I first saw this sub kit when I was about 8 years old, and I was entranced. Unfortunately, I think it cost about $30 at that time, and I had $1.25.
Once I get the plans and instructions, I will have to consider which way I go. If it looks doable, I would like to actually sail it. even if only a few times. I think eventually it will wind up on my mantel, as a display item. But I want to make it as nice a model as I can. I think it could be sailed with very basic R/C and I think most of the radio and motor components are smaller today than they were when the kit first came out.
It has been one of my favorite models over the years, and when I found a kit that had been barely started, and bought it, I was elated.
My kit has most of the contents, I think, but the plastic propellers have blades damaged and broken off. I assume I will be changing them to brass, anyway.
Also, I am a machinist and have my own shop, so I can fabricate anything I might be missing, as long as I have the drawings and instructions to guide me.
Any advice or warnings based on your experience with the kit?