Digital Full-Size Plans 1/10 Scale Racing "CRACKERBOX" Suitable for radio control
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Digital Full-Size Plans will be Emailed only as a PDF.
Buy as a USB stick that can hold up to eight plans for multiple purchases.
USB, in PDF, JPEG, and TIFF formats are shipped by first class airmail.
You may have the plans printed at a print shop or tile printed on your home printer
Digital Full Size Plan prints on a sheet 50” x 30”
DigitalNine page article of photos and building notes
Digital emailed files are PDF,
Purchased USB Card includes TIFF and JPEG
Also, USB Card includes several articles on building model boats files are PDF and JPEG
Printing………..IT MAY BE DONE AT A COPY HOUSE
1/10 Scale Racing
Beam 7 1/4"
Power 05 Electric
Radio Control 2 Channel
By Jerry Dunlop
The crackerbox model has a flat bottom, straight sides and a slightly crowned deck that make it easy to build using balsa for the frame and either 1/16- inch-thick balsa sheet or 1/32-inch- thick plywood sheet. Ease of construction is important, because anyone who wants to race in this class has to build the model!
Cost was another important consideration. Restricting the power source to '91 ROAR-legal stock motors kept the motor cost low; they sell for $28 retail, and anyone paying retail isn't shopping around! The use of a 6-cell pack allowed for low-cost speed controllers (mechanical or electronic speed controllers can be used). A direct-drive system is required and the prop shaft must be straight. The propeller can't extend beyond the rear edge of the transom.
The result of all these restrictions and requirements is a scale-looking model with a speed range of 15 to 18mph. Because of its flat bottom, the crackerbox skips across the water. It doesn't have the most perfect ride, but it does handle the corners in interesting ways. (I'll tell you about the handling