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Re: Victoria...!!!
« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2013, 04:02:02 PM »

Looking good.
You have now entered the most relaxing aspect of the hobby (unless you
take up racing)

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I also do RC helicopter 3D flying
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Re: Victoria...!!!
« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2013, 06:27:17 PM »


I also do RC helicopter 3D flying

Now what could be more relaxing than trying
to control numerous pieces of machinery that
are hell bent on vibrating into their original components.
And doing it all in 3 dimensions :D
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Re: Victoria...!!!
« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2013, 01:38:52 AM »


I also do RC helicopter 3D flying


New 3D Helicopter flying thread started on Other Hobbies and Interests board.
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Re: Victoria...!!!
« Reply #28 on: August 21, 2013, 09:30:53 PM »

tourerjim.

i am building a victoria right now,it is going slow but steady.
also figuring out a different way to control the sheets.
like your setup.and she is sailing nice according to your pics.
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Re: Victoria...!!!
« Reply #29 on: August 21, 2013, 10:04:02 PM »

Since moding mine she sails really well, even the boat club members that sail on same lake had to swallow there pride after saying the Victoria was a poor sail boat.
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Re: Victoria...!!!
« Reply #30 on: August 22, 2013, 08:01:29 AM »

realy? what boats do they sail at the club?
i agree there are faster boats,but look at this.
cant imagine one  saying this is poor sailing.
maybe the older ones with stock sails,those were a little stiff.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZbKmcY0rcs
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Re: Victoria...!!!
« Reply #31 on: August 22, 2013, 08:48:28 AM »

The club sails Footy's, RG65's, & sometimes Wee Nips & some weekends of the year they have mixed fleet sails, i did read on some google site that the Victoria wasn't without its problems & that made me more determend to buy it as i wanted a yacht that had a bit of style to it  as well & when i mentioned it to the club boys it was na mate not a good boat the keels to light, sails dont open enough or if you set it so that does then you got problem of not closing & on & on as they do.! 
Well.!!! keels not to light , if yous sails open enough that will solve the keel problem then if you can devise a way that the servo sail arm can (not the plastic ine in the kit as it just bends) be made of alloy to max the string travel this will solve the sail travel then if you fit a rod that swivals on bottom of the boom as apposed the the string then that will solve the problem with the sails.
When i get 5 ill put a vid up showing the speed this boat can now do, this i mention in a previous post the boat barely sailed from the stock parts.
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Re: Victoria...!!!
« Reply #32 on: August 22, 2013, 11:46:25 PM »

o yes the rg65  is a nice boat to imo. but i dont like the dragon on the sails.
for the money the victoria i find her fine.there is a lot of info on the web.
and i agree with you pulleys make life much easier on the servo's.i dee you use hitec 475.
most of the sailors use 645 or futaba s3802.i went for a hk 1201mg cheap i take my change.
found a great video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wjok9-P_Pzg
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Re: Victoria...!!!
« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2013, 10:17:34 PM »

My servo was even cheaper I took it of a model plane i since sold, nice video but not sure im ready to make all them mods just yet.
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Re: Victoria...!!!
« Reply #34 on: August 23, 2013, 10:38:30 PM »

yes good one always handy  if you have a buch of spares.
for my rudder had mg90 servo left over from a 450 heli.
i have done the rig today lots of bowline knots fun.
as for the mods we have plenty of time.and later see if they make a difference.
yake a look at this combined 100plus years of experience.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roytVZ5GOO8
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Re: Victoria...!!!
« Reply #35 on: October 13, 2013, 07:16:33 PM »

I agree with most contributors to this problem regarding sail winches. I recently purchased a lovely old Metcalf Moonbeam yacht fitted with a drum winch. All sheets were in a mess and would never stay on the drum for long. I ripped it all out and replaced with an arm (cannibalsed from my wrecked Comtesse) on the HiTech servo, did a lot of headscratching over the lines to the 3 sheets but found it quite easy. I have tied all my sheets directly to the arm and have never had any problems. She sails beautifully and is a great stress antidote!  :-))
 
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Re: Victoria...!!!
« Reply #36 on: October 14, 2013, 03:06:58 AM »

 :-)) :-)) That is a great looking yacht.
 
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Re: Victoria...!!!
« Reply #37 on: October 14, 2013, 11:56:51 AM »

:-)) :-)) That is a great looking yacht.Terry

Thank you Terry. I bought it newly completed a few months ago from a guy who admitted he was new to modelling and admitted he was 'not very good at it'! This was an understatement as he had made a mess of the entire project (apart from sails which were professionaly made) from bad glueing, to using emulsion paint on most fittings amongst other disasters to what is a very attractive boat. I therefore had to begin a complete rebuild which included a new deck and stripping and repainting everything above the hull. As you say, she turned out well and sails like a dream, almost with hands off controls - in reasonable winds!
Bob.
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