are two available on Ebay at the moment at £8.00 and one for a lot more fore some reason.

Regards

Ade

alan burgess02/02/2020 13:46:19
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The Goodchild model plan produces a vessel of 16 inches long and a beam approx 4.5 inches. The 10 page article includes reasonable construction details and a wiring diagram to help install working lights. 2 b&w photos show finished details and a third b&w photo shows the radio and running gear installed.

The plans in the book are actually printed slightly under scale and need enlarging a little to produce the 16 inch model.

Several years ago I considered building it myself. However I decided that the smallish size of the vessel would probably only sail well in 'mill pond' conditions.

David Kelly 602/02/2020 16:57:46
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Hello everyone

 

Thank you for responding to my post much appreciated Predicament I like the design was thing of utilize

the hull to build a small steam engine boat. Dimensions in design my not allow this ? width looks to be quite narrow to length of hull.

does any one know if you could easily split the hull to ad width to it make a beam width of 6 3/8 in total ?

 

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David Kelly 602/02/2020 17:11:01
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Posted by David Kelly 6 on 02/02/2020 16:57:46:

Hello everyone

Thank you for responding to my post much appreciated Predicament I like the design was thing of utilize

the hull to build a small steam engine boat. Dimensions in design my not allow this ? width looks to be quite narrow to length of hull.

does any one know if you could easily split the hull to ad width to it make a beam width of 6 3/8 in total ?

ashley needham02/02/2020 17:51:05
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David. take the plans to a copy shop and simply get them enlarged to whatever size you want. The actual drawing lines will be a bit fatter, but by times-ing the ACTUAL drawing width by your enlargement factor will produce the correct reading.

16 x 4.5 seems very long and thin to me? having the plans enlarged by a factor of 1.5 will give you 24 x 6.75 which would be a better size for pond work.

You COULD add a couple of inches to the width but you would be virtually redesigning the thing....easier to just make it a bit bigger!

Ashley

alan burgess02/02/2020 19:52:27
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16 x 4.5 was a very quick estimation.

It's difficult to measure precisely as the plan in the book is stitched into the spine !!

Actual beam is more like 4.75 inches. The last 3.5 inches (approx) of the hull includes the stern paddle. The 'floaty' hull is nearer just over 12 inches.

So, that's a little bit shorter and a little but wider.

Ray Wood 202/02/2020 21:22:45
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This sounds to me way too small to support the weight of a steam power plant? Unless it's a special job? There have been steam powered RC aeroplanes flown in the past using spirit firing and a aerosol can for a boiler!!!

Regards Ray

David Kelly 603/02/2020 03:27:52
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Hi everyone

Thanks for the additional info appreciated !

quite small steam engine, and boiler design, is this a planked hull

does any one have pic's . From looking at plans could you ad to the beam width with out to much trouble or would it be difficult to ad to the existing design looks like a flat bottom designed hull . thanks

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