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RC Sailboats

An overview of radio controlled sail boats and a brief explanation of scale model sailboats, semi scale rc sport, and rc racing sailing yachts. kits, rtr and scratch built..

RC sailboats can be divided up in three main categories:

  • RC Sport Sail
  • RC Sailing Yachts (for racing)
  • RC Scale Sail

RC sport sail

Most kits and RTR (ready-to-run) model RC sail boats are best categorized as RC sport scale. This category is a happy medium between full-blown scale models and RC racing yachts.

Some have become so widely distributed that new racing classes has been formed around them. Good examples are Graupner's Micro Magic and Kyosho's Fairwind.

They are usually semi-scale of modern cruising yachts or made to resemble America’s cup sailboats.

The lower cost models come with ABS hulls, whereas the higher end models come with more durable fiberglass hulls. Drop keels, aluminum masts and Dacron sails are most common.

RC racing yachts

If you want to get into RC yacht racing there are a number of classes to choose from. Each country has a governing body ( American Model Yachting Association (AMYA) in the USA, Model Yachting Association in the UK) under the International Model Yacht Racing Union.

As with full size regattas, RC model yacht racing face some of the same issues. Entry rules for competitions typically follow depending on if the class is Open or Closed Design.

Open or Construction Class

What these classes have in common is that the boats are not identical - instead the rules are made up like a mathematical formula. The good thing that brings is that the challenge is three-fold – design, construction and sailing the course.

The disadvantage is in that the rules for some classes can be complicated. Some classes have gained in popularity precisely because the rules fro previously established classes were so hard to understand.

Examples of some popular open design model yacht classes:

  • 6 Metre - M6R
  • 10 rater – R10r
  • 36" (36-inch)

Closed Design or One-design Class

All entries have to be the same design. Some are kits from a single manufacturer others are open to home built model boats.

  • Soling 1 Meter
  • Micro Magic - Graupner
  • Fairwind - Kyosho

RC scale sail

We're talking about scale model sail boats that actually use its sails as the main means of propulsion. RC scale sail is called minisail in continental Europe. The vast majority of sailing scale model boats is scratch built. There are a few kits - Billings Collin Archer RS-1 comes to mind.

The prevailing problem with scaling a sailboat is that stability doesn’t scale linearly with size. The result is that model boats will always be significantly less stable than the boat or ship it was modeled after. Left as is, it may have detrimental effects on the model’s sea keeping abilities. There are ways to minimize the effect.

A smallish boat built to a large scale is more stable than a large ship to a small scale. For instance, say you can only transport a model 1m long. Building a model of an 8m cruising yacht at 1:8 scale will be more stable than a model of the USS Constitution at 1:48 scale. This is true even if they end up weighing the same and being the same length. I bet the yacht will be a much better sailer too.

Bigger is always better too, when it comes to scale RC sailboats. Try and build the biggest model you can get away with. A larger model will be more forgiving on construction techniques, materials and the weight of components. The finished model will also be faster, a better sailer and handle stronger winds than if it was built smaller.

Making considerable effort to build light is always a god habit. The higher up a part or component is located, the more important this becomes. For instance, rigging components need to be light weight.

Other factors are beam and draft (width and depth for landlubbers). A wider and deeper hull will naturally be more stable than thin and shallow.

There are two tricks to increase the stability of model boats artificially:

Add a drop keel

By adding a drop keel you can bring the center of gravity down while adding profile area. The greater under-water profile helps against drifting sideways. All sailboats drift downwind some, because the surface water moves with the wind. The lower boundary-layers of a body of water are influenced less by the wind than layers closer to the surface. Therefore, the deeper any extension of the hull is, the less drift.

Typically a boat with a drop-keel also needs a larger rudder. A good guideline is to make the rudder area 10-12% of the total submerged hull profile.

Extent the hull below the waterline

Some builders rather build the boat hull slightly out of scale than add a drop keel. The most bang-for-the-buck is to deepen the hull. Same rule apply about the rudder (rudder area = 10-12% of total submerged profile). You could technically make the hull wider, but the effect is not as great.

Any change in the submerged hull profile need to maintain the same geometric center to balance the center of effort on the sails. Naturally, if you know what you are doing, the sail and rig can be modified also.

A Final Word on Scale RC Sailboats

Generally stay away from lateen rigs, multi-hull, centerboard designs and square riggers, at least until you have become an experienced RC sailboats captain and/or builder.

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A Guide on How to Make Your Own RC Boat

A Guide on How to Make Your Own RC Boat

Joseph Flynt

This down-to-earth guide is for anyone who wants to know how to make a RC boat . It explains what parts, tools, and steps you need to follow to create your model. It’s much easier than most people think it is with an orderly approach. The first step is to decide what type of boat you want to build. The following sections break down the different boat types for consideration.

Before You Build Your RC Boat

There are several considerations before you choose an RC boat. First, you need to decide what type of vessel you want to construct. Next, is the type of hull, and then the power system. Let’s walk through each of these so that you can make well-informed decisions.

The three types of RC boats are:

  • Scale boats
  • Racing boats

Try to avoid anything that’s too difficult if you’re new. There’s plenty of time for complex models later.

#1 Scale RC Boats

An RC scale boat replicates a real-world vessel as much as possible—only smaller. There is no fixed scale. The finished model can be palm-sized or so big you need a trailer to transport it. It’s the close attention to details that gives these mockups their wow factor. RC modelers can build scale boats from kits or scratch, hence the term scratch building. More on that later.

#2 RC Racing Boats

RC racing vessels can be sailboats or speedboats (powerboats). These models are fast and agile on the water and used for fun or serious competitions. Your boat choice depends on purpose and expectations. Racing boats fall into categories based on their power systems and type of hull. Some racers are only for smooth surfaces whereas others can ride the waves on choppier waters.

#3 RC Sailboats

Fans of radio-controlled sailboats make them for racing or leisure. It’s the latter that appeals most to those at the entry-level. The designs can be simple, which makes them great projects for novice builders. These wind-powered vessels typically have one or two sails controlled by winch servos. A second servo controls the steering and drop-keels (retractable fins) for extra stability.

OK, so that’s the three popular types of RC boats to build. There are many sub-categories to each, but at least you have a starting point. Again, keep designs simple if it’s your first project.

Types of RC Boat Hull

Now let’s look at the four hull types. It’s important to know about hulls and how they work. The idea is to choose one based on your experience level and the kind of water you intend to drive or sail on.

