Model Builder: John Earnest

Construction: Carbon Fiber Composite

Year Built: 2013

Motor: Himax 3630-1500

Radio: Futaba

Electronic Speed Controller: Turnigy 180

Propeller: X450 3 Blade

Paint Colors: Mahogany, Lime

Graphics: Jeff Ross


Notes about the Model: The GALE V was designed by Les Ruyggles in 1980s as a 1/8 gas model.In 2013, Brian Buaas hellped me make the plug and mold for the GALE size 1/10 boat.


Notes about the Real Boat: The real GALE was one of many GALE boats. The GALE ran out of Detroit and in the early days of RCU Battle Ground was also a long ways from Seattle.


Notes about 2015: Finally got some of the bugs out of the hull so it is running well.

1962 U-55 Gale V

Owner: John Earnest
Driver(s): John Earnest