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Old 11-08-2004, 08:19 PM
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would you think it would be any harder to get a running rc warship from a plastic model kit or would it be better to do a kit that was built around the rc end goal??

my main thing is would the plastic hold up strucurally and the cg be correct. I was looking at the plastic models b/c the warship i want to model will be really big in the r/c warship combats scale.
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like possibly this model:
Old 11-08-2004, 10:51 PM
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These are all plastic kit conversions done by Pat Tritle
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=122

And Here TonyO documents a typical conversion process.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...hlight=trawler

There were two 1/350 Tamiya kits that a local area modeler converted for rc, the Missouri, and the Enterprise. They always looked great when the two were sailed together.

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I'll take the Tamiya thought a little further. I have built 2 Bismarcks, one static and one electric. From what I can tell, many, if not all the Tamiya 1:350 kits can have an electric drive. The Bismarck even has an electric motor, gearbox, props and shafts for the two outboard props included in the kit. To take it one step further, the deck has been made in three sections with the center section being removable. They even ballasted the model with 4 "D" batteries. I'm sure you can find a way to expand on what Tamiya has started and make a full R/C out of it. The only thing you would have to do is modify the rudder(s) and seal up the bow where the bow anchor goes. It wouldn't take much to build a replacement mainmast and run the antenna through it as well
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Hi All!
I have built electric RC 1:350 Yamato from Tamiya kit.The drive applied to a kit has undergone to completion (the gearbox is separated into two parts and bearings are inserted into it; in places of an output of shaft bronze cartridges are inserted). The model is controlled by a rudder and a separate reverser of motors.
I use this model more than 5 years and is very pleased with the chosen ship. The only problem - model it is poorly visible on water because of dark gray war painting[]. My friend built Missouri in blue and it's better visible.
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1) Me with my Yamato on 2003' NAVIGA NS group World championship (in France)
2) Missouri of my friend Dmitry - World champion 2003 (Naviga version)
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thanks ya all!!!
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Navix -
The boats look great! I have a motor powered warship by Lindberg called the Blue Devil Destroyer that I plan to outfit for R/C..."someday". It is 90cm x 9cm, and might be easily tipped over. It will be fun to build it and watch it go.
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