Digital full size plans on Cd Standoff Scale 1/8 Unlimited Hydroplane Miss U.S. U-2 for radio control
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Miss U.S. U-2
A Standoff Scale model of the "MISS U. S.”Unlimited Hydroplane
Digital Full Size Plan prints on two 51” X 36” sheets
Digital Seven page article with building notes and photos
Digital Files are TIFF, JPEG and PDF
Printing………..MAY BE DONE AT A COPY HOUSE
…………………..ALSO INCLUDED INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRINTING AT HOME
Standoff Scale 1/8
by DON BOKA
Miss U.S. won the 1977 Toledo R/C Show for "Best R/C Scale Hydro." At the 1977 Detroit Mini Gold Cup Race, I overslept and missed the scale judging and was told the trophy "was saved for U.S.," too bad I wasn't there! I got revenge by waking up in time for the 1978 race and beat 20 some other boats for the "Concours" trophy, and third place in racing as well!
Miss U.S. as presented here is a 1/8 size (11/2 " = I) standoff scale model of the 1976 Gold Cup winner owned by George Simon of Detroit and driven by Tom D'Eath. The real U.S. is probably one of the most beautiful unlimiteds in competition, and one of the unluckiest as well. As a new boat in 1974, she showed great potential but was plagued by problems; the big problem being at Seattle's Gold Cup Race when a minor oil fire, which race officials hesitated to extinguish, resulted in U.S. burning to the water line. A fantastic rebuilding job brought out an even better U.S. for 1975. Although still not up to taking all the marbles, she won the Detroit race and set some records. In 1976, with her Bi Centennial paint job, Miss U.S. came into her own and George Simon at long last got his Gold Cup after 23 years of effort. But the black cloud still followed and reared its ugly head in September of 1976. The pit crew was allowed to take her for an easy test ride as a reward for an outstanding season. The ride ended with the U.S. blowing over on Lake St. Clair, causing severe damage to the hull. She has since been purchased by Bernie Little and added to his famous "Budweiser" fleet.
Launching U.S. is a bit different than the javelin throw of an outrigger. Idle down low, set gently in the water, prop in, nose out, give slight push, tail will rise, accelerate gently, and away she goes. Once up, she will stay up even if slowed down. It will corner well, but if pushed too hard, will flat spin or hook, so drive it as though you were in it.