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Old Mar 21, 2009, 10:11 AM
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another upgrade

Lets try again. This is for the upper jib stay.
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Old Mar 25, 2009, 03:08 PM
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OK, so I was just snooping around on Megatech's website and there's a pdf for radio installation on the Nirvana "Pro"? The compartment is quite different. Where are they putting the receiver? It almost looks like it's forward of the sail servo. http://www.megatech.com/images_5.0/p...dioInstall.pdf
Hmmm.

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Old Mar 25, 2009, 09:17 PM
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OK, so I was just snooping around on Megatech's website and there's a pdf for radio installation on the Nirvana "Pro"? The compartment is quite different. Where are they putting the receiver? It almost looks like it's forward of the sail servo. http://www.megatech.com/images_5.0/p...dioInstall.pdf
Hmmm.

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The reciever fits with battery holder in ballon on the bottom of boat between servos (read Manual for new NirvanaII http://www.megatech.com/images_5.0/p...20/Nirvana.pdf )
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Old Mar 26, 2009, 06:53 AM
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Hmmm...looks like they upgraded that sorry boat stand.
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Old Mar 26, 2009, 06:42 PM
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Can anyone give me a source for rigging turnbucklesthat would suit the Nirvana's standing rigging?
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Old Mar 26, 2009, 11:30 PM
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Hey Wayzgoose
there are any number of places to get such items.........
www.bluejacket.com
www.loyalhannadockyard.com
www.midwestmodelyachting.com
www.modelyachtfittings.com
www.proctor-enterprises.com
www.worthmarine.com

however : consider this , an idea I have installed - turnbuckles can get pricey
and you would have to change the way the stays attach at the mast head -
so I went to my local hobby shop and bought a pkg. (2 ea.) of "steel clevis
2-56 thread" for just over a dollar . one clevis , with a snap added to it was
attached to the std. stays just above the fitting the jib clips on to - I then
removed the line & bowsie and put a lenght of small wire from the clevis up
to the mast head . now by turning the clevis I can tension both stays at
the same time with the same tension . obviously the std. side stays are left
as is at the deck fittings , port & strbd.
I wanted to try this because 1) its real cheap 2) one fellow was claiming
outstanding performance with tighter side stays - ie : more tension than
possible with the regular set up. (can't get that bowsie pulled tight enough)
good luck !

Allan
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Old Apr 03, 2009, 07:43 PM
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well unless your in a real stiff blow all ya need for tension is to keep the mast straight. my club is trying to get a nirvana class going. if there are any people here from the buffalo NY area please contact me for more info. it's more of a learn to sail class, and a beginners class wrapped into one. trying to get peeps to drop $500 to $1000 for a USOM isn't a easy thing to do, but $200 is possible. especially if you learn how to sail from one of our top 4 skippers. Doug Hemmingway.
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Old Apr 04, 2009, 07:29 AM
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Doom the Nirvana is the way to go to get new blood in the program. We have about 24 in our club after about a year and a half of sailing/promoting them.

The Nirvana likes things loose in light wind and tight when it gets above 5mph.

Good luck.

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Old Apr 08, 2009, 03:24 PM
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New Nirvana owner

Well, thanks to all for making up my mind for me.
I have been web surfing for weeks, looking at Fairwind 111,s, Victorias, Solings., etc. pros and cons.
Yesterday I pulled the trigger and bought a blue Nirvana II from my local hobby shop on my lunch hour.
(I heard somewhere the blue ones are faster)

Haven't had much time yet to do much more than take it out of the box and set it on my desk.
(Reaches almost to the ceiling, storage could be a problem)

I intend to do all the neat little mods I have been reading about on this fantastic forum, before it sails this weekend.
You know the ones, the sponge trick, eyelets for the sheets, checking the knots, magnets on the hatch, uphaul for the jib, relocate the sheet exit hole on the radio box, and on and on...
What a goldmine of info!

Have a feeling I'm not going to be happy buying alkalines every time I want to go sailing.
Could use some advice there.
IF I get into competition, I might have to upgrade the radio, but I'm not planning on it. We'll see.

I live near Hamilton, Canada, so there is lots of water around here.
Lake Ontario and other places.

Anyway, thanks again for making up my mind for me.
Have some experience as an RC glider pilot a few years back, so that will help a bit, and I've done a little full sized sailing.
Wish me luck with the sailboat trimming thing.

BTW, I thought the camera on the Nirvana was really cool!
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Snipped To test the connected magnets I struck the side of the hull with the heel of my palm progressively harder with each strike to simulate the hull being T-boned in the area of the hatch cover. If the hatch cover popped at all then after checking I would find the earth magnets re-connected & the hatch held fast.

Cheers,
Doug
Doug, (or anyone), can you tell me if there is any danger of radio interference from these magnets?
I have some and would like to use them the same way you did.
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Old Apr 08, 2009, 10:17 PM
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Megatech Radio

Can anyone tell me what brand of radio is under the Megatech labels?
I suspect Futaba or Hitech but I can't tell.
If not, is there some compatibilty with these brands?
(servos, plugs., crystals)
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Can anyone tell me what brand of radio is under the Megatech labels?
I suspect Futaba or Hitech but I can't tell.
If not, is there some compatibilty with these brands?
(servos, plugs., crystals)
Welcome to the board and the Nirvana world.

I believe its the same cheap Futaba "Attack" radio. Worked great on my boats until we got too many and I had to change due to channel conflicts. Don't know about the magnet thing. I wouldn't think it would be a problem. It's also not needed. You can tie the hatch to the rudder arm with a little loop of string. As for batteries...go with the largest NiMh you can afford. I use 2400mah and up. They last all day if they are fully charged to start with....and DO charge them fully before each sail. You get better voltage (more power for the servos) and reliability (no dying in the middle of the pond).

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Old Apr 09, 2009, 07:20 AM
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capt. die hard

I can attest to that!!! LOL!!
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Old Apr 22, 2009, 11:42 AM
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Hi guys,
Thanks for all the good information on this thread, it all looks like too much fun so, this past weekend I ordered a Nirvana from http://sailrc.com

I am a complete newb as I have never had an RC boat, don't know how to sail and am not even sure where I will be able to sail it.

I'm looking forward to getting the new toy and see if I can figure out how to rig it.
Thanks,
Jim
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Old Apr 23, 2009, 06:39 AM
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Welcome to the group...a great bunch of folks hang here...if you have any questions feel free to fire away.

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