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Dumas Kit #1218
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For those who have elected to build the Dumas kit, this is the only R/C kit available of the USS CROCKETT.

A quick synopsis of the kit:
The USS CROCKETT, kit #1218 by Dumas Products, Inc.  was designed and released by Dumas in 1980,81.  The kit is a 1/39th scale "plank on frame" model of the USS Crockett, PG-88.  The Dumas model of the Crockett is by no doubt, a builders boat. She measures 51" long with a 7" beam and features a hull that is strip planked with 1/8 "x " balsa over a die-cut mahogany frame, while the superstructure is a conventional plywood box structure. For extra details, Dumas offers a Deck Hardware Set #2105 that contains more than 80 white cast metal fittings. Included in the deck hardware are all the armaments needed to send your ship into

 

battle. The Running Hardware kit #2341 is the twin screw running hardware kit used to drive the Crockett. It has everything  needed to complete your drive line except the motors. To power the Crockett, Dumas  suggests that you use two Dumas #2004 motors and a  6 volt battery. 

A 2 channel radio, speed control, two 6 volt motors, battery and  Running Hardware Set #2341 are required for R/C operation.
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The Dumas kit # 1218 is a good kit to satisfy your wants for a Asheville Class Gunboat.  Although this kit is NOT designed for the "beginning modeler", it can be build by a modeler with modest building skills.

If you find yourself wanting to build this kit, the "step-by-step" instructions that follow on this website will be a major help in the assembly.  If you have never built an R/C model boat or aircraft in the past, I would suggest that you first build a "less challenging" model like the Midwest Boothbay Lobster Boat or the
Cranberry Isle Lobsteryacht.  You can find information on these models at:

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You can see the "step-by-step" assembly of this model by clicking on the Boothbay Lobster Boat below:
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