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kraftykid

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uss toy aircraft carrier conversion
« on: August 16, 2012, 02:35:23 PM »

hi all about a year ago i started thinking about making a toy i had into an rc boat this toy was a toys r us aircraft carrier so work started and im nearly there  all electronics are in just making it safe for when the model lifeboats at the lake come past at full pelt (big big waves )    pictures to follow and heres the link to the toy   http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/Toys/Action-Figures-and-Playsets/True-Heroes-Aircraft-Carrier(0044755)?searchPosition=1     note:mine was an older version of this and did not have light up runway
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Re: uss toy aircraft carrier conversion
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2012, 03:01:38 PM »

the wooden boxs in pics are to stop water entering boat the one under the prop shaft to stop water coming in the boat when operating in a stern propulsion the ones by the windows (not all done (these are the internal lofts but will just fill gap with grey balsa )) will stop anywater from around the join there was a moulded one up bow (was there originally ) in case of large bow wave    there are 2 at the back as lots of water (knowing me ) will come in when going astern    maiden voyage on sunday then the details go on  also the lego white things at the front are because when at half throtle in bath she was very powerful and i wanted something fairly quick so in the event of an emergency i can move quickly but being flat bottomed she would lift out the water and plane these are to stop that happening






















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Re: uss toy aircraft carrier conversion
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2012, 03:28:28 PM »

Thats not a high quality Micron receiver going in that model is it????
Shouldn't they be saved for your subs?
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Re: uss toy aircraft carrier conversion
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2012, 05:02:04 PM »

it wont be used in it just for testing as i know its reliable
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Re: uss toy aircraft carrier conversion
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2012, 08:41:05 PM »

Only one word for this "Bonkers"

go for it krafty

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Re: uss toy aircraft carrier conversion
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2012, 01:54:23 PM »

Pat Matthews did one of these conversions "for the hell of it" and it pushed a mighty bow wave with that blunt bow. Cannot seem to find pictures of it.


EDIT: Ah yes, the internet still contains remnants... http://www.geocities.ws/patsmodels/nimitz/index.htm
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Re: uss toy aircraft carrier conversion
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2012, 10:27:44 AM »

The boat is jus awaiting early sea trials.   And thanks for those pics
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Re: uss toy aircraft carrier conversion
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2012, 01:09:26 PM »


Make sure you have lots of foam buoyancy in the empty spaces.  :-))
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