Digital Full-Size Plans Scale 1:12 Motorflote PUSH TUG Suitable for radio control for novice & up
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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
Motorflote PUSH TUG
Digital Full Size plan prints on a 24” x 34” Sheet
Digital Eight-page article with building notes, illustrations and photos
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
Height 12 ¾
Suitable for radio control
by David Metcalf
Whilst down at Poole photographing the Tyne class lifeboat for a forthcoming plan in Model Boats. I noticed a very funny looking vessel waddling along with a load of cut logs on it, and realised that it was being powered by two of the Motorflote push tug units.
I therefore dug out the magazine on returning home and I felt I had enough details to produce a reasonable looking scale model, one that would be very different, yet however which could be built by the absolute novice in no more than a week of evenings, and could be made for under a fiver!
In Real Life
The Motorflote is in fact a standard Uniflote pontoon unit with a Mermaid diesel engine fitted driving a four bladed propeller in a Burness Corlet Towmaster nozzle and rudder system. All in all, a rather complex and expensive system for a modified pontoon! The idea is that the unit can maneuver and position the Uniflotes to form bridges, powered pontoons etc. The unit can though be used as a general workhorse and push anything around really