Re: VOCO ore boat kit

From: Tom Hynes
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Date: 07/22/07
Time: 12:50 AM


A ship modeler named George Snyder did this conversion and used to have webpage about it, including several photos and instructions. I didn't have any luck trying to find the webpage however. There may be something on the Bearco Marine website (they bought the old VOCO line) but there is some sort of animation that prevents me from accessing their site. The biggest issue is providing a ballasting system to get the hull properly submerged. The model also doesn't have a complete hull: its sort of a waterline hull. That doesn't prevent R/C conversion but it makes it tricky to properly locate the propeller and drivetrain. Also, the hull probably needs a frame built inside of it to provide more structural support for a R/C model.

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