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Old 05-12-2010, 12:21 PM
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I have been building scratchbuilt foamy planes for years but I am always fighting the wind so I thought it about time to build something that likes the wind.I am sure that there are people on these forums that have built their own rc land yacht so are there any free plans available.
I have done a lot of searching and have come up with very little.It seems not to be very popular at the moment but I thought I would ask anyway.

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You can try this site. All you would have to do is put wheels on it instead of skates.

http://hardware.scalemodelco.com/dnmodel.html

Hope this helps, they may have plans as well.

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Try Perfomance Rc Landsailors

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Look at this forum:

http://www.rcsailing.net/forum1/foru...58-Land-Yachts

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Old 05-18-2010, 06:45 AM
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Thanks Edward,lots of things to look at on here.


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Old 05-27-2010, 10:21 AM
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Hi John.

I was in the same situation last year and decided to just build one from scatch after looking around for plans. I have built five now with a sixth in the process of making up. I have no plans at the moment as I drew up the outlines on my workbench. I went for the B class size. 1m long 750 wide and mast height 1,5 m. They just have basic two channel radio. I wanted to make it simple so I used standard wheels, axles etc. ( Du-Bro)
Which can be bought at any model shop.
I have had so much fun building them. They go like a rocket in a good wind.
I want to have a demostration day with them soon and hopefully get some people interested to start a club or just regular racing.
I will try and get some photos of them on the forum soon


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Hi John

Now have some photos in my gallery



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Now I'm looking for a plan. Any one find a plan worth building. Thanks Ron
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No plan, but I built several 25 years ago and they rocked. I used mylar for the sail and airplane wheels on a canard-style design, and the land yacht was very responsive. Even in light winds it accelerated very quickly and reached pretty high speeds (faster than the wind) but tacking and running into the wind were tough because the yacht was so lightweight - it would not carry its speed well on a tack. Mine were about 80 cm long with a 90 cm mast set with a 20 degree angle set back. I used a regular steering servo to control the sail but a "real" sail servo would have been better.



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