The Lakes Newest Thousand Footer the R/C "Great Laker"
remote control model 1000-footer sailed on it first trip Friday June 29, 2001 at Mission
Point off the St. Marys River. The model was christened "Great Laker" on June 27. The vessel's name sake is the magazine Great Laker.
R/C Great Laker is a sister ship to the R/C Scott B. Tomlinson that was launched late last year, the Tomlinson is pictured below. The ships are nearly identical.
The ships were designed and built by Scott Tomlinson. They are typical of the 1000-footers currently sailing the lakes. With the O.A.D. being 1,004ft X 105ft X 56ft, in scale: 4.31 ft X .45 ft X .24 ft.
Powered by twin electric motors built by Radio Shack, wired to a Electronic Speed Controller for throttle control. "Tomlinson Class" vessels have a scale speed of over 15.5 MPH loaded, 17 MPH light. Electrical power is provided by 6 D-Cell batteries.
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