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Old 06-28-2006, 09:13 PM
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What is a good boat for a beginner? What type of boat? I would like to go cheep do most of it myself. My dad is an electrician, so that is taken care of. I know it will be $700-$1000. Units?
Old 06-28-2006, 09:27 PM
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Buckeye Battle Squadron. Info? Location?
Old 06-28-2006, 10:22 PM
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Units is Small/Fast Gun. Most Big Guns Clubs do not use units - the ship is based on what the prototype had - speed (though there is a minimum allowable), armament, and armor. So the first decision is scale (1/144 is most popular, and is both Big Gun and Small/Fast Gun), second decision is format (Big or Small/Fast). There is an introductory article from the December 2005 issue of Servo Magazine that will provide you with a lot of the information you need to get started. It is posted on the NTXBG web site [link=http://www.ntxbg.org]www.ntxbg.org[/link].

First thing to do, though, before you invest a lot of time or $$$ is to find the closest club in the format you want and go toa few battles. They may have a transport for you to drive (good way to get started). This way you get to find out if it is your cup of tea for usually free. They can also advise you on beginner ships - the local club rules may have some bearing on what is a good ship to begin with. As for Big Gun, Chesapeake and Mid Atlantic are, I believe, the closest. I do not have a handle on the clubs in Small/Fast gun format in your area, but you might try the IRCWCC group on Yahoo.com to find out.

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Old 06-28-2006, 10:35 PM
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What is the best class of ship? Heavy Cruser, ect?
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I'm looking for good parts for a boat like the inside parts. I mean like the battery,propeller rods, rudders, TRANSMITTER, and push rod sets. If you have any places here in Texas where i can get a good transmitter or "radio" please respond to this message. Thank you for your responce and may i remind every one that its about you and your skill not your boat that does all the work. I say if your the builder your the skill and the speed not the boat. The boat is the art of your hands the creation of your sweat and blood.


P.S. i'm in Godley Texas if you know a place near that area then respond to this message. thank you
Old 07-17-2006, 09:41 AM
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ORIGINAL: TunerX

I'm looking for good parts for a boat like the inside parts. I mean like the battery,propeller rods, rudders, TRANSMITTER, and push rod sets. If you have any places here in Texas where i can get a good transmitter or "radio" please respond to this message. Thank you for your responce and may i remind every one that its about you and your skill not your boat that does all the work. I say if your the builder your the skill and the speed not the boat. The boat is the art of your hands the creation of your sweat and blood.


P.S. i'm in Godley Texas if you know a place near that area then respond to this message. thank you
You're reasonably close to our home port in Kaufman - some of our members have about the same travel distance as you would. See http://www.ntxbg.org for schedule, maps, etc.

Area hobby shops include Wild Bill's in Irving & Mike's in Carrollton. Neither one stocks multi-channel radios in surface frequencies, though. Most of us web-order.

I usually buy batteries from an electronics shop such as Altex, or a battery supplier. I use almost entirely "gel cell" sealed lead-acid (SLA) batteries, & these suppliers generally have the best selection.

"Propeller rods" - I presume you mean shafts - can be made out of rod & tubing from the K&S rack at any hobby shop & many hardware stores.

I always hand-build my own rudders - it's pretty easy.

Push rod sets, I have no idea what you need, but most hobby shops sell threaded rod that can be cut to length, & ball ends, clevises, etc. that can be put together as needed.

JM
Old 07-22-2006, 12:09 AM
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If you go to modelwarshipcombat.com, there is a link for Ohio. I think they just got there website back online. As for best ship, well that's like beauty, it's all in the eye of the beholder. The cruisers pack a bit of a punch and have speed. The bigger modern battleships are fast too, lots of guns, but can't turn as well. Most battlecruisers are good all around, some speed, guns, and can take some damage. Here in Minnesota, myself and another member of port polar bear, both scratch built our first ships. Yes, we're nuts!! Pete built a Gearing class destroyer, its small, fast, nimble and has one gun and a small pump. I built the Rivadavia, a WW1 dreadnought. It's the slowest class of warship, but it's got 4 guns, a large pump, and can turn on a dime. We are both having the usual breaking in period. For a beginner, (and this is coming from a beginner), I'd recommend a heavy cruiser or a battlecruiser. Save the bigger ships for later. The Des Monies class, Moltke class, or Lutzow are all good choices. Remember, this is just my opinion, and everybody has a different opinion based on what they like. Here is a link to Pete's build page for his destroyer. http://workspace.wamnet.com/~pelliso...SSEllison.html

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