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michael jacob09/08/2021 14:58:57
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Hi all.

After many years of building wooden and plastic large scale kits I have decided to take to plunge to make a RC kit...Thanks for sharing al the info and no doubt you can expect a lot of questions from me in the near future lol....happy building allsmile d

Ray Wood 210/08/2021 12:43:45
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Hi Michael,

Welcome to the forum, ask away, we will answer ! and photos and details of what your building always helps

Regards Ray

Richard Simpson10/08/2021 17:18:18
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Welcome to the forum Michael. If you can make a static model then you can make a RC version! Plenty of people here to help with questions.

As Ray says photos are definitely useful.

Dave Cooper 610/08/2021 17:21:00
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A good place to start maybe to think about what sort of boat appeals to Tug, Warship, Racer, Sailing craft etc ?

I think there are beginners models in most of these categories.

My basic rules are :-

1. Keep it simple (at least to start with).

2. Do a float test in the bath /kiddies paddling pool.

3. Radio - go for 2.4 GHz so you don't have to worry about interference.

The experts on here (like Ray, Ashley, Malcolm & Co. ), will guide you through all the details and choices.

Happy modelling,


Forgot to mention Richard !


Edited By Dave Cooper 6 on 10/08/2021 17:26:13

Empire Parkstone10/08/2021 19:06:36
273 forum posts
8 photos

Before any of that how is your health/ Mobility/ would it fit in the car and how do you get it in/out of the water

neil howard-pritchard20/08/2021 19:00:40
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c'mon guys, we are trying to encourage people like michael......just listen to the positive post of Ray and Richards...........all the rest of these comments are just putting doubts in michaels mind.

michael..........i have carried a 5' long warship on the back of a BMW motorcycle crossways before now............give or take the odd rear view mirrow or you just get stuck in mate.........all problems met on the way are surmountable.

enjoy your build.

michael jacob21/08/2021 13:32:51
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Hi all ...thanks for the encouraging comments....haven't decided what to build yet, but I will keep you updated as to progress and problems lol...have a good day everyone smile d

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