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Nige52

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New Joysway Caribbean Mini Footy
« on: July 30, 2011, 07:17:43 AM »

Has anyone else bought one of these new mini Footy's from Joysway?

http://www.joysway-hobby.com/Product_show.asp?proid=490

I bought one last week and I have to be honest, I was most impressed with the build quality (For the price) and the fact that it sailed superbly. I was expecting it to pancake with every breath of wind, but it didn't, it sailed exceptionally well for such a tiny boat. I'm well chuffed with it, I don't know how it would compare with a full sized Footy in racing terms, but it WILL fit into the Footy 'Size' box as it's only just over 10" long.
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Re: New Joysway Caribbean Mini Footy
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2011, 08:44:47 AM »


Nice!  How much?
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Re: New Joysway Caribbean Mini Footy
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2011, 08:48:34 AM »

You kept THAT quiet, Nige... %)
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Nige52

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Re: New Joysway Caribbean Mini Footy
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2011, 09:05:45 AM »

They are cheaper from Sussex Model Centre

But I bought mine direct from Mick at Williamsons Model Land in Doncaster, as he has supplied most of our clubs new MFA Piranhas, I got it even cheaper  :-))

The sheets are actually stainless steel, not thread and the yacht is so small, you can sail it in a puddle almost  {-)
It responds to the controls very well and is quick and agile, I'm most impressed with it.

Nige
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Re: New Joysway Caribbean Mini Footy
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2011, 09:08:53 AM »

You kept THAT quiet, Nige... %)

Sorry Rich, did I forget to tell you?  {-) {-)
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Re: New Joysway Caribbean Mini Footy
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2011, 09:25:15 AM »

Hi

   A good update on the old LIDL " 8 square Yacht " , of  about 2 years a go

   was a good to sail in light winds

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Nige52

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Re: New Joysway Caribbean Mini Footy
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2011, 09:30:43 AM »

Hi

   A good update on the old LIDL " 8 square Yacht " , of  about 2 years a go

   was a good to sail in light winds

  Timo2

Totally wrong there Timo2  ok2
I have owned a B squared yacht which was MUCH bigger, far inferior quality and sailed like a wet paper bag, it was total rubbish.
This little yacht is at the other end of the spectrum to that B squared thing which pancaked if a duck let off anywhere near it.... {-) {-) {-)

Hope this helps,
Nige  :-)

Edit: Perhaps I'm being a little unfair calling the B squared rubbish, in my eyes it was, but I suppose for the price it sold for, it was at the low end of adequate for a learner..... :-)
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Re: New Joysway Caribbean Mini Footy
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2011, 11:10:19 AM »

Hi


  AH  Sorry  did not check size out    %)        The smallness ( and sounds  look like a good sailing model ) 1 of the 5 units  build in the Chinese Boat Yard  ( B square was No2 )


  Timo2

  P.S.  Have lost link to Chinese web site  {:-{
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Nige52

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Re: New Joysway Caribbean Mini Footy
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2011, 11:20:24 AM »

A few pics
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Nige52

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Re: New Joysway Caribbean Mini Footy
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2011, 11:24:11 AM »

Rich asked me what the inside was like  :-)

The 2 servos are real ones!
They connect to the 27mhz receiver, which is then all silicone'd up to stop water ingress, and the Lipo battery sits on the top. A very easy conversion to 2.4ghz if required....hmmm I have several spare Planet receivers...... ok2
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Re: New Joysway Caribbean Mini Footy
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2011, 12:45:36 PM »

Video please  :-)

I'd love to see a race series start for these little wonders!  O0
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Nige52

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Re: New Joysway Caribbean Mini Footy
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2011, 01:22:35 PM »

Martin,
I took 2 videos last week at the pool, but on playing them back, one had an incessantly barking dog on (One of our members brings it every week  >>:-( <*<) And the second one took by a friend was mainly of the water, the wildfowl, the trees, a plane flying overhead...etc.
So I deleted them both..... :((
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Re: New Joysway Caribbean Mini Footy
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2011, 01:30:56 PM »

You can 'blank' the sound track on YouTube or even replace it with a huge selection of music!  >>:-(
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Nige52

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Re: New Joysway Caribbean Mini Footy
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2011, 02:08:48 PM »

Not mine, but it shows the other 2 different colour ones having a play  :-))

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idAdp7KKt6M
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Re: New Joysway Caribbean Mini Footy
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2011, 07:59:11 PM »

The video doesn't really tell you much...

Well Nige was the Joysway mini yacht any good?
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offshore1987

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Re: New Joysway Caribbean Mini Footy
« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2012, 12:45:18 PM »

Hello, any updates on this model? Is it still working fine, still happy with it?

Am thinkin of gettin one down the line

All the best
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