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RG65 Dragon Force
« on: December 22, 2012, 02:28:26 PM »

Hi,
I thought I would tell you about a new RTR sailing yacht shortly to hit the waters its an RG65 Class it's been developed by a couple of friends of mine and will be produced by Joysway and sold in the UK by Ripmax it's called a Dragon Force. Mike Weston (http://www.rcyachts.org.uk/) developed the boat with some big names in the yacht racing scene like Mark Dicks and John Tushingam (Graphite sails). They are in the process of drawing up a set of rules for the Dragon Force so it can be used as a one design within the RG65 parameters.  :-))
http://youtu.be/_gDSlrm3vJA
 
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Re: RG65 Dragon Force
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2012, 04:36:34 PM »

Got a couple forward ordered for late Feb/March when they SHOULD hit our shores. Check out the vid on the Ripmax site.
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Re: RG65 Dragon Force
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2012, 05:12:47 PM »

Why cant they do a version with no radio and plain sails
so we are not seen to be sailing chinese toys.
Imptessive vid  sailing.
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Re: RG65 Dragon Force
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2012, 05:22:10 PM »

Why cant they do a version with no radio and plain sails
so we are not seen to be sailing chinese toys.

Ned
Ned, when this boat arrives it will be cheaper than a Micro Magic if you want plain sails John Tushingham can supply them the idea of the boat is to get people saing RG65's cheaply, no doubt people will want to ungrade there boats that's up to them!  ok2
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Re: RG65 Dragon Force
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2012, 05:58:54 PM »

If the rules are one design then there will be next to no mods allowed.
Aracing sparrow rg65 can be built for less

I appreciate some will not want to build,but sail
straight out of the box and it will get more into
Rc sailing,but I would thought that a yacht that looked like a
serious sailer than a garish toy would have impressed
would be sailors.

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Re: RG65 Dragon Force
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2012, 08:22:47 PM »

looks an interesting boat , my only concern is the length of the keel !  just dont know if id be allowed another boat , im upto 12 models and fast running out of wall space to store them in our bedroom ! !  jon
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Re: RG65 Dragon Force
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2012, 08:25:18 PM »

looks an interesting boat , my only concern is the length of the keel !  just don't know if id be allowed another boat , I'm up to 12 models and fast running out of wall space to store them in our bedroom ! !  jon
keel is removable Jon  O0
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Re: RG65 Dragon Force
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2012, 08:32:18 PM »

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Re: RG65 Dragon Force
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2012, 11:11:12 PM »

its not the transport to/ from the lake that concerns me , its the draught that the model will need when sailing  . the photo shows a very deep keel . jon
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Re: RG65 Dragon Force
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2012, 11:19:36 PM »

fin length is 320mm
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Re: RG65 Dragon Force
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2012, 05:46:44 AM »

I would be tempted but the sails do look tacky  which is a shame nice boat though

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Re: RG65 Dragon Force
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2012, 07:28:55 AM »

the press release photos make the keel look much longer than just over a foot , our local lake can get very shallow, sometimes even the micro magics hit the bottom  ! jon
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Re: RG65 Dragon Force
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2012, 08:21:29 AM »

i like it..good price...sails well..would like plain sails    slug
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Re: RG65 Dragon Force
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2012, 01:33:09 PM »

Nice concept, I wouldn't mind one as a change from the Vic.  The sails do look tacky and I'm not a lover of "invisible" black hulls. Oh, and if that keel is half the length of the boat http://www2.ripmax.net/Item.aspx?ItemID=B-JS-8803&Category=050-010-020#, they have some very funny cameras in China!!
Cheers

Edit - just measured it on screen - hmmm, not far off!  Looks CAN be deceptive!!

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Re: RG65 Dragon Force
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2012, 02:46:54 PM »

It certainly is impressive on the water.
If I can stick an orange rx in it as a straight swop if the
TxRx setup is not too hot.
If I have to buy plain sails will it still be a bargain.
Will wait and see but I am very tempted.
So easy to stick in the car not like my Marblehead.
Lets have a fullreport on here from the first buyer.
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Re: RG65 Dragon Force
« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2012, 04:45:19 PM »

that sounds like a good idea ned  . jon
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Re: RG65 Dragon Force
« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2012, 08:39:16 AM »

spoke to some younger members of the family and the verdict about the sails that they are cool,so maybe josway is doing the right thing to drag the youngsters in,this was i believe was the original idea..tony
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Re: RG65 Dragon Force
« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2012, 09:20:04 AM »

drag the youngsters in,this was i believe was the original idea..tony
165 isn't exactly pocket money around here though... :o

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Re: RG65 Dragon Force
« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2012, 10:05:10 AM »

165 isn't exactly pocket money around here though... :o
well that's not even 2 full tanks of diesel in my van (Renault Traffic) so I think it's a bargain!  O0 :-))
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Re: RG65 Dragon Force
« Reply #19 on: December 24, 2012, 10:20:36 AM »

yuongsters  dont seem to mind 40 plus on playstation games so at least tis might get them to try something in the fresh air...tony
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Re: RG65 Dragon Force
« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2012, 10:55:31 AM »

yuongsters  dont seem to mind 40 plus on playstation games so at least tis might get them to try something in the fresh air...tony


You mean youngsters don't mind their parents spending 40+ on games  >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(


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Re: RG65 Dragon Force
« Reply #21 on: December 24, 2012, 11:02:22 AM »

When I spoke to the Ripmax rep there was some talk of bringing in a version with no radio fitted, to suit those who would want to fit their own gear. It wouldn't shave much off of the retail price though.
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Re: RG65 Dragon Force
« Reply #22 on: December 24, 2012, 11:40:54 AM »

just shows how cheap electronics are...till they go wrong in my car   tony
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Re: RG65 Dragon Force
« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2013, 09:01:44 PM »

with regards to the DRAGON FORCE the boat is aimed at the son/father who go to their local model shop, the sail graphics will attract youngsters and plain white sails will be available.
from what i hear it is getting a lot of GOOD PRESS around the world
the radio is easily swappable with your FAVOURED set (which probably cost more than the complete DRAGON FORCE)
i have had two RG65's in my car rigged and ready to go
hope this is of help


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Mark


(designer of the DRAGON FORCE)  ok2
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Re: RG65 Dragon Force
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2013, 03:38:54 PM »

I'm quite excited by what I've read about this model.  I would definately replace the receiver with one compatible with the rest of my gear, saving on carrying another transmitter and batteries around, so a SKU without TX/RX would be good for some of us even if it only saves a few off the final price.

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