Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tiny Fairey Huntress in Model Boats

Another first for me in the January issue of Model Boats magazine - an article by me about a model built by someone else. Perfect really, all the fun of the writing (and the fee) but none of the tiresome model making stuff to do first.

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.

Tiny boat

Model Boats Website

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