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Old 07-13-2008, 09:42 AM
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Hello Everyone
I do fast brushless RC boats but I'm thinking about trying out an rc warship. No bb guns or any of that jazzy stuff for combat, just as long as it runs well.
I'm not into fully scratch built stuff so does anyone know any good warship models that are good for rc conversion?

I'm looking for 30 inches or more.
Old 07-13-2008, 11:24 AM
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Any of the 1/350 scale tamiya warships are good canidates for conversion.
Trumpeter also has some large scale warships that work for conversion.
If you can find an old large scale Lindberg PT boat, it is also a good conversion.

Giving the size of many radio recievers thesed days almost anything can be converted, as
long as you are careful about the loading.

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If you can find one, the Blue Devil destroyer has been successfully converted quite a bit. Nowever, keep in mind that none of these are "R/C Combat" vessels. They are more R/C scale model warships.

RC Combat vessels actually do combat with each other. You do not have to totally scratch-build one, though it is not that difficult and can be quite fun (and is often less expensive). Fiberglass combat hulls are available from several sources (almost as much trouble, as you have to cut the penetration windows, etc.). Sometimes a local club will have club ships to try running while you get your feet wet.

I(f you would like and introductory article on the various aspects of this hobby, you can find one here: [link=http://www.ntxbg.org/articles/servo20051rcmw.pdf]http://www.ntxbg.org/articles/servo20051rcmw.pdf[/link]
There are also links to vendors and other clubs, and a how-to section on the [link=http://www.ntxbg.org/]http://www.ntxbg.org/[/link], and a club finder on [link=http://www.rcnavalcombat.com]http://www.rcnavalcombat.com[/link]

Good luck,

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Thanks for the info guys.

I was thinking about the combat thing but I kinda wanted to start out with an rc scale model.
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You might want to contact the guys at Western Warship Combat Club in nearby SF. They build some beautiful R/C Combat warships, and can stear you to nearby sources. Better yet, attend some battles, you might find you like it. Two of their members just attended NABGO here in Texas, and Ben took home more medals than Mark Spitz.

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