The 4 RC boat hull types include the following:

  • Hydroplanes or hydro
  • Monoplanes, also mono or V hulls
  • Catamarans or cat
  • Tunnel hulls

#1 Hydroplane Hull

The hydroplane hull is made for speed, typically on flat water, and thus suited for racing RC boats. They’re fast, agile, and able to make tight turns. This type of hull is best suited for advanced users. Below is an example of a ready to run (RTR) preassembled hydroplane to illustrate.

Pro Boat UL-19 RTR Brushless Powered Hydroplane

Pro Boat UL-19 RTR Brushless Powered Hydroplane

#2 Monoplane Hull

Monoplanes are the right choice for driving boats on choppy water and over waves. They’re fast too, though not as fast as hydroplanes. These are V-shaped hulls that can be either deep or shallow. The stability of a deep-V design makes them a much better choice for newbie racers. Below is an example of a ready to run (RTR) preassembled deep-V monoplane to illustrate.

Pro Boat Stealthwake RTR Brushed Powered Deep-V

Pro Boat Stealthwake RTR Brushed Powered Deep-V

#3 Catamaran Hull

Real-world catamaran or cat hull designs are typically for off-shore race boats. They have two outer projections called sponsons and a tunnel through the center. These hulls are faster and handle better than other types. Cats are an ideal choice for rough water because of the extra stability. The downside for that added stability is an increase in drag.

Below is an example of a ready to run (RTR) preassembled catamaran to illustrate.

Pro Boat Blackjack RTR Brushless Powered Catamaran

Pro Boat Blackjack RTR Brushless Powered Catamaran

#4 Tunnel hulls

Tunnel hulls are the slowest of the four but still nippy. They do handle well and are the perfect choice for driving on shallower water. These types of boats have two planing hulls that allow the craft to rise upward and glide or skim over the surface. The tunnel hull design has a solid center that traps air. Below is an example of a ready to run (RTR) preassembled F1 Tunnel hull powerboat to illustrate.

Pro Boat Valvryn RTR F1 Self-Righting Tunnel Hull Powerboat

Pro Boat Valvryn RTR F1 Self-Righting Tunnel Hull Powerboat

RC Boat Power Source Options

Next, we need to look at ways to power your new RC boat. There are three options here, namely:

  • Electric power (battery)
  • Nitro power

#1 Electric Powered RC Boats

Battery power is the most common fuel source. It’s also the cleanest and needs little maintenance. Electric-powered R/C boat motors are much faster than they used to be. They also enjoy better run times and quicker charging than earlier models. Battery power is quieter than gas too, and that allows more choices on where you can play. It’s wise for newbie RC boat builders to opt for electric.

#2 Nitro Powered RC Boats

Nitro powered RC boats are driven by something called a glow engine and a special fuel mixture. The fuel uses a blend of nitro-methane, methanol, and oil, usually the castor variety. The mix ratio varies depending on the engine. Nitro boats are quite fast and well-protected from water thanks to a hydrostatic lock. These engines produce realist sounds and smoke.

Nitro-fueled engines are an excellent choice if you love to tinker, but terrible if you don’t. They need lots of tuning and regular maintenance. The engines are also very loud compared to electric.

#3 Gas Powered RC Boats

Gas-powered RC boats are big and powerful, but they’re also incredibly noisy. Using gas for a model rewards it with long running times on a full tank of fuel. However, it can be a messy business, and the engines do need regular maintenance. They’re easy to operate once set up, though, and they require less tuning that nitro. Powerful gas engines are also useful for driving on rough water.

The rest of this guide looks at the logical steps on how to make an RC boat.

RC Boat Kits Vs. Scratch Building

RC boat kits are an excellent choice for the raw novice as they’re the jigsaws of the modeling world. Everything you need to build the boat structure is in the box. A decent kit should come with detailed instructions. It shows you how to construct the model using steps and illustrations. Look for user reviews if you’re not sure. Some kits have vague instructions or suffer from poor translations.

Look for helpful online video tutorials instead if the instructions are bad. YouTube is the best place, but there may be others. Kits are not so easy to find for RC boats, and the choices are few compared to scratch building plans. Another option is to learn to build by the kit-bashing route (see next)

The Kit (Model) Bashing Route

Kit-bashing is an excellent progression toward scratch building. It works by creating an RC boat using the parts and components from commercial kits. The idea is to create a unique RC model boat from these pieces or use them to customize an existing project. The bashing approach is hands on. It teaches you all about scale modeling in a fun and enjoyable way.

Consider kit-bashing if you’re an RC fan who happens to have a bunch of spare parts sitting in boxes. RC enthusiasts are usually reluctant to throw stuff out with old or broken models. Ask others if they can donate some parts if you’re a total newbie.

Below are a few books to consider on RC model boat building, upgrades, and maintenance.

Building and Racing Radio Control Sailboats


This book makes an enjoyable read for anyone into radio control sailing. It uses a step-by-step format to show the reader how to get started. There are chapters on selecting a model sailboat; building from kits, and scratch building. It also shows how to install radio systems, sails, and winches, etc. It’s not a cheap book, but it will last you a lifetime once you have it.

Electric RC Boat Upgrade & Maintenance


A boat builder’s job is never finished. Enthusiasts love to tweak and tinker their models, and that means upgrades and maintenance. This book is for beginner to intermediate level RC’ers.

Model YACHT Construction and Sailing – Made Cheap and Easy!


This is a fun book aimed at folks who are not yet sure whether they want to build an RC boat or not. It gives step-by-step illustrated instructions on how to make a micro-sized RC sailing yacht. The entire process uses household tools and shouldn’t cost much more than ten dollars.

The Beauty of Scratch Building

RC boat kits have their place, but most beginners use them as stepping stones to scratch building. After all, a kit is not unique to you, but a custom model built from scratch most definitely is.

Scratch building is the way forward if you have the time and patience. There are many boat plans and blueprints around for free download or a nominal fee. Building an RC boat from scratch gives you total freedom to be as creative as you want. That means you can produce a model that no one else has. It can save you money too, but it can also take a long time depending on the model and modeler.

Where to Find RC Boat Plans

Below are examples of the type of RC boat plans and building formats available. Join an RC forum and ask for help if you can’t find the plans you want via the search engines.

RC Groups Forums

RC model building is a social pastime where people swap ideas, give advice, and share tips. The RCGroups forum is an excellent place for all the above. You can browse for free, but you need to join to search. There are many threads (discussions) on this site for RC boat plans and RC building.

Plans to Make an Easy & Fast RC Boat!

This site has downloadable RC speedboat plans. It also has 19 online stepped instructions on how to build the boat. Everything is on one scrollable page with large photos to support the text. There’s a discussion going on at the end of the page with some useful feedback from visitors.

