Moulded in high impact styrene Club 500 is intended to offer a low
cost medium speed boat suitable for general use or for one-class
club racing. Everything to build the basic model is supplied -
including propeller, propeller shaft, rudder/tiller, 550 motor,
coupling and window decals. The rear spoiler can be installed in
either of two positions thus providing a choice of appearance.
Colours available: Red, Yellow, Green. Blue, Purple, White, Orange,
Black, Cream and Silver/Grey. The standard kit as supplied before
had a white hull with the chosen colour of top however all colour
models are now be available if required . Club 500 is a 'no frills'
Additional items required: A good pair of scissors; a
modelling knife; coarse sandpaper and rubbing block;
masking tape; a small round file; pliers; double-sided
sticky pads and elastic bands. Two part epoxy can be
used, to bond the hull and deck together. A two-channel
radio control system using either a servo operated speed
control, or micro switch to motor control (or an
electronic speed controller minimum 15 amps continuous
rating); 7.2 Nimh pack ( buggy type ) battery and
Following are Basic Club 500 Racing
- Any course and race duration may be envisaged
and designed to the club's requirements.
- No alterations to the model shall be allowed,
i.e. original motor, coupling etc. No 'hot' motor or
different propeller. No motor alterations.
- No modifications to below water line.
- Ordinary 2-channel radio using either an
electronic speed control or servo operated control,
or micro switch to motor control.
- Nickel Metal Hydride 7.2V battery pack
- Buoyancy may be added i.e. airbags.
- Above rules are, of course, implemented if used
for Club 500 racing - this will ensure that all
competitors are equal and that fair racing ensues.
These fun boats are raced by a number of clubs in
the UK and Germany.
- Oiling tube may be added if required.
If you are interested in
joining in please get in touch with Pete Dimberline