This is a simple semi-scale Balsa model based on the Selway Fisher 4m Mini Yacht which can be seen on the Selway Fisher Design site.
Simple sheet Balsa wood is used and all the necessary shapes are given on the drawing full-size. The Balsa centre girder is made up and the bulkheads slotted and glued in place followed by the chine stringers before the sheet balsa plank is glued to the framework.
A quick and simple model with startling performance. The first boat used a low cost Futuba Attack 2 ER two channel radio control unit which was easily fitted and set up. The standard Futuba servos were used, one for the rudder and the other, with a simple extended arm, to control the sails - there is no need for a special sail winch.
More photos of the 4m Mini Yacht model boat can be found in our Yahoo Users Group
The model plans consist of one A1 sheet giving full-size shapes for the Balsa construction plus twelve A4 sheets giving a photo sequence and instructions for the model's construction and fit-out.
|Hull Length||15 3/4"||450mm|
|Hull Beam||8 3/16"||280mm|
|Approx. Hull Draft||7 7/8"||200mm|
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