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Old Sep 30, 2011, 07:01 PM
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Here are a few pictures of the pool at our club house. It's shape is not the most desireable for sailing but it works for fine for testing.
Most of the time it's has a bunch of people in it so sailing there can be a real test of my sailing skills.

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Old Sep 30, 2011, 11:03 PM
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What is the thickness (2 mil, 3 mil ??) and type of material of the Nirvana stock sails?

Have no clue as to how to measure the thickness and assume that the material is some type of mylar or polyester (?)

Want to make a new set of sail this winter but didn't know what materials to look for and order.

Thanks.
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Old Oct 01, 2011, 07:31 AM
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What is the thickness (2 mil, 3 mil ??) and type of material of the Nirvana stock sails?

Have no clue as to how to measure the thickness and assume that the material is some type of mylar or polyester (?)

Want to make a new set of sail this winter but didn't know what materials to look for and order.

Thanks.
I took the main, and rolled it, then measured 4 layers, and it came to 0.2 mm.

That would make the sails 50 microns, or 2mil, I believe. I used that thickness in my set of sails. I would like to play with some 1.4 mil stuff, but I already had the 2 mil on hand.

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Old Oct 01, 2011, 09:16 AM
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...years past we couldn't pay for some wind...here's the forcast...



Details for Saturday, October 01
Mainly sunny. High 69F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.
Evening: Clear skies. Near record low temperatures. Low 41F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

We are getting ready to head that way....see everyone on the mountain...

Side bar...I've found that the boats here with upgraded sails look great but I don't see a noticable improvement in performance...and as you found out...it makes for a harder setup....I love my cheap, simple, beautiful sails....and BTW the fastest ones are orange and blue....
Mine are just white and blew. (Blown??)
BUT, they are mounted on a fast blue hull.

Interestingly enough, they seem to work even better since they got damaged in the tornado.

Maybe it's the packing tape mod that did it, or maybe they are just a little more flexible now with age.
They do hold a nice shape in a breeze, looks very efficient to my untrained old eyes, boat is very responsive.
Mybe it just like it's new stripes etc., and feels frisky!!
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Old Oct 01, 2011, 09:29 AM
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The stock 2.4Ghz transmitter includes ridiculously short gimbals, so my first Nirvana modification was to the radio.

For you thumb flyers this may not be an issue, but I fly with finger tips and a neck strap, so the rudder trim was interfering with my inputs.

I tapped the hollow gimbals with M3X0.5 threads, but 4-40 or even self-tapping screws should work. Then I added silicone fuel tubing for comfort and grip:

Interesting mod.

I don't know that I would trust the Altoids chewing gum for an adhesive though.

I'm a thumb controller, so you just reminded me, I want to shorten the gimbals on my DX6i, because after about 3 hours or more (sometimes 5 or 6), my thumbs start to ache from all that stretching.
Should be a simple mod though, I think they are adjustable.

Anyway, very innovative mod.
The collective brainpower on this forum never ceases to amaze me.
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Old Oct 01, 2011, 09:38 AM
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lilleyen
Here are a few pictures of the pool at our club house. It's shape is not the most desireable for sailing but it works for fine for testing.
Most of the time it's has a bunch of people in it so sailing there can be a real test of my sailing skills.

Boomer
Pretty spot.



Wondering what it feels like, as a swimmer, to get bonked in the head by a Nirvana going full tilt.

Can you outrun someone doing the Australian crawl?

Great way to meet chicks!
Chicks in our age group being anyone of the female persuasion under 50.
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Old Oct 01, 2011, 09:41 AM
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I took the main, and rolled it, then measured 4 layers, and it came to 0.2 mm.

That would make the sails 50 microns, or 2mil, I believe. I used that thickness in my set of sails. I would like to play with some 1.4 mil stuff, but I already had the 2 mil on hand.

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That's pretty ingenious Gravitar, I would never have thought of measuring that way.

Not just another pretty face around the pond EH! (That's Canadian)
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so ,to recap,as I understand it.....

mr. ssautter and mr. lilleyen should/could have just sent each other their
controller joy sticks , and one would have a long set and the other short
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Old Oct 01, 2011, 11:18 AM
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Old Oct 01, 2011, 01:32 PM
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I took the main, and rolled it, then measured 4 layers, and it came to 0.2 mm.

That would make the sails 50 microns, or 2mil, I believe. I used that thickness in my set of sails. I would like to play with some 1.4 mil stuff, but I already had the 2 mil on hand.

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Thanks for the info. Just need to come up with some material. Saw some on a kite supply site but need to do a bit more research of the types of materials they use.
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Old Oct 02, 2011, 11:19 AM
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After the Regatta

When the Regatta ended I got the pond back.
Nice breeze blowing.
I stayed for about 6 hours!!!
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Old Oct 02, 2011, 12:02 PM
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One evening down at the pond.

Here is a video taken at twilight one day.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...5&d=1317574509
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...5&d=1317574509

Mike and I wading throught the fleet, having a little fun.

Excuse the quality, taken with a cell phone.
Can't remember whether Mike (Gravitar), took this or I did.
Turned out OK

Rick
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Old Oct 02, 2011, 01:56 PM
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Here is a video taken at twilight one day.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...5&d=1317574509

Mike and I wading throught the fleet, having a little fun.

Excuse the quality, taken with a cell phone.
Can't remember whether Mike (Gravitar), took this or I did.
Turned out OK

Rick
The link is not working??
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[QUOTE=ssautter;19467180]The stock 2.4Ghz transmitter includes ridiculously short gimbals, so my first Nirvana modification was to the radio.

QUOTE]

ssautter...very nice mod...welcome to the forum too...

Lil...nice pics....there are cool & unusual boats at that regatta...

I made it back from the FDR Regatta today...lots of fun and I got some pics and video. Here are a couple of interesting Nirvana pics...the wind was unbelievable...it was blowing 25 mph one direction then it would stop or reverse direction in a matter of a second or two. You could run down wind then turn around and run down wind the other direction too. I've never seen anything like it....I have some video but that will be a day or 2...so like I said here are a couple pics for now...
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