Register

If this is your first visit, please click the Sign Up now button to begin the process of creating your account so you can begin posting on our forums! The Sign Up process will only take up about a minute of two of your time.

Results 1 to 11 of 11

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Sδffle, SWEDEN
    Posts
    7

    Stars and Stripes prodject

    Hi!

    I havedesided to start building on my RC sailing boat. My dad bought it half finished. It is a 1 meter long model of the famous 12 meter long yacht that won Americas Cup 1987. Pictures coming soon Please comment and give me ideas!

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Sδffle, SWEDEN
    Posts
    7

    RE: Stars and Stripes prodject

    Some pictures on how the boat looks before i start:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Kh17814.jpg 
Views:	17 
Size:	90.5 KB 
ID:	1703088   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Zu64099.jpg 
Views:	13 
Size:	85.6 KB 
ID:	1703089   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Va71828.jpg 
Views:	14 
Size:	89.5 KB 
ID:	1703090  

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Sδffle, SWEDEN
    Posts
    7

    RE: Stars and Stripes prodject

    Now i have puted the batteryholder, resiver and the switch in. the batteryholder and the resiver i puted in plays with velcro and the switch with the hot-glue pislol.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Zx71606.jpg 
Views:	11 
Size:	85.0 KB 
ID:	1703101   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Vr53261.jpg 
Views:	12 
Size:	94.1 KB 
ID:	1703102   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Yd82220.jpg 
Views:	10 
Size:	90.1 KB 
ID:	1703103  

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Brevard, NC
    Posts
    71
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Stars and Stripes prodject

    Hi, I am glad to tell you you 're doing a very neat and tidy job. Your Americas cup boat will turn out very nice. Keep posting photos. Regards
    Norman2

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Sδffle, SWEDEN
    Posts
    7

    RE: Stars and Stripes prodject


    ORIGINAL: Norman2

    Hi, I am glad to tell you you 're doing a very neat and tidy job. Your Americas cup boat will turn out very nice. Keep posting photos. Regards
    Norman2
    Thank you!I have now glued on the deck on the boat. I used epoxy-glue.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Rp44988.jpg 
Views:	11 
Size:	109.4 KB 
ID:	1706453  

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    North Port, FL
    Posts
    46
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Stars and Stripes prodject

    Good luck with your project. I had 2 of those victor boats and they may have been my alltime favorites (only realize this long after they are gone:-( I didn't use the stock supplied keel and bulb but made mine from scratch modeled after comparable units on the IOM or USOM boats, deeper to allow the boat to carry full sails in stronger wind). They sailed wonderfully! They tracked straight and true and pointed very high. Mine was painted like Stars and Stripes but with the later midnight blue color and trim rather than the light blue of 1987, a very good looking boat. My wife's boat was all red and set up exactly the same. I then built an AC Bahamut and eventually sold both Victor boats ( stupid, stupid!). If you have something good that worksKEEP IT-leason learned. The AC is very large and harder to handle now that I'm older. I am considering buildind a Victor Soling as that is a VERY popular boat here and is a one design which appeals to me a lot. But seeing your pics makes me want to build another S&S, very compact, easy to build and you can personalize to the nth degree; not for racing but for endless hours of enjoyment.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Sδffle, SWEDEN
    Posts
    7

    RE: Stars and Stripes prodject

    Hi! It has been a quite long time seens i wrote last time. I have glued the mast together and drilled the holes in it. I am going to paint it silver to make it look like an aluminium mast.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Jh15963.jpg 
Views:	12 
Size:	73.3 KB 
ID:	1720723   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Id97367.jpg 
Views:	10 
Size:	52.5 KB 
ID:	1720724  

  8. #8

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    so cal, CA
    Posts
    352
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Stars and Stripes prodject

    So Im just wondering did you ever finsh the star and stripes? I built the aussie 2 Back in the late 80's I loved it. I sold it in the 90's and kick my self in the Butt for doing so. I got mine when victor models still in was in calif.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Sδffle, SWEDEN
    Posts
    7

    RE: Stars and Stripes prodject



    Hi!



    It was a little bit scarry that you wrote that right now because I finnished the boat today! I will try to sail it for the first time this weekend and I will bring my camera and upload a video and some photos here next week.


  10. #10

    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    North Port, FL
    Posts
    46
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Stars and Stripes prodject

    Way to go! Look forward to seeing pics of it on the water (or on the stand as well). After you sail for awhile you can start to adjust for smoother and better performance. Good Luck!

  11. #11

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Sδffle, SWEDEN
    Posts
    7

    RE: Stars and Stripes prodject

    Hi!

    I have now sailed it for the first time and everything went really well but unfortunately it was very little wind.

    Here is the video:
    http://youtu.be/0JunXvOtvKQ


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:27 AM.

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.