Recommended Motor: 600 brushed / equivalent brushless
Recommended Battery: 2S LiPo or 6 cell NiMh
Radio control: Minimum 2 channel
Pre-cut servo trays for Hitec HS225BB and Etronix ET2015
A high quality, ball bearing, fan cooled Johnson motor pre-wired and fitted with recommended capacitors so it just plugs into an MTroniks or similar speed controller, no soldering is required.
This motor is for use with either a 2 cell LiPo battery or a 6 cell NiMh battery, higher voltage batteries should not be used as they may cause damage.
Complete with mounting screws/washes and a high quality HUCO style universal coupling.
Easy construction model boat kit
Over 100 precision CNC cut plywood parts, all strip-wood and dowels.
Realistic routed deck planking.
Pre-drilled mountings for various motor options.
CNC routed windows and window frames.
Mahogany grab rails.
A fitted stand with rope handles and protective felt strips.
A wooden ship's wheel, quality nickel plated cleats and davits and a turned brass ships horn.
A brass rudder and tiller assembly and ready-made adjustable servo linkage.
A stainless steel and brass prop-shaft with glass cloth to secure it.
A water scoop, outlet and silicone pipe for a realistic jet of water when under way, can also be used to cool the ESC or motor if required (longer pipe will be needed).
Note the lights, prop, radio gear and battery used on the prototype are NOT included in the kit.
Further parts will need to be purchased to complete the boat as shown.
This is the structure fitted together with no glue whatsoever!
You don't need a building jig, just a simple flat surface.
Nor do you need lots of clamps as with most kits.
Watch the videos below to see how easy it is to build.
We've produced a comprehensive series of videos that detail the entire construction of the Kestral.
There's no need to interpret cryptic plans or follow incoherent instructions leaflets, it's all there in the videos to watch.
The Merlin and Kestral share the same hull so videos 1-4 cover both, only video 5 differs.
The complete kit is only £150 or £175 with motor and coupling.
Insured UK Delivery by Parcelforce 48 is £10
The Merlin Cabin is available on its own so you can convert a Kestral to a Merlin, £35 plus £6 for UK postage.
We usually ship from stock, but it may take up to 2 weeks if we're out of stock.
If you require it earlier please email us.