Hi there all,
Im returning to radio control modelling after a break of some 20 years, I had previously only built one other boat and that was the lesro rapier kit!........Im now embarking on building a working model of the 43ft range safety launch using the vic smeed drawn plans in 1/12th scale that I acquired from myhobbystore plans service, I realised there were/are some errors in the measurments on the plan, so with that I went about redrawing the plans and it occured to me that it would be good to resize it just to be different!, I rescaled it by a third which now gives me a boat of 64 inches in length and about 18 inches in the beam, I cut the keel and frames just the other day and these are now on the building board and all the frames are squared and glued ready to accept the chines and inwhales etc. I hoping to start a build blog and include photos etc of the progress, it may be a long blog timewise as Im sure you can all appreciate!!!
However, I would like some advice.....firstly, having rescaled the plan by a third, Im now at a loss to know what propulsion to use, i.e what electric motors to use (size), battery power, whether to use a mixer for throttle/rudder control etc, so if you have any ideas I would really appreciate your responses!
Also, because of the size of the beast, I really want it to be heavily detailed in every way possible (might need help in sourcing fittings to 1/9th-1/10th scale!), so Im after any good photos of the vessels both from the outside and inside (been on the asrmcs website and seen some pics on there but need more!!!).......if anyone can help with this I would be forever grateful!
Looking forward to your replies and inputs etc, regards Dave
P.S The materials Im using are 9mm ply for the keel and 3mm ply for the bulkheads and eventually 1/16 ply for the skinning to keep the weight down