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New RTR 1 Meter
« on: September 04, 2013, 12:43:42 am »

New 1 Meter RTR from ProBoat (Horizon Hobbies)based in the Chicago area of the U.S. has released their latest RC Yacht scheduled to be available some time in Sept. 2013 according to their web site. In reading the boat's specifications and then comparing them to the "gallery" photos they provide on their web site I can see a few discrepancies  $350.00
http://www.proboatmodels.com/Product...rodId=PRB07000
Photos and details can be seen at the link above

Specifications:
Hand-laid fiberglass hull with bow foam protector
Easy to remove aluminum mast for simple transportation
Stainless steel rigging does not stretch while underway (looks like normal fishing line in the picture)
Adjustable turnbuckles makes for easy trim of rigging tension (think they mean bowsies? )
Includes Ripstop nylon sails with reinforced corners
A strong winch servo controls the sails
Steering is controlled by a high torque servo and large rudder
High impact graphics will make your boat stand out on the water and on display
Waterproof electronics
Aluminum boat stand included (looks like wood to me?)
8AA batteries included
Spektrumô 2.4GHz DX2M marine Radio System

Length:39.4 in (1000mm)
Beam:14.17 in (360mm) This number is clearly incorrect!
Mast Height:61.02 in (1.55M)
Radio:Spektrumô 2.4GHz DX2M marine Radio System
Hull Material:Fiberglass
Colors:Red, black, and whiteHull
Area (Main):.18 sq m Sail Area (Jib):.24 sq m Sail Area (Overall):.42 sq m


Observed a few discrepancies between the pics and the documentation. Could be the photo boat is just a development model, but time will tell.
 
 1. they mention stainless standing rigging but it looks like cord.
 
 2. the docs and manual show turnbuckles, but the photos look like fishing swivels and bowsies.
 
 3. in the photos there appear to be 2 side stays each side. Manual shows one.
 
 4. the stand in the docs is said to be aluminum. In the photos it's wood.
 
 5. the manual does mention taping up the perimeter of the hatch, saying it will leak.
 
 6. the specs and the manual both say beam is 14". From the photos it only looks about 8 or 9.  At 14" it would start to look like Pea Pod.
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Re: New RTR 1 Meter
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2013, 02:07:31 am »

It looks like a nice boat for the money.
Hopefully they will sort out the documentation before the official launch.
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Re: New RTR 1 Meter
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2013, 08:17:06 am »

It also has the sail areas wrong judging by the
photos.
The jib does not look bigger than the main.

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Re: New RTR 1 Meter
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2013, 04:17:45 pm »

It also has the sail areas wrong judging by the
photos.
The jib does not look bigger than the main.

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The main is larger than the jib. The photos are a bit misleading.
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Re: New RTR 1 Meter
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2013, 06:19:28 pm »

You know that, I know that but the manufacturer's
specification doesn't

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Re: New RTR 1 Meter
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2013, 07:03:23 pm »

The folks they have writting the copy for the web site clearly don't operate a tape measure very well and are not very familiar with sailboats.  I sent them an email letting them know of the discrepancies - haven't heard back since sending it.  {:-{  ProBoat is a good company to trade with - I have a number of their products and enjoy them. It is just their marketing folks appear not to be as knowledgeable as one would hope!  :((
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Re: New RTR 1 Meter
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2013, 07:33:38 pm »

I think the advertising guys have copied everything
from a badly written instructional handbook.


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Re: New RTR 1 Meter
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2013, 12:50:16 am »

Proboat has made a correction to the specifications listed on their site. The beam has been changed to read 9.7" rather than the erroneous 14" orginally printed. Glad to see they noticed that one. At 14" the boat would look like a pea pod.

http://www.proboatmodels.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdId=PRB07000
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