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Re: Dragon Force 65 newbuild completed
« Reply #75 on: May 30, 2014, 05:52:27 PM »

I see that rcyachts are going to do a 2014 hull for sale later to take the new plastic servo tray.....tony
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Re: Dragon Force 65 newbuild completed
« Reply #76 on: May 30, 2014, 06:01:33 PM »

In a years time you will get a carbon fibre hull  >>:-(
The modifications keep coming with every release.
Thought it was supposed to be a leveller so everyone
raced equally ??

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Re: Dragon Force 65 newbuild completed
« Reply #77 on: May 30, 2014, 06:10:22 PM »

I am just going to keep to my mk1  - I will eventually get a Goth RG65 once I have got a bit if experiance eg when I can sneak it past SWMBO. Not sure I like the idea of a improved model coming out every couple of years. Like has been said, the DF65 is supposed to be a entry to the sport with a level playing field.
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Re: Dragon Force 65 newbuild completed
« Reply #78 on: May 30, 2014, 08:14:06 PM »

a new winch is c0ming out for the 2014 model....would that be interchangeable with the early one???? tony
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Re: Dragon Force 65 newbuild completed
« Reply #79 on: May 30, 2014, 08:20:13 PM »

A case of damned if they do, damned if they don't I think. If they did not improve the weak areas of the design, people would complain, but if they keep changing the design, people will complain. As long as the basic hull, foil, rig & overall weight isnt changed I don't feel it matters that much.


However I have heard that the new plastic radio tray flexes excessively, so maybe the old one was better.
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Re: Dragon Force 65 newbuild completed
« Reply #80 on: May 30, 2014, 11:50:03 PM »

I have not seen the new (2014) model as yet.

The last boats delivered a couple of weeks back in Australia all seem to be the previous model. The RTR version is being provided with a different radio from the original white/black unit.
 
From what I can determine relating to the 2014 version, I don't think the changes made thus far would provide any advantage or disadvantage.

I am not aware of any winch changes apart from the changes to the winch drum and shell being made smaller vertically in units delivered in the last few months. I note on the 2014 version that the winch is now set up to wind the opposite way (sheet = anticlockwise) but other than that it looks the same from pictures posted.

The 2014 hull is needed to fit the new (plastic) servo tray pair as the mountings are somewhat different around the hatch rim. It may be possible to retrofit the old tray in the new hull, but the new trays will not fit the old hull without adding holes in the hatch rim, a rather weak area at the best of times on the hulls I have handled.
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Re: Dragon Force 65 newbuild completed
« Reply #81 on: June 04, 2014, 11:31:11 AM »

Most of the DF stuff is now back in stock. Picking up a B and C rig from the post office this afternoon and my new sails should be done by the weekend
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