Battle it out with RC Battleships!
RC battleships are an interesting genre of radio controlled models that are beautiful to look at and fun to run. These RC battleships are made with exquisite detail, with features being replicated to the last bit. RC battleships come in various shapes and sizes and irrespective of their type they have long running time and the power to run at high speeds.
In 1898, it was a boat that first demonstrated the use of radio control technology to govern the movements of an object. Nicola Tesla, an inventor, used radio signals to make the RC boat follow the commands of a bewildered audience. In the mid-20th century, things began moving fast in the RC industry as RC Manufacturers got their hands on cheaper raw materials and that brought the price of RC Toys down. Soon, experimentation with various formats meant that they began manufacturing all types, shapes and sizes of RC models and battleships, the most feared of ships in sea battles, were to become one of the most interesting and attractive models to be available to hobbyists.
RC battleships are available in RTR - Ready to Run Models and Almost Ready-to-Run models. These models require minimal installation and construction and are practically ready to be put into water and started. Although there are few drawbacks of these two types of RC models, such as the fact that they are not customizable and any damage becomes hard to repair, they are quite useful as a learning tool for most new hobbyists.
If you know what you are doing, then you should surely go in for RC Kits. These kits come with detailed instruction manuals that allow even first-timers to complete the construction process without much difficulty. Depending on the complexity and size of the model, the construction process may take anything from a few hours to a few days and even months maybe, depending on the stage of completion the purchased kit is in.
As for fuel, you can have electric or gas-powered RC battleships and while the bigger models generally require gas to propel them at high speeds, most small models come with electric motors that do not generate much power. Constructing an RC battleship from a kit means that you can modify the original engine that goes in place and put in either a ready-made engine bought from a RC Hobby Stores, or for the more experienced, an engine built from scratch in your very own workplace.
As far as the models are concerned, you can get anything from a modern day legendary battleship like the USS Missouri or a historical juggernaut like the Bismarck. These models usually contain fiberglass hulls while the details are either resin-based, in white metal or wooden.
For those interested in using their RC battleships in real battle-like scenarios, there are various RC Clubs that hold special war-games where RC battleships are mounted with BB cannons. These ships are specially prepared to sink once they sustain a certain amount of damage. The sinking process is part of the game and the waterproof boxes around electric parts ensure that the ship remains undamaged internally, despite structural damage.
Whether you want a peaceful day at the lake or an action-packed weekend with friends, you need to get your hands on one of these. Not only do RC battleships become your favourite running mate, they also look incredible on your display shelf.