Monthly Archives: December 2014

RC USS Hammann, 2 Carriers & Jaws Orca at Pond

Only in San Diego can December be this beautiful for R/C scale boating! This video covers December 13 & 27 at the San Diego Model Yacht Pond.

Here are the ships present in order of appearance:

December 13
1) SS Jeremiah O’Brien scratch built (1:96 scale) by Fred Frass, reworked by Mark Weber
2) Battle Tug kit bashed Lindberg hull (1:96 scale) by David Manley
3) Bristol Bay (Aquacraft RTR) customized by Mike Rivera and owned by John Ramirez
4) Atlantic Tugboat (Aquacraft RTR) customized by David Alvarez
5) C-Tractor kit bashed Dickie Toys tugboat (1:96 scale) by Mark Weber
6) RTR Wakeboarding boats brought by visiting kids

December 27
1) Orca from movie “Jaws”    scratch built by    Ken Wilson
2) Side Wheeler    scratch built by Brian Tripp
3) USS Tawasa ATF-92 scratch built (1:96 scale)    by David Manley
4) Helen Trawler Artesania Latina Kit built by David Alvarez
5) Coast Guard    built    by unknown, customized by David Alvarez
6) Neptune Cargo Ship Graupner kit built by Don & Ryan
7) USS White Plains (CVE-66) built (1:96 scale) by Jimmie Hawkin
8) USS Hammann (DD-412) built (1:96 scale) by Martin Bunch
9) C-Tractor kit bashed Dickie Toys tugboat (1:96 scale) by Mark Weber
10) HT-2879A RTR toy destroyer run by a guest
11) USS Copahee (CVE-12) aircraft carrier scratch built (1:96 scale) by David Manley
12) SS Jeremiah O’Brien scratch built (1:96 scale) by Fred Frass, reworked by Mark Weber
13) Atlantic Tugboat (Aquacraft RTR) customized by David Alvarez

Music: Michael von Frankfurt – Kreislauf

Come check out the scale model boats Saturday mornings at the San Diego Model Yacht Pond:
http://www.sandiegoargonauts.com/
https://www.facebook.com/sandiegoargonauts

mini Parade of Lights for RC Boats

Parade of Lights 2005 Scale RC San Diego Model Boat PondIt’s time to test our your lighting systems and to unpack your sweaters! The San Diego Argonauts will be having an evening Parade of Lights at the San Diego Model Boat Pond on Wednesday, January 7, 2014 at 5:00pm. See you there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/672095466241692/

Edit 1/9/2015:  Check out the photos and video from this event here:  http://www.sandiegoargonauts.com/?p=282

USS Copahee RC WWII Carrier Video

Oh, the joys of vacation and catching up on some video editing. Here’s some video from November 29. I trimmed it down to focus on the 1:96 scale ships present.

  • USS Copahee (CVE-12) aircraft carrier scratch built (1:96 scale) by David Manley (Not shown in video, but this incredible R/C ship features a functional airplane elevator)
  • C-Tractor kit bashed Dickie Toys tugboat by Mark Weber
  • USS Nicholas (DD-449) built (1:96 scale) by Martin Bunch

Music featured in video:
“Parliament” by Cloudkicker