Naval modeling is an activity, accessible to all, which consists of piloting RC boats remotely. Find out how to make one.
RC modeling: how to make a radio controlled boat?
What are the different brands of RC boats?
The RC boat is the miniature reproduction of a real boat. It is controlled remotely via a radio controller and allows you to navigate at high speed on the surface of the water. The remote-controlled boat appeals to both children and parents. Several brands market RC boats including:
● Joysway ;
● Traxxas ;
● Volantex ;
● Aquacraft ;
● Amewi ;
● Navicraft; (p>
● Proboat ;
● Dumas Boat ;
How to motorize an RC boat?
Boat modeling is an activity open to all. It does not require great navigation skills. However, to motorize an RC boat, some knowledge of mechanics is essential. Before proceeding with the installation of the electric motor, plug all the vents. Disassemble the propeller shaft from the stern tube to clean and grease it before putting it back in place.
To connect the engine to the propeller shaft, it is necessary to make an engine support.
● Attach the electric motor in the axis of the propeller shaft while taking care to tilt it in the same angle as the stern tube.
● After positioning it, locate the fixing holes and then remove the motor.
● Drill holes, then reposition the engine in the RC boat.
How to test an RC boat
In principle, it is enough to place the RC boat on the water to test it. The ideal is to choose an open pool so as not to misplace it in case of malfunction. With the remote control, pilot the RC boat thoroughly to test its speed. Check the stability of the boat during its navigation route.
Which propeller for my RC boat?
The propeller is the propulsion of the RC boat. It should be chosen carefully. In modeling , this device is made of brass or nylon. For a pleasure boat, two-bladed propellers are recommended. Rc tugboats accommodate three-bladed propellers while 4-blade propellers are suitable for models requiring superior traction. As for the 6 and 7 blade propellers, they are reserved for aircraft carriers and submarines.
How do I mold an RC boat hull?
The molding of an RC boat hull is a meticulous operation. It consists of using strips of fabrics and resin. For the first layer, the strips of fabric must be deposited so that they soak up the resin applied with a brush or roller in the mold. The use of a debulr is necessary to drive out air bubbles. The mold should dry all night before proceeding with the release.
Thermal or electric RC boat: What are the differences?
The RC boat is powered by thermal or electrical energy. When propelled by a thermal source, a coal engine, it sails at a speed of 25 to 40 km/h. This type of remote-controlled boat is suitable for family use as it is less powerful. As for the electric RC boat with a brushless motor, it sails at a speed of 45 to 80 km. Powerful, this model is reserved for adults and teenagers over the age of 14 who want to surf at a brisk pace.