Out to sea on the Bonnie Leanne.... A floaty thing..
Well what has California Steve been doing? I have wanted this RC boat for a few years now.
This is the Bristol Bay trawler. If you have ever wanted to get into a RC boat this is the way to go. This model comes almost ready to run. It has a fiberglass hull, five LED running lights, and all of the electronics installed. All you have to do is add the masts and rigging, throw in some batteries and go.
This RC falls in the (toy) category so it uses a lower frequency that other RCs. It is good to about one hundred yards. But by then you can barely see it. Run time on a 3000mAh NiMH battery is about forty minutes. I have added a Faller German railroad crew. These were fun to paint. A smoke generator in the stack, and weathered her up a bit. The motor is extremely powerful and she steers like a dream. I named her after my two sisters Bonnie and Leanne. And went to a trophy shop for the name plates in brass.
Here are some photos and a U-Tube link a guy posted of my boat at Hanson Dam in L.A.
I'm still building models, and I'll add this into that category.
here is the video link
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