Here's a list of links that may be of
use to RC boat builders based in the greater Boston area:
Clubs and Organizations:
Model Boat Clubs
River Radio Controllers, Sudbury and Medfield, MA. Local RC airplane club.
Patriot Chapter, Billerica, MA. Plastic scale modeling club--
members build all types of subjects.
RC Flyers, Burlington, MA. Local RC airplane club.
County RC Fliers, Billerica, MA. Local RC airplane club.
NH Flying Eagles: RC Model Airplane Club.
Ann RC Model Club, Rowley, MA. RC airplane club.
Sources of Supply:
Scale Model Engineering: A great source for all kinds
of motors, lights, gears, and tons of other parts. Run by club member
|Spare Time Shop.
Local Hobby Shop in Marlboro.|
Dockyard. RC Kits, fittings, hulls, and lots more. The
new owners of Taubman plans!|
Primarily a model railroad outfit, they carry a number of nice motors and
gears. Their universal drive couplers are particularly useful for
connecting servos motors to small diameter prop shafts.|
Naval Supply. RC Naval Supply makes a line of props from 1
inch to 2.5 inches in diameter. These props are aimed at the builders of
1/72 and 1/144 scale RC combat ships. The props arenít
as scale looking as the Raboesch props, but they are pretty good, and should
work fine. They are reasonably priced, too, at $15 for a
pair for 1 inch props.|
Junction. A great source for battery packs-- especially 7.2,
8.4, and 9.6 volt packs. |
Homeport Model Ships
1/96 scale modern warships, features
laser cut parts for decks and superstructures, and more. Run by club
member Eric Bertelsen.|
Newburyport, MA. Sailing ship models, Nautical gifts, ship kits, and
A wide selection of modeling-specific tools. |
Discussion Forum for all things RC, including dedicated scale boat
Modeling Information and other resources::
A website dedicated to preserving the art of model ship building. Home of
The MSB Journal, an online e-magazine dedicated to model
A website dedicated to everything to do with model warships, both static and
This is a British model boat website, with an active scale boats
The largest RC model discussion forum out there. All facets of RC
modeling are discussed in the various forums, including several dedicated to
RC boats. |
Seaways Ships in Scale Magazine. US-based
magazine, dedicated to scale ship modeling. Originally a magazine
dedicated to wooden sailing ship models, the magazine has expanded and added
an RC section. |
Index: Tony Matelliano's index with links to over 3700