Special Articles

Many people have spent time writing helpful articles for R/CU fans, members, and racers. Here is a collection, edited for time accuracy.

By: Don Mock

Provides a brief overview on the rules and regulations of R/CU.

By: Don Mock

Provides a general overview of R/C Unlimiteds and the sport of r/c model boat racing.

By: Mike Cathey

An in-depth guide to building an R/C hydroplane, using Mike's 8255 hull. With many pictures!

By: Roland DeSteese

Shows the parts of a model hydroplane, along with each part's function.

By: Roger Newton

Roger outlines how working on radio controlled hydroplanes led him, as well as other members of R/CU, to work on actual unlimited hydroplane crews.

By: Don Mock

Provides a general overview of how one should approach building their own scale hydroplane.

By: Don Mock

Mock outlines a tiny detail of roundnose hydros (bumpers) that many forget to model.

By: Roland DeSteese

Roland provides a general cost estimation for running a boat in R/CU.

By: Don Mock

Mock notes some calculations of R/CU's racecourse size vs unlimited hydroplane's racecourse size.

By: Don Mock

Mock notes how Dumas hydroplanes contributed to the growth of R/C hydroplane racing.

By: Don Mock

Mock explains how engine stacks on a model make it more realistic.

By: Don Mock

Mock explains how R/CU was involved in the Hollywood movie, "Madison."

By: Don Mock

Mock explains propellers; the "business" end of the hydro.

By: John Finch

Finch provides a quick guide to read a used glow plug.