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Old Feb 08, 2013, 10:48 PM
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Looks Great!

You might have it done in time for show and tell at the Club dinner.
That is a lot of work. between the building, photo taking and typing up your posts.
Go... Man... Go!


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Old Feb 09, 2013, 07:45 AM
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LOL!!! yes I was a good boy....... well..... it depends on who you ask, the wife would probably give you a different answer .

The Dinner....I did think about that, I'll see if I can get more done
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 08:36 AM
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Boy your build report has been great! Tower Hobbies should send you a thank you note! Here are the specifications published on this boat. Note they report the hulls are fiberglass in the business denoted as "FRP" = fiber reinforced plastic (just and FYI) it doesn't state the material the cross beams are made out of. I suspect either PE (polyethylene) or ABS (both materials are popular with toy manufactures.)

Wonder what the heck they phase it as "completely factory built"? Wonder if we'd think it was partially factory built or some part of it might have been built in some one's basement or by strangers that came by and wanted to help? Just curious.

FEATURES: Completely factory built fiberglass hull
Low drag hydrodynamic steel ballast
Light and strong extruded aluminum mast and booms
High performance tear resistant racing sails
Black anodized aluminum display stand
INCLUDES: Voyager 1/25 scale ETNZ 1-Meter America's Cup Racing Yacht, deck
fittings, display stand, sails, epoxy, rigging thread, decal sheet,
and instruction manual
REQUIRES: Radio: 2-channel with one standard servo, one sail winch servo
Battery: 4.8V for receiver
Building and shore equipment
SPECS: Length: 39" (993mm)
Beam (width): 6.75" (172mm)
Sail Area: 744 sq in (48 sq dm)
Mast Height: 51.4" (1306mm)
Overall Height: 67" (1700mm)
OVerall Weight: 7.7lb (3.5kg)

Can you show as the servo arrangements and what batteries you are going to use?
Thanks again!!
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 10:55 AM
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Boomer
I hadn't seen those discriptions and specs.
The one that caught my eye was the
"Black anodized aluminum display stand"
So I was looking for that reference, and then found the specs
were a bit different too.

And

Willey
I sure have a lot of learning to do.
The names and terms...
Having bought my Seawind second hand, already built, has
put me behind the learning curve.
I've down loaded its manual and plan to read through it.
I'm sure it will be a dry read.
Doe's anyone have some reading
learning/material that is not over welming?

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Old Feb 09, 2013, 11:00 AM
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Boomer
I hadn't seen those descriptions and specs.
The one that caught my eye was the
"Black anodized aluminum display stand"
So I was looking for that reference, and then found the specs
were a bit different too.

I've down loaded it's manual and plan to read through it.
I'm sure it will be a dry read.
Does anyone have some reading
learning/material that is not over whelming
?

Murray

Murray
I know a guy that has a collection of old Playboy magazines - think those will work for you?
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 11:19 AM
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Good learning material has good photos.

So your sugestion would be over whelming!!!


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Old Feb 09, 2013, 12:42 PM
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Really like the build so am very jelous Cant wait to see more of the build, looks an even better yacht than i had thought she would be

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Old Feb 09, 2013, 03:48 PM
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Is it rocking your world, that's the question on everyone's minds.
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 04:06 PM
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Is the fin weighted or just plastic?
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 08:23 AM
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Boomer, I was thinking a "BIG Gift Certificate" from Tower and or Thunder Tiger would be nice!!

Thanks for the other info too.

As for the servo.... I was thinking the Hitec 785HB? any other thoughts from anyone would be great, I need to place an order. I have a Hitec 605 or similar for the rudder.

Battery....6v, Receiver... Spektrum M200 Marine.

Everyone...This will be my first winch type install so any advice is very welcome
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 08:28 AM
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Murry, don't worry, you will be stripping all the hardware and lines for painting, so you will learn just as I did, You are not getting away that eeeeasy!!!!! You need to feel the pain! Growing pains there called

Start by praticing/learning KNOTS & Clean that bench off!
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 08:49 AM
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Really like the build so am very jelous Cant wait to see more of the build, looks an even better yacht than i had thought she would be

Dan
Actually... my thoughts exactly, Really I did not expect this nice of a kit, maybe its there photo's? TT should show more detail and more angles in their photos.

the looks, the kit, and the build/construction - A+, few things I would change in the instructions, but overall - good.

I am no Sailor, I only have some Seawind experience, but we will see how well it sails???? I guess that the BIG question.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 08:50 AM
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I love that POPCORN DUDE! can you tell??

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Old Feb 10, 2013, 08:55 AM
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Is it rocking your world, that's the question on everyone's minds.
LOL!!! For this week its doing very WELL!!
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 09:00 AM
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Is the fin weighted or just plastic?
Tork rod molded in Plastic, pretty tuff stuff, I already rammed the keel in a door jam - no damage
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