Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Tiny Fairey Huntress in Model Boats
The model is a fully radio controlled model of a Fairey Huntsman built by David Pledge, Chairman of Knightcote Model Boat club. It's an amazing little model which unlike a lot of miniature boats, works properly on the water. He has sailed it alongside other much larger models with the little scamp nipping in an out between them and it doesn't get swamped or do anything daft.
I've learnt quite a bit writing the piece. 1/2 and 1/4 size AA batteries exist for example. I didn't know that. I've also picked up the importance of weight for tiny models. at 60.5g, this is a real featherweight, which it needs to be to work of course. The batteries make up 1/4 of the total weight.
Model Boats Website