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Oct 07, 2004, 02:46 PM
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RC Model Dinghy Sailing


If you fancy some real model dinghy sailing, go to www.aquataurmodels.com for info on the Performance Skiff and the A600
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Oct 10, 2004, 09:21 AM
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Movable Ballast Sailing


I've actually sailed the A600 and it is one of the most fun small rc sailbaots there is.I can only imagine the higher performance available with the Musto Skiff!
Movable ballast sailing puts the stability of the boat at your fingertips in addition to sail control and rudder. The added dimension is exciting in rc sailing and while it takes a little practice to master is loads of fun.
Oct 12, 2004, 12:37 AM
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Tell us more about these sailboats! I've been looking for a larger cat and can't find one, but these look like they may add a little action to sailing. When will the videos be up? The large one is about $550 ?


Thanks,

Tom
Last edited by new2heli; Oct 12, 2004 at 12:47 AM.
Oct 12, 2004, 12:48 PM
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How do these compare to the old Robbe Jollie?
Oct 12, 2004, 02:59 PM
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The videos should be up and running within the next few days.
These boats bear little resemblance to the Robbe Jollie.
They carry NO keel weight relying solely on the crew movement to provide balance etc.and have a more sophisticated mechanism.
They require a knowledge of real dinghy sailing and provide a virtually unlimited sailing challange as your expertise improves.
You might describe them in aircraft terms as the fully aerobatic equivalent in model sailing.
Last edited by AQUATAUR; Oct 12, 2004 at 03:03 PM.
Oct 15, 2004, 08:48 AM
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Aquataur,

Nice model! I just saw the first three videos and it looks fantastic. Are you planning on posting more videos? I think that that may be as exciting as flying a hull, something you have to be in control of. Are you going to package a complete kit with mast, fittings, and cord?

Tom
Last edited by new2heli; Oct 15, 2004 at 08:53 AM.
Oct 16, 2004, 04:52 AM
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Tom

More video footage is available and may be posted at a later date.
The website will shortly have some larger and more detailed still shots.
I have supplied the finishing parts with the kit to some customers.
In the UK this adds about 100.00 to the price.

Pat
Oct 26, 2004, 07:40 AM
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Aqataur A600 ,great Kit And Great Fun To Sail
First kit built by me in years,plans are very clear,parts well made,
and being an ex dinghy sailor this boat is as close as you can get to the real thing, without being on the water.
Last edited by Don Pateman; Oct 26, 2004 at 07:47 AM.
Oct 22, 2009, 07:12 PM
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Hi. ive just purchaser a rc A600 sailing dinghy,and being new to rc.dont know much on the subject, could anybody tell me what radio equipment, servos etc. I will need &
what make with product nos if possible.
Oct 23, 2009, 05:09 AM
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Welcome to RCGroups: It looks as though two "standard" rc servos and 2-channel radio, such as the Futaba Attack or Hitec Ranger might be all that's needed (bigger size boats generally need more poweful servos to control the sails) or one of those new-fangled 2.4gHz radios about which I know nothing.
In the UK, you'll need the Futaba or Hitec radio sets with 40 mHz, as thats the frequency for cars and boats and you won't have interference problems with model aircraft.
http://www.westbourne-model.co.uk/fu...os-1730-0.html or the http://www.westbourne-model.co.uk/hi...os-1732-0.html or even http://www.westbourne-model.co.uk/ac...io-2929-0.html
Normal rechargeable AA size NiMH cells of about 2,200-2,500 mAh capacity should last you for a days sailing.
P.S. I've just had a look at the FAQ for Aquatur boats, http://www.aquataurmodels.com/pages/faq.html and it says that 3 channel radio is needed, please disregard all of my bost, except the battery recommendations.
Last edited by martin richards; Oct 23, 2009 at 05:21 AM. Reason: Big whoopsie!!
Oct 23, 2009, 06:39 PM
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A four channel 2.4 radio will work just fine with these boats, or have your local hobby shop order you a four channel or more radio on a surface frequency. The only thin to remember with the 2.4 radio is to keep the receiver has high in the hull as possible, with the short antennas that the 2.4 have they don't like being below the water line.

Andre
Jan 09, 2011, 06:35 AM
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Aquataur skiff


just in case anyone still looking i have 1 of the kits for sale brandnew in box
and also have 1 a600 second hand and 1 new kit for sale aswell
Pics of the skiff are of my boat.
Jan 11, 2011, 05:44 PM
Foamy Season is here! MX2#1
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that is cool!, would be neat to do that with my laser
Jan 17, 2011, 08:30 PM
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Mate I have been looking for one what is it you have left.
Cheers Andrew
Jan 31, 2011, 06:54 AM
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skiffs sold now but still have a few A600 kits left


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