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Thames Lifeboat Kit 400mm

A traditional, wooden, quick-build lifeboat kit that’s ideal for beginners and newcomers to R/C model boating



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Boat Technical Specifications

Weights & Dimensions
Shipping Weight0.54kg1.20lbs

Product Height170mm6.69in
Product Width120mm4.72in
Product Length440mm17.32in
Completion LevelKit
Experience LevelBeginner
SKU: WBC1003
Model: Thames Lifeboat
Categories:  RC Models/Boats/Kits
Release Date: Aug 15, 2022

Full Description

Modelled on the E-Class boat, which was designed specifically for operation on London’s bustling River Thames, this eye-catching model beautifully captures the spirit of the type. Combining both speed and manoeuvrability to cover the tidal reaches of the river, the E-Class was introduced in response to the recommendations of the 1989 Marchioness disaster enquiry.

The Wooden Model Boat Company prides itself on producing traditional model boat kits that build quickly and accurately into delightful semi-scale replicas, each as happy cruising on the lake as it is adorning the mantelpiece at home. Using precise laser-cut balsa and ply parts, coupled with a semi self-jigging / interlocking hull frame and easy to follow step-by-step instructions, success is practically guaranteed. Whether you plan to build this lifeboat for two-channel radio control or static display the process is very similar, as are the rewards. In R/C form the model drives well in most conditions, excels in calmer water and looks very much the part, displacing a neat bow wave and leaving a tidy, satisfying wake.

Key Features
  • Accurate laser-cut balsa and ply components.
  • 3D printed plastic scale accessories and crew.
  • Interlocking self-jigging parts.
  • Quick assembly with minimal parts count.
  • Designed for two-channel radio control.
  • Takes a basic 280-size brushed motor.
  • Perfect for small ponds and lakes.
What’s in the Box
  • 1x Laser-cut hull parts set.
  • 1x Laser-cut deck, console and storage unit parts set.
  • 1x Laser-cut stand parts set.
  • 1x 3D printed plastic parts set (crew, stretcher, wheel etc.).
  • 1x Deck magnet set.
  • 1x Comprehensive instruction manual.
Needed to Complete
  • 1x 280-size brushed motor.
  • 1x 15A marine ESC.
  • 1x Mini or micro servo.
  • 1x 2-channel 2.4GHz transmitter and receiver combo.
  • 1x 150 x 2mm threaded propeller shaft.
  • 1x 33 x 22mm brass rudder.
  • 1x 25mm x M2 brass propeller.
  • 1x 7.3V 1100mAh LiPo battery & suitable charger.
  • 1x Suitable glues, paints and building materials.



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