Raidin’ Maiden (PT-168)Object ID: 1997.004.0010
Molded Fiberglass Hull, Wood, Metal, Foam and Fiberglass details
96" long x 26" wide x 28" high
Estate of Dwight Brooks
Radio controlled model of an Elco 80 foot PT boat powered by an Olympic 41cc watercooled 2-cycle gasoline engine. Hull and decks are hand laid up fiberglass. Radio is a Futaba 10 Channel system with FP S-14 servos. The engine is an Olympic 41cc with centrifugal clutch and pull starter adapted for marine use by water cooling. A 12v motorcycle battery provides power for engine cooling pumps, interior and exterior lights and a pair of blower motors. Paint is Dietzler automotive acrylic enamel. All deck fittings and details are cast zinc. April/May 1988 issue of "Scale Ship Modeler" magazine.
Raidin'-Maiden is a model of an Elco 80 foot PT boat. The hand laid up fiberglass hull and deck and cast deck fittings were an early prototype of a planned upscale kit. Dwight offered to complete the prototype. The model was featured in the April/May 1988 issue of Scale Ship Modeler.