I am looking for plans of an interesting boat that i can build around a whipper snipper engine Probably wants to be something not too racy and around 5 to 8 feet long. This blog provides free and quality information on RC Boats which is a fun and exciting hobby. The Clyde puffer is a small steamboat which provided provisions and trade link around the west coast and Hebrides islands of Scotland. Cooling for the motor and speed controller is from a battery powered pump run through a 30 Amp speed controller to give variable speed, water is draw from the bottom of the hull and passes through the speed controller, motor and exits the hull on the upper port side towards the stern. The is a scratch build project that I have not finished, hull is complete and superstructure is in place - just needs detailing. The set up pull 16 Amps at full speed and the battery will last more than 30min with good throttle management.
I used a CNC machine to cut out the hull formers for this project - a short video of the CNC machine in action is Here - pretty boring if you have seen a CNC machine before, pretty interesting if you have not.
The Ship uses two 540 brushed motors with twin 220 Amp speed controllers with forward and reverse.
Click on the thumbnails for the RC ship plans for the Hermes Deep Sea Salvage Tug or Hochsee Bergungsschlepper.
This was the difficult part - because there are no real plans the superstructure was build from what limited drawings and pictures I could find from the net. You can see from the pictures that there are twin speed controls, both rated at 220 Amps - I have decided not to use any water cooling on this ship as after repeated tests I can not get the motors or speed controls to get as hot as they do when used in my RC big foot pickup after a good run - I hope this the correct decision. The steering servo has been sealed in place with low temp glue stick paste to stop any moisture ingress if the rudder shaft should leak.
The Deck is made from cheap 3mm ply - the planks drawn on with a pencil then scored over with a stylus. To give a traditional built feel to the hull, the gunwale and buttocks (of the ship) where given a veneer of hardwood so it was hard to tell the the ship was not completely made from wood. The extended keel is a 10mm x 75mm x 660mm piece of steel running the full length of the bottom of the hull - it weighs about 4 kg - this is enough ballast to enable the ship to remain upright with wind in the sails.
The sails where made from a nylon material which was cut and sewn to shape by a fierce lady and hand sewn into place by my totally unsuitable fat fingers - the fierce one had had enough and I thought it better not to ask her to help anymore. Here is a short clip of the first test in a lake and the video clip on the right is a lesson in using cheap battery connectors - 100m out and the controls go dead and when rescued the connector given the magic wiggle and all working. RC Ship Plans and RC Boat Plans for download free - a collection of free ship plans for model ship and model boats that I have built. Not really a ship but many Ships have Lattice Boom Cranes on deck - especially construction barges and all Dockyards have a crawler crane. The Jack Up Crane Barge has Legs with a Pin system to provide additional stability during lifting.
The plans are in AutoCAD format, copied in Adobe PDF format for those model Engineers who do not have access to AutoCAD Software.
Listed below are a selection of free plans to download - I have not made any of these models (yet) but the plans seem to be reasonable and enough detail to make a good model ship on the first attempt. A great set of plans over 60 pages with instructions for a Paddle Steamer Tug Boat - a comprehensive set of plans with good detail. Designed in the office of Tabor Sea in Gdansk, she was built by the Gdansk Repair Shipyard.
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.
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. Activities for Caregivers and AD Clients should be considered as a part of a complete care program unless they are objected to by the client. Slamwich A variation of the classic game Slap Jack, Slamwich is played with a deck of cards shaped like slices of bread.
Dolls with zippers and buttons to play with or soft teddy bears, textured cloth, or fur to stroke.
National Clearinghouse for Long Term Care the National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information. AMYA, American Model Yachting Association a 40 year old, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the designing, building, racing, and preservation of all model sailing yachts, and membership is open to all who are interested in these activities.
I sailed my first model sailboat tethered by a string off the floats at the Wollaston Yacht Club, Quincy,MA, in grade school.
Skype offers free software that lets you talk over the Internet to anyone, anywhere in the world for free while viewing each other on your computer screens. Bangkok and the surrounding areas has a busy race schedule - almost every weekend there is a boat racing event within a hours drive, from 26cc to small electric the competition is fierce and at international standard. As yet there are no noise restrictions on RC engines - it can be very load at a race meet but it does add to the fun - it has been said that if you have your fingers in your ears it stops you smoking, drinking beer and over eating. A collection of free download plans for RC powerboats including mono hulls, Tunnel Hull Hydroplanes, 3 Point Hydroplanes and Shovel Nosed Hydroplanes - more plans are added monthly. Plans for the model PT Boat are in Adobe .pdf format and are 300kb in size with 6 large format pages.
A great model to use that old aircraft engine that has been waiting for a project like this.
A tunnel hull design that is easy to build, no prop shaft or universal joints to buy - a great project if you have little time to spare. If you wish to advertise on our site, please contact the advertising department and inform them on what pages and in what positions and in what form would like to see your ad. These small cargo ships where made popular by the short stories about the Vital Spark and her captain Para Handy. As with previous model boats I have made, the plans where taken from a paper model ship, enlarged and adapted to make a rough set of plans to work from. A little bit of overkill but I would rather be looking AT extra Amp rating that looking FOR extra Amp rating. The initial tests for floatation and balance where carried out on the hull with all drive and radio equipment fitted - a brief test of the propulsion system revealed a very powerful RC ship which is very fast in the water - I think I will have to make something for it to tow to be able to make use of the available power. A bit of artistic licence has been used to get around a couple of problems and avoid remaking after making a couple of silly mistakes. 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. 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. Administration on Aging (AoA)Developing comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective system of home and community-based services that helps elderly individuals maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities. The general rules all boats are the used of brushed 400 motors with no more that 12 NiCads and No proportional RC control - on off speed control and steering by left or right hand prop full on.
After a couple of coats of stain, a selection of 'planks' are given extra coats to give individual coloring to enhance the planked affect.
The steel ballast is a compromise on the scale lines of the bottom of the hull but without the additional ballast the ship would have no chance of sailing and would turn over in the lightest of breeze due to the large amount of sail area. 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. 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.
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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. 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. The restrictions are enforced so the all contestants are on a level field and the winner is the one with the best ability to trim the boat and operate the controls - not somebody that has invested the most money in the kit. 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. 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. 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.
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. Later, after college, my hobbies involved building fiberglass dinghies and molding fiberglass Friendship Sloop models. 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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