RC Cabin Cruiser Plans

These plans are ideal for entry-level scratch builders. The boat is mostly balsa wood, and the tools needed to construct the model are basic. The cost at the time of writing was around $8.

Electric Ski Cruiser

These plans are for Build a radio control electric racing boat. They include notes and full-sized printed plans. It’s a personal project, but you’re free to modify the plans and tweak the model as you wish.

The Right Tools for the Job

Make sure you have the right precision tools to build your RC boat. Proper tools make the work so much easier and more enjoyable. The wrong tools make the job frustrating, and you risk damaging the model or yourself. There are plenty of decent kits at reasonable prices. Look at what you already have, and then make a list of what you need extra.

The examples below show basic, intermediate, and pro-level options, though there are many others. Try not to skimp here as high-quality tools will last a lifetime.

Rustark 9 Piece Gundam Model Toolset | Basic Kit

Rustark 9 Piece Gundam Model Toolset


The Rustark 9 piece Gundam model toolset is a basic kit that costs only a few dollars. It’s a lightweight kit that comes with a plastic storage box. The tools include:

  • 1 x side pliers
  • 1 x manual model tools file
  • 1 x penknife
  • 5 x spare blades
  • 1 polishing cloth
  • 2 x double-sided polished bar
  • 2 x tweezers

Remember, this is only a starter pack that doesn’t cost much money. You may want to invest in the higher-quality, more comprehensive toolkit if you decide to embrace RC boat building.

Hobbypark 11-in-1 Pro RC Box Set Tools | Intermediate Kit

Hobbypark 11-in-1 Pro RC Box Set Tools

The Hobbypark 11-in-1 Pro Box Set contains some essential tools for RC model builders. The high-performance metal used is durable and long-lasting. This set includes the following items:

  • 1 x hex screwdriver 1.5mm
  • 1 x hex screwdriver 2.0mm
  • 1 x hex screwdriver 2.5mm
  • 1 x box spanner 4.0mm
  • 1 x box spanner 5.5mm
  • 1 x Philips screwdriver 0#+
  • 1 x slot screwdriver 1#-
  • 1 x pliers (needle-nose)
  • 1 x pliers (diagonal)
  • 1 x Pliers (ball link)
  • 1 x Hexagon Sleeve Wrench (4/5/5.5/7mm)

This kit is ideal for building, maintenance, and repair. It doesn’t include saws or drill bits, though.

X-ACTO Hobbytool Set Deluxe 30 Piece Set | Pro Kit

X-ACTO Hobbytool Set Deluxe 30 Piece Set

The X-ACTO Hobbytool is a 30 piece, high-quality modelers toolkit. It has precision tools to saw, whittle, cut, and carve a variety of materials. The set includes the following items:

  • 3 x X-ACTO knives: #1/2/5
  • 11 x X-ACTO blades: #2, 7/11/13/16/17/19/22/24/26/28
  • 1 x jeweler’s screwdriver
  • 1 x block plane
  • 1 x block sander
  • 1 x spokeshave
  • 1 x balsa stripper
  • 2 x routers
  • 1 x pin vise
  • 3 x drill bits
  • 1 x coping saw (includes blade)
  • 1 x wood storage box

These are three examples of the toolkits available, but there are many others. It can be hard for the first-time builder to know what they need for their radio control model. Proper preparation makes everything so much easier, so ask in RC forums if you need some guidance.

Other Tools to Consider

There are a few other tools to consider. A building board to lay your plans on, to work, and organize parts as you build is essential. This board is not your workbench—it goes on top of it. The board can be whatever size and material works best for you, and you can make your own or buy a purpose product. Again, seek help from fellow modelers if you’re unsure.

You may need electrical devices depending on the type of boat you build. There are various other things too. Here’s a breakdown of some potential tools and items to consider.

Most homes will at least have some of the tools needed for RC model boat building. Find out what you need extra and get everything prepared before you start to build.

How to Build Your Firsts RC Boat

I use a basic RC vessel here to illustrate the building basics. It’s a broad approach and doesn’t refer to any particular model. The principles are similar for most boat building. Despite that, size, complexity, and skill level will differ between projects. The model below is a simplistic electric-powered vessel. I base this example on sourced parts, so there are no tutorials on how to make individual pieces.

The parts of your RC boat from rear (R) middle (M) to front (F) are:

  • Servo horn (R)  servo rod (R–M)  servo (M)
  • Battery (R)
  • Receiver (F)

OK, now let’s look at how it all goes together.

Choose the Hull

The hull of your boat is what everything else works around. You may want to make one or buy a ready-made product that fits your design. Either way, choose a hull right at the start of the project. Refer to the ‘types of hull’ section if you need a recap.

The Electronics

The hull and electronics are the most expensive items on an RC boat builders list. Despite that, they don’t have to cost the earth, especially if you start with a toy-grade project. The electronics include:

  • Rechargeable battery
  • Battery charger
  • Radio system (transmitter/receiver)

Attach the motor

The motor goes at the bottom rear of the model boat, usually under where the battery sits. Fix it in place using purpose modeling glue and then attach the prop.

Waterproof the boat’s openings

It’s time to waterproof the boat’s opening (hatch). It’s a vital step as water always finds a way in if there is one. There are different approaches to this, and no two boats are the same. However, the favorite way is to build a wall around the opening. It’s what we call ‘coaming’ in the RC world, and it’s a raised edge that surrounds the open hatch.

Balsa strips work well for coaming—which must be slightly proud of the boat’s deck. You can then build a simple removable hatch to seal the opening. Model boat builders use all kinds of creative ways to seal the openings. Seek help on one of the forums if you need guidance.

Attach the steering servo

Servos come in many different shapes, weights, and sizes, but they all work the same basic way. A servo’s arm should correspond precisely with the transmitter’s stick or slider movements. The servo is necessary for steering your RC vessel, and it goes in the hull towards the front of the boat.

There are various ways to install the servo into the hull. The three most common are:

  • Double-sided tape
  • Glue directly to the bottom of the hull
  • Glue wood blocks inside the hull and screw the servo to the blocks

The first two options are okay if you build a cheap, toy-grade product as a first experiment. Option 3 is a better approach for costlier, high-powered boats. You can also make a purpose servo mount with brackets and screws for added security. This way you can access and remove the servo easily should you need to replace or maintain it.

Attach the boat’s rudder

You can make the boat’s rudder or buy one. You must take it apart to install it if you purchased a rudder assembly. Make a note of the parts and how they go together as you strip it down.

The rudder goes at the back of the boat, fastened outside its hull. You need to drill a hole for the rudder tube on the model’s center line just behind the prop. The trick here is to use a drill bit that’s only slightly larger than the pipe. This is where your precision tools come in handy. Here are the remaining steps assuming the above went as planned.

