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Dumas kit - USS Whitehall
PaintChip
post Sep 12 2006, 06:15 PM
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The USS Whitehall was commissioned in 1944 and was named after the town of Whitehall, NY, the birthplace of the US Navy. She served along the east coast and then was sent to the South Seas where she did anti-submarine duty. The Dumas kit features a 2 piece vacuum formed hulll, expanded pvc die cuts and laser cut balsa and birch plywood parts. Step by step instructions and name and number decals round out this Navy support ship kit. Designed for radio control, the Whitehall uses Dumas running hardware kit #2369 which includes the 4.8 volt motor.

Length: 23" Beam: 4" Scale: 1/96th
USS Whitehall Kit #1252 Price: $90.00
Running hardware kit #2369 for single screw
Running Hardware #2369 Price: $40.00


Might be a nice starter kit for someone wanting to get the feel for RC warships smile.gif Small enough to not take up a lot of space but still big enough to have fun with. The vacu-formed hull is a nice thing...no building a hull with balsa.
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post Oct 15 2006, 07:40 AM
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Might be a nice starter kit for someone wanting to get the feel for RC warships smile.gif Small enough to not take up a lot of space but still big enough to have fun with. The vacu-formed hull is a nice thing...no building a hull with balsa.


I hope so smile.gif I plan on building it over the winter months. My only other R/C is the Victoria sailing yacht fromThunder Tiger. The running gear is noted on the Dumas website but no other details as far as battery pak, if ESC is available, etc.
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post Oct 25 2006, 01:17 PM
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Chances are good you'll be putting a battery and ESC solution together yourself sad.gif Dumas happily describes the parts they sell for some kits but leaves other gaping holes for the modeler to fill.

With what looks like a single motor setup though it should be a relatively simple exercise to get batteries and and ESC that will work biggrin.gif
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post Oct 27 2006, 10:43 PM
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From looking at this thread, it looks like the following list of items may work with this model:

1 ea. 6 volt motor
1 ea. 7.2 volt battery pack
1 ea. ESC
1 ea. 2 channel radio system with 1 servo (for rudder)


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