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Old Dec 11, 2009, 05:14 PM
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Here and also RCSailing.net - (but not for IOM stuff necessarily)

The IOM here in US has it's own forum as I recall, and might be the reason one seldom sees many of the hardcore, "racers" visiting here. Might also be why some feel the class is a bit stand-offish.

Unfortunately AMYA came a bit late to the party, and will take time to gather subscriber/poster/readers.

My point was that the class secretary "should" know of anything in the works - not always, but one would hope so.

Try these links:

http://onemetre.sbmyc.com/

http://onemetre.sbmyc.com/forums/


If they know nothing there - the company producing anything is missing some marketing/promotion efforts.

Cheers
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Old Dec 11, 2009, 06:35 PM
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All good sites. I check them all while not working on the puter. Screen names for me are either gpzy or manny.
I am always looking for info on rc boats. Found my. IOM by acciedent while surfing the web. Sail her for fun. But will try my hand at racing soon.
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Old Dec 11, 2009, 08:13 PM
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IOM in Australia has a forum though the ARYA but hardly anyone visits this site is ggod because you get people from all over Europe, you guys over there in USA and skippers from Asia, Aus and NZ.
gpzy, rcsailing.net is worth a look good well known hull designs at a cheap price. But for $1000 you will need to buy second hand or build. What is wrong with the SC4 good boat, we have one in our club and it goes really well.
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Old Dec 11, 2009, 08:28 PM
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Nothing wrong with the SC4. Just a info addict, and a readaholic. Also I am just amazed on how much some of the boats cost.
Plus just trying to create some friendly banter.
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Old Dec 11, 2009, 08:30 PM
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My bad, double post.
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Old Dec 12, 2009, 12:14 AM
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This thread is going so well.

I've got zip idea of a rudderless boat if that is what Bob was suggesting. The fish analogy was actaully quite good. Some fish have a large dorsal fin (Sail) used for stability. I have Discus fish.

My stupid questions for an IOM newbie -

Could someone direct me to a diagram showing a sane IOM sheeting diagram for a servo arm? Pls no discussion on RMGs being better. This is for a boat I wish to make competetive with a sail arm servo. It's $200 cheaper. $50 for a Hitec HS-815BB or an RMG 280 for $250. I don't want to win races just be competetive. I built my Noux2 with the aim of being cheap. Trying for under $300. So far I am just over that cost. Plug included and I make my own sails.

With the sheeting set-up the less pulley blocks the better. Saw one set-up that needed 6 pulley blocks! At $20 a pop that is just silly. I'm thinking 2 blocks one tang.

Next stupid question - with a servo arm set-up where is elastic used? Please I'm a visual person and a diagram would be great.

My next post will be aimed at builders who know how to make CF fins. How do I make fin / rudder molds. Baby steps please.

Larry.
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Old Dec 12, 2009, 04:19 AM
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Old Dec 12, 2009, 04:34 AM
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Hi Larry,

The hull shall be no deeper than 60mm measured down from the waterline. This is usually checked in a tank and would be checked by a measurer at any major event.
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Old Dec 12, 2009, 05:41 AM
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Hi Larry,

The hull shall be no deeper than 60mm measured down from the waterline. This is usually checked in a tank and would be checked by a measurer at any major event.
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what about my other questions re rigging with a servo arm????
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Old Dec 12, 2009, 05:53 AM
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Larry,
What about using a hitec winch not arm that is what i use in TS-2, might be a little slower than RMG but i still hold my own, ie got a second in one race and finished 8th out of 12, had light winds for the start of the day (not ideal TS-2) and then they picked up which is when i started getting decent places. The big secret with a servo winch is when rounding a mark you just need to start pulling on faster.

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Old Dec 12, 2009, 05:57 AM
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Mike,
the Reggea or Reggae is the name. Only because young Chris on another post (Emo build) bought the plans. I love the fact he is now posting on how to make a mold for fibreglassing, never having built a boat that has sailed .

Thing with me is I enjoy building. I raced for the first time last week. Came last of course but that could have been.... list is too long. In 2 weeks I'll have a much better boat. But I can build a new USOM in 2 weeks. Wish there were more buyers. Yes that is me on ebay. Below is a YouTube of my first USOM sailing. Sold for $500. I now have 4 boats all of which are for sale. I need space to build more. The moulds (male) are for sale as well.

Larry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxyfeuK4suc

Dear Larry L.
is this not posting to sell your boats of unknown material and quality?
Ihave never linked to my webshop or posted prices - the links I have posted are to informational pages only - YOU actively try to sell here on the board!!!
I build boats from free plans too - BUT I have contacted the designers and got their written permission to build their designs.

Best regards from Mr. RCSails.com
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Old Dec 12, 2009, 06:23 AM
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Next stupid question - with a servo arm set-up where is elastic used? Please I'm a visual person and a diagram would be great.
With an arm, I wouldn't use any elastic. With a drum, and a continuous loop, the elastic would live in the return just to make up the changes that you can't otherwise account for when winding. (The line NEVER lies perfectly on the drum, therefore the effective diameter changes)
With a single drum, the only time you need elastic is when you let the sails out in light wind, and the line falls slack. If you try to design a machine that can tie a knot, you will have a hard time. A single drum in light wind will do the job every time. So the elastic needs to be placed so that it can pull any slack away from the drum.
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Old Dec 12, 2009, 06:44 AM
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Hi Larry,
I have never used an arm winch hence can't offer suitable advice. May I suggest looking at the Binks style setup as this is the only one known near the front end. They use hitec servos I believe. John Elmaleh in the US is also using an arm winch but not sure of the details. I feel they are a little prone to overloading when fine trimming under load but others swear by them.
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