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Old 11 September 2008, 09:26   #1
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Winter project - radio controlled ( model) RIB

As its heading towards the end of the summer ( if it ever arrived ), I'm trying to think about things to keep me busy over the winter . ONe of these is to build a small ( ie model) Radio controled RIB, but I cant find or see any kind kit etc that is made by anyone - anyone ever seen or heard of somehting like this?

Really I want to make a mini version of my own boat as its somehting I used to be 'in to' as kid. Not sure if this should be here or in other forum.
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Old 11 September 2008, 10:50   #2
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Plans are available - although i haven't seen them so cant coment on how good they are.

http://www.myhobbystore.com/Products...2-2867fea74cac
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There is a company called Graupner that make jet drives
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Old 11 September 2008, 10:56   #4
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I'm looking ( if it exisits ) for something with preformed tubes ( the hardest bit to make) and then use a scale OB on the back. Coudl put a scale jet driev in & a fake OB.

I'll take a look at the plans & see .

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As its heading towards the end of the summer ( if it ever arrived ), I'm trying to think about things to keep me busy over the winter . ONe of these is to build a small ( ie model) Radio controled RIB, but I cant find or see any kind kit etc that is made by anyone - anyone ever seen or heard of somehting like this?

Really I want to make a mini version of my own boat as its somehting I used to be 'in to' as kid. Not sure if this should be here or in other forum.
A model Bananashark

http://www.bananasharkracing.co.uk/models/index.htm
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Old 11 September 2008, 13:43   #6
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There's a model Atlantic 21 here:

http://www.westbourne-model.co.uk/lesro-Model-Boats.htm

Not cheap though.

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Old 16 September 2008, 08:01   #7
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how about a home built one made from old plywood wardrobe and some bits of foam pipe lagging ,and a couple battery powered out boards from a cheap toy shop total cost 6.oop,just scaled up some photos and made the hull first from card to get the profile right then made the hull to the scale of the sponson diameter which is foam pipe lagging ,finished up making two one for my son and another for the local rnli fundraising branch its easier to fit it in a room or hall than the real thing , the two end cones were made from old rocket cones from bonfire night ,
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how about a home built one made from old plywood wardrobe and some bits of foam pipe lagging ,and a couple battery powered out boards from a cheap toy shop total cost 6.oop
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Old 16 September 2008, 09:10   #9
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That is awsome ! Thats exactly the sort of thing I would love to do to look like my own boat. What is the hull made out of ? That I think must be the hardest bit . Did you cover the pipe lagging with anything to give it a shiny surface?
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Old 16 September 2008, 10:02   #10
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That's incredible - you should start selling them - I reckon you would have about 100 customers from this site alone!!!
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