These RC boat plans are meant for scratch building radio controlled boats mainly from balsa and with a minimum of tools required. This RC boat plan is the first of a series I've decided to develop primarily with beginners in mind. I'm currently in the process of writing build logs and instructions to help the novice and to clarify the intent of the plans. If you're new to model boat building from scratch or just want something easy, try this one. Model ship plan of the first Confederate ironclad AKA Merrimack (or sometimes incorrectly Merrimac). The plans show no model construction, but is rather a representation of the real ship as she would have appeared just before the battle at Hampton Roads. Here is a plan set for building the protected cruiser USS Olympia of Spanish-American War fame. They fall into two categories:CAD generated and computer loftedThe CAD generated plans are of exceptional quality, simply because they have never been printed, scanned or folded.
This has been a real heartwarming project for me to watch my 12 year old son work on this with me. Boat design, specs, specifications, and deck plans for the Outer Reef 80 Raised Pilothouse. To further lower the threshold to get into this amazing hobby I decided to lay the plan sheets out on regular office size paper.


It's always difficult to convey all little nuances on the plans alone, although a lot is there and if you've built some models before, you may not really need much help. It shares a similar easy-to-build hull construction as the PT boat, but is actually even easier to build.
I'm about 90% complete and look forward to 'ice-out' so that I can see how well she performs.I have scratch built many airplanes but always lacked the knowledge to build a boat. I was most impressed with the quality of reproduction and it looks like the size would be perfect for an RC model.Syd K. The idea here is a very small and well ballasted Ah, that perspective drawing clarifies things.
This should keep your printing cost to a minimum.As a result the plan set is laid out on seven sheets total in PDF format. A list of the logs can be found at the bottom of this page as I complete them.The hull design follows that of the PT 109 I developed earlier. They are beautifully done, the best I've ever seen of an ironclad and have inspired me to build a model of her.Matt B. From my own experience and the feedback I've received, it seems to be a very easy and straight-forward way to build with good results.The seven-sheet plan set are available in a single zip file. To my knowledge, nobody else offers this service.Scanned and electronically cleaned upThe down-side with CAD generated plans is that, for a one-man-show, it takes a long time to generate each one of them. I've concluded that it would benefit more people to simply offer scanned plans of these historic ships.These plans are still excellent quality, and of high resolution.


When printing ISO sizes, make sure to print the sheets "full size", as selected in your printer driver.Picture below shows sheet two through four.
As the originals are over 100 years old, many hours have been spent cleaning them up to a my own high standardAll plans are in pdf format.
For prospective buyers outside the USA: Make sure you have a printer who can handle the paper size!!They are based on the RC PT boat that I was building, inspired by the old Lindberg kit I had as a teenager.
I use jZip because it's free and reliable.Changing the scale when printing out is tricky with pdf files. Follow the link for more tips on printing pdf's further down on this page.At one point I offered the CAD generated plans in several different scales, all individually. It drove me crazy trying to keep track of it all, and try and figure some sort of price structure. I gave up and decided to offer all different scales of the same subject in a single download. It has worked out well.When you buy these model boat plans you receive a zip file containing multiple drawings at different scales.



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