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Old Sep 18, 2012, 08:57 AM
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Depending on the model, I think they range from 70 to 120 pounds sailing weight.

As for the largest, if you mean RC model, I think Sindia may be; if not, she's gotta be close.

Building a model up in the 15-20 foot range isn't the issue; it's having room in the shop; a place to put it when it's done; a way to move it around; and a way to launch and retrieve the thing.

Getting bigger also gets into other ways to controls things that servos aren't strong enough to handle.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 12:40 PM
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Ship displacement

My 1:24 scale model of Surprise from SC&H weighed in at 110 to 120 pounds after all the equipment for guns and fun things were installed. It was not intended to be handled out of the water by one person. The lead keel was 40 pounds but the ship still couldn't be handled by one person with that part off the hull.

Dan L could handle his brig single handedly with the keel off but not with it on.

What I am playing with now is much heavier--the locomotive is 650 pounds but we are having fun!
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 01:16 PM
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What I am playing with now is much heavier--the locomotive is 650 pounds but we are having fun!
very nice and happy that you got a lot of fun.

The santisima has a weight of 30 kg.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 01:17 PM
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Para, that is one heck of a train !

KM
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 01:28 PM
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probanly the largest RC model...

Philip Goode (Majorca) http://www.adventureundersail.com/ge...wsquarerig.htm revived the Xebec rig!
Quarter-ton 3.5m 1:12.5 exact scale model of the Mainmast Barquentine Pelican
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 02:30 PM
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Interesting ship and website, thanks MB.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 02:41 PM
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how's 13 feet?
usually i put down my efforts at building....i build, and forget i ever built it.....but i'ts funny...i just happen to see some old photos of the victory......and i was taken aback....i couldn't believe i built that....i can hardly remember even building it.....strange....i must be living in a dream
oh ...i found someone else with a large victory....the portsmouth model boat display team....
http://pmbdt.co.uk/HOMEPAGE.html
they sail at canoe lake, regretfully a salt water lake...lots of cleaning needed after sailing...but access all around the lake...
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 10:40 AM
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by the way, it's likely everyone does this, but i just thought i'cd mention just in case.....i always cut the flag poles at the base, drill a hole, and insert a brass wire and glue to the mast, so when they get knocked, they just bend , and can be straightened ......i also do this with the bowsprit....i cut if half way back and re-glue with an appropriate thickness brass wire or rod in the centre....saved me many times
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 10:42 AM
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Where is your Victory now Vic?
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 04:21 PM
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sold it to some japanese business men int 1986 for around $8000....i don't know how much commision the store took which displayed it for me... i had to redesign the masts to break down, so it would fit in a crate to be flown to japan.....i find, the japanese are very supportive of these things....it was so big, i just didn't know what to do with it.....why do i do these things?? kind of like painting myself in a corner
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 10:34 AM
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egads...i've created a monster.....and now i don't know what to do with it .....the book store managers who said they would put it in the window, were just stringing me along it seems...keeping me in expectation for three months ...sheesh!..it's beyond me, why people would do things like that.........and the local maritime museum wouldn't want it even if i gave it to them, cause they would have to build a case for it....ebay is useless for this kind of thing......so i think the best chance i have of finding a home for it, is taking it on the dolly out on the streets for exposure, and maybe the right person will come along........i'll focus on that next spring and summer..strange how most people love to look at it, but businesses won't want to display it...it would bring them a lot of attention......anyways....meanwhile, i'll put it in storage for the winter, during which time i may focus on rigging this 16", greatly modified model kit of the hms prince, which i showed to tbowman, and is my favorite ship of all.....it actually has a ballast in it , but i highly doubt i'll try to add radio..but then again, maybe this could start a new bathtub class of rc sailing...............................cheers.... .
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 11:34 AM
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Take it out for a sail and call the local news. When they interview you about it - tell them it's for sale. Let them advertise for you.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 11:36 AM
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definitely sail sail sail !!
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:22 AM
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fraid my age is catching up with me regarding sailing it....also the cost of renting large vans is a strain on my budget.....but if i could manage to get it to the most popular tourist lake in the middle of vancouver next spring or summer, and sail it illegally, and have the press there to watch me get arrested and or fined....that might get some attention ...and maybe i could get the "people" behind me, regarding allowing sailing ships on the lake... although i have less energy these days, and am not too adventurous.
but yes...the media is the way to go......
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 02:19 PM
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Do all that you describe about but do not put the boat in the water. Have lake manager there and press. Have lake manager explain why you can not sail your model in the lake. Get it recorded by media.

My suggestion is to stage it and do all you can legally. Stop short of actually getting arrested.

Take the time to rig and then explain to press why you can not sail and un rig your boat ...slowly for press impact.
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