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Member since 11 Aug 2009
Member from Kumeu
My 16 yr old son and I are into our now 2nd r/c boat....this time a 1 metre f/glass hull with "strudder" type prop and rudder assembly attached to the stern instead of the usual drive configuration,(rudder and prop below stern).
Our 1st boat was a 650mm balsa wood "invention" based on the WW2 PT109 hull which we started when he was 9 yrs old as a father-son project,and literally started with drawing it on paper on the lounge floor!
Over the years we kept upgrading until a year ago we knew we had taken it to its maximum capabilities......it could do about 30 to 40 kms/hr unti it eventually "blew up" as we pushed it past its limits.......all on video.......hehehe.
Now the new project is quite capable of over 100 kms/hr,but we're not quite THAT ready as at the moment we are using all the old electrics from the previous boat to simply drive a new propulsion system......it's boys and their toys stuff!
Is anybody else doing this sort of thing with their kids?
Would love to know.
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