M.V Rix Harrier
This Deans Marine kit boasts the the following features:
Designed as a working radio controlled model, but with enough detail to make a nice static display model as well
Glassfibre hull, with surface details such as the ports and freeing ports moulded in.
The decks and superstructure comprise of computer printed Plasticard sheet, which aid the quick assembly of these items.
Cast white metal and resin deck fittings.
Propshaft, tube and propeller.
Full sized plan.
English building instructions with photographic and line drawing, building illustrations.
Model Length: 915mm
Minimum Radio Control functions: 2
Number of propshafts: 2
Recommended motors: Two Deans Kyte
Recommended battery: One 6v 2ah Nicad pack
The Rix Harrier was constructed by the Yorkshire dry-dock company in 1979 as the Merchant ship WIB. She was renamed the Breydon Enterprise.
Her propulsion was by Holland Roe machinery.
In 1996 she was purchased by T & S Rix company of Hull and converted to a bunkering tanker for service in Hull docks.
She was re-engined with two caterpillar 1036 diesels driving podded propellors with a s.h.p. on each prop of 480 H.P. giving a service speed of 9 knots.
Auxillary power supply is by Cummins diesels.
She now has a deadweight of 1009 tons , gross tonnage is 572 and nett tonnage 0f 354 tons.