Sail away with RC Yachts!
RC yachts are smaller versions of real life yachts and luxury boats that are available at RC toy & model stores. RC yachts are occasionally confused with radio controlled sail boats but in fact, they are a genre all onto themselves. Unlike sailboats, RC yachts do not use wind power, but have an engine that propels them.
In 1898, Nicola Tesla demonstrated an RC boat in front of a large gathering at the Madison Square Garden. That spurred an industry that is now captivating the entire toy industry and radio controlled toys and models are the most coveted possessions of young and old. Developments through the 1960s allowed these toys to be made from cheaper materials and today, the range of available models and toys is endless.
RC yachts are miniature versions of luxury boats and in the real world, are considered something of a luxury item to own. While the remote controlled versions are not any more expensive than the other water crafts available, they are replicas of luxury as well as day sailing versions of the real world, boats that only the affluent can afford. But in the RC world, you can have your very own yacht right off the shelf, or choose to build one too.
Yachts, as with other RC models, are available in Ready-to-Run or Almost R-T-R models while you also have the option of building one from an RC kit. While the R-T-R and Almost R-T-R versions are available in most toy stores, they are mainly electric-powered and lack performance. This drawback, though, works in favour of beginners who are looking for something simple to start off with. They are much easier to control, easy to run and maintain, even for a newbie.
For the more adventurous, there is the option of getting your hands on an RC kit. These kits allow you to build the model from scratch, install the engine, connect the electronics and test the mechanical parts, before plunging into the water. You can choose to fit your RC kit with an electric engine, a gasoline-powered engine or even a nitro-powered engine, depending on the kind of performance you want out of your RC yacht.
RC yachts allow you to choose the model based on the material used, the level of detail as well as the ease of use. These models have some fine details such as deck fittings and cabin details that are not only brilliant to look at, but are also fun to install.
So whether you simply want to sail smoothly into the sunset or race from shore to shore, your dock needs to house an RC yacht for those memorable weekends.