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Brian60

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1:1 scale r/c ship
« on: June 02, 2017, 03:57:56 PM »

Searching Google earlier for some details and I came across this. Its under development by Rolls Royce, a full scale radio controlled ship, the captain stays on shore and controls it like a giant toy %%

The story was 3 years old so it might have progressed many fold or it may have been dropped by now....

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Re: 1:1 scale r/c ship
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2017, 05:40:43 PM »

Well if that is the future it is going to kill our hobby!
Roy
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Re: 1:1 scale r/c ship
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2017, 06:52:51 PM »

Well if that is the future it is going to kill our hobby!
Roy


Not sure about that, but we will need a shed load of filler to make one of them 'sausage ships'!
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Re: 1:1 scale r/c ship
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2017, 06:58:06 PM »

Never get afloat , the Gov' will insist on 27meg radio to cut costs . . . .
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Re: 1:1 scale r/c ship
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2017, 07:46:03 PM »

If it is anything like the agricultural world then insurers will insist there be a person onboard to take over should the telemetry go wibbly.

The US farming industry uses lots of self driving tractors but they still have a 'driver' to prevent the tractor from just driving off into the sunset because the GPS guidance or field mapping system decided it wanted to be a George Forman Grill.
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Re: 1:1 scale r/c ship
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2017, 07:55:45 PM »

The future, they cut the staffing levels, bridge officers cut, engineers cut until you have unmanned engine rooms. There is still talk of unmanned ships circulating on the rumour mill. nemesis
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Re: 1:1 scale r/c ship
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2017, 08:08:09 PM »

Isn't this what us Mayhemers have been doing for years? We are the future!!
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Re: 1:1 scale r/c ship
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2017, 09:13:17 PM »

Everyone here will all be qualified as skippers.  :-))

Here is the tug version, the Remora by Robert Allan Marine Architects.

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