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Old Oct 25, 2012, 02:20 PM
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TP52 builders/sailors wanted

Hi there,

Looking for anyone that wants to build TP52's to the TP52 class rule in 1/12 or 1/10 scale. boats would weigh in at around 12lbs and be fast and light. They would also have assymetric chutes that would fly off the short sprits on the bow.

Looking to start racing in 2013.

Who wants to talk TP52's and start racing?

-Chris
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 03:13 PM
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OK........what design?

Hi, Can I call you? DD
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 03:15 PM
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Transpac 52, big offshore grand prix boats for the uber-rich. Nice boats, fast downhill sleds, but seem pretty complicated for RC, especially the asymmetric.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 03:39 PM
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TP 52 built at 1:10 scale

Hi, The model I built has a keel weight of 13 lbs.

She will be trial sailing this week. DD
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 04:56 PM
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sure thing, send an email to christopher.d.beckwith at gmail dot com. I will respond with my phone number.

-Chris
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 05:14 PM
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TP52 sails well. Just finished a 1.7m based off my tp52 drawings. The only thing it's missing is a chute.

A chute is pretty easy to do, especially with an assym. Hoist and retrieval is the most complicated part. Sheeting is pretty easy and everything can be done with a six channel radio.

Simple boats are out there for the masses, but the elite of RC sailing... should be in model tp52's.... ;-) Big, fast, and fun.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 06:25 PM
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ok so two rmg winches, one for the jib and main, and one for the genker sheeting. one arm winch with 3:1 percase ratio for halyard.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 09:29 PM
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Sounds about right... The launcher is also the retrieval system, similar to skiffs.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 09:56 PM
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re the chute there was a post on here somewhere with a rigging guide used on a mablehead. Some one may have it.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 10:14 PM
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How about some pictures of these boats ?
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 11:24 PM
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Google TP52 to see the designs we are talking about.

If you want to see what the models look like, I have my 1.7m hull, minus rigging as a picture, to give you a style. The 1.7m is a little longer than what we are talking about, about 14" longer, and is a lot heavier at 22lbs. main and job only. more narrow.

a model with a long flat run, and an assymetric chute should be able to get up and go downwind and be exciting to control. The boat would be much lighter, and with an increased beam and the similar draft, a lot more powerful.

You could scale the boat up, to say, 1/6 scale, and build nine foot models and make this the new J Class... but it would get expensive.

52" gives you bigger boat excitement, a little more expense, but nothing that is too crazy. With all the real TP52's out there, plans are obtainable and I would be willing to clean my drawings up and reconfigure for RC scale and make them available for free. I'd also been keen to build a mould and offer hull and deck kits if there was interest.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 01:41 AM
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How about some pictures of these boats ?
Pretty typical modern grand prix boats...





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Old Oct 26, 2012, 02:03 AM
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No sailing models yet ?
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 03:20 AM
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TP 52 built at 1:10 scale

Hi, Please see pics at : www.photobucket..com/modelyachtworld. Album: TP 52 Trader. DD
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 03:27 AM
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LInk does not work for me
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