Turnigy 610mm Fiberglass Racing Yacht Sailboat ARTR
Turnigy 610mm Fiberglass Racing Yacht
A beautifully crafted R/C sailboat, highy pre-assembled and Almost Ready To Run. All required items are installed, including mainsail winch, steering servo, all rigging and hardware. All you need to do is spend a few minutes assembly time on the bench, add your own receiver/battery and your ready to go!
Boat hull is based on an ocean going racing yacht and moulded in fibreglass with a perfect gelcoat and enamel painted finish.
Dont be mistaken in thinking these boats are slow and boaring. In a stiff breeze they can be extremely quick and perform turns rapidly, proving to be very exciting.
Spec. Length : 610mm Beam: 175mm Mast Height: 860mm Overall Height : 1185mm ARTR Total Weight: 1590g Sail Area (Main): 10.8 dm² Sail Area (Jib): 6.4 dm² Sail Area (Overall): 17.2 dm² Hull Material: Hand Laid Fiberglass
It is a good little boat but the sail servo is only 4kg when a boat like this needs at least a 10kg servo!
Also mine came with a 4 AA batterie holder which isn't enough power so there is possibility of staling.
Neil and 10nemo, have you bought yours yet from AUS.? If so, have you found the rudder and keel are not at 90deg. to the hull?, as was mine. If not, i would like to buy another, to get a well made one.
My keel is off to port, a 3-5degs, and the keel 5-7deg. Also, the mast plug was not glued to the deck* both rudder pushrods were installed with flex, thus tension on the servo* the winch servo didn't work from new* the Main sheet soon frayed on its fairlead. I also fitted leach battens, but, have now cut new sails [same shape]from clear plastic film, and used fibreglass tape in the corners. Plus f/g tape over the jib leading edge, enclosing a length of high strength cord. Now sails in gusty 15-20kts. It sailed well, steered well, as new. It sails 'true', down-wind, and is very reluctant to bury the nose. This small boat has 'class' potential.
GRAHAM.. sorry, not intending to buy one, too dear for what you get and from what you report, bit risky. I'll stick to Legends or Monsoons and even the Phantom for simliar cost tbut much more of a model sailboat. For these boats get all the info at shipshaperc****. Don't know where you get info on the Turnigy other than here. But thanks for what you have done, and said.
Please advise me if I am correct in ordering the transmitter & receiver as the one I was told to purchase was a HKGT2 2.4g with Spectrum Steering right hand side, HKT4A 2 stick Transmitter lock must plug in pos & neg. order 2 extra receivers.
Can anyone advise correct parts number to order please.
Thanks Col58 What i should of explained was I have several Marblehead yachts which I control with the old two stick simple sanyo transmitter & receiver but the get interferance. I was advised by the person I met racing his speedboat at a pond that the new 2.4g Spectrum Transmitter cost approx US$20- & the Receivers US$6-00 & I understand dont suffer from radio interferance. The question I was looking for an answer to was the correct parts to order as I have difficulty in finding the correct parts numbers to order.
Thanks again percie
Ummm I'm a complete novice with boats.
I assume that you need a surface-type radio gear for a boat, is that right? The same sort that you use on cars? Would a car TX be suitable for this? Ie. big wheel for steering?
Would this be okay at the sea where there is salt, etc?
you can use just about any radio 29mg,36mg 75mg (depending where you live)or 2.4g but you will need a stick control (like a plane control)also you take the spring out of the radio for sail control so you can set the sails.so a wheel radio is no good,slat water is ok aslong as you wash it down asap
I have some experience with RC sailboats. I have a Kyosho Fairwind since the early nineties and I have also sailed scratch built sailboats from plans. They are fun! I do not suggest a pistol radio. I have always sailed my boats with a 72 Mghz 4 channel RC airplane set. I've always found the two stick control by far more confortable than a pistol grip. The rudder stick for rudder (!) and the throttle for sail control. You will need to set sails and leave them so for a while, so a pistol is not useful for you don't make constant changes as in a RC motorboat or car. Besides, making adjustments click by click on the thoroltle stick is practical. Concerning salt water, I should advise you to stay away from it. Servos are quite water tight, but receivers are not. If you have no other choice than sailing in salt water, try protecting your receivers inside a baloon or condom for safety. Anyway, for this size of boat a pond and light breezes are better.
Sergio, If you use 72 mHz or any other aircraft radio, you could be causing crashes by local flyers. A 2.4gHz radio will be safe for surface as each radio searches out an unused channel. I agree that a 2 stick radio is much better for sailboats
Hi Richard! What you said is right. But in my case I was using it at the pond in a local park in the middle of the city. No one was flying or had a chance to do it in several miles around. Even more that was long before park flyers came to existence. Anyway, what you point is right. Today, with much more RC activity everywhere and with park flyers the best choice is a surface or a 2.4Ghz radio. But again, the two stick radios are a better choice than a pistol grip one.