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Aquatic Wonderland

Curious about the history of San Diego’s incredible Mission Bay Park? Here’s a glimpse into it’s original vision in a film called Aquatic Wonderland.

Starting video at San Diego Model Yacht Club

“1950s Film – AQUATIC WONDERLAND – Mission Bay Park, San Diego, CA. Promotional film for the newly improved Mission Bay Park. From an old Umatic video tape from Jack White’s estate, transferred from an original copy of the film sometime in the 1970s probably.” —peahix on YouTube

Produced by Joe Maestro Film Productions

Voice by Bob Regan

Script by John Clement

Full video

San Diego Argonauts, WWCC & More at Maker Faire San Diego

Event Photos & Videos:

 

Get ready for the combined booth of the San Diego Argonauts, Western Warship Combat Club, San Diego Ship Modeler’s Guild, and NAMBA!

Members, get your RC models ready! Chat with Rob & Mark to learn more.

Makers, come check out these awesome RC boats, combat ships, and awesome hands-on activities!

For More Info on Maker Faire San Diego:
http://sandiego.makerfaire.com/

Clubs Represented at Our Booth:

Instructions for Volunteers:

We’ve been given a fantastic indoor space, right in front of the entrance to the Model Railroad Museum in Balboa Park. We will have access to the space for setting up, starting on Friday at 4:00 PM, and at 8:00 AM on Saturday, 9:00 AM on Sunday. We have parking, secure storage, power and restrooms, with a cafe just up the stairs above us. This will be a high-traffic area during the event, but with a perfectly-controllable, roped-in area along the busy thoroughfare. WE NEED BOATS AND SHIPS TO DISPLAY! You need not commit to the full weekend, or even a full day, but we need as many people and boats/submarines and ships as possible.

See photos below for an unloading map and a look at the space.

Videos from 2016 Model Boat Parade of Lights


Filmed from David Manley’s RC Yacht.


Filmed from Mark Weber’s dock in our RC harbor.

The San Diego Argonauts kicked off the Christmas season with our own RC Model Boat Parade of Lights around the San Diego Model Boat Pond. Public joined, and we had a fantastic turnout of 20+ boats and around 100 spectators. Our thanks to KUSI for morning coverage of the event!

Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: San Diego Model Yacht Pond

Ideas for easy RC model boat lights.

LED Light Strings http://amzn.to/2f0vI0n
EL Wire (electroluminescent wire) http://amzn.to/2gezGjN

In case you’re new to the mini Parade of Lights, here’s a video from January 2015:

Come join us on a Saturday morning at the San Diego Model Boat Pond or on Facebook.

2016 Model Boat Parade of Lights

Come see the San Diego Argonauts’ lighted remote controlled model boats! We’ll be kicking off the Christmas season with our own Model Boat Parade of Lights around the San Diego Model Boat Pond. Public is welcome. Bring a chair. Enjoy the lights.

If you have a scale model boat, start working on your lights. Be sure to bring a warm sweater, a hot beverage, and a great camera. This is going to be another beautiful event!

Our past Model Boat Parade of Lights were each an incredible success. This year, the San Diego Argonauts will be hosting another mini Parade of Lights at the San Diego Model Boat Pond on

Ideas for easy RC model boat lights.

In case you’re new to the mini Parade of Lights, here’s a video from January 2015:

(Edit December 22, 2016)

On December 14, we had 20+ boats in the water and about 100 spectators!  What an awesome event.  Thanks David Manley for putting together this video filmed from the bow of his RC scale model yacht.

2016 Scale Boat Fun Run

We had an awesome Scale Boat Fun Run this past Saturday. It featured a navigation course with islands, barge pulling, a great lunch and a solid raffle. Despite the overcast day, we had a great turnout from the San Diego, Los Angeles, & Riverside areas.

More photos & videos:

Our next Scale Boat Division event:

Setting up the course:

The 2016 San Diego Argonauts Scale Boat Fun Run:

 

Task Force 96 Santee Lakes Run Photos & Videos

A number of the San Diego Argonauts Scale Boats guys also run with Task Force 96, which is a Scale Boat group that builds and runs incredible 1:96 or 1:100 scale models.  He had a great run on December 6, 2014 commemorating the anniversary of the December 7 attack on Pearl Harbor.Task Force 96 2014Photos: 2014_12_06–Task Force 96 Santee Lakes Run (Album 1 of 2) https://plus.google.com/photos/108653016568242154752/albums/6093829941546880977 2014_12_06–Task Force 96 Santee Lakes Run (Album 2 of 2) https://plus.google.com/photos/108653016568242154752/albums/6093867524550331601 Videos: