Model boats are treasured by people for a number of reasons. Many are content with using a model as décor in a home or office. Others take the hobby to the next level by taking their models to the water. Radio control boat models are models that can be controlled remotely using special radio control equipment. Premier Ship Models offers custom model boats in standard and RC designs. There are clubs and organizations around the world that are dedicated to promoting this hobby.
Types of Model Boats
Radio control model boats work in about the same way as other radio control models, such as cars. There is a remote control that operates the vessel and an on-bard receiver that is located in the model and responds to signals sent by the radio control unit. There are three basic types of model boats: sail, racing, and scale RC model boats.
Sail RC models are powered by the wind and are the easiest to maintain. There is no engine and many people find sailing them to be very relaxing. Racing remote control model boats are the most common and popular among both beginners and experienced RC boat enthusiasts. You have the choice of either electric boats or those powered by a small gas engine. These boats have a more complicated control system, but offer the speed needed for races.
Remote control scale boats can be made to replicate almost any type of vessel. Some of the popular scale remote control model boats include battleships, military vessels, and ocean liners. These boats are not designed for speed and racing. However, they offer a realistic appearance and can be fun to operate on a large pool or a small pond.
The growth in popularity of remote control boats has led to the organization of clubs for hobbyists. One of the best known is the North American Model Boat Association, which was founded to promote the designing, building, and operation of radio controlled boats. There are chapters of the organization in many cities and towns throughout the United States.
Racing RC model boats is another popular leisure activity among RC boat enthusiasts. There are organized boat races for many different classes of RC boat models, including fast races with model speed boats. If you want to race your model boat, you can either look for organized races in your area or find a friend and race your boats on a local pond. You can find information about racing events from model boat clubs.
Once you decide on the type of model you wand and how you want to use it, you can either build your own or get a custom. Model boat building can be a relaxing and enjoyable hobby for some people, while others don’t have the skill, patience, or time to build a model from a kit. Custom model RC boats can be found for many different types of ships, from sailing ships to speed boats meant for racing. You can order a custom model ship of any vessel in the size that best suits your needs. Premier Ship Models offers radio control and wooden model boats for sale and custom models of any ship or boat.