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Author Topic: HFM/Duplex/Lesro 575 yacht  (Read 12411 times)

Patrick Henry

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HFM/Duplex/Lesro 575 yacht
« on: December 25, 2009, 09:35:21 AM »

Does anybody still have or still sail one of these little yachts? I had one years ago, great fun it was too, much better IMHO than it's successor, the 590.

I wonder how it compares to the Graupner Micro Magic?


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Re: HFM/Duplex/Lesro 575 yacht
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2009, 10:22:01 AM »

I have one in my shed in a box...no idea how to put it together!!! It's mostly built but cannot figure the rc layout
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Re: HFM/Duplex/Lesro 575 yacht
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2009, 10:28:15 AM »

Sell it to me, I'm after one of them.

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Re: HFM/Duplex/Lesro 575 yacht
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2009, 01:18:00 PM »

have seen these goi on ebay for silly prices.....will get a picture for you so you can see it!!
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Re: HFM/Duplex/Lesro 575 yacht
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2009, 01:25:44 PM »

That'd be good, much appreciated.

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Re: HFM/Duplex/Lesro 575 yacht
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2009, 12:35:55 PM »

here's the pics!
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Re: HFM/Duplex/Lesro 575 yacht
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2009, 12:36:41 PM »

there are 2 sets of sails as in picture
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Re: HFM/Duplex/Lesro 575 yacht
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2009, 12:39:25 PM »

That's good of you to post them, many thanks indeed. They bring back memories....  ;)


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Re: HFM/Duplex/Lesro 575 yacht
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2009, 01:15:58 PM »

Sorry mate, hit my pm maximum level...grrr! Sent you an email...


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Re: HFM/Duplex/Lesro 575 yacht
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2009, 01:21:19 PM »

Sorry mate, hit my pm maximum level...grrr! Sent you an email...


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   whats a pm maximum level ??  can you only send so many pm's ?


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Re: HFM/Duplex/Lesro 575 yacht
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2009, 01:22:01 PM »

Sorry mate, hit my pm maximum level...grrr! Sent you an email...


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FLJ was on about your PM being full Rich, ever thought of deleting some ?
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Re: HFM/Duplex/Lesro 575 yacht
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2009, 01:25:15 PM »

Been there, done that, message box has seven messages in it. I was involved in a business deal ( %)) via pm with Klunk, and I got a message pop up telling me I'd sent ten pm's inside an hour, and that was my maximum.


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Re: HFM/Duplex/Lesro 575 yacht
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2009, 01:27:22 PM »

Been there, done that, message box has seven messages in it. I was involved in a business deal ( %)) via pm with Klunk, and I got a message pop up telling me I'd sent ten pm's inside an hour, and that was my maximum.


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   Ah it's an anti spam thing...

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Re: HFM/Duplex/Lesro 575 yacht
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2009, 01:28:29 PM »

That'd explain it then...ta guys.


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Re: HFM/Duplex/Lesro 575 yacht
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2009, 06:16:49 PM »

good deal hope you enjoy the boat. put a pic up of it when its on the water!!!
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Re: HFM/Duplex/Lesro 575 yacht
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2009, 06:24:49 PM »

Will do boss...and I in turn will be expecting some pics of the Schnellboot!!!


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Re: HFM/Duplex/Lesro 575 yacht
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2011, 10:27:45 AM »

Sorry to bother you gents but can anyone tell me how big these yachts are i.e. how tall they are there beam and what ballast they require :-))
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Re: HFM/Duplex/Lesro 575 yacht
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2011, 05:54:43 PM »

575mm  Less than 2 Ft
Sails quite well
One of our members sails one
It likes wind and sails well when
my Marblehead is on B rig

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Re: HFM/Duplex/Lesro 575 yacht
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2011, 09:42:28 PM »

  Just had a look at the instructions which quote 1-1/4 pounds of ballast as a starting point.
  This would vary depending on radio, batteries etc. Not sailed mine for years, but remember
  it went well even though it had, and still has, the original sail material.
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Re: HFM/Duplex/Lesro 575 yacht
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2011, 07:48:09 AM »

LESRO still sell the 575, is it the same boat or a copy?
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Re: HFM/Duplex/Lesro 575 yacht
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2011, 08:19:24 AM »

Identical Nige, same kit as the original...twice the price though!
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Re: HFM/Duplex/Lesro 575 yacht
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2011, 09:48:44 AM »

I've got an original up in the loft, I bought it from an aeromodelling fair and it was the only nautical thing there  {-) It is well used though and has a hole in the bottom of the hull which I never noticed when buying it  %) I'm getting into yotting in a big way and have quite an assortment of Footy's and Victorias etc. I want a Micro Magic, but in all honesty, I can't justify the price of one  {:-{
I might just buy a new 575 and change the wooden mast and boom for something a little more modern....I don't fancy trying to repair the one in the loft as it's been painted......a lot of work rejuvenating when I can have a brand new one....
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Re: HFM/Duplex/Lesro 575 yacht
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2011, 10:15:42 AM »

  Changed the wood mast / booms for alloy tube on mine.  Also used steel fishing trace for the
  standing rigging and beefed up the fixing points on the hull.  Much better. Never did get around
  to making better sails though.
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Re: HFM/Duplex/Lesro 575 yacht
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2011, 10:58:23 AM »

Alan,
In general, how does yours sail? Do Lesro supply the lead ballast? I like the shallow keel of boats like these so am in 2 minds whether to get one or not....depending on how well they sail really....
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Re: HFM/Duplex/Lesro 575 yacht
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2011, 12:00:03 PM »

   Nige.

   Last time I sailed mine was about 12 years ago.  Used to race, or should I say TRY, with others.
   From what I remember my 575 went well, but as I still had my L plates on I was never up near
   the front of the pack.

   The more experienced sailors used better sail material and spent a lot of time making various
   adjustments all to good effect.

   The ballast is NOT supplied with the kit. I think I used lead shot in mine, sealed in with resin if I
   remember correctly.  I will have to get it out of storage and check.  Maybe post a picture too.
   
   
   
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