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Old 08-31-2007, 03:24 PM
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Okay one thing is hindering me from starting this hobby when I really wwant to DOES anyone STILL battle near in or around Jacksonville, FL, USA
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Why start a new thread? Your question was already answered on your previous thread, and, if you have further comments or questions, it saves time not to have to go through multiple threads to find the answer.

Keep in mind two facts. One, there are only about 500 or so of us worldwide in this hobby at present by last count, so if you happen to find someone next door, you are incredibly lucky. Most do not hang out here, by the way. They hang out on the IRCWCC or Big Guns groups on Yahoo, the RCNavalcombat.com forum, etc. You have already been steered to some of the more active forums. But, you are better off picking one in the format you want. If you are not sure what I am talking about here, you might want to check out [link=ftp://[email protected]/servo20051rcmw.pdf][email protected]/servo20051rcmw.pdf[/link] and the explanations on [link=http://rcnavalcombat.com]rcnavalcombat.com[/link].

Second, most people have to drive an hour or more to battle, and it is not uncommon to drive several hundred miles. Yes, it is that much fun. In fact, I just got back from a goodwill tour to Minnesota (total of about 2,500 miles in one week), and with cargo ships only - some sailing, no actual battling.

If you really must battle locally, get some friends together, build a couple of ships, adopt a ruleset, and go for it! That is how clubs get started. Or build one combat ship and a cargo ship. Lend the cargo ship to a friend or spectator so you can shoot at it. Soon enough, they will want to shoot back, and you can guide them through building a warship.

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Old 08-31-2007, 06:07 PM
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Wreno provided links to two different clubs that are based in Florida. I don't know how active the ENCF is, but I know that the [link=http://www.modelwarshipcombat.com/chapters/SAS/]SAS[/link] is very active. From what I saw on their website, you are smack dab in the middle of their two battle ponds. One is near Savannah, GA, the other is near Orlando, FL. If you want to battle, then driving that far isn't too much of a sacrifice. There are a couple people who drive from Oregon halfway down the length of California to battle with my club occasionally. Because there are so few clubs, you pretty much have to go with what you can find. If you get in contact with members of the SAS, they can help you get a ship up and running. I know they have members at the [link=http://www.rcnavalcombat.com/rcnavalcombat/forum/]RC Naval Combat forum[/link], and their sub-forum is [link=http://www.rcnavalcombat.com/rcnavalcombat/forum/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=36]here[/link].
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thanks, sorry bout double threading its just that the other one had other topics in it so i wanted to start a solo thread. And thanks for the info I will likely build two ships and share with friends. I am in the process of saving for a DKM Z class destroyer and all the things you need for it will run me at about $418 and I don't know where to buy the cargo ship kits help would be nice ty.
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Z-class is pretty small, so it'll be a challenging build. You may want to get in contact with Clark, aka Tugboat, on the RC Naval Combat forum. He's in Virginia and makes fiberglass hulls. I think he may have some transports. At the very least, he has the plans and rib sections that I drew up for the Mehoshi Maru, a small Japanese oiler, so he could make a fiberglass hull of her. You could also use the plans I made to scratch build a wooden hull. It would be built just like a class of four transports that I am building right now, though my current ones are 1/3 shorter than Mehoshi. You can find a description of the build [link=http://www.rcnavalcombat.com/rcnavalcombat/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=585&whichpage=1]here[/link] and [link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_6186270/tm.htm]here[/link]. Progress on these has been slow recently because I have a battle this Sunday, and I need to make sure my other boats are operational.
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Ditto the tough build on the Z. Barnstormer has a nice Prince Eugen that might be a better starter - and, you can get it with all the superstructure bits as well. It is a triple prop, so you can simplify things by just engaging/powering the center prop. The site is [link=http://www.barnstormerboats.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=13&zenid=efbf8eb42 ee175bf807b225eb60b4bdb]www.barnstormerboats.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=13&zenid=efbf8eb42 ee175bf807b225eb60b4bdb[/link]\

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