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Old Sep 12, 2013, 11:11 AM
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Ha - right at 1:20 a frog jumps in front of the bow.
Good vid.
Most of the time it looks like the jib is not filled with wind?

Walt
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 11:17 AM
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Doby dog:
Could you edit the title of this thread to in include the word VOLANS.
Your thread is hard to find with out it.
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 01:28 PM
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Its been viewed 25,760 times....a few people have found it
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 06:55 PM
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Ha - right at 1:20 a frog jumps in front of the bow.
Good vid.
Most of the time it looks like the jib is not filled with wind?

Walt
Ha...
Not a frog.
It's a killer whale torpedo.

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Old Sep 14, 2013, 09:21 PM
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Old Sep 20, 2013, 05:37 PM
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Ha...
Not a frog.
It's a killer whale torpedo.

Please Tell me More about you Killer Whale Torpedo is a Fun Project.
Thank You.
Victor.
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Old Sep 20, 2013, 08:20 PM
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Hi, this is it.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1982356
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 12:32 PM
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Volans Main Hull on the Stand!

Hi, Y'all,

This is my second sailboat build, having built the Victoria(Stock) - Great hull, will improve the rigging at a later date...

Started my Volans build today.

I have the main hull on the stand, and have been reading & re-reading this thread, a bunch of your suggestions will definitely be incorporated. Thanks!

A question re: sail winch -

I picked up a Hi-Tec HS-785HB winch for the sails -

Will this be ok?
I chose it for torque, not speed...Did I goof?
I've read that the line can come off the drum without some kind of 'tension-er'?

I do have an idea regarding the pontoons, though...

If I Added 1/8" shim to the front the crossbeam, and shaved 1/8" from the aft, would that help with the submarining-pontoon issue?
At speed, would they plane better?

I apologize if I'm not being clear - I'm just thinking-by-typing...
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 07:56 PM
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Like other Thundertiger sailboats, this boat has to be modified and properly tuned.
Check this new video from Stockmaritime:
Adventure: Tuning and sailing a trimaran model sailing boat (5 min 43 sec)
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 08:17 PM
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Observation: With the change in sails from the provided ones to the plain white in the last video, performance is greatly improved - to a point. There is either too much sail area, or too little buoyancy, as in all but the lightest of winds, and when on a reach, only the bottom third of the mainsail is being used to drive the boat. Just imagine if one could use all that sail area in stronger winds. Windward sailing still looks suspect, and you can't use monohull sails for high speed multihulls - again, performance would be greatly improved if they had chosen a stiffer fabric. Too much shaking of the leech of the main in many of the views.

Provided for what it is worth. The hulls just aren't designed/built for high speed sailing.
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Old Dec 05, 2013, 05:15 PM
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Volans build questions

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Hi, Y'all,

This is my second sailboat build, having built the Victoria(Stock) - Great hull, will improve the rigging at a later date...

Started my Volans build today.

I have the main hull on the stand, and have been reading & re-reading this thread, a bunch of your suggestions will definitely be incorporated. Thanks!

A question re: sail winch -

I picked up a Hi-Tec HS-785HB winch for the sails -

Will this be ok?
I chose it for torque, not speed...Did I goof?
I've read that the line can come off the drum without some kind of 'tension-er'?

I do have an idea regarding the pontoons, though...

If I Added 1/8" shim to the front the crossbeam, and shaved 1/8" from the aft, would that help with the submarining-pontoon issue?
At speed, would they plane better?

I apologize if I'm not being clear - I'm just thinking-by-typing...

Re the servo whinch you do need torque but you really need speed on a multi hull or you will forever recovering your boat in gusts they go over very quickly and you need to be able to sheet in and out very quickly. Hence my mod the 785 is way too slow . Altering the angle of attack of the sponsons will make no difference as these are piercing hulls and lack the buoyancy to support the rest of the craft on one hull. Good luck with for build.
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Old Jun 04, 2014, 05:48 PM
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Can this boat keep up with a us1m or is it more on par with a soling 1m?
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