Our remote control (R/C) warships are scale models of
historical ships. We allow models of any surface warship
that was laid down or in active service between
January 1, 1900 and December 25, 1945. We only allow ships
whose construction at least started to be modeled.
Designs that only existed on paper are prohibited.
The ship models are built at a scale of 1:144.
This is a scale were one inch in the model represents twelve feet on the historical ship.
To allow for various builder skill levels we allow a +/-5% tollerance for honest build mistakes.
Our rules also allow for some changes in scale to make smaller ships easier to build.
All ships have a maximum scale speed which is based on the
maximum speed of the historical ship being modeled.
Similarly, the model ships can be armed with CO2
powered cannons to model any 3"+ cannon on the historical ship.
The caliber of these CO2 powered cannons is based on
the caliber of the gun being modeled. For example, CO2
cannons arming an Iowa class battleship fire 1/4" ball bearings
while the destroyer sailing next to it would be firing BBs.
The rules require that the hull of the ship can be penetrated
by the cannons we use. The rules also require that the ship then
be able to flood with water and sink from that damage. Other parts of
the ship, for example the superstructure, can generally be made out of
whatever the modeler wants.