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    LAND SAILERS

    HEY GUYS I WAS JUST WONDERING ABOUT LAND SAILERS I HAVE SAILED THEM IN REAL LIFE AND WAS THINKING OF BUILDING A REMOTE CONTROLED VERSION.

    ANYONE HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS?

    -spillinmyRUM

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    RE: LAND SAILERS



    Hey, why not try modeling something like this British record breaker, photographed at Nevada ?

    John [8D]

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    RE: LAND SAILERS

    I am the process of building a landsailer. I used my rigging from a Victoria that I don't sail anymore. (The 1 metre is more fun) Some square tubing from Home Depot and some electronics that were laying around. I am having problems figuring out how the front end should work, making it steer. Any help out there. E-Mail me and give me some sugestions. Mike

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    RE: LAND SAILERS

    hey guys
    please bear with me. i`m new to rc. but not wind power.
    i have been landsailing and kite buggying for about 10yrs now.
    i`m in the middle of building my third rc sailer.
    the first one i built was called a windjammer.
    very easy kit to build. its main body is 1 1/2 pvc tubing.
    not as fast as i like but very strong. i ran the thing into curbs with no damage to
    the sailer or radio gear.
    now i`m building the condor(ls4) basla wood sailer.
    the kit builder says its very fast and looking at the shots on his web site its looks fast.
    have a look on his web site and you can see some pictures of the front end.
    after i finish the LS4 i`m going to build a mini sailer
    about 12inches in lenght. only beacuse i got alot of wood left over. i`m going to try and use micro servos in that.
    one good thing about rc landsailing is. the batteries last a long time beacuse you`re only powering servos not motors.
    i get about 20,25hours out of set of off the shelve batteries.
    i say go for it. you`ll like it.



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    RE: LAND SAILERS

    Check out this web site,
    www.ifindinfo.com/ercsa

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    RE: LAND SAILERS

    anyone have plans for a landsailer?

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    RE: LAND SAILERS

    The plans aren't free here (you buy the kit and you get the plans with it) but it's pretty affordable....

    http://www.rclandsailing.com/index.html

    Andy
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    RE: LAND SAILERS

    Try this site, burkebuiltboats.com He makes them and has wheel conversion kits to go Ice yachting in the winter.

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    RE: LAND SAILERS

    [link]http://iceboat.tripod.com[/link]

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    RE: LAND SAILERS

    Anybody thinking about building or buying an RC Landyacht or iceboat ought to first go to WWW.IRCSSA.ORG and join IRCSSA. The organization is an imternational association of RC Surface sailing enthusiasts. On their website you will find what is needed to pursue this fascinating sport. When you join, which costs nothing, you will be issued a lifetime sail/member number to install on all vessels owned by you. You will find help if needed for building your own yacht or buying one. The association is open to enthusiasts anywhere in the world even if no other RC surface sailors exist in your corner of the world. IRCSSA will do everything it can to help you enlist fellow sailors.

    Bob Costa, Pres. IRCSSA

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    RE: LAND SAILERS

    I used the nosegear from a model airplane for a landsailer I built along time ago. It used my one meter sails, made of white pine, central rod with a triangle in the rear for the two outer wheels and the stays. airplane wheels and axles for the back tires, worked okay looked pretty cheesy though. one thing about these things, they can sail very close to the wind, don't ever set them down without the radio on. They could sail off.

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    RE: LAND SAILERS

    Have you thought about building an RC Landsailer lately? The hobby is still in its growth stage but has advanced quite a bit in the last few years. They now have several sources for models and kits. There are also sources for plans to build your own and for parts useful for designing your own. IRCSSA, the international coordinating body has a website WWW.IRCSSA.ORG and has even established a unique program in which RC Surface sailors can compete with other RC Surface sailors in distant parts of the world without having to travel out of town.

    By the way, IRCSSA stands for International Remote Controlled Surface Sailers Association. A surface sailer is either a landsailer or an iceboat. And there are at this time members on every continent except Antarctica and Asia.

    Bob Costa

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    RE: LAND SAILERS

    http://www.rcsailing.net/forum1/blog.php?b=6

    I know Bill is no longer with us, but attached is his blog on how to build his K-1 Ice Boat (Land Yacht).

    Does anyone know if his wife will be selling the plansto those that might be interested?
    If it is not broke, you are not playing hard enough!

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    RE: LAND SAILERS

    We're working on it.

    Bob

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    RE: LAND SAILERS

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    If it is not broke, you are not playing hard enough!

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    RE: LAND SAILERS

    Bob,

    I see that you are in California. Is there anywhere that rc land sailors get together and sail ?

    Manny
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