  • Place the servo horn on the top of the rudder tube
  • Use a screw to secure the servo horn
  • Attach the servo rod with Z-bends at both ends

That’s it. Your rudder assembly should now be in place and ready to go.

Attach the battery pack

You model RC boat is now ready for its battery pack, and there are two main options here. One is to glue the rechargeable battery to the bottom of the boat’s hull. The downside to gluing is that the battery becomes fixed. That means you must wait for it to charge before you can use the boat again.

Velcro is a better method if you want to be able to swap batteries over. Glue one piece of quality Velcro to the bottom of the hull and the other to the battery. Space might be tight, so make sure the servo rod doesn’t make contact. Now connect the battery cable to the power plug.

Attach the receiver

Now it’s time to glue the receiver into place. It goes at the front (the bow) of the boat.

Seal the boat

You can waterproof your RC boat using various sealants depending on the material used. Some modelers like to waterproof the inside and outside to be extra safe. For wood hulls, Z-Poxy Finishing Resin Adhesive is a popular choice. ABS hulls do better with a clear waterproof silicone like DAP . Ask on forums if you’re unsure, and let others know some details about your boat and its materials.

Good luck with your next project.

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17 Homemade RC Boat Plans You Can DIY Easily

17 Homemade RC Boat Plans You Can DIY Easily

DIYing an RC boat can seem a bit scary at first, especially if you’re a DIY noob. But if you have a proper plan, tutorial, and a basic grasp on electronics, building an RC boat is a great DIY fun project for weekends.

Be it for making your kids happy or pleasing your inner boat-fanatic child, here we’ve collected 17 best DIY RC boat ideas available on the internet for you. From a simple foam RC boat to an impressive supply boat, we’ve covered it all! Let’s begin!

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1.  How To Make Fast Twin Motor RC Boat. Diy Foam Model Boat

2.  rc boat, 3.  how to make a boat – amazing rc diy toys – boat, 4.  a guide on how to make your own rc boat, 5.  build an rc rigger boat | pro boat mini outrigger build pt.1 hardware & electronics install, 6.  how to make a homemade remote control boat, 7.  how to make a big rc boat, 8.  how to make a rc boat trailer [5 easy steps], 9.  making big rc yacht boat with foam, 10. how to make an rc boat out of an rc car: a step-by-step guide, 11. how to make remote control boat at home, 12. build a simple rc boat hull, 13. how to make fast rc boat. diy single motor rc boat, 14. how to make an rc boat with brushed dc motor : introduction, 15. build a big rc bait boat – v2, 16. build a simple arduino rc boat that can be controlled wirelessly using 433 mhz rf modules, 17. rc supply boat build build from scratch.

No chitter-chatters; straightforward to the tutorial! All the supplies of this video tutorial by KendinYap are mentioned in the description box, and all the dimensions are clearly displayed in the video itself.

With proper tools and supplies, even a beginner can follow along with this tutorial. The comment section is filled with encouraging adjectives ‘nice’, ‘great’, ‘awesome’, ‘cool’, and so on. Make sure you check this tutorial out. You won’t regret it!

RC Boat

Francisco Molliner from Instructables guides you through the process of building an RC boat in 19 steps in this blog post. The downloadable plan for the DIY project is listed in section 1, and all the materials you need are listed in section 2 of the post.

Not only has the blogger elaborated all the steps, but he also has shared several great tips throughout the blog.

Check More Details

Replicate the RC boat design by Make Your OWN Creation in order to DIY a fantastic RC boat for yourself. All the supplies and purchase links to them are mentioned in the description box.

If you plan on going forward with this tutorial, make sure to check the comment section as it is filled with positive feedback. For instance, Neil Crompton proposes that the boat would go faster if the air outlet is angled so that it is fully submerged in water.

A Guide on How to Make Your Own RC Boat

If you have never built an RC boat before, this post by 3DINSIDER is a must-read! You’ll find out RC boat types, designs, and power source options in this post.

What’s more, if you’re conflicted between buying a kit and building your RC boat from scratch., this post might help you get a better idea of which route you should take.

For your ease, they’ve rated several RC boat kits in this post and have given you a brief outline on how to build your first RC boat.

In this first part of the tutorial video by IRONCLAD RC, the Youtuber demonstrates to you how to install stuffing tubes, struts, rudder, motor mount, brushless motor, battery, and the mini servo.

Likewise, the second part of the DIY series includes a sponson setup, ride pad, adjustment, final fit, and finish of the mini FRP outrigger .

How To Make A Homemade Remote Control Boat

DIYs such as building an RC boat is quite complex if you’re a complete beginner in building such a project. We’re sure plenty of questions is roaming your head. For instance, how does an RC boat work? Can you convert an RC car into an RC boat?

Well, to your rescue, you can find all your answers in this post by SeniorCare2Share. Though this is not a step-by-step tutorial on how to build an RC boat , we’re certain that this blog will come in handy.

Unfortunately, this tutorial video on building a big RC Boat by CRAZY DIY is in Thai. So, only watch this tutorial if you aren’t a complete beginner and can get the hint of what the Youtuber is doing without having to explain everything.

How To Make A RC Boat Trailer [5 Easy Steps]

Cecil Webb from RC HOBBY TIPS instructs you on how to build an RC boat trailer in 5 easy steps. He has listed all the materials and tools you will need for the project at the beginning of the post.

In the first section, he guides his viewers on making the base, followed by making a supporting front for the boat.

Then, it’s time to make fenders for the tires, make some suspension and axles, and finally finish the DIY. What’s more, there are some FAQs at the end of the post. Your queries are most probably answered there!

Learn how to make a fantastic RC yacht in this video tutorial by Julius Perdena. The DIY yacht is 63 inches in length and 11 inches in width and powered by Inrunner brushless motor with a 50A boat ESC.

You can find all the supplies, dimensions, and electronics necessary for this project listed in the description box.

How to Make an RC Boat Out of an RC Car A Step-by-Step Guide

If you are bored of your RC car and are planning to convert it into an RC boat, we’ve got something for you as well! In this blog by Race N’ RCs, you’ll be guided in detail on how you can disassemble your RC car and convert it into a fabulous RC boat.

In this DIY, all you have to do is modify the battery box, DIY a styrofoam base for the RC boat, create propellers, and assemble the parts.

Do you have an old and unused RC car receiver and remote control? If yes, we’ve found the perfect DIY for you! In this video tutorial by DIY ACTIVE, the Youtuber utilizes the parts from his old RC car and a phone battery and DIYs a fantastic boat using foam.

