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Re: Advice on RTR Boats
« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2013, 03:40:35 am »

My preference would be something smaller than a 1m as they are much more of a handful on dry land.
This was an issue for me, with my 1m.
But less than 600mm IMHO tend not to sail to well. There are a few exceptions, but they are few.
Generally speaking, bigger sails better, but this must be balanced with practicalities. You daughter needs to be able to handle it easily, and you need to be about to transport it easily.


Also think of storage at home. If you want to display in room, the Vic is manageable (see Boomer's pic).  A 1m will sit on a coffee table and almost touch the ceiling. Or you need to keep it on the floor.


When thinking of size of a model, think of volume/cube/cube root for a moment. A 500mm boat may be half the length, but it is only a quarter of the size of a 1m boat.


The TT Odyssey (610mm) looks very small next to the TT Victoria (780mm).
The TT Victoria looks small next to a 1m.


TT Vic (Boomers pic will give an idea of size)
Length:       30.7"  (779mm)   Mast height:  42.8" (1086mm)   Width: 7.7"  (197mm)    Weight: 4.6lbs (2100g)


TT Odyseey
Length: 24.01" (610mm)    Beam: 7.87" (200mm)      Mast Height: 31.10" (790mm)     Sail Area: 268.2 sq in (17.3 sq dm)

Overall Height: 41.34" (1050mm)     Overall Weight: 3.5lb (1.6kg)

Typical 1m
Length: 39" (991mm)     Beam: 6.75" (172mm)     Sail Area: 744 sq in (48 sq dm)    Mast Height: 51.4" (1306mm)    Overall Height: 67" (1580mm)    Overall Weight: 7.7lbs (3.5kg)
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Re: Advice on RTR Boats
« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2013, 05:45:18 am »

Mark
 as already said the Victoria is pretty hardy there is a step by step build guide on this forum amd a website in canada devoted to her with all the info a materials  regarding improving
http://www.okanaganmodelsailboat.org/Step-by-Step.html
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Re: Advice on RTR Boats
« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2013, 03:12:40 pm »

Just a thought.
If she is sailing a footie with others is there another
tier of sailing above this and if so what are they sailing.
Better to get the same if there is competition.

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Re: Advice on RTR Boats
« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2013, 07:30:54 pm »

Just a thought.
If she is sailing a footie with others is there another
tier of sailing above this and if so what are they sailing.
Better to get the same if there is competition.

Ned


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If by "another tier of sailing above this" you mean in size, sure. Next in my mind would be the Micro Magic at 21.7" "the next tier." It is hard to explain what exactly makes this little boat such an amazing sailor. These little buggers sail as well as most 1 Meter boats I have sailed. The kits themselves are a little challenging to put together compared to others I've built. The effort is more than worth it.   

As I have said before, it is really sad when a good thing come to an end. The manufacturer of this and many other RC boats and related products went out of business late last year. Another company purchased their tooling and the rights to build their products and it is hoped they will bring back these truly amazing little warriors!   Their popularity is world wide even sporting a world wide association. If you could find a kit or completed boat on E-bay that would be a great catch and an ideal boat. I have had two V - 12 Footys - fun kits to build, but these boats are strictly for light winds - contrasted to a Micro Magic which can be sailed in 20mph + conditions. Really there is no comparison in performance between these two.
   
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Re: Advice on RTR Boats
« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2013, 07:46:31 pm »

Hi Boomer,
I was asking if there was another bigger yacht being raced where she sails.
 No good having a one of a kind if the others a racing something else.

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Re: Advice on RTR Boats
« Reply #30 on: August 25, 2013, 10:28:00 pm »

Hi Boomer,
I was asking if there was another bigger yacht being raced where she sails.
 No good having a one of a kind if the others a racing something else.

Ned

Ah I got it. Sorry about that. Can't help you on that one. The MM would still be a great choice.
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