Over the past couple of decades radio control equipment has become more reliable, cheaper and smaller. The latter means that large models are no longer required to carry the bulky items that made up early radio control equipment, so smaller models can be built more quickly at a lower cost.
It might be thought that a smaller model might not perform as well as a large one but after designing and building twenty such small models the author has not found this to be a problem. In fact, the speed and economy with which they can be built has proven to be at a great advantage in that new ideas can be tried out before being used in larger models.
This book details several different models, some of which have previously appeared in Model Boats magazine, which show that a small size and simple design does not mean inferior appearance or performance. It is also possible to scale up the plans to make larger models to suit your tastes.
Contents: Introduction; Basic Terms; Balsawood; Card; Cutting; Sanding; Adhesives and Joints; Finishing; Propulsion; Propellor Assemblies; Installation; Rudder Assembly; Radio Installation; Batteries; Speed Control; Internal Installation; Building Time.
The Models: Arcady; Talisman; Knocker White; YSD; Bredette; Jenny Sue; ATCH; Guardian; Electron.
Published in 1998 by Nexus Special Interests Ltd
Special Interest Model Books edition published 2005
297 x 210 mm
40 black and white photographs
134 line drawings and scale plans