Phillip Artweger's Radio-Controlled Square-riggers


Bounty_DSC_0034.jpg Scale sailing ships can be very small yet be functional and realistic in the water.

Specifications

Model Name Rig Scale Hull Length Beam Weight Rx
HMAV Bounty 3-masted ship 1:110 Constructo 10.2 " 2.75 " 12.4 oz 3 ch
HMS Larne Brigantine 1:49 scratch-built 31 cm 12 cm 0.61 kg 3 ch
USN Somers Brig 1:51 scratch-built 62 cm 15 cm 2.06 kg 3 ch
St Helena Schooner-Brig 1:85 Constructo 10.2 " 2.75 " 12.4 oz 3 ch


HMAV Bounty

Bounty_P1010970.jpg Gouged from Constructo hull.

Bounty_P1020023.jpg Bounty_DSC_0011.jpg English waters, then South Pacific trade winds.

Anaglyphic red/cyan Parallel Viewing Crossed Viewing Bounty in 3D (red/cyan, parallel, and cross-eyed)

More Bounty on www.rcgroups.com. and large picture album on photobucket.com.


HMS Larne

Larne_HullLines.jpg Design based on HMS Sultana (delftship.net).

Larne_P1010365.jpg Small models need significant ballast arm.

Larne_P1010371.jpg Larne_P1010480.jpg Larne_P1010459.jpg Underdeck yards and jib & staysail control.

Larne_P1010378.jpg Larne_P1010379.jpg Abovedeck staysail and mainsail control.

Larne_P1010388_web.jpg Larne_P1010393.jpg Notice the Bentinck boom for the foresail.

vimeo 7704252 VIDEO of Larne under full sails tacking (vimeo.com).

More Larne on www.rcgroups.com. and large picture album on photobucket.com.


USN Somers

Somers_HullLines.jpg Design based on Chapelle's plan (delftship.net).

Somers_P1010944.jpg Somers_710.jpg Through-deck control of main yard

Somers_733.jpg Cross-bracing of yards

Somers_P1010744_747.jpg Somers_747.jpg Somers_751.jpg Somers on Traunsee Lake in Austria

Somers_CSC_0437.jpg Somers_DSC_0114.jpg Somers_DSC_0148.jpg Somers_DSC_0189.jpg Broadside with a corsair, who escapes!

Somers_P1090314.jpg Somers_P1090310.jpg Independent control of yards is crucial for authentic maneuvering

Somers_P1010913.jpg Somers_DSC_0411.jpg Easy sail reduction when it starts to blow

Anaglyphic red/cyan Parallel Viewing Crossed Viewing Somers becalmed in 3D (red/cyan, parallel, and cross-eyed)
Anaglyphic red/cyan Parallel Viewing Crossed Viewing Somers in breeze in 3D (red/cyan, parallel, and cross-eyed)

vimeo 9306990 VIDEO of Somers first real sailing (vimeo.com).

More Somers on www.rcgroups.com. and large picture album on photobucket.com.


St Helena

StHelena_814.jpg StHelena_815.jpg St Helena was gouged from a Constructo solid hull kit

StHelena_845.jpg StHelena_P1010840.jpg StHelena_P1010848.jpg Very small at 360g / 12.4oz

StHelena_P1010940.jpg StHelena_P1010927.jpg StHelena_P1010935.jpg Underway!

StHelena_3D.jpg St Helena in 3D (anaglyphic red/cyan)

vimeo 10507781 Video of St Helena really cruising! (vimeo.com).

More St Helena on www.rcgroups.com. and large picture album on photobucket.com.


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PS. Also built micro R/C models of the Douglas DC-3 and DC-6 (youtube.com).