Boat is handmade, assuming from a kit, but unsure. Retractable antenna is straight and measures a respectable 57 tip to tail when fully extended! Back then bigger was better!Original leather hand strap and flag are intact, also in excellent condition. Battery compartment is pristine beyond the flaking (due to age) sponge on the battery door. The receiver is built into the ships wheelhouse and can be removed.
Looks to be in excellent condition. I believe the unit is missing the servo/motor/battery pack, or some combination of those, that I assume came with it. I know nothing about this particular kit. I do know it was manufactured for airplanes.
The boat is handmade and looks to have had some significant man hours into the construction. Considering the finish and details this was a project of love and done with a high level of precision and craftsmanship. The boat has a custom hand built stand as well, to display/work on the unit without having it roll on the ground damaging the rudder. The boat measures 16 Long x 6.5 Tall x 3-3/8 Wide.
Nothing shows damage or wear as far as I can tell, but nothing has been tested. Smoke and pet free home. Im under the impression, with the research Ive done, that this kit is rare and extremely hard to find anymore. Is a great starting point for any enthusiast looking to try their hand with the vintage RC community, or any collector looking to add to their collection. This is the start of the RC craze we know today!Any questions let me know. The item "VTG 1971 MATTEL Signal Command RC Radio Transmitter & Receiver + Boat Handmade" is in sale since Wednesday, April 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Radio Control & Control Line\RC Model Vehicle Parts & Accs\Control, Radio & Electronics\Receivers & Transmitters".
The seller is "jaker32186" and is located in Port Republic, Maryland. This item can be shipped worldwide.