Build a RC Air Boat Plans from Radio Controlled Parts
These are plans for a radio controlled RC boat hydroplane.
From prop to
servos, all the
gear in this sleek
from the world of
airplane, reducing the
The "Miss Take"-
model hydroplane started with a plane crash.
a time in every radio-control flyer's life when he
has the urge to say the heck with planes and try
something that won't turn into a pile of broken
balsa chips at the first minor malfunction. It was
at just such a time that Miss Take was born.
You'll find numerous advantages in an air-driven
boat. It's easy to start, requires no complicated
system of water cooling, and uses conventional airplane propellers.
The prototype used six channels, but you can
get along with four if you're willing to forego the
air rudder as a back-up steering system. At low
speeds, this rudder doesn't function as well as
the water rudder, but it's sufficient to bring the
boat back to shore if the water rudder becomes
fouled. At full bore, however, it's extremely
effective—enough to flip the boat if you aren't
careful, so be sure to drop back to half-throttle
before trying it.
The fuel tank holds better than 10 oz., enough
for a 10-min. run at low throttle with a KB-45.
You can use any engine from a 19 up to a
45 in Miss Take. Anything larger than 45 is
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