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Old Dec 09, 2012, 06:23 AM
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Posted some more Fairwind stuff today of anyone want to look.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...2#post23479155

Not through with her yet, but she is in sail-able condition finally.

Don't know if I will have to wait until spring now or if maybe we'll get some freaky warm weather again.

What do you think Chidago, should a create some rabbit trails here with it?

I have a cool Footy about half built from scratch too, The Brando model designed by Flavio Faluci
Rabbit, deer, bear, tiger...it's all good....
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 06:25 AM
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I took a good deal of video/pics yesterday....here is one I really like of the Yammer...
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 08:18 AM
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Do you think the Brando sail plan would work on a Cobra. Mast position is my greatest concern.
Not sure.
The Brando is a catboat, gaff rigged.

The mast is very far forward, practically on the bow.
There is no jib either.
Hey, it won't cost much to try it.
A couple of dowels and a plastic shopping bag.
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 09:04 AM
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GREAT pic of the kawasaki !!..the one deck hand has a funny stain on his shorts, tho..

Thanks jp...sorta like a old girl friend, ya always miss em..
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 09:31 AM
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Great pic of the Yamaha, Rob. The reflection is super. Didn't ever think I'd see pirates in shorts though!
Bill
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 09:50 AM
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I took a good deal of video/pics yesterday....here is one I really like of the Yammer...
Looks very real!

Nice shot, nice boat.
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 10:20 AM
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A Italian footy..
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 02:48 PM
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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A SPAGHETTI BOAT!!




ME RUNNIN!!!

I might have to have this too..

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Old Dec 09, 2012, 06:11 PM
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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A SPAGHETTI BOAT!!




ME RUNNIN!!!

I might have to have this too..

Don't think a Hemi will fit...
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 08:18 PM
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Not sure.
The Brando is a catboat, gaff rigged.
Really nice work on the build. I was confusing the Brando with the Presto. Cat rig needs a hole where I can't get to, but the Presto rig might work. Designer ( Flavio Faloci ) has been making a decent showing in the EU. The gagle pictures from the Footy Gold Cup in Italy show a few Brandos and Prestos plus others. http://www.footygoldcup.org/

I put a Cat-like rig on my bottle Footy; it's a modified Hoyt rig, with offset battened sail. The hull is a 24 hr collection jug from my urologist, but then that's another trail.

Keep those build pictures coming.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 06:41 AM
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That Brando footy is really awsome...I love the scale look.

Ok so let's discuss Capt. Wild Bills new boat below. Made from a pee bottle I suggest he name it one of the below:
  1. Pi$$ Off
  2. Don't Eat the Yellow Snow
  3. USS Uranus
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 07:09 AM
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That Brando footy is really awsome...I love the scale look.

Ok so let's discuss Capt. Wild Bills new boat below. Made from a pee bottle I suggest he name it one of the below:
  1. Pi$$ Off
  2. Don't Eat the Yellow Snow
  3. USS Uranus
How about "Peyenit" or "Goddago" ?
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 09:40 AM
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LOL....or. lil's folly..

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Old Dec 10, 2012, 12:43 PM
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Interest in Nirvana's overseas ??

I have pasted in copy of a post I made back in March 2012 on the Model Boat Mayhem RC forum just to see what type of interest there might be in the Nirvana in Europe.
I was a surprised at what I would characterize as only a modest interest. To date there has been 462 hits on the thread and no comments, which I found to be curious. By our standards this is a low number but on this forum it is about average. The odd thing is there has been no comments made by any of the hundreds of readers.
I posted a report on the Nirvana national event and noticed an spike in hits when I added that, so there is some interest - I posted a good number of pictures to add interest -
Here is a link to that thread should any of you like to add you thoughts and comments to that thread. http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/for..._next=prev#new
Perhaps if some of you guys jumped in with some dialog it might generate some additional interest.

Boomer

Here is the text of that post.

Nirvana ll Perhaps the best "ready to sail" RC Yacht for new sailors & old
The Nirvana is as close to a "turn key"or "ready to sail" boat as you are likely to find. Once it arrives, in very short order - no more than 30 minutes you are ready to go sailing. I am not aware of any boat of this or similar size that is as easy to assemble and to transport as the Nirvana ll. It is so well designed, a monkey could assemble one, well that may be overstating it a bit, but my wife can do it! It comes complete with a radio 2.4 ghz radio and receiver. The Nirvana has a carbon fiber mast and booms, comes with durable and functional sails. Like many production boats, a set of custom sails can help this boat achieve it's true potential. (one man's opinion)

The Nirvana does well in light to moderate weather conditions, doesn't draw as much water as some larger boats, and is ideal for first time sailors. It is fun, fast and forgiving. Each time I sell one, I get another one. I actually miss sailing the darned things. They are a handsome yacht - fashioned in the likeness of a racing sloop. It is ruggedly built, but not heavy and with very little maintenance, it will provide years of fun. Another terrific factor is they have terrific resale value.

In contrast to other larger and more expensive boats, a well tuned Nirvana ll, with a good skipper at the sticks, can give many of them a run for their money. One of the more interesting facts about these boats is that they are so well designed they are very simple for a new sailor to master, but complex enough to keep the attention of advanced sailors as well.

Many Nirvana owners add their own refinements to their boats - some for the sake of appearance and others for functionality. They are great right out of the box and really don't need any changes.

Here in the US these boats are very popular with thousands of them being sold over the years. The North American distributor is sailrc.com they also handle Lasers. I am pretty sure they ship world wide, so if your interested check out their web site. The Nirvana has it's own "Class One Design class" in the AMYA and is a great boat to get you started in club racing. I posted a few photos for you to take a look at.

I have quite of few RC sailboats and continue to enjoy sailing my Nirvana.
Boomer


Nirvana II Racing Class Sailboat
FEATURES:

Construction: Composite low drag hull design with removable racing keel and ballast bulb

Sails: Constructed of Polyester film that will outlast and out perform all others, the manufacturer states these boats are designed to withstand up to 20 knot (23mph, 37kph) winds, jib features lightweight boom and adjustable clew tension

Mast: Rigid carbon fiber with quick release foot for portability
Keel: Ballast bulb racing style features quick release
Servo: Heavy duty, metal geared sail winch type
Radio Compartment: Self sealing for water tightness
Rudder: Large area, deep water type

SPECS:
Length: 32"
Beam (Width): 7.75"
Height: 64"
Weight: 5.5lbs
Sail Area: 525"
Sailing Speed: 6 knots (7mph, 11kph)
Top Wind Speed: 20 knots (23mph, 37kph)
Radio Range: 1500' (457m)

RC Nirvana
Class One Design Racing Rule (2012 rules from http://sailrcnirvana.com/Racing_Rule.html)
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