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Re: Aero-Naut Bella, sailing boat.
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2014, 05:02:18 PM »

Box is a mustard tin so no reception if the
receiver is inside.
Balloon is good idea though Dave :-))Dave
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Re: Aero-Naut Bella, sailing boat.
« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2014, 05:06:22 PM »

I sail my 1 meter with the reciever and aerial inside a plastic pot and never have ANY problems
 
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Re: Aero-Naut Bella, sailing boat.
« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2014, 05:14:02 PM »

Same with my marblehead Dave
Plastic pots are ok but metal ones
like a mustard tin are no good if the aerial
is inside.
I would swap the tin for a plastic pot.

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PS plastic doesn't rust either.
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Re: Aero-Naut Bella, sailing boat.
« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2014, 05:19:11 PM »

After I spent all of that time rubbing it down and painting it 'No Chance'  {-)
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Re: Aero-Naut Bella, sailing boat.
« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2014, 05:21:47 PM »

Defiantly needs to be changed from a metal pot to a plastic one...........one darned good reason for changing  form a metal pot to a plastic one is pure safety.Ok I know the chances of this are slim BUT there is always a chance that the batt plastic covering getting damaged and shorting out on the metal casing causing a short.
There are loads of plastic pots out there that could be utalised.My cables go through the pot to the receiver and sealed with some sealant,so the receiver and batt pack are always inside it so no water can get in
 
 
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Re: Aero-Naut Bella, sailing boat.
« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2014, 05:26:34 PM »

That makes good sense I was just getting to like the two mustard tins, beautifully painted and that fitted very well. I am sure that I can find a couple of plastic containers that will do the job although not looking so pretty. :}
Good advice thanks.
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Re: Aero-Naut Bella, sailing boat.
« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2014, 10:43:00 PM »

Congratulations on a beautiful boat. The standard of finish is really a joy to behold.



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Re: Aero-Naut Bella, sailing boat.
« Reply #32 on: December 21, 2014, 10:55:07 PM »

Thanks mrpenguin hope that your build is going well, we just hope that they both float and that we can sail them, I am sure that 'pearlsfirstmate' will do anything to get to the finish line first.

Merry Christmas to you down under enjoying the sun. 
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Re: Aero-Naut Bella, sailing boat.
« Reply #33 on: March 22, 2015, 05:50:16 PM »

Well we did it.   
The weather forecast was good sunshine and no wind just what we wanted for the maiden voyage of two much loved yachts.
It really was a nerve raking experience, so much love and effort plunged into an unfriendly environment. O0
That's enough of the poetry, we launched having checked the controls and each one performed as well if not better than expected and the reaction of fellow boaters was very positive.
Pearlsfirstmate had made rig bags, so we stripped the boats for the journey to the lake and re-rigged at the lakeside which went well. They worked a treat and cost next to nothing, just thought and good sewing.
This trial has identified a few minor rig problems and I intend to get some strength into the sail corners which are not up to the job, also some method of achieving quick sail and sheet adjustment at the lakeside.
That's is it we will not go into the best build or the best skipper as I am too much of a gentleman to do such a thing suffice to say we will thoroughly enjoy sailing our Aero Naut Bella yachts. :-))     
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Re: Aero-Naut Bella, sailing boat.
« Reply #34 on: August 04, 2015, 11:23:01 AM »


Chris.....
Our choice seems to be boosting the sales of the Aero Naut Bella kit - in my opinion deservedly so


More wind tomorrow - so watch out after all our "tweeking" of the sails ;)
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« Reply #35 on: August 07, 2015, 04:58:25 PM »

Hi Pearlsfirstmate,
I assume all the sea trials are now complete, have you or Chris shipped any ogin or are you both dry?
How about photo's of poppy and saffron together.
Happy sailing to you both. Don't do as i did, sailing my atlantis i went into day dream mode (my boat is 20 times bigger and i am in the med) bang, more paint missing as i have hit the concrete pond side at quite a few knots.
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« Reply #36 on: August 09, 2015, 04:23:27 PM »

Hi Mickkays,


Ouch, bet that hurt!!


Our "tweeking" seems to have paid off, they both went beautifully today, and pleased to say both as dry as a bone   :-)





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Aero-Naut Bella, sailing boat.
« Reply #37 on: August 10, 2015, 02:33:24 PM »

The view that 'Poppy' will have to get used to. {-)
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« Reply #38 on: December 27, 2015, 06:41:01 PM »

Hi Chris,
Did the sail servo that you fitted have enough travel for the full range of sail adjustment?


