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RC Typhoon 38" Description
- SOLD FULLY ASSEMBLED - THIS IS NOT A MODEL SHIP KIT
- 38" long x 9 " Wide x 8 " High (1:13 scale)
- The hull has been waterproofed and floats. Water will not get inside the model
- Speed boat reaches up to 20-25 mph.
- Comes with long distance high quality remote control
- Battery for the boat is rechargeable. Boat comes with rechargeable battery and charger.
- Plank on frame construction where each strip of wood is applied to the hull one at a time
- Made from heartwood honduras mahogany. One of the highest quality mahoganies available and typically used for real boats.
- Highly polished smooth finish. Many layers of paint and varnish applied. Each layer is left to dry and micro sanded before another layer is applied.
- Plush leather seats
- Brass and stainless steel fittings (propellers, steering wheel, horns, etc.) - No plastic parts
- Dashboard has realistic gauges/switches
- Meticulously painted like the actual Tyhoon
- To build this ship, extensive research was done using various sources such as drawings, copies of original plans and photos of the actual ship.
The boat, Typhoon, was designed back in 1929 by George Crouch. The Typhoon's origin began with Edsel Ford, who was an avid raceboat enthusiast. Knowing the background, and seeing the famous Teaser speedboat in action, Edsel Ford wanted a new fast boat just like it. He contacted the yard that built the Teaser and had an exact copy built, naming it the Typhoon. The Typhoon was a large brute, measuring in at 40' in length with a 2000 cu. in. Wright Typhoon engine, she was made for racing. Edsel Ford never used it as a pure racer, however. His primary use for the boat was as a commuter speedboat between the Ford factory and his home in Lake St. Claire. In 1941, Ford sold it to Howard Hughes who kept it running during the war years, but soon sold it after the war. The Typhoon then went through a series of owners over the next few years ending up in Kentucky. Then in the late sixties, her current owners had her shipped from Kentucky to Seattle Washington. In the late 1960's, at Bryants Marina in Washington, the boat that was docked next to the Typhoon caught fire. The fire raged out of control, and soon engulfed the Typhoon. The Typhoon was a total loss.