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Old Aug 01, 2014, 06:05 AM
DF65/No Excuses, Just Sailing!
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Joysway Force2 60 RC Catamaran

It has arrived!

Specifications:

Batteries: Required: 8 AA - Not Included
Radio: 4 channel - 2.4GHz
Servos: 1pc Winch Sail Servo and 1pc 9 gram Metal Gear Rudder Servo
Length: 26 in (660mm)
Height: 15.7 in (400mm)
Width/Diameter: 44 in (1117mm)
Weight: 1050 g (37oz)

$189 USD / Free shipping

http://www.atomikrc.com/collections/...tr-rc-sailboat

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Old Aug 01, 2014, 06:08 AM
DF65/No Excuses, Just Sailing!
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here is vid of the prototype sailing in pretty stout winds:

Joysway catamaran Prototype MKII. (5 min 2 sec)
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Old Aug 01, 2014, 07:55 AM
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The cat looks like it was designed by Josway using parts from the DF65. It does not look to me as being designed by the Gang Of Three. Just look at those sails and the completely unnecessary central CF tube...

Can someone confirm/deny this, please?
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Old Aug 01, 2014, 08:25 AM
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Gang of Three?? English translation please......
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Old Aug 01, 2014, 08:36 AM
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The dimensions listed seem a bit "off"...

Its 44" wide and 26" long?

Is it really only 15.7" high?
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Old Aug 01, 2014, 09:00 AM
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Gang of Three?? English translation please......
Sorry, someone referred by "gang of three" to Mike Weston, Mark Dicks and John Tushingham, the team that designed the DF65 in partnership with Josway. It stuck in my head...
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Old Aug 01, 2014, 09:02 AM
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The dimensions listed seem a bit "off"...

Its 44" wide and 26" long?

Is it really only 15.7" high?
RC catamarans have generally lower masts, to prevent capsizing, which is very easy at this scale...
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Old Aug 01, 2014, 09:04 AM
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Still it is pretty and I'm tempted to add one to my fleet...Chuck, can you write up for the group a review and video as soon as yours arrive ?
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Old Aug 01, 2014, 09:10 AM
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The dimensions seem to be just a typo...you'll figure which measurement is which

The sails do look sad, but thats a quick fix and it just might be that the sails in the picture aren't the same youll receive in the box
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Old Aug 01, 2014, 10:07 AM
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The Gang of three took one of the prototypes and tested it, we proposed some changes which were incorperated including rig changes
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Old Aug 01, 2014, 10:41 AM
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$189.00 and free shipping, this is not much of a risk. Got one on the way, I will add some pictures as soon as it arrives.
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Old Aug 01, 2014, 10:57 AM
DF65/No Excuses, Just Sailing!
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Still it is pretty and I'm tempted to add one to my fleet...Chuck, can you write up for the group a review and video as soon as yours arrive ?

Thats the plan
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Old Aug 01, 2014, 11:00 AM
Landlocked and lovin' it!
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One's on its way to Calgary AB Canada. I shall use it to hunt down the two Dragon Force 65's floating in our waters....
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Old Aug 01, 2014, 11:06 AM
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Beam and height dimensions are mis-matched and needs to be switched. It's about 15 inches wide and has a mast height of about 45 inches. Center carbon tube is needed for general sail trim, back stay (on a cat ???) and jib boom attachment.

Looks like it fits within the M65 Class Rules........... so hopefully cat sailors won't have to put up with the BS of the monohull, and they will forget about pushing it as a "one design".
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Old Aug 01, 2014, 01:21 PM
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Looks like it fits within the M65 Class Rules........... so hopefully cat sailors won't have to put up with the BS of the monohull, and they will forget about pushing it as a "one design".
So what's wrong with a one design?...yeah dimensions are a typo.
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