Just found this info sheet on a web site, thought id share it with you all as it contains a good bit of information and is also easy to read and understand.
Work with nature and try to pick wind shifts. Real sail trimming control
like true yachts!At first glance, sailing a yacht doesn't look so simple. The first mistake
is thinking that by filling the sail, the wind will provide the pushing power to
make the yacht travel fast. However a yacht sail actually acts like an aerofoil
that pulls the yacht along, while working with the keel in the water to create
forward energy. Of course there are cases of running 100% with the wind behind,
but usually this will not be the case. The same applies to R/C model yachts as
well. Just like a real yacht, the sail servo can trim the sail in and out
according to the angle of the wind for the optimum sail shape. Learning how to
read the wind is a real skill. Using a force that you can't see makes R/C yachts
all the more fascinating.
Todays postal arrival at my home left the postman guessing its contents. A heavy cardboard box 4ft in length and 12" square. Inside? A "Models by Design" Hull, Cabin and fittings kit for a 1/12th Scale mersey Class lifeboat.
Well, I fancied yet another "challenge" and being as the RMAS Morhen is nearing completion now, I wanted to get an order placed, so it would be "in stock" the moment my workbench had been cleared away.
After unpacking and examining the glass fibre moulds, i gave them a good wash in warm soapy water and rinsed them off, the due to the fabulous sunny weather, it only too a few minutes to dry, so thought it the best oppertunity to get my camera out and take a few pictures of it "as arrived" so to speak. I will post "updates" on this website but as yet, have not fully decided to post the full build on a forum or not.
to date, I have put all my boat builds on various forums and it has taken almost as much time to …
I have finally completed the build, er as far as I know [famous last words I do appreciate]. I have added as many of the Longbow accessory options as I could see fit, apart from replacing the sails. I need to see how it handles on its factory originals before I can make any judgement on this item.
Victoria racing rules state a minimum "all up " weight of 4 1/2 Lbs. I did try my best to shave off what I could, but have still finished with a complete boat weighing in at 4 Lbs 12 ounces. So I failed [ha ha]. Must of been the spray paint on the hull, my excuse and sticking to it.
trouble is, apart from running different sail cloth material colours, there is little way of identifying your own boat out on the water, if sailing with a few similar yachts, so I decided to paint the hull.
I did run the sail servo wires internally, to reduce any chance of a snag on something on the outside, plus by doing this it also enabled me to have an easier method of adjusting the cabl…