This is the fiberglass hull version.
In 1965 a river patrol force was formed to control the rivers of Vietnam designated “Game Warden” and was controlled by the U.S. Navy. They had no craft suitable for the work, and the press of time precluded the normal design processes.
Approaches were made to the commercial market, and a craft was found that generally matched the requirements.
In 1965 the firm of United boat builders of Bellingham, Washington, started the first of the MK1 PBRs with an order for 160 of these craft. The craft was a 9.5 meter fiber glass boat powered by two water jets and were capable of 25 knots.
In 1967 a further order for 80 boats was placed with modifications reflecting operational experience, these were designated MK11 (the subject of our kit). When the craft were in service, with weapons and extra weight, plus water absorption into the hull they were well over 1000 kgs overweight, hence the bows down attitude at rest. The craft served throughout the Vietnam war, and many were retained by the Vietnamese forces after the departure of the American forces.
Details of the kit:
Length: 16-15/16" (430mm)
Beam: 5-11/16" (145mm)
Sailing weight: 2kgs
A departure from the norm with this new addition to the fast launch range of kits that makes a excellent companion for the Swift boat in our range.
The kit of this well known fast craft is based on a one piece vacformed hull. To speed assembly the deck, wheelhouse, motor mount, and nicads tray are also vacformed in styrene.
As with all the Deans range of kits, a complete set of fittings is included, plus all the weapons carried by these heavily armed fast craft. A full size plan, and comprehensive instruction book aid assembly, and to add the finishing touch a complete set of decals in precut waterproof vinyl and self adhesive crests.
Due to the light weight of the model, the on the water performance with 6 volts and the recommended motor is outstanding, and with its short waterline length and the forward propeller and shaft set up, fast torque turns are possible, if nerve racking.
This model is also available with a lightweight glass fiber hull moulding at extra cost, for modelers well used to working in this medium and wishing to fit one of the small jet units available on the market.
Add $70.00 to above price for fiberglass hull.
Patrol Boat River Photos (click to enlarge):
Regular price: $249.00
Sale price: $145.00
The Timrix was constructed as the “Ellie” by Cochranes of Selby.
Whilst still on the slips she passed ownership to Metcalf Motor Coatsterd Ltd and was completed and launched as the Nellie M in March 1972. The Nellis M was designed as a bulk cargo and container carrier and was launched by the elder daughter of the founder of the firm.
She was then sold to an Irish company possibly Arklow and was sunk by I.R.A. action in the late 1970s.
The ship was raised and refurbished. during her spell in the shipyard she was lengthened by approx 7 meters and changed into a two hatch vessel. A later refit in the early 90s saw the number two hatch raised.
She was sold out of the Rix Company service in 1998 and was replaced with a more modern ship which is a sister to three others in the Rix fleet.
The Timrix was powered by a 1160 bhp Allen type 8pbcs 12-D engine propulsion engine which gave a one way speed on trials of 16 knots and a mean speed of 12.9 knots. The ship has a dead-weight of 1160 tons.
Details of the kit:
Length: 965mm (38")
Beam: 153mm (6")
The model is based on a glassfibre hull with full plating, freeing ports, bulwarks and port detail moulded into the hull. Computer generated plastic, printed in 6 colours is used for the decks and superstructure to give quick and crisp assembly.
A full set of fittings in cast light alloy and plastic give the finishing touch to the model adding the vital clutter that is so much part of this attractive little merchant ships appeal.
As in all of the Deans kits a set of running gear is included, consisting of the propshaft, tiller and full instructions keyed to a FULL SIZE plan to assist in the construction of the model.
Painting instructions are part of the construction notes with tips for using the latest car spray ACRYLIC paint which gives a fast and hard wearing finish.
Regular price: $515.00
Sale price: $399.00
Hitec HS-5645MG Digital Ultra-Torque Metal Gear 2BB
FEATURES EPA, Speed, Direction, and Fail-Safe Programmable (see COMMENTS).
Gold plated contacts.
Three metal gears
Dual ball bearings.
Indirect drive long life potentiometer.
High standing torque.
Watertight and dust proof.
Includes blue aluminum, heat-treated servo arm (see COMMENTS).
Works with fixed wing aircraft and helicopters up to 40 pounds,
1/10th and 1/8th on- or off-road vehicles.
INCLUDES One digital high torque servo with 12" wire and S/JR/Air-Z connector
One white small X-shaped servo horn.
One red Large X-shaped servo horn.
One white adjustable servo horn.
One white offset straight servo horn.
One white disc servo horn.
One blue anodized, heat treated servo arm horn.
Four 2 x 14mm mounting screws
Four brass eyelets
Four black rubber vibration isolators.
REQUIREMENTS Futaba J Hitec, JR, or Airtronics-Z radio system
Speed: 0.23 sec/60° at 4.8V
Speed: 0.18 sec/60° at 6.0V
Torque: 143.03 oz-in at 4.8V
Torque: 164.2 oz-in at 6V
Length: 1.59" (40.6mm)
Width: 0.77" (19.8mm)
Height: 1.48" (37.8mm)
Weight: 2.11oz (60g)
1 1/4" H
Regular price: $7.45
Sale price: $5.95
Black plastic Surface cutting prop
Diameter: 1-5/8" (42mm)
Regular price: $7.75
Sale price: $5.45
Diameter: 1-3/8" (35mm)
ONLY LEFT HAND AVAILABLE
Provided in white plastic, paintable
Height: 1-1/16" (27mm)
Width: 5/8" (16mm)
Regular price: $7.95
Sale price: $5.75
A-Band FM RX600