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Suzie-Q Vintage semi scale offshore rc boat


5.0 average, based on 1 reviews

Product Information

Suzie -Q

A vintage semi scale offshore rc boat from 1965
original design by Vic Smeed

Complete redesigned in cad for cnc cutting
this boat is easy building a joy to sail  has great looks
Do not expect flat out speed , but it has great full speed turning capabilitys .
Very easy handling , the complete superstructure comes of to replace batterys or for maintenance
it can be powered by lowcost brushless systems or even the cheap speed 600 series
Also low cost shaft and rudder systems ,
we used a 1220 kv brushless motor and 3s4000 lipo , plenty of power

Specs of the Suzie Q

Lenght : 684mm
Beam: 231mm
weight: 1500 gr

4 sheets of poplar ply cnccut formers
2 sheets of 1mm ply cnccut hull sheeting and windows
1 sheet of balsa cncut formers
3mm sheeting for the deck

The kit contains a building jig and a boat stand,
(Decals with Suzie Q and racing nr are not available but added as a pdf)

a superb cad drawing
A cd with building pictures and a 3d pdf to show all parts and construction in the boat

Full cd download here

The kit does not contain hardware.

Sample movie here 

See this movie from James , really nice with the building also

Suzie Q from James Crowther see the gallery for more pictures

some build pictures :

setup at the included cnc building jig

Balsa stringers added

sheeting is easy as it is pre cut cnc ply

supersrtucture also simply build and straight

Top sheeting from balsa

Finished suszie-Q
top with glass finish sides painted  decals added (in kit included)

Lots of room

the cad design it is on the cd as a 3d pdf with all formers shown in 3d


Product Code: SUZ07UJ8114

Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 5

My second Suzie Q

My first Vic Smeed boat was a Remora built from free plans that came with the December 1964 Model Maker magazine and my second was Suzie Q built from a Model Maker plan that cost me five shillings and sixpence just a few weeks later! Fast forward many years and I have just discovered the original plans for them both and decided that since I parted with them in the 1970's I missed them and wanted to build them both again - but this time with modern brushless motors. Checking online I was surprised to see that RBC were kitting the Suzie Q so I ordered one at the weekend and it arrived here in the UK on the following Wednesday! Good fast service from RBC - but I don't have a disc drive on my MAC computer so I have asked for a pdf to be emailed to me so I can build the kit to their suggested method and I will write another review when it is finished. With brushless motors my new Suzie Q should be much faster than my original OS glow powered model! Top marks to RBC for making the kit and for getting it to me so quickly.

Robert Stiles :: 28 Jun 2017, 20:24

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