Once you have all the supplies you need at your disposal, the tutorial is quite easy to follow along. If you’re a DIY fanatic, DIY ACTIVE has many more interesting projects for you!

Build a Simple RC Boat Hull

Are you planning to build your RC boat from scratch? If yes, Building Model Boats has got you covered! Download the plan shared with you at the beginning of the blog and replicate the directions as closely as possible to DIY a fabulous RC boat for yourself.

This is the first part of the RC boat build. If you find the project interesting, here’s Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5 of the project.

Do you want to build a high-quality fast-moving RC boat? Well, if yes, KendinYap has just the tutorial for you!

All the supplies and their purchase links are mentioned in the description box. In the video, each and every step is demonstrated in great detail. It is a fantastic tutorial for beginners!

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Learn how to build an RC boat propelled by a DC motor in this post by Arnab Kumar Das. The blogger has used a PVC board to DIY the boat structure and three Li-Ion 18650 cells as the power source. You can find the downloadable plan at the beginning of the blog.

All the steps are elaborated in detail using demonstrative images. Even if you’re a beginner, you will definitely be able to follow along.

If you’re into fishing, you’d absolutely love to build a bait RC boat, wouldn’t you? Luckily, Creative Channel instructs you how to.

This DIY uses 5mm plywood, DC reducer motors, a transmitter, electric wires, and a few other tools and supplies. What’s more, this tutorial is straightforward and easy to follow.

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As the title suggests, this blog by Circuit Digest instructs you on building an Arduino RC boat controlled by 433 MHz RF modules.

Looking at the plan and instructions, it seems like you need to have a little grasp on electronics and programming if you want to complete this DIY successfully.

The step-by-step instructions are accompanied by demonstrative and illustrative figures for your convenience. Also, don’t forget to check out the testing and explanation video at the end of the blog.

If you want to build a slightly bigger RC supply boat , Erland Wingar-Elnes demonstrates the process in this video. From the build to the design, everything about this RC ship is stunning.

If you want to replicate this supply boat DIY, here’s Part 2, where the Youtuber tests the boat in the water.

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The Footy RC Sailboat, a relatively new class of remote-controlled sailboat, has quickly gained popularity due to its affordability and accessibility for hobbyists and enthusiasts alike. The design of the Footy RC Sailboat is compact, with a single-sail rig that fits within a square foot of space. This design makes it perfect for sailing in small ponds and canals, providing an exciting challenge to sailors looking for a new and unique experience. The materials used to build Footy RC Sailboats are typically lightweight, such as balsa wood, foam, or thin ply, allowing for ease of construction and affordability. As a result, the design and build of these remote-controlled sailboats are accessible to even those who are new to the sport of sailing. Additionally, there are various ways to build a Footy RC Sailboat, including kit building, scratch building, and 3D printing, providing a range of options for enthusiasts looking to personalize their Footy RC Sailboat. In this article, we will explore the history, design, and racing scene of the Footy RC Sailboat to provide readers with a comprehensive understanding of this fascinating sport.

Design and Build

Footy RC Sailboats are designed to be small and compact, with a length of no more than 12 inches and a weight of around 4 ounces. The design is simple, with a single sail rig and a fixed keel. Here are some key points on the design and build of a Footy RC Sailboat:

  • There are numerous different ways to build a Footy RC Sailboat , from kit building to scratch building and 3D printing.
  • The most commonly used materials for building a Footy RC Sailboat are balsa wood, thin ply, and foam .
  • Builders can let their imaginations run wild when building the boat, arranging the rigging, and adding unique features.
  • Modern Footy RC Sailboat builders have experimented with alternative materials such as carbon fiber and fiberglass, which can improve the boat’s resistance and durability.

For those interested in building their own Footy RC Sailboat , there are plenty of informative websites and forums online that offer advice on everything from choosing the right materials to setting up the rigging for the best performance. Additionally, many hobby stores offer kits or materials for building Footy sailboats , making it easier than ever to get started. The flexibility and affordability of the Footy RC Sailboat design mean that it has become a popular choice for enthusiasts of all backgrounds and skill levels.

How to make a craft sailboat?

To make a craft sailboat, start by wrapping 12 sticks together with twine. Then, wrap two sticks onto the bottom to create a raft. Cut two triangles out of paper, glue them together, and attach them to the craft sticks as your mast. Finally, connect the sail to the raft and sail your boat by creating some wind. For more detailed instructions and illustrations, check out websites such as DIYnCrafts or product options like the Alex Crafts Knot A Lot kit.

Footy RC Sailboat racing is a popular sport in many countries, with regional, national and international events taking place throughout the year. Here are some key points:

  • Footy RC Sailboat racing events usually take place in enclosed waterways, such as ponds, lakes or indoor pools, where steered-by-joystick sailers can show their competitive racing skills against other competitors.
  • Footy RC Sailboat racing is a game of tactics, and sailors must be able to sail their boats as fast as possible while reading the wind and adjusting their sailing plan accordingly.
  • The Footy International Championship is an annual event that is held in different locations around the world. Sailors from all over the world compete in the championship to win the title of the World Footy Champion .

If you’re interested in trying your hand at Footy RC Sailboat racing , there are plenty of resources online and in-person. Many regional or national sailing clubs host racing events and are always on the lookout for new competitors. Navigating local Footy RC Sailboat racing groups or joining official associations will give you a chance to connect with fellow enthusiasts, learn more about the sport, and stay up to date on upcoming events.

Footy International Championship is happening in Sydney, Australia in December 2021. Another major event is the US Footy National Championship , which will be held in Hebron, Ohio in 2022. Don’t miss the Footy World Championship , happening next year at a TBD location.

If you’re looking for Footy RC Sailboats to race, there are many options available online. Check out the Footy Class Association website for information on where to buy boats, as well as tips for building your own. Once you have your boat, you’ll need to make sure it’s in top condition for racing. Check out Slingers RC for high-quality parts and accessories to keep your boat sailing smoothly.

In conclusion, the Footy RC Sailboat is an exciting, affordable, and accessible way to participate in the hobby of remote-controlled sailboats. The small design of these boats makes them perfect for sailing in smaller bodies of water and racing in close courses. Whether you are building a Footy RC Sailboat from scratch or buying a kit, this is a fun and challenging way to test your sailing skills. Participating in Footy RC Sailboat races can provide opportunities for socializing and camaraderie, which is an important aspect of the sport. The Footy RC Sailboat is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to combine their love of sailing boats with the challenges of sailing remotely. With a dedicated community of enthusiasts and access to reliable resources online, it is easy to get started in this exciting hobby.

