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Jan 29, 2008, 08:27 AM
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I've never run my batteries down to find out how long they last. They last longer than me!

The 6 volt battery pack appears to be sub C's not the required AA's that we have to use. I would also think that the battery pack would not fit without major surgery to the radio compartment.

Glad you like the boat...wait till ya get someone to race with, it is sooooo much fun !

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Jan 29, 2008, 10:01 AM
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These non-rechageable cells look interesting, but would they be legal?
Jan 29, 2008, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by martin richards
These non-rechageable cells look interesting, but would they be legal?
Those are nice...1/3 the weight, 1.5v and last longer than Alkalines.

Drawback has to be $3.00 ea price and that they are not rechargable.

As for legality in the Nirvana Class Rules:

D.4.2 Batteries - Batteries used must be AA cells, either alkaline, NiCad, or NiMH. Lithium batteries are not authorized.


But if you have the money and are not racing...go for it!

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Jan 30, 2008, 06:17 AM
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Went out yesterday and the winds were up. 7-18 mph.
I was a little disappointed at first. The boat would blow over and at times the front would plow under. It floundered around some.
After I thought about it I feel it was mostly my skill level.
I am use to the real sailing and I have a feel for this, but I found it is a lot different with the rc. You can't feel the wind the same way.It was gusting and at times I was trying to sail cross wind and not at the proper angle. I will have to pay more attention to the wind pointer on the mast.I am looking forward to my next sail and correct my sailing errors.
I was impressed that no water got into the boat. I had some on the spong but with all my layovers thats not bad.
Down wind was exciting.
I think overall it will be a fun thing, I will have to get use to being off the boat and sailing it. Later
Jan 30, 2008, 08:01 AM
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I went to the sailrc site and found that they wanted $25 to get to their tips section. Do you think it worth the money?
I use the spong trick and it works nice. Will I learn tip about rigging that will help? Don"t mind the money if I can get the most out of this boat.
Jan 30, 2008, 08:17 AM
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Your boat will tend to need diving planes in a high wind gust while running with the wind. I have had mine only showing the masts several times. will need to run with the sheets a little looser too when hit with those gusts. When you set her up, the sheets should not be so tight the booms won't move side to side. You should have the aft end of the jib boom pointing to the side stays and the main boom pointing to the aft corners of the boat, as a starting point. This allows to sails/booms to move side to side a little and will not stress your servos. You can also adjust the sail curvature by sliding the o-rings fore and aft on the booms. This will affect performance too. I'm still learning about this.

Like you have to get used to sailing it...I'm in the same boat with ya man...but that is part of the fun isn't it?

Capt. Crash

As for the $25 tips...don't do it...I have already included most of that here.
Jan 30, 2008, 06:11 PM
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I saw some information regarding Nirvana mast bend. See post 95 at
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Jan 30, 2008, 06:19 PM
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Nirvana II videos

There are several Nirvana videos on Search on Nirvana sailboat.
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Feb 04, 2008, 06:54 PM
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Can anyone help me in finding a good location to buy a sail boat, around the 36 inches in length and longer. up to 40 inches.
Feb 06, 2008, 03:32 PM
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Graupner makes and excellent 1 meter boat that comes in a very complete kit for $289.00 US dollars. You still have to buy a radio system, and two hi-torque full size servos to get it in the water. The boat comes pretty much ready to build so no painting or trimming. Expect to spend 12-14 hours assembling it. Instructions are adequate and come in French, German and English. Also comes with glue and small hardware items. You can buy this boat at or directly from Graupner in Germany.

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Feb 06, 2008, 03:52 PM
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what's the name of it?
Feb 06, 2008, 04:01 PM
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The one Meter boat by Graupner sold by Hobby Lobby is discontinued. just went to their web site.
Feb 06, 2008, 09:48 PM
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How about a Thunder Tiger Voyager or Victoria?
Feb 06, 2008, 11:52 PM
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i'll be getting a victoria in the spring.
Feb 25, 2008, 11:23 PM
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i have considered getting the nirvana2 for a while,, and trying to get some club memebrs into it aswell. i like the price. for getting carbon mast , it seems to be a good baot. would like one bigger tho.. but more time willl tell

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