A comprehensive guide for modellers who wish to scratch build a radio controlled model yacht. The book comes with full-size plans of hull, sails and rigging featuring the Racing Sparrow 750mm boat designed by New Zealander Bryn Heveldt. The book is presented in full colour throughout, using step-by-step photography and 3-dimensional illustrations. It explains all materials, tools and required skills and techniques. Only a simple toolset is required and the materials needed are minimal and cheap. Chapters include: Strip planking the hull, fibreglass strengthening, mold and casting lead keel ballast, electrics installation, spray painting and masking techniques, sail making, mast, rigging and tuning of sails. In addition to the "Construction Chapters", there are end sections on handy tips and tricks and a glossary of terms.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 56
Weight: 628 g
Dimensions: 303 x 216 x 12 mm
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