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My nephew and I had been wanting to build a remote control boat for a while. We finally got around to it one weekend, and it was a lot of fun.

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We started by choosing the right boat. We wanted something small and easy to control, so we went with a basic monohull design. We also chose an electric motor, since they’re less powerful but easier to use and maintain.

The next step was to choose the right battery. We went with a sealed lead acid battery, since they’re cheap but have shorter run times.

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Once we had the boat assembled, we took it out for a test run on our local lake. The boat performed well, and my nephew had a blast steering it around.

We’ll definitely be going out again soon to enjoy some more time on the water.

Making remote control boats is a fun and rewarding hobby. The boat and its remote controls can be quickly built as a single project. This DIY project can be done by almost all people, even those that do not have any building experience.

To turn this project into something extraordinary, the internals of the watercraft need to be mechanically designed and built with care to ensure durability.

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Home Made Remote Control Boat

If you’re thinking of making a remote control boat, there are a few things you need to consider. The first is the size of the boat. You’ll need to take into account the dimensions of your pond or lake, as well as the wind conditions. If you’re going to be sailing in open water, you’ll need a larger boat that can handle choppy conditions.

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The second factor is the type of motor. There are two main types of motors for remote control boats: electric and gasoline. Gasoline motors are more powerful, but they’re also more expensive and require more maintenance. Electric motors are less powerful but easier to use and maintain. 

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The third factor is the type of battery. Again, there are two main types: sealed lead acid (SLA) and lithium ion (Li-ion). SLA batteries are cheaper but have shorter run times, while Li-ion batteries are more expensive but have longer run times. When choosing a battery, you’ll need to take into account how long you want to be able to run your boat for.

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Finally, you need to consider the type of controller you’ll use. There are two main types: radio controlled (RC) and infrared (IR). RC controllers use radio waves to communicate with the boat, while IR controllers use infrared light. IR controllers are typically cheaper, but they have shorter range than RC controllers.

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Radio-controlled (RC) boats are a fun and exciting hobby for people of all ages. Whether you’re interested in racing or simply exploring the waterways, there’s an RC boat out there that’s perfect for you. But with so many different types and models to choose from, how do you know which one is right for your needs?

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One of the most important things to consider is the size of the boat. RC boats come in a variety of sizes, from small bathtub toys to full-sized racing hulls. If you’re just starting out, it’s probably best to choose a smaller boat that you can easily control. As you become more experienced, you can move up to larger boats with more powerful motors.

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How to Make a DIY Remote Control Airboat

Another important factor to consider is the type of hull. The two most common hull types are monohulls and catamarans. Monohulls are traditional boats with a single hull, while catamarans have two separate hulls connected by a platform. Catamarans are generally faster and more stable than monohulls, making them ideal for racing. However, they can be more difficult to control, so they may not be the best choice for beginners.

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When choosing an RC boat, it’s important to think about what you want to use it for. Are you interested in racing? Or do you simply want to cruise around your local lake? Once you know how you want to use your RC boat, it will be much easier to narrow down your choices and find the perfect one for your needs.

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RC boats are a great way to have fun on the water. Whether you’re racing against friends or just exploring your local lake, these little boats can provide hours of enjoyment. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your RC boat:

Choose the right boat. There are a variety of RC boats on the market, from simple dinghies to high-speed racers. Pick one that suits your needs and Preferences.

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Get familiar with the controls. Before you take your boat out on the water, make sure you understand how to operate the controls. This will help you avoid collisions and other accidents.

Practice makes perfect. Don’t be afraid to experiment with your boat in different conditions. The more you practice, the better you’ll become at handling it.

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4. Have fun! Ultimately, that’s what RC boating is all about. So relax and enjoy yourself!

How to make a remote control boat

1. design and prepare the shape of the boat.

Design and prepare the shape of your boat. The design needs to be planned before any building can take place. Deciding on the design early can ensure that it will be built correctly. Work on a plan for at least one week to get your ideas together.

The simplest way to design the design is to draw on paper using pencils or markers. A more professional method would use Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software which can help with the design process.

2. Design the electronics

Now that the boat’s shape is done, it is time to design the electronics. Please list all your components and decide the best way to put them together. Remember, this task does not have to be complicated and can be completed with ease by following these easy steps:

3) Design & install the onboard controls

Now that you have designed your electronics, it is time to work on the onboard controls. Again, design your electronics to serve the purpose that you want them to.

4) Assemble the electronics for testing and troubleshooting.

Once you have designed all of your electronics, it’s time to sell them together so you can test them before you do any soldering on the boat itself. This step is essential to prevent unexpected problems while building the boat itself.

5) Assemble and install electronics into the boat hull.

Before wiring can be done inside the boat, the electrical tape should be wrapped around all exposed wire connections. This keeps wires from shorting out because they are touching each other while assembled in the boat’s hull.

6) Wire the electronics to their respective locations.

Now that the electronics have been assembled, connected, and wrapped in electrical tape, it is time to wire them into the boat. Begin wiring by starting with a power source of some sort, typically a battery pack. These are easily installed later, so do not worry if your boat will not have one.

7) Assemble the motor, wiring, and electronics onto the boat hull.

Next, it is time to assemble the motor and wiring onto the boat. This is a simple process. The size of your boat will determine how difficult this will be for you. Use your hands to firmly push the motor into place with the wires running through it to ensure that it does not fall off during this process or any after-step.

8) Install float switch and ignition circuit.

The next step is to install the float switch and ignition circuit. The float switch should be placed on top of the motor, as seen in the picture, so that a slight current can pass through it from one side to the other.

9) Install steering controls and electronics onto the boat hull.

It is time to install the steering controls and electronics onto the boat. This step is not a complicated process but will require some force as you push parts into place.

Apply electrical tape to any electrical connections as needed during this step. Once all connections have been made and secured, you can begin wiring inside the boat.

10) Install propeller into boat hull and wiring.

The next step is to install a propeller onto your craft, with wires running through it to prevent any accidental shorts or touching of wires causing damage during use.

Next, wire your electronics for remote operation before proceeding with this step due to potential battery issues that may arise later on in the operation of your watercraft.

Tips for keeping your remote control boat in good condition

Remote control boats are a great way to enjoy the water and have some fun, but they require some basic maintenance to keep them in good condition. Here are a few tips:

  • Rinse off your boat after every use. This will help to remove any salt or other chemicals that could damage the paint or other parts of the boat.
  • Store your boat in a dry place when not in use. This will help to prevent rust and corrosion.
  • Check the batteries regularly and replace them as needed. This will ensure that your boat has enough power to run properly.
  • Inspect the hull of your boat regularly for cracks or other damage. This will help you to identify any potential problems before they become serious.

