Originally Posted by Tom Ray
More gusty wind fun on the pond today!
I found that using my left hand to control sails and rudder was a bit difficult to do, but it did make using the camera easier. Made my driving and sail control a bit erratic.
I learned of a group of RC sailors who compete on a local park pond, so now I have some folks to go play with.
Nice video TR, great pond too.
If I may make a suggestion:
Your faithful Fairwind would get knocked down less by the gusts if you let your sails out a bit, instead of keeping them hauled in all the way while on a reach.
Sort of lets the wind roll off/spill a bit.
Bearing off the wind a little with the rudder will help too.
I realize you are sailing "handicapped", while you take these great videos at the same time, so maybe this is the reason you are doing that.
Is so, just tell me to take a hike.
I personally don't take criticism to well, and I wouldn't blame you for taking this the wrong way, but I'm assuming you would want tips from old timers with experience.
Hope so anyway.
Just trying to help really!