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Old 01 October 2009, 07:47   #1
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R/C model RIB

I saw the thread recently about building a radio controlled RIB and it appealled as a winter project.

I loved the pictures of the scratch built models, but doubt my moulding skills. Went to local dealer and was given the details of reputable supplier of a RIB.

The company is Models By Design. Look at Our Boats and select Life Boats. The model is based on an Atlantic 21, and comes as 3 mouldings, hull, deck and tubes. Standard colours are orange and white, but other colours at no extra cost. The price is 80, but a discount for more than one. The model can take up to 2 electric outboards (Graupner). Total length 31inch

I will likely be purchasing one, so if anyone else would like one, let me know and I will strike a deal.

PS this is just across the road from me, so can pick up if required
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Old 01 October 2009, 07:55   #2
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Sounds just what my little lad would dream off. Will talk it over with the wife as something for me to do and for an xmas present for my eldest boy.
Any photos' of a complete build on the net anywhere?
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This the one?
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Hull: 24.5 inch O/A 31 inch
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Old 01 October 2009, 08:02   #4
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Looks like a nice hull etc - is there scope to use this as a plug for vacuum forming others ? Not sure I can justify the cost at the mo ( to the Mrs ) , but definatley one for the future - especially if its possible to get differing colours.
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Looks like a nice hull etc - is there scope to use this as a plug for vacuum forming others ? Not sure I can justify the cost at the mo ( to the Mrs ) , but definatley one for the future - especially if its possible to get differing colours.
I'm with you on that 80.00
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80 well worth it will it be coded
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We did some race boat models for testing hull alterations.
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Having reflected on this, I am going to have a go at making up a model from scratch.
Have chossen the Parker 900 Baltic to mode, with twin electric outboard.
Have done some plans and it has come out at 100cm long. Going to mock up using some foam board this week, to see if I can get front hull profile right and then make up properly.

Will put some pics up as I go
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Have managed to get a couple of "free" evenings to play.

Got some measurements from the plans and mocked up some parts from foam board and card. The basic structure seems to be ok, with just a bit of modification needed to get bow profile right. Tubes need to be bulked out to get proportions right

I am now going to make the same hull from balsa and plastic sheet, add the chines and when I feel it is right, make a glass mould. I can then produce a one piece hull for fitting out.

Thought I would use as a toy in the winter months and if I get the quality right, use as a display model for a future business.
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Lawrence at barnet marine has a stunning 3 ft model rib, attention to detail is amazing, it was built at a local college! have to speak to him tomorrow so will ask him to send some pics over
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