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Old 01-02-2011, 09:02 AM
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Default Heritage sailboat parts.

12-meter RC Heritage sailboat parts needed. I've inherited a Heritage 12-meter RC from a deceased sailing buddy that's about half done. It's missing sails, servers, battery pack and most components, along with RC control. I'm 62 and retired; have time to finish what he started, but am having extreme diffulty finding parts; I understand it has been discontinued from Dumas some years ago.

I'm a new member with hopes someone can assist me! I'll try to post photos.

Thanks...
Roger Birr
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Roger,
You may want to look at www.modelyachtfittings.com
Very nice brass fittings. Look at the EC12 class web site for ideas, it may be like your heritage 12meter.
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:39 AM
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Thanks, Jeff. I've found some links to the 12-meter, but was hoping to find some enthusiasts familiar with the Heritage. I've put together the "Fairwind" RC, but that's the extent of my model building. I'm looking for a parts vendor for servos, rudder and sail controls, radio, battery pack, etc.. Roger
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Hey rjbirr
I don't think there are any parts inside the hull specific to a Heritage.
I could recommend a HiTec HS-645MG servo for the rudder.
You should talk to the people at servocity dot com about a drum winch
for the main and jib control.(WAY cheaper than an RMG winch)
If you want a dedicated radio system for the Heritage checkout the 4 channel
2.4mgz units at HobbyKing dot com
I have purchased battery packs from HobbyPeople dot net-watch their website
they have insane deals on 6v,5cell packs.can be really cheap source.
That hull will paint up fine with spray cans.
good luck !
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Old 01-04-2011, 06:27 AM
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Thanks Allan! In a nutshell, you've provided me with some great info to get started. Now I feel a little more confident and eager to have the boat ready for spring and a sail; we live on Kelly Lake, WI (http://www.kellylake.net ).

As mentioned, I've put together a Fairwind, but that came with all the parts! I use to do a lot of sailing on the Great Lakes, but illness has left me having to sell my sailboat(s). The Fairwind is a great substitute and I suspect the Heritage is going to be awesome! In trying to determine its age, I inherited from a close sailing buddy who died, who inherited from a buddy he had that passed away. I'm guessing it's 20 years or mre old. The instructions are yellowed! I knew both the thes guys! I know they would have liked to know it finally got finished!

Again, thanks! Any other help you or others can suggest will be appreciated.
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Roger
no problem -this is what we do on these forums,usually someone has an answer to a question.
looking at the photo's again - the rigging might need an update-if you have a bass-pro or cabela's (or gander mtn?)
near you just get some 60 pound stainless leader wire-and the correct size crimps to make the ends up with.
spreaders are easy- a bit of rod (usually threaded)thru the spar and then on each side a short length of brass tubing
with a cotter pin stuck in each end for the wire to go thru. actually,same deal for jumper struts if you need them also.
and,while shopping find some dacron 50 pound fishing line for running rigging.
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Thanks, Allan. I'm saving all these notes.

I've located the Hitech servo for the rudder contro. I'm looking for a drum winch; do they come complete with servo? I'm confused. I've found the winch itself, but I was told to be sure to install one where the line doesn't override and foul the drum. Here's what I found: http://www.wikio.com/product/hitec-r...3734975,g.html . Any better suggestions! I didn't have any luck locating one at servocity or Hobbytown; probably wasn't sure what I was looking for.

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I built a Heritage several years ago. I got to the point of rigging the sails but couldn't afford a sail winch so I sold it. I have wished that I had kept it. I think it is the best looking sailboat that was ever produced.
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Hi Lightfoot! Where did you find a winch?! I'm willing to pay just about anything; well... That photo is beautiful; one I'd like to duplicate!

A couple of years agoI found a Heritage site. I cannot find anything anymore about the Heritage; was told they were discontinued after a long run; my luck!

Can you tell me anything else that could help me in my endeavor to complete this project? Rog
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I wish I could help but I have nothing more to offer.
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No worrries... Thanks, just the same!. Rog
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:39 PM
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Rog, I would recomend a Servo City RobotZone SPG815A with 4:1 gears, I don't think you have the experance to deal with a drum wiinch right now, if you go to
http://www.ec12.info/ you will get all the info you need to build a EC12, I hope this will get you started in the right direction
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