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Offline MacGyver

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RC Sailboat plans/builds
« on: September 19, 2014, 09:45:47 AM »
Hey everyone,

I have been toying with a idea lately to possibly build a RC sailboat over the winter and have been looking at some different kits along with plans.
I was wondering if anyone has made one themselves or runs RC sailboats that might be familiar with how they work and also parts, etc.
I am also looking for a good set of plans to maybe build one for myself.

I've done Google searches several times and have found some good links but nothing as far as plans to print and build, etc. I am a bigtime RC guy having dealt and owning 1/4 scale cars to 1/18 scale. My favorite is obviously the 1/4 scale...... lol.....so I am thinking a 4 foot long hull down to 2 foot maybe? I want it to handle well, and it seems below 2 feet is a rough boat.

Thanks
Please post here too if RC sailboats interest you at all as well! It is not often talked about and I'd really like to also see what the interest is in them if any!

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Re: RC Sailboat plans/builds
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2014, 01:20:03 PM »
Mac, I built a Tippecanoe T37 last winter.  It's a wood kit with all needed items. Of course I modified the rigging with a moveable mast and rigging as well as a stronger keel. I can't leave anything stock it seems! 

I'm actually still building it. Just need to paint and attach the standing and running rigging. They are very high quality kits. Between work and family, I've been severely sidetracked on it. I'm planning on painting it this fall then take care of the rigging over winter so it will be ready to go come spring.

There are several kits out there, I chose this due to excellent review, factory support, strong design and good looks.

Check them out!

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Re: RC Sailboat plans/builds
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2014, 05:04:59 PM »
mac,

check this site.  the boat is 45" long and the plans are on the site...


http://woodstar45.blogspot.com/
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Re: RC Sailboat plans/builds
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2014, 10:08:25 PM »
Somewhere way back in my posts are three views of a CP-19 to scale.

I took these to a good [no distorting] copy machine for draftsmen and blew up the drawing to a 20 length on the plans.

So make cardboard cut-outs and cut and sand glued together Styrofoam boards to shape of the hull.

Calculate the 25 foot from the waterline to top-O-mast.

That would make a nice model for the mantel. Or fiberglass the outside of the model and then dissolve the foam away with acetone.

Laughing Whale makes some nice sailboat kits.

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Re: RC Sailboat plans/builds
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2014, 01:22:44 PM »
Thanks everyone!

I will look into these options and see. Carl, I had been on that site, but I think I overwhelmed myself with what I saw because the layout was a little beyond my comprehension......

Salty, does this mean maybe a CLR race in 2015 if we get participants???? LOL

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Re: RC Sailboat plans/builds
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2016, 11:30:07 AM »










It's model building winter time. The CP-16 foto is for the Com Pac circle design art work.
Remember twenty five foot from waterline to top of mast.
You'll have to sand smooth the 'fair' line. You'll know it when you see it. Use a long batten stem to stern to gauge this line.
Who's going to build the first model?

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Re: RC Sailboat plans/builds
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2016, 12:56:02 AM »
Hi,

My apologies, it's not RC, but couldn't resist posting some photo's of the plank-on-bulkhead model I built last year.  Models are lots of fun, good luck with your project.

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Re: RC Sailboat plans/builds
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2016, 09:55:42 AM »
I's Luv's to build models. I really really like Jason's model, good job !
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Re: RC Sailboat plans/builds
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2016, 09:58:54 AM »
Hey Mac:
I built the Star a couple of years back from a kit, just like the one in the url that Crazy posted.  It was an enjoyable build.  I only tried to sail it one time in a stock tank.  The algae made sailing impossible.  Have not got around to trying it again, feel bad about not using the RC stuff.





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Re: RC Sailboat plans/builds
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2016, 09:55:23 AM »
I am building one right now. I found these plans online: https://www.theamya.org/boats/us1m/pdf/Advance_MK_III.pdf

My brother has a laser cutter and he sucked the plans into his software and sent me the forms. I am currently planking the boat.

Here are pics of it right now:

PHOTO_20160121_211519
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