Real life scale RC pontoon boat

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eddy.r

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Hi everybody, I am not that much of an RC expert but I have played around with the topic a couple years ago. My question is how can i build an RC pontoon boat 7 meters long and 4 meters wide, with a carrying capacity of 4 tones. I already have the pontoon, but I am not an expert on the electronic system. Can someone please help me out with the electronic component list, and also explain to me their function. I would ideally like it to have at leat a 4 km range and have a camera on it. Any help is welcome.
 

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2.5 miles I dont think thats going to happen and is it 4 tons?a fpv system might work but not for that distance
 

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DJI drones will go farther than 2.5 miles with a crystal clear picture and Tx signal (16.8km max advertised I believe). And there are long range fpv systems out there that will go farther.

No idea what you would need to move 4 tons through the water though. But you will need a really good radio, a receiver, and some kind of speed control to control the engine. Not to mention something to turn the rudder, like a linear actuator or something similar.
 

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5-20KM Range for drones with FPV
https://www.ebay.com/itm/283990659129
You might need a tall antenna mast though.

For linear actuators you probably want to look on robotics websites.

What power. A gas motor would need throttle, steering and reverse maybe. Use a channel for fuel level.

Basically the same as a robotic mower with more range

Not hard to do but not cheap.
 

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I kinda think that a full scale RC boat / barge is not legal.
I would read up on Coast Guard regs - and yes they regulate inland waterways as well.
 

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