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Old Nov 22, 2007, 06:49 PM
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Imex scale boats

I cant wait!!!


http://www.imex-model.com/boats1.htm
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Old Nov 22, 2007, 10:47 PM
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Cool Beans!! Any prices? Looks promising.
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Old Nov 23, 2007, 07:48 AM
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Unconfirmed, but one of my sources tells me about $500 MSRP for the "NY Tug", with ESC and 2-ch radio, you add battery.... expect similar for the other similar sized boats, as seen in the iHobby thread:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=759588

Notes on the Imex descriptions:
- Wrong picture for USCG lifeboat, it's a 44' MLB, picture shows the Island Class cutter.
- English-looking tug is named "Baltimore" and is described in other literature very specifically as the US tug "Baltimore" in Baltimore, which it doesn't look remotely like.
- On Imex p.4, the USCG cutter described as a a Hamilton is actually an Island Class, a very nice subject in itself, just incorrectly identified.

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Old Nov 23, 2007, 08:46 AM
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Very nice..what materials are the hull, deck...I could not see that description
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Old Nov 23, 2007, 09:06 AM
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Not sure, but I'll bet they're all fiberglass hulls with wood/multimedia top sides, like the Bristol Bay.
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Old Nov 23, 2007, 02:24 PM
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The hull is made out of ABS and the fittings are resin and brass. They've done a nice job with this model and brought to us at an affordable price. Boat comes ARTR (needs batteries for boat and transmitter). Enjoy!
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Old Nov 23, 2007, 06:53 PM
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Oh look, he is using a watermark! hahahahahaha
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Old Nov 23, 2007, 08:31 PM
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Quick! Somebody grab an O2 kit! Kmot is gonna die from laughing to hard...breath man, Breath!!!!
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Old Nov 23, 2007, 11:04 PM
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Oh look, he is using a watermark! hahahahahaha
Good one Tom
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Old Nov 23, 2007, 11:24 PM
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These complete IMEX kits sell for $399.99 up here in Canada. Yep, $399.99 Canadian is now also $399.99 U.S.! The hulls are advertised as being fibreglass. Cheers.

Bill.
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Old Nov 24, 2007, 06:12 AM
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Who has them?
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Old Nov 24, 2007, 06:13 AM
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These complete IMEX kits sell for $399.99 up here in Canada. Yep, $399.99 Canadian is now also $399.99 U.S.! The hulls are advertised as being fibreglass. Cheers.

Bill.
$395.79 Canadian...eh
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Old Nov 24, 2007, 07:05 AM
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I guess that leaves Deans out of the market on this side of the pond.

Give it a few months... knowing the Chinese, you'll see these on eBay from 10 different sellers just like the cheap Heng Long tanks & other RC hobbies flooding into the market. I see a lot of injected plastic fittings & bits on these boats, & we all know once a factory here gears up their production, the idea of exclusivity tends to get thrown out the window.

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Old Nov 24, 2007, 09:45 AM
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I think the detailing is much better on this tug than what is on the Aquacraft "Atlantic", and for it's price I thoroughly enjoy running that boat. After a prop change, better details and a new paint job that one is a pretty nice runner.
This one is just about the same size too. Check out the breather pipes along side the cabin, the door handles, the grabirons going up the stack, the anchor hanging on the front wall, etc., I'm looking forward to adding this one to my fleet (which would then become a fleet of two!)


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Old Nov 24, 2007, 10:51 AM
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http://www.hobbyhobby.com/ sell a couple right now listed on the Canadian site.
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