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I would be interested in the Jetfoil ONLY 13 40.63%
I would be interested in the Star Ferry ONLY 4 12.50%
I am interested in both 10 31.25%
I am not interested at all 5 15.63%
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Old Jun 13, 2007, 02:31 AM
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Who would be interested in the Star Ferry and/or Boeing Jetfoil

Who would be interested in having a model of the Boeing Jetfoil or the Star Ferry? or both?

Just so you know, Star Ferry is probably THE symbol of Hong Kong. They are green and white, and cross Victoria Harbor. Interestingly, they are double ended, which would make quite a RC model. It is a must for tourists, and a commonplace for residents of Hong Kong.


The Jetfoil is a high speed hydrofoil that was produced by Boeing. It is propelled by 2 waterjets, which send it to speeds of up to 45 knots. They're used all over the world.

3D image of planned jetfoil:


Pricing for these would be, for a kit, around $300-400 for a star ferry and $700 for a jetfoil.
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Old Jun 13, 2007, 03:38 AM
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please write something acknowledging your answer, if interested.
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Old Jun 13, 2007, 03:47 PM
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anyone else..
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Old Jun 13, 2007, 04:19 PM
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I would be interested in the Boeing, or any hydrofoil.
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Old Jun 13, 2007, 04:24 PM
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There is a 50"(127cm) PHM in the works, but that is all I can say about that at this time....
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Old Jun 13, 2007, 04:59 PM
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Jetfoil for me. However, I should qualify my vote a little further.

I do not have the necessary budget to run to $700 or so.
My main interest is RC helicopters - $700 would go a long way in that hobby, but I cannot justify that expense to my family, even for helicopters! I have a passing interest in boats and so I do not see me owning a model hydrofoil anytime soon. I bought my Intercepter Ultra for a bit of fun.
I do like RC stuff in general, especially when people get creative and I confess to never having heard of or seen an RC hydrofoil. So the idea would be great in my (small) opinion.

Hmm.. reading that back to myself it sounds like I have a downer on boats. I do not! I'm just worried about hanging round in this area of RCG for too long... some of the stuff in here is really cool

Tach.
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Old Jun 13, 2007, 05:09 PM
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There is a 50"(127cm) PHM in the works, but that is all I can say about that at this time....
There was a photo of a PHM in the Key West Citizen newspaper today in the "on this day in history" column. I think they decommissioned the squadron in 1993.
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Old Jun 13, 2007, 05:53 PM
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The Jetfoil is a high speed hydrofoil that was produced by Boeing. It is propelled by 2 waterjets, which send it to speeds of up to 45 knots. They're used all over the world.

...$700 for a jetfoil.
Does $700 include:
A GF Hull?
CF 'foils'?
Motors?
Water-jets?
Laser cut wooden superstructure?
ESC for 2 motors?..

If the answer is "no" to any of the above then $700 is waaaaay too much..

If its 'plastic', no motors and no jets, a price of about $200 - 300 would be more realistic.
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Old Jun 13, 2007, 06:17 PM
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...I'm just worried about hanging round in this area of RCG for too long... some of the stuff in here is really cool

Tach.
Resistance is futile, Tach. boats are cool, boats are cool...
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Old Jun 13, 2007, 06:20 PM
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$700 USD?

No thanks........
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Old Jun 13, 2007, 11:01 PM
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Ouch!
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Old Jun 13, 2007, 11:44 PM
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hydrofoil

Hopefully soon I will have my semihydro on the water.
No where near 700 bucks.
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Old Jun 14, 2007, 12:32 AM
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i'll talk to the person making and selling these. I'm just a 3rd party, trying to gather up some sales for it's production
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Old Jul 14, 2008, 01:29 AM
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I would be interested in the Jetfoils models, are the price unit in USD? Are the model a RC one, if both yes I will have an interest to buy one!
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Old Aug 20, 2008, 07:23 PM
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Did anything ever come of this? I'm interested in the hydrofoil.
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