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Old 01-21-2010, 09:19 AM
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As the title states, I am wondering what the standard scale is for boats. Like cars and trucks I run 1/10, but wasn't sure what the majority of people run with boats, and what is most supported in LHS's.
Old 01-21-2010, 11:14 AM
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Even cars and trucks are moving away from a standard, it seems they they are either going huge or mini and micro now but I know where you're coming from as when I raced the 4-wheelers 1/10 was the size that we raced the most.
As far as mass-produced RTR boats sold in hobby shops you might say that 1/12 scale would be closer to a norm. This will vary as to the type of boat. A scale ship could be a larger or much smaller scale than a racer or sailboat.
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That's really what I wanted to know. I was loking around at getting my first boats, and was seeing that there was a lot of "mini" and "micro", and all sorts of sizes. I just wanted to be able to weed out the really small or huge. Thank you very much.
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It's more the size of the engine that tells you what size you boat could be.

Arround 36" for a 60/90 'Nitro'engine and arround 42" for a gas-engine is a "normal" size.
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Default RE: What scale is standard?

I've never seen a 60/90 in any boat under 40" except for maybe a deep vee. I would look bigger than 42" for a gas boat as well. From what I"ve seen, normal for gas is 48" or more unless you buy a RTR like the Pro Boat Formula. I myself am not a fan of the Pro Boat line, personal opinion withthat one
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One guy in my club has shoe-horned a radio into an Airfix Scharnhorst. That's 1:600. The important thing is to find a size that you can handle, it has to fit in the car, you really don't want something so big that you can't get it into or out of the water without joining it, and you don't want to lose it in your pocket fluff. Somewhere in between does for most of us. Scale will then follow size, so then everything depends on the size of the original.
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1/10 scale ? of what ?

78' higgins ?..........= 8'

Your size that is right, is all that counts.

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Old 01-23-2010, 05:30 PM
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Well said ,cyclops2 [8D]
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Problems do arise when some modellers, who have been around long enough to know better, insist on using terms like "quarter scale" when what they really mean is "quarter inch to the foot scale", or 1:48, rather than 1:4.

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