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Old Feb 11, 2013, 07:41 PM
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First Footy, Razor 3

Hi, All. I'm building my first Footy, a Razor 3. I'm taking a break foomr helicopters for a while. And, I want to do this using as much scrap/spare wood and fittings from my spares boxes as I can to keep costs down. I've built the hull out of balsa, and the fin out of a wooden helicopter blade. Keel ballast is an 8 oz. egg sinker, and sail rig is 3mm carbon fiber tube and polyester sheet. Radio is 2.4 GHz Spektrum. I have a few questions.

First, I'm trying to figure out the best arrangement/placement for my servos. I've tried searching for pics of other Razor 3's, but the ones I've found have deviated a little from the basic plans. Can anyone direct me to some pics of a basic servo layout for the Razor 3?

Also, building the sail rig to plans seems like an awfully large sail. The bottom of the sail at 380mm per the free plans comes to 15 inches, so it hangs over both ends at the bow and stern. Is that right? It just seems odd to my noob eyes. And, what's the simplest way to make battens?

What kind of paint do most people use for these little Footys?

Simplest method to secure the hatch water tight?

Thanks,
Mark
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 02:26 AM
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Have you found this site.
http://townsendpdx.com/rc-sailing/razor-3/#
Have a great day
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 11:56 AM
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Have you found this site.
http://townsendpdx.com/rc-sailing/razor-3/#
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Thanks! I actually tried linking to that site from another source yesterday or the day before and I got a 404 error. Looking at the website, Mr. Townsend only lives a few miles from me! Just the people I wanted to get in touch with!
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