RC Thai Long Tail Racing Boat – Stepped Hydroplane Thai Style

23 08 2008

Thai Longtail Stepped Hydroplane Models

This is a model of the Thai style Power Boats – complete a few months ago and given a good running

These small stepped hydroplane boats are very fast and are raced in monthly competitions around Bangkok. The general rules all boats are the used of brushed 400 motors with no more that 12 NiCads and No proportional RC control – on off speed control and steering by left or right hand prop full on. These controls are similar to the cheap Chinese Deep V boats. The restrictions are enforced so the all contestants are on a level field and the winner is the one with the best ability to trim the boat and operate the controls – not somebody that has invested the most money in the kit.

I have been to several of these meets and the atmosphere is great and extremely competitive

The Foam on the front of the boat is to prevent the craft from sinking when is flips – there is no real freeboard on the boat and when Nicads are used in the race meets the craft will sink when not moving.

More Details on these model and the real thing at www.john-tom.com

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