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Jun 04, 2007, 09:22 AM
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Thunder Tiger ETNZ Building Comments


Just completed building of kit. Will post photos on my blog Norman2 this
afternoon.
Did not use a winch but used
a swing arm the same as used in my Victoria. Did not think the winch would
have adjustability. I think that with the arm I will not have the mainsail and Jib
open to the right degrees when going downwind. Any suggestions for more
travel. Can't extend the length of the wing arm as beam is only 63/4 ".
Excellent kit and looks good. Probably if I were going to race I would change
all chain plates. Used Cap Maquette tensioners for the side stays and back
stay and used 90 lb spectra on rigging instead of what kit included. Now to
see how she handles in the water.
Last edited by Norman2; Jun 04, 2007 at 10:51 PM.
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Jun 04, 2007, 11:03 AM
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You could move the sheet attachment points to the spars closer to the swivel points. Keep the 2 distances equal, though.
Alternatively, you can increase the throw of the servo by soldering 2 k ohm resistors to the outer 2 wires of the potentiometer.
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Jun 04, 2007, 08:05 PM
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ETNZ Thunder Tiger Sailboat


Posting Photos on blog Norman2
Jun 05, 2007, 01:48 AM
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That's the first one seen in the flesh, here at least. Now to see if she performs as good as she looks. Good luck.
Looks like the real ETNZ will see off the Luna Rosa today.
Dec 30, 2007, 07:34 PM
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Norman2
Where I can find a 90 lb spectra because I need to change my rigging
Dec 30, 2007, 11:55 PM
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Try local Fishing Tackle shops .

James
Dec 31, 2007, 10:31 AM
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Or kite shops
Jan 06, 2008, 04:49 PM
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etnz parts


Hi all.
I can supply upgrade yacht fittings for these yachts from "Cap Maquettes range of model yacht parts, ie rigging screws etc.

Also I manufacture carbon yacht mast tubes for other r/c yachts ,so I can make to suit .
If any interest out there drop me a line.
thanks
happy sailing
Jul 09, 2008, 10:34 AM
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Here are pics of the boat. The kit goes together really well. I glued in the kieel with JD weld, and also glued with jd weld the keel tube and rudder tube. This way I am sure nothing will move. JD weld you can tap it, it is so hard when dried. I have used it on my Graupner Saphir and have had no problems.
Back to the New Zealand boat, one very weak spot is the chain plates. I had one that just gave way in a very light wind, when I was taking these pictures. I am going to replace them with metal ones when I can find them. Right now I did a jury rig on the main boom. I bought my boat at Ted's hobby shop in Pointe Claire. 270 plus taxes. Anyone know where I can get chain plates in metal.
http://picasaweb.google.com/ace1937/...ey=Wum730h6YQg
Last edited by 1937mga; Jul 09, 2008 at 10:48 AM.
Jul 09, 2008, 12:14 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 1937mga
Anyone know where I can get chain plates in metal.
Go to a craft shop (Michaels, Hobby Lobby) and get a piece of aluminum picture frame extrusion. You can cut this down to nice L and T sections for chain plates and mast cranes. (Another Jim Linville discovery, IIRC).

Cheers,

Earl
Jul 14, 2008, 04:54 PM
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Here are a few pics of sailing my New Zealand boat, with a friend and his North Wind. My boat made his look like standing still.
http://picasaweb.google.com/ace1937/...ey=Qyfun8nERzQ
Jul 14, 2008, 05:12 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 1937mga
My boat made his look like standing still.
Hmmmm -do ya think ????

Let's see .........
-----Northwind ------ vs. ------- ETNZ
Length --- 36 inches----- vs.------- 39 inches
Mast -----48 inches------vs.--------51 inches
Sail Area-- 547 sq. in.-----vs--------744 sq. in.

I would hope it's faster !
Jul 14, 2008, 08:04 PM
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i was looking at getting one of these.

I would definitely appreciate building photos, and a video of how fast she is.
Jul 15, 2008, 05:42 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 1937mga
Here are pics of the boat. The kit goes together really well. I glued in the kieel with JD weld, and also glued with jd weld the keel tube and rudder tube. This way I am sure nothing will move. JD weld you can tap it, it is so hard when dried. I have used it on my Graupner Saphir and have had no problems.
Back to the New Zealand boat, one very weak spot is the chain plates. I had one that just gave way in a very light wind, when I was taking these pictures. I am going to replace them with metal ones when I can find them. Right now I did a jury rig on the main boom. I bought my boat at Ted's hobby shop in Pointe Claire. 270 plus taxes. Anyone know where I can get chain plates in metal.
http://picasaweb.google.com/ace1937/...ey=Wum730h6YQg
Isobar Yachts. I've bought them. nice and works perfectly
ciao
Andrea


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