RC Sailboat-Monsoon A beautifully crafted R/C sailboat, fully built and ready to run. All required items are installed, including mainsail winch, steering servo and all rigging, sail and hardware. All you need to do is add your own receiver and battery! Boat hull is based entirely 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.
This kit comes pre-fabricated and all you need to do is connect the sail and include your own receiver!
The large servo winch and steering are already set up and ready to go!
Length : 900mm
Height : 1800mm
Weight : 2.5kg
Area of Sails : 0.38m2
Ballast weight: 1.3kg
Required. Radio System (2ch) Receiver battery.
Note: Please ensure you fill the keel ballast to 1.2kg or heavier. Lead shot, bearings or bolts/nuts will be sufficient. Keeping them in place with epoxy.
To be totaly sure, you can check your RX consumption by Ampermeter, then 4.8V x 2.3Ah = 11.04W and 4.8V multiply by your RX amper consumption = X1, then 11.04W / X1 and you will get a hour which you will be able to sail till your battery dies, if you do not want to kill your battery then sail twice less that you will get from mathematical equations... hope you understood =)
to chops3, To be totaly sure, you can check your RX consumption by Ampermeter, then 4.8V x 2.3Ah = 11.04W and 4.8V multiply by your RX amper consumption = X1, then 11.04W / X1 and you will get a hour which you will be able to sail till your battery dies, if you do not want to kill your battery then sail twice less that you will get from mathematical equations... hope you understood =)
I already have this sailboat, (Monsoon Sailboat)but am new and do not know what else I need. A 2ch remote is what it says all I need. If so, can you please let me know which one I should buy?
hi here is my set up Turnigy LSD 4.8V 2300mAh or Ni-MH Receiver Pack. get 2
Hobby King 2.4Ghz 4Ch Tx & Rx V2 (Mode 2)(THROTTLE ON THE LEFT) just make sue you have the right one IE (Mode 2)(THROTTLE ON THE LEFT)or (Mode 1)(THROTTLE ON THE right) price $23.02 you might need some of these for the transmitter. Turnigy AA LSD 2200mah Low Self Discharge (ready to use)note. It is a rechargeable battery. capacity is 2200mAh.get8 .hope this helps.PS some one may wont to jump in here.chops.
Hey, since you have to put weights in this daggerboard of the boat, it does not fall over. I had it in strong and weak winds, and nothing happened. But you do have to watch out with the water. It is very helpful, if u cut a piece of plastic foil, and tape it all around the open part where the servo comes in. Then you are good to sail..
I have a Ocean racer and it also says 1,300 gr weight with nuts/bolts. You need minimum 1,500 gr, and you can achieve this with smallest size of lead shots that you can get from an ammunition shop. This way I managed to get 1,700 gr in my Ocean Racer.
Just got my monsoon and it has a cracked plastic fitting where the brass ball is mounted on boom. also has a broken plastic at the base of the boom where the boom vang ball is mounted.
Where can I get the replacement parts?
I think its will be burn the receiver because the highest voltage for receiver is 6v. if you want use lipo battery you just need a UBEC for turn down the voltage. i use a 3s lipo battery untill now its fine and its just add UBEC and i use this PRODUCT ID: 9171000012 for my sailboat and i sail for the long time in hours.
I use this radio PRODUCT ID: HK-T6A-M2 and you need a usb programming cable PRODUCT ID: FS-L001 and its cheaps but i am satisfy to use it. there is no problem till now. and i use UBEC PRODUCT ID: 9171000012 because i use the lipo battery so i did not need to buy a new battery or you can use the Nimh batt receiver pack PRODUCT ID: 9169000007 . i hope its can help you.
You are correct.Most racing sailboats are catergorised by length of hull. Sailing tip :- After putting boat in water sail down wind( sails out) and adjust rudder trim so that the boat sails a straight course.Otherwise you will be constantly corrercting with the rudder and this will slow the speed of the boat
You will need a 2 ch radio, in the USA, it has to be a land frequency on FM like 75mhz, or 2.4gig system. The boat also requires lead for the keel, purchase shotgun pellets or small fishing slip shot, near 2.7lb of it or 1.2kg, don't forget the neck strap for the radio, it's really handy launching the boat. Extra receiver battery and transmitter battery are nice too.
Fü*r den schnellen einfach Bau benö*tigst Du Expoxidharz, Bleikugel (1,7kg) 0.5 bis 1.0 mm. Fü*r den Betrieb Du folgendes: Empfä*nger, Empfä*ngerakku, Sender mit mindestens zwei Kanä*len. Ein Teich mit mindestens 30cm Tiefe wä*re hilfreich.
For quick easy construction you need epoxy resin, lead ball (1.7 kg) 0.5 to 1.0 mm. To operate you the following: receiver, receiver battery, transmitter with at least two channels. A pond with at least 30cm depth would be helpful.
Follow the assembly instructions, then adjust the rudder to be straight when the controller is centered, do this by removing the screw and lifting the arm off the servo, or twisting the connector on the rod for length, adjust the front sail (jib) to be even with the rear sail, (main sheet) If the boat won't turn into the wind with the rudder the jib is too tight
A cheap aircraft remote from here would be your best bet. Eather the Hk 2.4ghz 4ch tx&rx code - HK-T4A-M2 Or if you want somthing that will do this and then many of your models in the feuture i recomend the OrangeRx T-SIX code - 9403000002
Forgot to mention why air remotes are the better choice for sailboats. Its beacuse of the sail winch servo with a car tx you have to hold the trigger where you want it were with an air tx you can use the throttle channel and stick the sail where you want it and just leave it there and ujust it as needed.
Also if you have a transmitter that isn't for air you can open the transmitter up, remove the spring from the channel you wish to use and you can even get a ratchet for that channel, a quick google search will provide a part for your TX.
The sail servo is an EXI B1226 Servo. You can get an identical one from ********** it has 11kg-cm (153 oz-in) of torque. PRODUCT ID: SW5513-6MA has a suitable torque spec as a replacement but seems to have a much smaller case. The VSD-22YMB has similar specs, a larger case, so may be an easier fit, but can also run on 7.2V.
Hope this helps.
Received in very good condition as package is well secured. Quite impressed with the hull quality. Fittings ( screws, fasteners..etc) and boat stand (stand leg-end plastic part cannot be inserted but not big issue) could be improved. All the fitted servos are working good. The instruction manual would be ideal with more details/pics. The boat looks great when setup. Overall I think it is a good buy.
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18 thumbs up!
Very well packaged though mine still suffered damage en route. Radio/servo tray detached from hull, so some glassing needed. A few minor fittings dislodged from deck. This could all be to do with shipping and no reflection on Hobby City. The hull is nicely molded, and the paintwork is nicely applied and lacquered to avoid any peeling. The sails look as though they will hold shape well, rigging may need upgrading. Great value for money :)
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18 thumbs up!
All in all The boat here is about as good as it gets for this price. My gripe is that it took a 4'x1'x1' box 10 days to be sent to the post from HC. It also cost $79.99 to be sent EMS. As a couple of people said before, The instructions are gibberish. Luckily I am good with pictures:) Happy sailing, and I am glad It finally came!
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10 thumbs up!
very good boat brought a phantom as well i think the phantom is a bit better built, instructions for it are a lot easier to understand the instructions for this one are a bit hard to make sence of if youre not into boats but it has pics. very solid and competes with the phantom in a race worth the money for sure
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7 thumbs up!
All in all The boat here is about as good as it gets for this price. some slight damage from transport, but easily rectified.Very well pre-install and it help you safe alot of time setting up.Overall I think it is a good buy.