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Jun 18, 2011, 07:11 AM
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10 Gun Brig Cherokee Class Brig Sloop


here is my new projekt, hms beagle a 10 gun brig-sloop of the british cherokee class built in 1825.

the rc model is scale 1:42.
lenght on deck is 60 cm.
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Jun 18, 2011, 07:17 AM
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pic 2
Jun 18, 2011, 09:16 AM
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Wow that was VERY VERY quick build gerald we really need to meet somewhere for a sail together with our brigs.

can you post some more details on your build ?
Jun 18, 2011, 11:03 AM
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hallo phillip

sorry i have no building photos, well the built must go quick
Jun 18, 2011, 11:16 AM
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the original 10 gun brig-slopp hms beagle was built as a 2 mast brig
1831 the ship was convertet to a 3 mast bark for survey duty, and sailing with captain robert fitzroy around the world.
Last edited by Gerald K; Jun 18, 2011 at 11:22 AM.
Jun 18, 2011, 12:09 PM
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outstanding work how does she sail ? what building technique did you use ?
Jun 18, 2011, 02:05 PM
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my english is very bad, so i wrote in german:

hallo phillip vielen dank für dein lob.

masten, spieren und rahen sind rundstäbe aus dem baumarkt, das deck ist pappelsperrholz.
das rumpfoberteil, aufwärts ab dem pfortenband ist aus abs und sperrholz, alles darunter ist die revell constitution in 1:96. hatte noch einen alten rumpf übrig.
so musste ich kein aufwändiges unterwasserschiff bauen.
daher auch der krumme maßstab von 1:42,7.

die idee die consti zu verwerten hatte ich von hier:

segelmaterial, kielschiene, plexi-kiel usw habe ich alles deiner somers abgeschaut die ja sowieso mein ansporn zu diesem bau war.

segeln konnte ich noch nicht da kein wind, werde aber nach der ersten fahrt berichten.

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spars, masts, and yards are cylindrical bars from the DIY store, which is covered poplar plywood.
the hull shell, doors up from the band is made ​​of plywood and abs, all of which is the constitution revell in 1:96: D still had an old hull left..
I had no build elaborate underwater ship.
hence the crooked scale of 1:42,7.

The idea to utilize the Consti I had from here:

sail material, keel rail, plexi-keel, etc. I've copied all your somers which anyway was my incentive to build this.

I could not sail because there is no wind, but will drive to the first report.

gruß gerald
Jun 18, 2011, 10:51 PM
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Very impressive. As another proud builder from a Revell USS Constitution kit, I must say "cool!" I eagerly await your first sailing report.
Jun 19, 2011, 08:35 AM
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today i was sailing:

i am very happy with the brig-sloop. she sails great
she goes very well by the wind and is very agile.
keel weight and position is correctly.

i would not have believed that all.
the sailing is great fun

here is a video:

Cherokee Class Brig Sloop HMS Beagle RC-Squarerigger Sailing Model Ship (1 min 41 sec)
Jun 19, 2011, 08:14 PM
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Gerald, she sails very nicely. What are the dimensions of your keel and rudder?
Jun 20, 2011, 04:42 PM
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hello kotori87

thank you.
my rudder is 6x8 cm and the keel is 20 cm long (keel weight is 1 kg)

regards gerald
Jun 20, 2011, 08:28 PM
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Very nice brig.

Watching your video, I have one suggestion. Your ship shows a lot of leeway, which will make it difficult to work to windward. I think, based on my squareriggers, that your keel needs to be about 6x larger in area. That will allow your brig to work to windward well. One of the reasons rc squareriggers have a reputation as being hard to sail is that, generally, modelers try to sail them with small keels. My vessels, with big area keels, will work to windward in anything from a zephr to a scale gale. I've tried "Footy-sized" keels similar to yours, and have, inevitably, had to retrieve the squarerigger from the leeward side of the pond :-).
Jun 21, 2011, 01:33 PM
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hello brooks

thanks for the praise.

I did not know that the keel has such a large impact of windward sailing.

so i will test a new keel. thank you for this tip.

regards gerald
Jun 21, 2011, 04:01 PM
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Another thing to enhance your sailing experience would be independend sail control on fore and main masts Gerald, if you still have some access maybe you can still accomodate another servo ?

lets see some more sailing pics !
Jun 21, 2011, 09:50 PM
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I like mechanics pics - pretty boats are a dime a dozen - the machinery is what's cool

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