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RantandRave

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Victoria Yacht OK?
« on: May 05, 2007, 06:26:11 PM »


Hi All,

 I quite like the Thunder Tiger Victoria yacht... Opinions please?

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Re: Victoria Yacht OK?
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2007, 07:03:52 PM »

My first yacht build, very nice boat to stsrt with. Sails well and easy to put togrther.

See this site for lots of tips tuning etc..

http://www.victoriarc.org/buildingrebuild02.htm

HTH

Richard
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Re: Victoria Yacht OK?
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2007, 02:13:03 AM »

My first boat as well.

I will echo what Tester has said.

Also virtually unsinkable. Mine was run over by a flat bottomed pleasure boat 1:1, she was under for about 5 seconds (seemed longer). She took on about a litre of water but I was still able to sail her back.

I have sailed her in very strong winds that knocked her flat, but she just pops right back up.

Have a look at the sites that show ideas for tuning. One of them has a different method/setup of fittting the radio gear, which I wish I had done. Retro fitting is much harder.

Also don't bother fitting the two wheels and the helm equipment. It just gets i the way.
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Re: Victoria Yacht OK?
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2007, 06:44:01 PM »


The instructions say use a normal servo, is a good standard Futaba 3001 OK or do I need something better?
I will only ever be doing fun sailing with the Victoria....
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Re: Victoria Yacht OK?
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2007, 11:41:41 PM »

I use one of them on my 1mtr and 10r with no probs stavros
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Re: Victoria Yacht OK?
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2007, 08:52:06 AM »


Sorry Stavros, Futaba 3001 OK for use as the sail servo?

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Re: Victoria Yacht OK?
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2007, 09:12:47 AM »


Sorry Stavros, Futaba 3001 OK for use as the sail servo?



I use a Futaba S9405 sail arm servo which does the job, but there are others you can choose.
I doubt s3001 will be beefy enough.

TT
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Re: Victoria Yacht OK?
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2007, 12:49:55 PM »

We have several Victoria's in my club and race them as a one model class. Experience shows that the plastic eyebolts that the shrouds fix to tend to pull out. I would recommend replacement with brass eyebolts. On the whole a good little yacht.
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Re: Victoria Yacht OK?
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2007, 02:15:29 PM »

We have several Victoria's in my club and race them as a one model class. Experience shows that the plastic eyebolts that the shrouds fix to tend to pull out. I would recommend replacement with brass eyebolts. On the whole a good little yacht.
Alan

Brass or stainless steel eyebolts would help but are not an absolute must.
Several of my plastic eyebolts have come off, once. But on re-glueing , with the adhesive provided, they take much better the second time.


I now expect every model I build to break somewhere. Knots fail, bits get knocked off, bits get glued back on if needed and knots get tied different.
But I have learned a lot about mechanical problems and how to fix them.


If you want to use eyebolts, then I can recomend www.sailsetc.com as a supplier.
I am not connected, just a happy customer.
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Re: Victoria Yacht OK?
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2007, 05:05:52 PM »



I'm building a victoria now too, for the MAYHEM WEEKEND....

Now don't no one be getting all high and mighty and all 'hoytty toytty' - but i would like a couple of figures / crew for he deck.
Tamiya don't don't make crew set #56203 any more, where can I get some others please?

Martin ( yes, I know nothing about yachts either!  :-\  )

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Re: Victoria Yacht OK?
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2007, 05:18:51 PM »

Martin

That set is 1/20 scale for the Tamiya RTW yacht, this is a lot bigger than the Victoria.

The set was based on the F1 pit crew set which can be easily converted.

HTH

Richard
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Re: Victoria Yacht OK?
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2007, 10:18:13 PM »

Graupner Micro magic very good also

www.sailuk.org/news.php?extend.2

Regards Andy
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