The Happy Hunter is a scale reproduction of a Dutch ocean-going salvage tug to a scale of 1:50.
The boat is powered by a direct-drive, i.e. non-geared system, in the form of two high-torque MAX Power 700 electric motors. These are low-revving power plants driving a pair of high-performance marine propellers. Fixed Kort nozzles increase thrust, and the boat is capable of carrying out extremely arduous towing tasks and complex maneuvers in conjunction with the bow thruster, which is an optional accessory. The capacious plastic hull allows the modeler to install numerous auxiliary working systems, and experienced builders will enjoy fitting out the Happy Hunter with a working lighting system, radar, anchor winch, sound system and towing mechanism. It is even possible to install a fully working crane; the crane itself is included in the kit.
-Vacuum-moulded white ABS plastic hull and superstructure
-Die-cut parts for deck and superstructure
-Laser-cut parts for power system mountings and electronic component supports
-Complete rudder system
-Injection-moulded Kort nozzles
-Small hardware items
-Components for foremast, mainmast, crane etc.
-Building instructions with drawings and photographs
Length: 40 3/4" (1035 mm)
Width: 9 1/4" (235 mm)
Total displacement: 21lbs (9500 g)
Draught: 4 3/4" (120 mm)
The harbor tug Neptun is a remotely controlled, model-like replica of a harbor tug in the scale 1:50, as they are still to be found today in many ports. Model of this construction were harbor tugs of the Bugsier series in Hamburg.
In the construction of the model much emphasis was placed on high fidelity and lovingly executed details. On the lower mast platform is a functioning, rigid fire extinguisher. The Neptune is particularly manoeuvrable thanks to the swiveling Kortdüse, so that all difficult towing and Bugsiermanöver succeed easily. The towing hook can also be opened remotely.
- hull, bulwark, machine and wheelhouse deep-drawn
- fireplace and other plastic small parts
- laser-cut wooden parts for interior work
- propshaft and propeller
- injected Kortdüse, functional towing equipment ; Stanchions
- RC connectors, hardware and mounting hardware
- Detailed, generously illustrated instructions, detailed drawings
Length: 22 7/16" (570 mm)
Width: 6 7/8" (175 mm)
Running Gear Info:
All proper running gear options are shown below, if you do not see them click on the Neptune image to navigate to the actual product page.
For coupler - choose END1=4mm and END2= 6mm
For motor - choose 2.5:1 version
For radio - any 2+ channel radio will work
Running Gear Options:
Radio-controlled semi-scale model of a launch to 1:20 scale
This general-purpose boat type can be seen in many of the world's harbors. These small launches can be fitted out for a wide variety of tasks, and are commonly used to transport persons or materials; they can also be used as tugs for larger vessels if fitted with special towing gear, or even as fire-fighting launches. The electric power system for our model of the Dolly has been carefully selected to suit the vessel, and the single-screw system provides an excellent scale performance. The hull features an integral screw tunnel, giving very good maneuverability.
Crew figures not included.
Length: 21 5/8" (550 mm)
Width: 6 1/2" (165 mm)
Towing gear also available as seen in image 5 below: Towing Gear for Dolly