TP52 builders/sailors wanted - Page 6 - RC Groups
Shop our Airplanes Products Drone Products Sales
Thread Tools
Nov 18, 2012, 05:23 PM
Registered User

set back

about a week behind. Finally have frames and working on hull this weekend...

waiting on some materials to arrive, and trying to complete a 1.7m

sailing tomorrow !

will post pics as they become available.

Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Nov 19, 2012, 10:39 PM
Registered User
Keep up the interesting work, Chris!
Nov 20, 2012, 06:05 PM
Registered User

rules update

The rules are now updated with the exception of the sail measurement formula and sail area calculation.

Happy reading, we narrowed 60 pages down to about four or five.

Nov 20, 2012, 08:44 PM
Registered User

balsa frames available

For the current TP 52 design........balsa frames and full length basswood for planking now in stock. DD
Last edited by Derusha; Jan 13, 2015 at 12:26 PM.
Nov 21, 2012, 10:26 AM
Registered User
If you guys needs masts let me know. The section we've been doing for our boats is 93" and weighs 7 ounces. Profile is 12.5mm X 30mm, with internal boltrope groove.
Nov 21, 2012, 01:02 PM
Registered User


Originally Posted by John Fries
If you guys needs masts let me know. The section we've been doing for our boats is 93" and weighs 7 ounces. Profile is 12.5mm X 30mm, with internal boltrope groove.
That's great! In the spirit of the developmemt....

What is the price? DD
Nov 21, 2012, 02:16 PM
Registered User
let me think about it. What will your total sail area, ballast & draft be? That will give me an how it would compare to our current layup for the 2m masts.
Nov 21, 2012, 03:07 PM
Registered User

Paging Mr. Designer........

Good guestion...
Nov 21, 2012, 05:41 PM
Registered User

sail area

sail area is 15850cm2 upwind.

all up weight is 7.225kg

keel weight is 5kg

max draft is 335mm

Are the masts carbon ?

Are they hollow ?

Will they meet the rules for scalability of the real boat ?
Nov 21, 2012, 06:37 PM
Registered User
OK, that helps.
Yes the masts we are doing are Carbon and would work very well.
Given the difference in righting moment (much less) they could be made even lighter than what we're doing for the 2M AC.
As far as scalability I think they would be the closest thing to a real mast since they're: an airfoil section, are carbon & have a boltrope groove.
Nov 21, 2012, 07:12 PM
Registered User

Mast cost

Hi John,

Sounds good.....I am concerned as to even a guess of the cost.If we all provide an "less painfull" way in,perhaps this may start well. On the other hand,if we all charge our "full and fair" price.......maybe-no.

Your thoughts? DD
Nov 26, 2012, 07:48 PM
Registered User

update with pictures

We've updated the class page. we lobbed off the forward six inches and are reworking our section there to get a little better shape before creating our mold. We hope to have the mold completed and a hull kicked out by next week.

Will keep everyone posted. More pics to come.
Nov 26, 2012, 07:54 PM
Registered User
what's the site's address? I'd like to check it out.
Nov 26, 2012, 08:46 PM
D design's Avatar
Cool! so weres the next world champs?
Nov 27, 2012, 05:08 AM
Registered User

10" or 62", .....both a lot of fun!

Wow! A great choice for both types of sailors......options today are available as never before. DD

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wanted Crack Yak Builder in So Cal Wanted Moparbob Aircraft - Electric - Airplanes (FS/W) 4 Sep 22, 2012 11:22 PM
Help! Builder Wanted for Octocopter Project Canoctocopter Multirotor Drone Talk 0 May 02, 2012 04:04 AM
Question Sailor man onfinal32 Steam Boats 6 Apr 26, 2012 08:25 PM
Build Log R/c Tp52 isobaryachts Sailboats 2 Jul 24, 2009 03:25 AM
Build Log Tp52 deddie Sailboats 1 May 07, 2009 11:48 PM