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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Yachts and Sail R&D: => Topic started by: Cargo on April 13, 2006, 11:11:05 PM

Title: Barracuda
Post by: Cargo on April 13, 2006, 11:11:05 PM
I just want to show you my modified Kyosho Fortune. She has a new design and a tuned rig from www.stockmaritime.com. The sails are in shape of the 2005 Americas Cup Sails. I hope to get her on the water in May, it will be very funny...  ;) Size is 610 mm x 140 mm x 1100 mm, scale 1:40.

 
Title: Re: Barracuda
Post by: martin-R on April 14, 2006, 07:52:07 AM
That looks like it may make a fine sailing companion to the RG65 or even the Micro Magic. Is a standard servo enough for sail control or have you fitted something bigger?
Title: Re: Barracuda
Post by: Cargo on April 14, 2006, 11:12:31 AM
Hi Martin,

its a standart servo, i think it will be not strong enough. But first i want to give it a try. I can tell you more in May ;)

A Micro Magic sails for her small size very good and much better then a unmodified Fortune. Next thing to chance is the sail mast to cfk.
Title: Re: Barracuda
Post by: pompebled on April 19, 2006, 09:59:53 PM
That looks like it may make a fine sailing companion to the RG65 or even the Micro Magic. Is a standard servo enough for sail control or have you fitted something bigger?

Jan is right, the Fortune is an eye catcher, but a poor performer, the Micro Magic sails circles around it.

Regards, Jan.
Title: Re: Barracuda
Post by: Cargo on April 19, 2006, 10:17:48 PM


Jan is right, the Fortune is an eye catcher, but a poor performer, the Micro Magic sails circles around it.

Regards, Jan.

Hello Jan,

thats why i bought the Fortune, the MM is not my kind. I hope the new sails (lightwindsails this far, middlewindsails will follow) and the different tuning rig making her a better performer.

 ;)
Title: Re: Barracuda
Post by: pompebled on April 20, 2006, 09:34:51 AM
I agree with you on the 'looks'of the MM, I also am not fond of the nervous behaviour these small hulls have.
That's why I got myself an Thunder Tiger Voyager (1M) which sails more like the real thing.

Regards, Jan.

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