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Official Discussion Thread: Bancroft 1/50 scale "Fairplay IV" Tugboat - RTR (Ready to Run)

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  • Official Discussion Thread: Bancroft 1/50 scale "Fairplay IV" Tugboat - RTR (Ready to Run)

    Bancroft 1/50 scale "Fairplay IV" Tugboat - RTR (Ready to Run)
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    A true Sea[work]horse

    The Bancroft Fairplay IV is a 1/50 scale boat that represents the recognized lines of a classic tugboat built in Germany in the late '70s and still in popular service today. This nicely detailed tugboat's one-piece molded hull is suited for easy scale cruising by beginners and seasoned boaters alike.

    Display this beautiful boat on your mantle or get to work in your RC harbor with this functional RTR (Ready to Run) tugboat. Delivered Ready to Run (RTR), the Fairplay IV can be operating within minutes of arrival, using the included 2.4Ghz radio transmitter and 2s Li-Ion battery. Only four AA batteries and minimal final assembly is required to begin sailing!

    Visit the Product Page HERE
    Scale Details


    Fully painted and assembled, the Fairplay IV is covered in scale details comprised of metal photo-etched (PE) parts, molded assemblies, and 3DP components.
    Easy Access Electronics Bay


    The entire wheelhouse can be lifted up as one piece to quickly access the internal electronics bay or reduce the boat's total height for easier transport or storage.
    Realistic Kort Nozzles


    Scale "Kort Nozzle" ducted propeller assemblies and dual rudders give the Fairplay IV excellent maneuverability while underway.
    Detailed Deck


    Various deck equipment is accentuated by metal chain, moving parts, a raised molded capstan, and genuine rubber tire fenders!
    RTR - Ready To Run


    Simply charge the included primary battery with charger then insert your AA batteries into radio transmitter to begin sailing! The 2.4Ghz control system and all electronics are pre-installed, and a drive battery and drive battery charger are included.
    FEATURES:
    • RTR (Ready to Run) with 2.4Ghz radio, receiver, battery, and charger
    • 2.4Ghz radio system and all electronics Pre-Installed
    • Fully Painted and Detailed
    • Zero assembly required --Get underway in minutes!
    • Durable molded hull
    • Metal railings, brass photo-etched (PE) parts, and high detail parts
    • Quick-Detach Pilothouse for easy access to the ship's interior
    • Rated for calm ponds, pools, and lakes appropriate for RC Boats
    INCLUDES:
    • Bancroft Fairplay IV 1/50 Scale 650mm (25.5") Tugboat - RTR
    • 2.4Ghz Radio and Receiver, pre-installed
    • Dual motor drive system, pre-installed
    • Steering servo and rudder system, pre-installed
    • 7.4V 2800mAh battery with XT60 connector
    • Basic Tabletop Display Stand
    REQUIRES:
    • Four (4) AA-sized 1.5V dry cell batteries, Alkaline or NiMH
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    The molded rubber tires are a simple touch that really give a sense of scale to the overall vessel.

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    • #3
      I am not typically all that excited about RC boats but MAN, this one looks intense! VERY cool looking model! NICE level of scale detail.

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      • #4
        Very nice for RTR, I'd change props for metal ones. This will be great easy-to-carry model for frequent sailing, I think it will sale well here in the US.
        You guys at MRC are doing a superb job making all these RTR models available here...thanks!

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        • #5
          Alpha This will be the perfect rescue boat for stranded Rc friends out on the lake. Lol we’ve all been there when a friend turns his/her boat over. Wold be fun go save them with this ship. Dose this ship come with a sound system in it? I didn’t see that anywhere on the thread

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          • #6
            Reminds me of Southampton/Wyeforce.

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            • #7
              I do not see this offering on MRC. Dai

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              • #8
                Originally posted by dai phan View Post
                I do not see this offering on MRC. Dai
                Hey Dai, here is the link:
                https://www.motionrc.com/collections...nd-tugboat-rtr

                Best regards,
                Cris B.
                AMA#L945841, NASA#2845, JPO#2503,
                NSRCA#4603, IMAC#7357

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Sekhet View Post
                  Ah yes thank you ! Dai

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                  • #10
                    Does anybody know when this tugboat will start being in stock? Also, I noticed two different tugboats being shown in the entries, above. Which tugboat is the one being promoted?

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