Crockett was built by Mike Plot of the New York city area. Mike has chose to use 2
ea. MACK-#1200 electronic propulsion units with MACK #5045 motors to power his Crockett.
He has also installed the Ram whopper and diesel engine sound system with two
2" speakers and the RAM bilge pump with warning light. Mike gets about 20
min. on two 5 cell 6 volt 1900 ma battery packs in series for each drive.
Mike tells me that the
Crockett is running well and he finally seems to be able to control the top heaviness
which is the result of coming out of a tight turns as the Crockett over compensates due to
the shallow draft and upper weight.
a result of the model leaning from side to side at full throttle, Mike had to add a couple
of pounds of shot ballast between formers 7, 8, 9 and 11. This brings her total weight to
16 lbs. but she moves very fast without any problems. The model looks as if it will flip
on it's side but it doesn't. Mike has her trimmed out where he can
maneuver her at full throttles without her leaning to the point that he is afraid she is
The figures Mike has used are from two
different companies and they are 1/35th 'Nam' series US helicopter crew (company Shanghai
Dragon #3311) and the other is Army figures #3312 same company).