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PostSubject: Model Shipways   Model Shipways EmptyWed Nov 09, 2022 5:18 pm


My name is Ricardo and I work for ModelExpo, a company dedicated to the model building hobby, specially wooden model ship building. 

Recently we decided to dedicate time to build an RC section: wooden ship kits that can be radio controlled after built.

The idea is to have everything put together: the kit, mechanical parts and electronic equipment, so modelers won't have to roam around the Internet looking for it in different places.

So I am here to learn more about Radio Controlled models and see what are your thoughts, likes and dislikes.

Thank you very much for having me here! I'm thrilled!


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PostSubject: Re: Model Shipways   Model Shipways EmptyThu Nov 10, 2022 8:44 am

Hi Ricardo
I can only speak for myself.

I would think you will have a budget that you have to work to.

I am into early steam Tugs and for that I would need a multi pole, high torque, slow revving and ball raced motor.

The prop has to be in Brass and of the right type for the period. 
Prop shaft, it would be a good idea to have an oiler, threaded at both ends, a good coupling, may be an alignment tool.

Electric Speed Controller, they have to be suitable for 6 volt and upwards, and of good quality.

All the components and linkage for the fixing of the rudder

That is only the starter for me, there would be more things that I would like in a kit, but that would just push up the costings.


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PostSubject: Re: Model Shipways   Model Shipways EmptyThu Nov 10, 2022 8:52 am

I think you will find that many experienced modelers would not want to buy the full package. They doubtless have a favorite brand of RC equipment and would want to use that in a new model. Similarly with batteries.
Maybe the full package would be interesting to people just starting in the hobby, but I can see them wanting to spread the cost in case they give up part way through. Ebay shows that many people do Shocked


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PostSubject: Spares   Model Shipways EmptyFri Nov 25, 2022 4:58 pm

I find it difficult to get spares, particularly brass props, which you can easily spin off if they are not opposite thread locked

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