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Old Nov 24, 2012, 05:07 PM
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The sails are from Rod Carr, they are a b suit he is making my A suit now as well should get them very soon the hulls have about 4 coats of marine varnish on them
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 05:55 AM
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First test run today with tri winds were 10 to 14 knots it kept forward flipping had the b rig on i think i need to add some weight at the back of each outer hull or maybe a t rudder

any suggestions
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 07:01 PM
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I've been busy working on the T50 just haven't posted any pictures. So here are a few pictures of what I have done.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 03:16 PM
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@HircSailor:

The type of battery holder you have installed is very unreliable in my experience. If you are planning to use rechargeables, an alternative would be this pre-built battery pack that is pretty much the same dimension and shape:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...iver_Pack.html

Also available in 5 cell 6 volts and also available as a flat pack instead of 2x2
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 03:49 PM
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First test run today with tri winds were 10 to 14 knots it kept forward flipping had the b rig on i think i need to add some weight at the back of each outer hull or maybe a t rudder

any suggestions
Have you tried asking Will at Tippecanoe about it? That would be the thing to do.

The boat looks great and I'd love to see video when you get it going!
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 05:13 PM
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Have you tried asking Will at Tippecanoe about it? That would be the thing to do.

The boat looks great and I'd love to see video when you get it going!
Yeh emailed him he has told me a couple of things to help i have also built a t foil rudder and will test this weekend, will get some photos and maybe video.
It takes off so fast when i get it tuned i reckon its going to be very fun to sail
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:23 PM
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That battery holder is the one that came with the kit. I have several different battries that I use when sailing.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:36 PM
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Those come as OEM for the Kyosho Seawind and lots of guys use them. Like Penguin, I have found them temperamental at best and unreliable at the worst, particularly around salt water.

A flaky battery connection is a lousy reason to lose a boat, or have to go for a swim to retrieve one. Plus, a 5 cell pack won't fry your Rx or servos and gives lots more torque for pulling in the sheets. I don;t even like those spring connectors in my DX6i. If I weren't so cheap, I would buy a better 2.4 GHz Tx that uses 2 cell lipo packs.

I converted the Royal Evo 9 I use for gliders over to 2-cell lipos and never looked back, but it is FM and the darn Spektrum module I tried in it just did not have the same range as the DX6i for some reason so I am reluctant to use it when racing or on a big lake with my boats.

Anyway, I would go 5 cell soldered packs just for the peace of mind, but YMMV.

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Old Dec 02, 2012, 02:58 AM
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couple of photos only 3 to 6 knots very light but still went fast
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 04:06 AM
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rc tri racing ferry

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Old Dec 02, 2012, 03:13 PM
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Nice looking boat and the video shows that it can really move out. Did the tour boat give you a head start. How well did the boat handle the tour boats wake.
I've been lazy the last few days and haven't worked on the T50, but will attach the keel bolts and the the deck should be ready to epoxy to the hull then. In dry fitting the keel fin to the hull I noticed a small gap between the top of the fin and the hull bottom, so I'm tgoing to cover the hull with plastic wrap and make a small fillet to close up the gap. Then its building the mast and the rigging.
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 12:47 AM
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Nice looking boat and the video shows that it can really move out. Did the tour boat give you a head start. How well did the boat handle the tour boats wake.
I've been lazy the last few days and haven't worked on the T50, but will attach the keel bolts and the the deck should be ready to epoxy to the hull then. In dry fitting the keel fin to the hull I noticed a small gap between the top of the fin and the hull bottom, so I'm tgoing to cover the hull with plastic wrap and make a small fillet to close up the gap. Then its building the mast and the rigging.
it just sailed over wake with no problem and i did have a head start
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 02:18 PM
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Yea its hard to beat something that has two motors and you only have wind power, but it did make an interesting video.
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 05:09 PM
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I can't believe how fast that thing is sailing! Wow!
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 10:38 PM
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Work on the T50 has almost stopped as my wife needs my work table(kitchen island) for her holiday cooking. I'm ready to glue the deck on but need to fix a problem with the sail wench first, for some reason the drum doesn't return to the same place when stick is returned to netural. I only have 3 wraps of line on one and 4 wraps of line on the other and I not sure if that is the problem or not. Talked to Will and he couldn't understand why either but he is sending me more 90lb line to do the sail wench over. That is a nice thing about Will as if you have a problem he will do almost anything to help, even sending you more parts at no cost if you need it.
Hope to get back to building soon. I do steal a little of the island at times to do some small work like build the mast and such . That plus I have to build a new stand as the stands that I have now aren't tall enough for the boat with the fin and bulb attached so I have plenty to keep me busy untill my wifes cooking is finished and I get the kitchen island back to work on.
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