Colonel Harold Taplin tests out radio controlled speedboats which he has designed and built.
Radio controlled model boats designed and built by Colonel Harold Taplin.
The camera follows Colonel Harold Taplin and a boy walking along the promenade, the boy is carrying a radio controlled speedboat. L/S as they go up to the quay, also in picture are two other men with speedboats. M/S Colonel taking cabin off speedboat whilst the boy watches. C/U as he touches controls. C/U's of their faces. C/U as he presses switchboard which controls boat. C/U of another man watching. M/S as the Colonel lowers the speedboat into the water.
Camera follows the boat as it pulls away from the quay. M/S crowd watching. Various shots of the speedboat in the water. The Colonel controls it with the box in his hand. C/U as he presses the controls. L/S speedboat turning in water. L/S people on quay. M/S as the camera follows the speedboat when it heads for the quay. The boy reaches out to get it. M/S crowd watching. M/S as the Colonel and the boy both let go of speedboats. L/S of the two speedboats twisting in the water, they are both being controlled from the same box. M/S pan from the Colonel and the boy watching the boats down to amplifier control. Various shots of the boats speeding through the water and people watching from the quay.