kazzer wrote:Yes, we've been in touch with Bronco. They have suggested they will send us a kit for HWSNBN to check out for suitability on r/c conversion. No news yet.
Tell The Wizard his wizardry is needed to devise an internal rudder linkage mechanism for this model (that gives good rudder throw so it can make tight turns) . Along with a true to scale (size and shape) propeller. Plus a functional schnorkel (at least semi-scale) for the SAS type sub-driver. That way the boat can draw air without the tower breaching the surface. Maybe make it removable so the kit's scale schnorkel can be installed for display purposes.
Sam has the right idea, getting two of them. Construct one as a training boat and the other as a front boat.
Even if this kit ends up being not very suitable for RC conversion, I will still get one and make it a static display model and use my 32nd P. for RC running. Diorama possibilities are awesome for this boat with the vast variety of 1:35 scale stuff available. Conversion kits could appear for making it an early version without the splash guard on the tower and the alternate balkongerat design. Then there is the alternate tower with the ladder notches on the tower sides instead of the ladder rungs on the front. Conversion to the late Hecht and Hai configuration is another possibility.
Bronco can follow this up with a 1:35 Type II for coastal U-boat modelling heaven and car friendly transportation.