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Jul 02, 2017, 09:06 PM
DF65/No Excuses, Just Sailing!
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Jul 13, 2017, 06:03 PM
DF65/No Excuses, Just Sailing!
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Model Yachting


The DragonFlite 95 Class will be featured in issue 191 of the Model Yachting Magazine along with the DF65 Jan 2018

If you have a club or story you would like to have featured in this issue please email me at info@radiosailing.net
Jul 14, 2017, 09:30 PM
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I'm a DF95 newbie, my father and I received them for Father's day gifts this year as he just moved onto a lake and we can sail in the backyard. We have both sailed full size boats extensively but never anything this race-y. I'm having trouble finding a good info on tuning the DF95? Anyone have a link that will help get me started? I need some tips so I can make sure I kick his butt
Jul 15, 2017, 04:21 AM
"consumerwil"
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Vinyl Treating your DF


Vinyl Treat your RC Sailboat - DF65 v6 (4 min 46 sec)
Jul 15, 2017, 06:17 AM
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Gee, maybe you can post this same video in a few more threads....(lol)
Jul 15, 2017, 12:25 PM
DF65/No Excuses, Just Sailing!
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Dutch DF95s!


Great video from the Netherlands! Nice video of DF95s racing in the wind

I love the 5DFs in the trunk @ 20 seconds...

DF95 Princenhofregatta NED (7 min 0 sec)
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Jul 15, 2017, 12:39 PM
DF65/No Excuses, Just Sailing!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by elib100
I'm a DF95 newbie, my father and I received them for Father's day gifts this year as he just moved onto a lake and we can sail in the backyard. We have both sailed full size boats extensively but never anything this race-y. I'm having trouble finding a good info on tuning the DF95? Anyone have a link that will help get me started? I need some tips so I can make sure I kick his butt
Howdy Elib.

The best tuning guide is the measurements in the instructions.
-Mast slider should be set to the 3rd from aft hash mark
-Make sure your mast rake is at 1131 mm from the hole in the front of the mast crane to the edge of the rubber on the bow
- Achieving the correct forestay tension can be tricky, you need enough tension to make sure the jib doesnt flag in the breeze and the leading edge of the jib stays solid in the puffs, yet not so overtight that the jib doesnt rotate properly when you are going downwind
- Mast bend should match the luff curve of the main sail
-Your sails and jib boom angles should be like they are shown in the diagram in the manual. this is achieved with your vang, topping lift, and adjusting the foot of the sail


Start here and your boat should sail well
Jul 16, 2017, 05:30 AM
Malibu
I count 5 in the trunk!!
Jul 16, 2017, 12:03 PM
DF65/No Excuses, Just Sailing!
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I count 5 in the trunk!!
Lol old age sucks
Jul 16, 2017, 12:27 PM
wolfgang
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the fifth was the spare boat (never needed).

So we were four guys on our 200 miles trip to our friends in the netherlands.
lots of fun!

BTW it's the venue of this year's RG65-EURO
Last edited by tuppesw; Jul 16, 2017 at 12:28 PM. Reason: typo
Jul 16, 2017, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by tuppesw
the fifth was the spare boat (never needed).

So we were four guys on our 200 miles trip to our friends in the netherlands.
lots of fun!

BTW it's the venue of this year's RG65-EURO
I actually checked out airfare over there... just CRAZY expensive this close to the date
It would be a fun event to sail in
Jul 16, 2017, 08:47 PM
Barry D USA 747
Quote:
Originally Posted by Windward RC
Howdy Elib.

The best tuning guide is the measurements in the instructions.
-Mast slider should be set to the 3rd from aft hash mark
-Make sure your mast rake is at 1131 mm from the hole in the front of the mast crane to the edge of the rubber on the bow
- Achieving the correct forestay tension can be tricky, you need enough tension to make sure the jib doesnt flag in the breeze and the leading edge of the jib stays solid in the puffs, yet not so overtight that the jib doesnt rotate properly when you are going downwind
- Mast bend should match the luff curve of the main sail
-Your sails and jib boom angles should be like they are shown in the diagram in the manual. this is achieved with your vang, topping lift, and adjusting the foot of the sail


Start here and your boat should sail well
Chuck, has anyone published a detailed tuning guide for these boats yet? What I see neglected the most with inexperienced sailors in our club is incorrect jib and main twist, measurements from "X" point on the the main and jib leech to the back stay and jib topping lift would be helpful in any tuning guide. I don't think the pictures in the assembly instructions saying your sails should look like "this" fully explains what's going on.
What we all sometimes take for granted is mumbo jumbo to someone new to sailing
Jul 17, 2017, 06:17 AM
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I don't think anyone can give a rig guide set in stone as simply how high your jib boom is above deck will affect a host of other measurements,how much twist is relative to wind speed and chop.At the end of the day it's how the boat feels using different settings for different conditions,a rig guide is exactly what it is a guide to get you going.
Jul 17, 2017, 12:35 PM
a.k.a. Bob Parks
I found this on the web not log ago, from the Germany (Deutschland DF95) site. Specific measurements for various conditions. The base setup worked well in our lighter and variable winds we have here.
http://df95.blogspot.de/p/rigg-setup.html?m=0
Jul 17, 2017, 02:27 PM
wolfgang
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We tried a starting point esp. for the smaller rigs.
But at the end of the day this hits the nail:

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Tug
I don't think anyone can give a rig guide set in stone as simply how high your jib boom is above deck will affect a host of other measurements,how much twist is relative to wind speed and chop.At the end of the day it's how the boat feels using different settings for different conditions,a rig guide is exactly what it is a guide to get you going.