Greetings from the wet 'n' windy Sarfeast :)
I'm starting to get this daft idea that perhaps I might fancy an RC boat of some kind with which to potter about on the local boating pond. But the sum total of my knowledge on the subject goes back 50 years and more to when I used to stand by the side of a boating lake watching blokes losing their tempers with bits of washing line, petrol engines, and amazing (to me, anyhow - I was easily amazed at that age) constructions in ply and varnish.
All I can bring to the table is what modelling experience I've gained this time round, which amounts to half a dozen balsa-and-film electric-powered RC aircraft successfully built from plans. I have a place to work in good light (most of the time), hand tools only apart from a Dremel, my Spektrum DX6i transmitter and that's about it. In other words, I'm clueless about model boats.
So right now I have just two questions.
One is - is my transmitter any use for model boats?
And the other is - given my complete newbie status, age (pushing 70), and the fact that whatever I build will be carried to the (one and only) boating pond on the trailer behind my pushbike (how's that for old-school?), what sort of boat should I be looking at? I rather fancy something that sits well in the water and is very controllable/manoeuverable at low speeds. I have no interest in i/c engines or tearing round the pond, it doesn't have to be scale or authentic-looking in any way, and low build cost is important.
Erm ... that's about it for starters :)