|TAMAR - Kit Code MS-30||
Model Scale 1:16
The Tamar class is the result of several years of research
and development by the RNLI to produce a virtually unsinkable
slipway-launched lifeboat. The Tamar class lifeboat was introduced into
the RNLI fleet in 2005. It is the first lifeboat to be fitted with an
integrated electronic Systems and
Information Management System (SIMS) allowing the crew to control many of
the lifeboat's functions from their seats. Safety
features include advanced ergonomics that reduce the impact on the crew as
the lifeboat crashes through the waves. A powered Y-class boat is stored
behind a transom door to allow immediate deployment; it is
accessed by lifting a section of the aft deck, and then launched and
recovered onto a ramp provided by the lowered transom door.
The kit contains the required parts to build the model:
The Y-boat compartment under the aft deck is an optional fitment with a choice of building the deck hatch as a one-piece removable unit or with folding sections. The transom door can be represented by a score in the GRP or drawn in with a permanent marker pen. The more experienced model maker will no doubt wish to build a working transom door however no details are given in the assembly instructions. We have ensured that the steering gear is below the Y-boat deck level should the modeller wish to house the Y-boat below decks.
Kit recommended for Experienced Model Makers.
Required for R/C Operation: 2 or 4-channel RC, speed control, motors, couplings, battery and charger.