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Vic Smeed Suzie Q
« on: October 12, 2019, 10:24:11 am »

When I built my Remora from the free Model Maker December 1964 plan I also built a Suzie Q a few months later when this plan was featured in a later magazine issue, and the plan was not free - it cost the princely sum of five shillings and sixpence!


I still have this plan and intend replacing the model that I had to part with (along with my Remora) when work demanded that my young family and I made the move up north and we had to leave a lot of things behind in Devon !


Both models have been missed for at least 40 years now, and so I am well overdue to replace them with this winters building project!


The Remora had an OS marine engine for power, and the Suzie Q had an Enya marine engine, but both of the new build will be electric powered (a sign of the times !).


If anyone has a Suzie Q (or Remora) that is giving a good performance with brushless motor/LiPo combination I would be interested to hear from them as I am not sure what sort of motor size would work best in either model.


Lastly, if anyone knows of a glass fibre hull for a Suzie Q (or a Remora), I would like to hear from them as it would save some building time and get me back on the water with these two classic models form Vic Smeed a little sooner!
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Re: Vic Smeed Suzie Q
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2019, 06:21:46 pm »

Check out this Video.
Seems to have a good turn of speed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epBo6uu9avw
There's a link to the kit with some build pictures including hardware layout.
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Re: Vic Smeed Suzie Q
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2019, 10:30:51 pm »

Check out this Video.
Seems to have a good turn of speed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epBo6uu9avw
There's a link to the kit with some build pictures including hardware layout.


Thanks Shipmate - I will take a look!
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Re: Vic Smeed Suzie Q
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2020, 04:19:59 pm »

With the Swordsman now on the bench, I donít think my Suzie Q build will be making much progress until 2021, but with another lock-down looking like a serious possibility..... it could be sooner....... 8)
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Re: Vic Smeed Suzie Q
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2020, 11:13:36 am »

For anyone interested, RBC models have a cheap, basic kit for the Suzie Q, Moonglow and Fury Vic Smeed designs. Videos of the boats performing are on the website. As a returner to model boats after some years, I'm going to have a go at Moonglow form Sussex Model Centre.
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Re: Vic Smeed Suzie Q
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2020, 01:38:14 pm »

I have drawings of all three (Suzy Q, moonglow and fury) they come out A4 on the jolly old computer thing ,but you should be able to scale up should you need a copy  :-)
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Re: Vic Smeed Suzie Q
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2020, 02:08:15 pm »


Great boat - saw one at Lanberris!-


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