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Patrick Henry

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Up for out/down for in?
« on: April 20, 2011, 03:34:55 PM »

Have I got this right?

On the tx(left stick)which is on a ratchet...stick up lets the sails out, stick down pulls the sails in?

Thanks,

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Re: Up for out/down for in?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2011, 03:49:48 PM »

My sailing muscles say "pull towards you to tighten sheets".

However, it doesn't seem totally (muscle-memory) natural to me...

Focus controllers on the sides of studio TV cameras are a three-pronged wheel, sticking out sideways. Day #1 of training was "think of the controller as a ball of string. Rotating the controller anticlockwise (i.e. top towards you) lets the string out = focus further away. Clockwise (top away from you) winds the string up = focus nearer."

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Patrick Henry

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Re: Up for out/down for in?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2011, 04:04:47 PM »

Oh blimey, I feel a sense of confusion coming on...

On all my subs, pushing the stick forward increases speed, likewise pulling the stick back slows the boat down, and once past the halfway point, puts the boat into astern mode.


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Re: Up for out/down for in?
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2011, 04:20:25 PM »

My sailing muscles say "pull towards you to tighten sheets".

However, it doesn't seem totally (muscle-memory) natural to me...

Focus controllers on the sides of studio TV cameras are a three-pronged wheel, sticking out sideways. Day #1 of training was "think of the controller as a ball of string. Rotating the controller anticlockwise (i.e. top towards you) lets the string out = focus further away. Clockwise (top away from you) winds the string up = focus nearer."

Racundra will be all over the place, at this rate!  %%

Andy

I agree about sheeting in or out.    I have my TX set up to sheet in with stick movement down (towards me if the TX is held horizontal.   As andy says, it makes sense to haul in the sheet by pulling it (and the stick) towards you.


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I'm old enough to remember using Marconi MK3 black and white cameras.   They were easy with a "pump handle" on the side.   Push it away from you focus further away and vice versa.   At least I think it was that way round!!  Now what about the thumb rocker for the zoom.   OK when it's on the lens of a l/w camera and works on the axis of the camera but what about the left/right movement on the panning handle mounted big camera type   :-)

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Re: Up for out/down for in?
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2011, 04:32:15 PM »

Right, that'll do for me then...stick down pulls the sails in.

Thank you gentlemen...I'll leave you to your cameras.


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Re: Up for out/down for in?
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2011, 04:36:20 PM »

My Victoria and Marblehead both work LH stick ratchet down for in up for out
If you stand at the side of your yacht pulling the stick towards you pulls the sheets in
this to me is natural
Actually with the stick half forward the sails about 3/4 out you should be on a broad reach - the
fastest point of sailing. With the stick back and sheets on beating to windward you will be going slower
Not a lot of difference really

As the great man says  'suit yourself'

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Re: Up for out/down for in?
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2011, 04:41:55 PM »

Thanks Ned...I go with what I'm used to. Suits me, sir...


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Re: Up for out/down for in?
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2011, 04:54:32 PM »

I'm old enough to remember using Marconi MK3 black and white cameras.

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Zoom's easy - right for in, left for out. Mind you, it has to be in the left hand.  O0

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Re: Up for out/down for in?
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2011, 04:38:28 AM »

What I do.
Stick back for in, but be careful of the trim tab. If stick back is too far in and you hit the trim tab/switch on the TX you can over tighten.

I set the sheets so that the stuck full back and the trim tab full back is setting the sail in the close hauled position (a bout 5-10* off centre). I can then use the trim tab full out with stick full out to let the sails that bit further out when running with the wind.
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Re: Up for out/down for in?
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2011, 09:01:35 AM »

ive not found the trim to make much difference to the amount my sails are let in/out . ive set both yachts to use the same memory on the tx . the only difference to some others set up is mine is totally on one stick , the right one ( rudder & sail control ) as the tx is also used for scale models !
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Re: Up for out/down for in?
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2011, 09:58:50 AM »

If you have a computer radio and set up sail servo/winch throw end points, trim controls are not needed
On a basic radio as TT says trim can give you that extra travel on the sheets when running free

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