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Radio and servers also sails First timer

Postby Richard » March 21st, 2016, 11:48 am

:cry: ]I need to know exactly as a complete novice what radio and servos go best with a 750 I am building. the sails are made of a architectural film where does one get it and is it always the same weight
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Re: Radio and servers also sails First timer

Postby m-o-t- » March 21st, 2016, 1:51 pm

Hi Richard welcome aboard....
I got my radio from hobby king, a orange spectrom $80
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor ... ge%20trans
and a receiver $10
https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/sto ... duct=46632
the servo for the rudder..Do not need a lot...
https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/sto ... duct=38591
sail servo
https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/sto ... duct=51179
I used a sail winch in mine $10 see my build at.. My 750 build
https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/sto ... duct=42639
Sails,, I used as many others and still using florist cellophane. A cheap way to learn the best way to cut and stick sails
Still got my architectural film.... have not used it yet

Now Richard.... some photos please....

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Re: Radio and servers also sails First timer

Postby Richard » April 7th, 2016, 11:45 am

thanks I will try some photos not very beautiful yet I want to know about the ariel where does it go, jusy up inside the mast an how long is it to be
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Re: Radio and servers also sails First timer

Postby exrhodie » April 8th, 2016, 7:11 am

If you go the 2.4 GHz route which seems to be the only, and logical way to go these days, the antenna is so short that it will lie just inside the boat running out from the receiver. I see that someone has suggested Hobby King who are wonderful. I bought my two transmitters , one 4 channel, and one 6 channel for about GBP 13 each. I see they are now going for around £16. I have had years of service out of them and would continue to buy them if I needed them. The range is more than sufficient and they work! It took a while for delivery but it was worth the wait. I seem to recall that postage was almost as much as the price of the item but is was still cheap. The Rx was included. http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor ... de_1_.html
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Re: Radio and servers also sails First timer

Postby exrhodie » April 8th, 2016, 7:15 am

I forgot to mention, I was so bemused by the problems and cost of buying architectural film that I resorted to ripstop nylon which has served me very well on two yachts so far. I should mention that I do not enter competitions so am not after the best only the most efficient, cost effective method. I am about to build a Panache which will also have ripstop in a stunning shade of blue.
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Re: Radio and servers also sails First timer

Postby m-o-t- » April 8th, 2016, 6:44 pm

exrhodie,

I would be interest in you method using ripstop nylon for sail making.
Any special insight when using woven material vers sheet material.
I might be interested in giving it a go myself....

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Re: Radio and servers also sails First timer

Postby exrhodie » April 9th, 2016, 4:46 am

Hi. Not being able to afford the film I have not tried it. One mistake which I made as I was not aware of the correct method was that I had the grain of the fabric running down the Luff, whereas I should have had it running parallel with the leach (the long diagonal for those who don't want to look it up). I have not corrected the error on my original yacht and I am very happy with the way it sails although towards the top of the sail it does tend to bell right out. I sail for fun and not competition so it doesn't bother me. You can just see what I mean if you look at the photo on the front page of the Racing Sparrow website. I'd love to hear how you find it if you try it. All my sails have sewn in seams.
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Re: Radio and servers also sails First timer

Postby royalm » August 25th, 2016, 5:16 pm

I took a couple of bottles of wine to my local sail maker and cadged a remnant of 20z ripstop". cut out the sails and trimmed leach and base with sail repair cloth trimmed down to 10mm also put angle patches on clews etc
This works a treat and looks good also. Royal.
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