By following these simple tips, you can keep your remote control boat in good condition and enjoy it for many years to come.

So there you have it, the basics of building your remote control boat from scratch. It is not as complicated as it may seem and can be easily accomplished by anyone who decides to build one of these boats.

These are just some basic steps in making a remote control boat, and there are many more ways to make your unique model that others will recognize for years to come.

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Introduction: RC Boat

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How to make an easy and fast RC Boat!

Step 1: The Plans

Here you have the boat plans in .dwg and .pdf format.

Download the .PDF plans if:

  • You don´t know how to use AutoCAD yet.
  • You don´t have a laser cutting or CNC machine.


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Step 2: Materials Needed

Materials Needed

Build the boat:

  • 3 and 5 mm plywood panels.
  • Coping saw.
  • Sand papers.
  • Polyester resin.
  • White glue.
  • Red, black and white paint.
  • Inkjet with white and decal sheets.


  • 15kg servo.
  • CNC Coupling.
  • 200A brushless ESC.
  • 115 mm Rudder Shaft.
  • HB 3650 Brushless motor.
  • 3 channel receiver.
  • FS-CT6B transmitter.

Step 3: Cutting the Pieces

Cutting the Pieces

  • Resize the .PDF as you wish for making a bigger or smaller boat. This model is 900mm long.

Tip: Under 550mm boats built with this plans tend to submerge when the lake is choppy. Be careful!

  • Print the pieces in white paper sheets and stick them on the 3mm panel.
  • Draw the contour of the pieces with a pencil into the plywood.
  • Dettach the papers and cut the panel following the lines you have done before.

Note: Don´t cut Half of Deck pieces until you have read Step 6.

Step 4: Hull Bottom

Hull Bottom

  • Glue the bottom pieces to the transom.

Tip: Sand down the inner parts of the bottom pieces before for creating a strong glued joint.

  • When the trasom glue has dried up, put the bow sections together.

Tip: Glue four semi-spheric wooden sticks as bilge keels. They will help the boat going straight at high speeds and rolling less.

Step 5: Hull Sides

Hull Sides

  • Repeat the Step 3 process with the side pieces.

Notice the extra lenght added to the rear pieces for hiding the rudder.

Step 6: Deck


  • Join the Half of Deck paper sheets together with cellophane tape or draw the contour of one piece and later the other one with the same sheet.
  • Decide the cockpit size and cut the deck squared gap with a cutter. It may vary depending on the motor and batteries you are going to use.

Tip: Don´t make a big gap. The deck is straight until it reaches the yellow line. Exceeding it may cause problems when fitting the cockpit.

Step 7: Waterproofing the Boat

Waterproofing the Boat

Polyester resin is a good sealer and adds extra strenght to the structure. Without it boats tend to dissasemble while crashing or after a few days touching the water.

  • Mix it with two catalyst drops in a can. Pour it inside the boat and spread it over all surfaces and joints.

Step 8: Motor and Rudder Mount

Motor and Rudder Mount

  • Attach the rudder shaft to the transom with four screws.
  • Cut another 5mm piece. The servo support must have four drilled holes.
  • Cable ties are a simple way of making a servo keep its place. Pass them through the holes.

Tip: Install a rubber bellow enclosing the servo bar. Avoid water to seep in!

  • Make a 5mm plywood motor mount. We are using the HB 3650 Brushless Motor.
  • Align the motor with the 4mm propeller axis and glue the mount to the bottom pieces.

Tip: Seal the axis and bellow with lithium grease. Without it water could flow inside the hull easily.

Accessories as trim tabs and turn fins can be bought or made using aluminium plates.

Step 9: Cockpit Brackets

Cockpit Brackets

  • Make an U structure using thin plywood sheets and squared sticks, the cockpit must fit in the gap.
  • Glue four screws to it. Their nuts won´t let the cockpit fly off while moving.

Tip: An easier yet effective way of sealing it is making the last picture´s four corner sticks frame. When you have the cockpit in place and the boat ready to sail, paste electrical tape on the cockpit-hull junction.

(The last picture is another boat, its Instructable will be ready soon!)

Step 10: The Cockpit

The Cockpit

This model´s cockpit is made out of fiberglass.

  • Give shape to a polystyrene sheet using sand papers. This is going to be the mold.
  • Wrap it in plastic. This will help to separate the final pieces.
  • Add fiberglass strips soaked with resin all around the mold.
  • When dry, apply more soaked strips to put the upper and lower cockpit together.

(In the newest models I use another technique to make the cockpits, I will explain it soon)

Step 11: Add Some Extras

Add Some Extras

  • Add four squared sticks to the finished cockpit. Make sure they fit the lower U structure!
  • Drill four small holes to let the screws pass trought the cockpit.
  • Air intakes look nice and help to cool down the electronics and the motor. But be careful with the watertight!

Tip: For small models don`t make gaps for the intakes, just glue them to the wood panel.

Step 12: Closing the Hull

Closing the Hull

  • Glue the upper and lower hull together.
  • Sand down the projections of the upper hull.

Tip: If they are big, use a cutter first to help you.

Step 13: Decorative Spoiler

Decorative Spoiler

A non functional spoiler sounds weird.

These boats don´t run fast enough to make it work properly, so it is more like an extra accessory.

Step 14: The Boat´s Base

The Boat´s Base

To avoid paint scratches or rudder dents a 5mm plywood stand should be built.

Tip: Make it waterproof or fix the pieces together with another glue. White glued parts tend to separate while in contact with water.

Step 15: Base Painting

Base Painting

White paint is used as base. The spoiler looks great in red.

Step 16: Extra Painting

Extra Painting

The boat´s appearance will be better if we add extra colours as red or black.

Design your own scheme to make yours an unique boat in the world!

Step 17: Adding Decals

Adding Decals

  • Search on the Internet logos you like or create your own ones. Paste them in a Microsoft Word tab.
  • Print them on decal sheets. You may have to change the inkjet settings before printing.

Tip: For Epson inkjets you should change the paper type to Epson Photo Paper Glossy or Premium Glossy. Results may vary depending on the sheet quality, the ink type and the printer model.

  • Apply some varnish layers to the sheet. If the ink makes contact with water, decals will smudge. Be careful!
  • Inmerse the decals in a plate with water one by one. Paste them to the boat and dry them with paper.

Step 18: Varnish the Model

Varnish the Model

Apply 2 or 3 varnish layers to the boat.

You can add more to the decal areas to be sure they are not going to move or smudge. Safety first!

Step 19: Ready to Run

Ready to Run

  • Install the battery, the ESC controller and the receiver.
  • Put some cloths inside the boat to soak up water if cracks appear.