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Re: Aero-Naut Bella, sailing boat.
« Reply #39 on: December 29, 2015, 04:05:42 PM »

Hello Terry

Neither of us have sailed our yachts much due to weather and time constraints, we were however pleased with their sailing performance when they were on the water.
The sail adjustment is good for close hauled sailing through to reach and broad reach, the boom however does not go to 90 degrees of the boat fore and aft for running before. This does not pose us a problem but if you wish to achieve this point of sale perhaps you need to try a winch.
They are lovely boats and we have no regrets building them but I don't think they will ever be very fast sailers.

Hope this helps and wish you a happy new year. Regards Chris 
 
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« Reply #40 on: December 29, 2015, 06:08:10 PM »

Hi Chris,
and a Happy New Year to you too. Thanks for the reply. I had been doing a bit of research on this subject today and came across a small electronic device called a Servo Morph which enables you to extend servo travel. Available from Action Electronics. Apologise if I am "teaching my Granny to suck eggs"! Incidentally my wife and I sail together too. She sails a Racing Sparrow 750 which I built from plan, and I have a Robbe Sirius, somewhat of a mismatch for racing one another, although not that far removed in terms of performance. I predict that when she sees the Bella on the water I will be building a second one!!


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« Reply #41 on: January 12, 2016, 08:22:49 AM »

Hello Terry
Serious apologies as I realise I failed to respond to your last message, my excuse is that of the recent festivities which seemed to go on forever and a case of the dreaded lurgey, not connected I might add.
I was not aware of a 'Servo Morph' but I am not sure if there enough space within the Bella to accommodate further servo travel, if it works then perhaps you would give me further details and maybe fitting one in 'Saffron' I might be able to get in front of that pesky 'Poppy'
The lake we sail on has been drained for maintenance so not sure when our hulls will get their bums wet again, soon I hope. Anyway take care and best regards Chris G
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« Reply #42 on: January 12, 2016, 02:39:31 PM »

Hi Chris,
We also are in the middle of a bout of the lurgey, it's an annual epidemic here in Vienna. I will update you regarding the Servo Morph, but it may be a couple of months before I get to that stage. The kit arrived before Xmas, but not yet started. Would you believe it, I am waiting for Aeronaut to send bits and pieces that are missing from the box !!


Cheers, Terry.
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Re: Aero-Naut Bella, sailing boat.
« Reply #43 on: January 12, 2016, 02:50:42 PM »

Sorry to but in. Details of servo morph here:-
http://www.componentshop.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?q=servo+morph&cat=0


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« Reply #44 on: January 12, 2016, 03:49:08 PM »

Hello
Terry you must be unlucky, between us we have now bought 3 Aeronaut kits the Diva and 2 Bella's and have experienced no shortages at all. No rush with the results of fitting the Servo Morph, my guess is it is a bit complicated for me. Simple stuff only for me, interested to see how things go with your build.

Ned, thank you and no apologies necessary, I think 'butting' in is what makes this forum tick and makes it so helpful for all. Since receiving the information from Terry I checked out Action Electronics and realise I know them well or the Component Shop which I think are one and the same, not many people hide up in Bethesda! North Wales. My poor knowledge of electronics will probably mean I will leave Terry to sort it  {-)

Again thank you both and hope you recover from the lurgey quickly, regards Chris G     
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Re: Aero-Naut Bella, sailing boat.
« Reply #45 on: November 14, 2016, 10:34:27 PM »

Hi  Chris G


You have both made a great job of the yachts, 


I have started to build the same kit , could you tell me the part number for the deck fittings  from nylet that you have used please.


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« Reply #46 on: November 16, 2016, 08:15:33 AM »


Hi Spud
I cannot remember the part numbers but if you get up Nylet web page and check their parts list it should become apparent, we bought just stainless deck fittings with the hole a suitable size to take the adjustable shroud wires. If you get stuck I could if required take a close photograph of the parts and post it here on Mayhem.
Wish you luck with the build and will be interested to follow your progress.
Happy building and later sailing. Chris G 
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« Reply #47 on: November 16, 2016, 10:18:10 PM »

Hi Chris,
Thanks for your reply,
I'm hoping to get the deck on this weekend I will post a few pic's, hopefully it will turn out as good as yours


I have emailed nylet, I can't see the part numbers  of most of the fittings when I'm looking on my tablet,  I need to look at the page on my laptop . I could  send a screen shot of the photo you have already posted if that's ok with you ?




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« Reply #48 on: November 20, 2016, 01:49:26 PM »


Sorry for lateness of this reply. Yes by all means use my photo.


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« Reply #49 on: November 20, 2016, 04:07:18 PM »

No problem, thanks


Deck went on last night (I will post a pic later), I could do to get them sorted out this week




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