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Re: Land Yacht HobbyKing BAT1
« Reply #100 on: August 24, 2015, 06:28:37 PM »


Actually, the spatula was too heavy in the end,a plastic one wasn't rigid enough, so  swapped it for flattened stainless steel tube base from garden solar light....
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Re: Land Yacht HobbyKing BAT1
« Reply #101 on: August 25, 2015, 09:45:41 PM »

Did we get an answer as to what the flat garden solar light was for or did I miss something along with the something I missed about the spatula {-) , it's all very confusing....... U2
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Re: Land Yacht HobbyKing BAT1
« Reply #102 on: August 25, 2015, 10:00:55 PM »

I think Martin has gone quiet over the solar light, Mrs Martin has found out. He's on the run, quality live coward, keep moving, harder to hit!!!!!!


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Re: Land Yacht HobbyKing BAT1
« Reply #103 on: August 25, 2015, 10:56:00 PM »


Looks like the winds up tomorrow!   :-)
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Re: Land Yacht HobbyKing BAT1
« Reply #104 on: August 26, 2015, 08:06:31 AM »


Looks like the winds up tomorrow!   :-)



Warned you about the 'olde peculier',
I reckon the flat spatula thing is a drag brake.
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Re: Land Yacht HobbyKing BAT1
« Reply #105 on: August 26, 2015, 09:14:53 PM »

grasshopper, that's what I thought (page 3) but he won't tell us will he! :((  We'll find out sooner or later. U2
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Re: Land Yacht HobbyKing BAT1
« Reply #106 on: September 22, 2015, 09:32:54 PM »

No wind? No flat spatula, er sorry squashed garden light? Oh I've forgotten ITS BEEN SO LONG ! %%     U2
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Re: Land Yacht HobbyKing BAT1
« Reply #107 on: September 22, 2015, 09:39:02 PM »


It is weird, I though this cornor of the world was winder than it really is!
Enough wind I guess but either when I'm at work or accompanied by rain...
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Re: Land Yacht HobbyKing BAT1
« Reply #108 on: September 22, 2015, 10:02:52 PM »

Has your SWMBO/Daughter discovered traces of their nail varnish on your model yet Martin?

Is the solar stalk being used as a bowsprit??
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Re: Land Yacht HobbyKing BAT1
« Reply #109 on: September 22, 2015, 10:22:15 PM »

Told you Martin send it up here plenty of wind here

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Re: Land Yacht HobbyKing BAT1
« Reply #110 on: September 23, 2015, 07:30:51 AM »

So much wind near Stavros it blows his avatar %) ........ U2
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Re: Land Yacht HobbyKing BAT1
« Reply #111 on: September 23, 2015, 12:39:02 PM »

 
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Re: Land Yacht HobbyKing BAT1
« Reply #112 on: December 03, 2015, 06:06:37 PM »

As a long time landyachter (full size) and short term radio version one, I have read this topic with interest. A few things have jumped out and I feel the need to comment, you are welcome to shoot me down if you wish (or should I put whisk given the spatula ?)
Vang/kicking strap are not used on landyachts as if you sail them as you should, fully sheeted in all the time, they have no function. You will learn to tack downwind using apparent wind rather than true for speed around the course. You very barely ease the sheet except for bearing away then pull back in as the speed rises.
It was in the 80s that gooseneck or whatever you wish to call it was largely discarded on the full size yachts which did not use a wing mast. Reasons as above, as the boom became a simple function of keeping tack and clew apart and a place to attach the mainsheet.
The Batt (or is it Bat, ) was designed for HK by a well renowned Land Sailor in the US and uses some of the thinking he has gained over the years, as well as using KISS for commercial reasons.

When you set it up, make sure that the mainsheet can be pulled in hard at full extent of the lever. Then it will be enough slack at the other end of the range. Much of what you may have learned as a water sailor is irrelevant, even if you sail very fast boats. As a full size "wet" sailor, all I had learned with fast yachts like Tornado, International Canoe, 12 and 18 foot skiffs had to be unlearned when I took to wheels. The same applies for the RC ones, Marbleheads, 1 metres and multihulls are irrelevant to the RC landyachts.

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Re: Land Yacht HobbyKing BAT1
« Reply #113 on: March 18, 2016, 11:26:56 AM »

So, any word on the flattened solar light/spatula thingy? Does the land yacht live? I am just waiting for one to arrive and I am in the material gathering phase to build one.

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Re: Land Yacht HobbyKing BAT1
« Reply #114 on: March 18, 2016, 09:44:30 PM »


Hey, Spring will soon be here!   O0



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Re: Land Yacht HobbyKing BAT1
« Reply #115 on: March 18, 2016, 10:15:00 PM »

Ooooh, very cryptic.  Does the spatula need a sunny day then?  %)

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Re: Land Yacht HobbyKing BAT1
« Reply #116 on: March 20, 2016, 07:02:59 PM »

Ah ha a clue at last....... The spatula is for the BBQ..........  8)

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Re: Land Yacht HobbyKing BAT1
« Reply #117 on: March 28, 2016, 11:17:26 PM »

I just joined this site and stumbled on these HK BAT1 threads.  I thought  I share these interesting links of the Hobby King with new clothes. Waiting for a windy day here to take mine to a larger area and let it rip!.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2anwGrh4NQ8
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Re: Land Yacht HobbyKing BAT1
« Reply #118 on: March 30, 2016, 07:08:15 AM »

ha ha, come on Martin surely you must have had at least one free day when it's been windy......... It's been 9 months {-)
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Re: Land Yacht HobbyKing BAT1
« Reply #119 on: March 30, 2016, 07:16:24 AM »

I just joined this site and stumbled on these HK BAT1 threads.  I thought  I share these interesting links of the Hobby King with new clothes. Waiting for a windy day here to take mine to a larger area and let it rip!.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2anwGrh4NQ8

Interesting mods in the video.  And if you are still waiting for the wind, we could let you have some - we've had a surplus just recently!

Turning to Martin's spatula mod - I reckon he is building a wind-powered lawn mower.  Or maybe a pooper scooper.   :-)

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Re: Land Yacht HobbyKing BAT1
« Reply #120 on: March 30, 2016, 07:25:56 AM »

I am starting to think Martin is a spy, he uses everyday objects and turns them into something new but is able to keep it secret from all around him O0 ........... How much longer can he keep it up I wonder?
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Re: Land Yacht HobbyKing BAT1
« Reply #121 on: March 30, 2016, 07:48:29 PM »

Two additional links, of the improved Hobby King, that were posted on You Tube recently.  Man!,  many people are having fun in their locations with wind, I am still waiting for a day where I can say I got a satisfying run with mine. It is like wishing for a miracle right now. Little wind that comes and goes. SailorGreg do send wind this way, absolutely! :)

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHvdryLNCJY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK2a3Ky1SX4
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Re: Land Yacht HobbyKing BAT1
« Reply #122 on: March 31, 2016, 06:49:41 AM »

If you want wind then buy a model aeroplane that needs a calm day, you'll get wind for weeks.......
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Re: Land Yacht HobbyKing BAT1
« Reply #123 on: April 01, 2016, 10:44:04 PM »

My Bat1 arrived today so I will put it together and try and get it out in the air tomorrow.

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Re: Land Yacht HobbyKing BAT1
« Reply #124 on: April 01, 2016, 11:08:13 PM »

 
We'll compair notes!
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