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SV Sunbeam Solar Ferry – Short Kit (Set)

Short Kit (Set) includes the Plan & Laser Cut Wood Pack for this Solar Powered ferry by John Parker, a traditional-looking craft that relies on alternative energy in the form of electricity generated by the solar panels on the roof.

£78.00

Short Kit (Set) Saving: 15%Usual Price: £92 (when purchasing component parts individually)
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Specification

  • Designer: John  Parker
  • Length: 33.5″ (850 mm)
  • Beam: 5.9″ (150 mm)
  • Weight: 115 oz (3250 g)
  • Motor: Robbe Roxy 35-30-45, 35mm diameter, 300 KV
  • Prop: 43 x 63 mm 3-blade
  • ESC: Brushless, minimum 12V rated
  • Battery: 6 x 2500 mAhAA cells, 7.2V
  • Solar Panels: 5 pcs Aoshike Epoxy Solar Panel 2V 300mA (google: Aoshike Epoxy Solar Panel)
  • Basic construction materials: Balsa, Ply

Full Description

Designed by John Parker, this craft combines a hull of proven low drag design with a brushless motor and large propeller to get the best performance possible from this limited power source. It is a practical working model boat with useable performance, unlike most solar-powered model boats, which often have hardly enough power to get out of their own way. It has a backup battery for overcast days, kept charged by available sunlight.

The SV Sunbeam won’t save the planet, but it will (literally) make light work of demonstrating the potential of solar power and is sure to be a talking point wherever you sail her. All that remains are to motor silently and smugly off into the sunset (having made sure that you have first switched to ‘Battery’ mode…)

Solar Panels: We don’t stock these however they are available: The panels used by John go by the brand name Aoshike and came from the Aiyima Audio Store in China via AliExpress. They are described as: ‘Aoshike 5PCS Epoxy Solar Panel 2V 300mA Polycrystalline Sun Cell Sunpower Module DIY Solar Cell Battery Charger 2V 0.3A 80*50mm’.

What’s in a Short Kit? – A short kit usually contains, where available, the plan, the laser/CNC cut wood pack, additional wood pack, canopy, cowl or any other available Glass Fibre or plastic moulded items.

What’s in a Laser or CNC Cut Wood Pack? – A CNC or laser cut wood pack contains most, if not all, of the intricately shaped parts shown on the plan, which would be difficult or time-consuming to cut out by hand. It does not contain any sheet or strip wood, which you will need to buy separately. Alternatively, you can purchase an Additional Wood Pack, if available. Our Laser or CNC Cut Wood Packs only contain balsa, ply and lite ply and do not include other materials that may be required to complete the model, such as hardwoods, metals and GRP sheets.

What’s in a Short Kit?

A short kit usually contains, where available, the plan, the laser/CNC cut wood pack, additional wood pack, canopy, cowl or any other available Glass Fibre or plastic moulded items.

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