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HUGE RC CAP SAN DIEGO CARGO SHIP – 63.5 INCHES LOA – ALMOST READY TO RUN (ARTR) –

$2895.00 (Excl. Sales Tax)
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Category RC Cargo Ships

OVERVIEW OF THE RC CAP SAN DIEGO

Beautifully detailed and unmatched in the industry, the RC Cap San Diego Freighter is one of our line of historical ships that will not disappoint you.

The RC Cap San Diego is Almost Ready to Run (ARTR), the motors and rudder servo are already placed, and only the radio and electrical system need be installed before the boat is water-ready. For reliability, performance, further telemetry and model-specific function expansion we highly recommend a 2 channel 2.4 GHZ transmitter and receiver.

The ship is carefully handcrafted and assembled using CNC processing to replicate the model as originally as possible. The hull is made from molded GRP complemented by the superstructure and deck which are constructed from laser-cut ABS parts. Many of the small items are made from metal, and almost everything is factory-assembled. The hull, parts of the superstructure, the masts and fittings are spray painted using semi-matt paints. Decals are already applied.

HISTORY

The Cap San Diego is part of the Cap San class of ships that made history in 1962 by ushering in an era of fast freighters with large refrigerated holds and fittings for twelve passengers. With their slim hulls and pronounced stem and stern rakes these ships were more reminiscent of elegant motor-yachts than freighters, and that was why they became known as the White Swans of the South Atlantic. In fact, Cap San Diego and its five sister ships were used by passengers to the Atlantic Passage.

Eventually, around 1980, the Container became the dominant means of transporting goods, and the end of the mixed-cargo freighter hove into sight. As a result of this development, the Cap San Diego was sold to Spain in 1981 where it was eventually scrapped in 1986. Rescued from the scrapyard's cutting torch, the Cap San Diego the ship was returned to Hamburg in late 1986, where she was restored mainly by the labor of enthusiasts and laid-off dock workers.

The Cap San Diego is currently the world's largest, fast-moving museum cargo ship. Moored at the port of Hamburg, visitors can access virtually all areas of the ship from the bridge to the engine, visit rotating exhibitions in the cargo holds, and even book overnight stays. Several times a year, the ship leaves the harbor for trips along the river Elbe or to the coastal town of Cuxhaven at the mouth of the river.

MODEL SHIPS IN 7 TO 10 BUSINESS DAYS.

FEATURES

•Almost ready-to-run (ARTR)
•GRP hull
•Superstructure made from laser-cut ABS parts
•Details and small parts made from metal
•Finely-detailed booms
•Semi-matt colors
•All decorative decals are factory applied
•SPEED 700 class electric motor installed
•Simple installation of the RC components

INCLUDED

•Cap San Diego Freighter
•Boat Stand
•Small Parts

SPECIFICATIONS:

LENGTH:  63.5 INCHES

WIDTH:  8.5 INCHES

WEIGHT:  22.7

SCALE:  1:100

 

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