Our RC Boat is now finished!

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    Overcoming Challenges in RC Sailboat Kits. Building and sailing radio-controlled sailboats can present some challenges, especially for beginners.One of the biggest challenges is understanding the complex instructions. Moreover, setting up the radio transmitter can also be daunting as it requires technical skills. Additionally, navigating the boat can be difficult as the wind and water ...

  2. RC Sailboat : 7 Steps (with Pictures)

    RC Sailboat: This instructable was created in fulfillment of the project requirement of the Makecourse at the University of South Florida (www.makecourse.com). My passion for sailing is what inspired me to make an RC sailboat for my project. ... Build Your Own Retro Game Console in the Shape of a Vintage Portable TV by vicenzobit in Arduino. 22 ...

  3. RCSails

    This guide is intended to help newbies to cut heir own sails and build their own rigs. Sailmaking Tips: A piece of thin melamine board about 50x200cm is very helpful to loft the outline of the sails. Use packing paper to sketch the outlines according the class rules or a finished sail.

  4. RC Sailboat Build Detail

    Here's how I built the sail winch system in my RC (48" schooner) sailboat. I use a HiTec radio and operate the winch servo with the throttle channel. I also ...

  5. Exploring the World of 1m RC Sailboats: The Ultimate Guide

    Building Your Own 1m RC Sailboat. Building your own 1m RC sailboat is a great way to dive deeper into the hobby and gain a deeper appreciation for the craftsmanship and engineering that goes into building and operating these boats. Here are some tips to help you build your own 1m RC sailboat:. Decide on the type of boat you want to build and select a set of plans or a kit that meets your needs.

  6. RC Sailboats

    RC sport sail. Most kits and RTR (ready-to-run) model RC sail boats are best categorized as RC sport scale. This category is a happy medium between full-blown scale models and RC racing yachts. Some have become so widely distributed that new racing classes has been formed around them. Good examples are Graupner's Micro Magic and Kyosho's Fairwind.

  7. Building a Model Boat

    Work continues on the ML Boatworks kit boat build, with a few more modifications before we begin major structure assembly - SOON!Watch the whole build series...

  8. RC Wing Sail Catamaran

    RC Wing Sail Catamaran: This is a Wing Sail Catamaran project that I started over 6 years ago after seeing the new AC 45s introduced to the America's Cup races. The model uses PVC sheet, Carbon Fiber tubing and 377 Dupont Mylar to "skin" the wings. The "Cookie Cutter" cons…

  9. How to make sailboat rudders and keels in 6999 easy steps

    The simplest solution is to offset the trailing edge in our software a few millimeters. The mold will then have a smooth taper at the trailing edge that is easy to finish off. Once the part is popped out, the sharp trailing edge can be cut back with a hobby knife, leaving a thin, but durable edge.

  10. RC Sailboat DIY plywood Hull for Gaff Cutter "FLYER'

    DESCRIPTION:Photos and video from the build of the original 'FLYER'. This is a semi-scale model inspired by the legendary English Pilot Cutters.PDF PLANS for...

  11. RC Sailboat Build

    Tips to help you make your own soft cotton sails that really work. If you are not inclined to DIY, contact Rod Carr at: http://www.carrsails.com He is a Re...

  12. RC Boat Kits: Your Complete Guide to Building and Operating an RC Boat

    RC boat kits are self-assembly model boat projects that come with all the necessary parts to build a boat from scratch. These kits include various components such as the hull, deck, motor, radio control system, battery, and propeller. The level of complexity of RC boat kits can vary from simple starter kits to highly advanced kits with complex ...

  13. A Guide on How to Make Your Own RC Boat

    The rest of this guide looks at the logical steps on how to make an RC boat. RC Boat Kits Vs. Scratch Building. RC boat kits are an excellent choice for the raw novice as they're the jigsaws of the modeling world. Everything you need to build the boat structure is in the box. A decent kit should come with detailed instructions.

  14. RC Sailboat Build DIY Hatch Covers that FIT

    DIY Hatch covers for wooden model boat builders. Hatch openings are necessary for access to a boat's innards, and good fitting hatch covers are essential to ...

  15. 17 Homemade RC Boat Plans You Can DIY Easily

    Learn how to make a fantastic RC yacht in this video tutorial by Julius Perdena. The DIY yacht is 63 inches in length and 11 inches in width and powered by Inrunner brushless motor with a 50A boat ESC. You can find all the supplies, dimensions, and electronics necessary for this project listed in the description box. 10.

  16. Footing RC Sailboat: The Challenging and Affordable RC Sailboat Class

    There are numerous different ways to build a Footy RC Sailboat, from kit building to scratch building and 3D printing. The most commonly used materials for building a Footy RC Sailboat are balsa wood, thin ply, and foam. Builders can let their imaginations run wild when building the boat, arranging the rigging, and adding unique features.

  17. 14+ DIY Remote Control (RC) Boat Plans [FREE]

    7) Assemble the motor, wiring, and electronics onto the boat hull. 8) Install float switch and ignition circuit. 9) Install steering controls and electronics onto the boat hull. 10) Install propeller into boat hull and wiring. Tips for keeping your remote control boat in good condition. Conclusion.

  18. RC Boat : 19 Steps (with Pictures)

    Step 3: Cutting the Pieces. Resize the .PDF as you wish for making a bigger or smaller boat. This model is 900mm long. Tip: Under 550mm boats built with this plans tend to submerge when the lake is choppy. Be careful! Print the pieces in white paper sheets and stick them on the 3mm panel. Draw the contour of the pieces with a pencil into the ...

  19. DIY build: 32" Wildthing Mono hull.

    DIY build: 32" Wildthing Mono hull. Hello all, I thought to share my Wildthing Mono build here as well. It is a 32" scratch build boat from wood. The original plans and design are from John Finch. He got some great results with this hull, both oval and SAW. I modified the plans slightly to suit my FE setup better.

  20. RC Boat Building Tips

    Here I'll show you how to quickly build a light weight, cool looking (very important!) boat stand for a RC Racing HydroplaneWant to see more? Follow M5 Perf...

  21. Moscow

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  22. How To Make A Big RC Boat

    DIY - HomeMade - How to build a Big RC Boat your own at homeParts that you need- TX RX : https://goo.gl/2Z5BqC or https://goo.gl/Lvoxl0- Brushless Motor 4068...

  23. Ukraine updates: Moscow admits sabotage caused Crimea blast

    Russia's Defense Ministry said on Tuesday that Britain has requested permission for its RC-135 spy plane to fly over its territory. The ministry said that Moscow's air force had been tasked with ...