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    Does anyone build big multi mast sailing ships rc?

    Something like a cool pirate ship? Ever since I ran across a fancy model used in filming old pirate movies I have wondered if anyone has rc controlled one.. using the wind not just an electric power plant..

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    I've been wondering the same thing, length about 45"-60", "frigate" late 1600's.

    What's a good source of plans and who is a good kit cutter (because next time I'll have the bulkheads laser cut).

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    Oh yes, scale square riggers are popular. The idea is to make the entire masts pivot and not individual sails (which would preclude a miniature crew to handle them ). The rigging is also very simplified. I've seen the Constructo 1:85 Helena and the 1:110 Bounty converted to RC; these are solid wood hulls, hollowed out and with an added keel for stability. Very small but more "doable".

    These were done by a fellow who calls himself "meatbomber". Seen at this link in the first 5 builds from the top of the page:
    http://cocatrez.net/Water/RC_SquareRiggers/RC_SquareRiggers.html
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    thanks for the link

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    Yeah thanks for the link this is something that is very interesting.. going to read it now...

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    Visit the Scale Sail forum over at RC Groups & you'll find a number of square-riggers & schooners including a number of SC&H kits - a lovely, but expensive way to get involved!

    http://www.rcgroups.com/scale-sailboats-653

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    Thanks for the link. My building is just getting to the point where I'm beginning to take a close look at scale details - trying to decide how far I want to go. There's no limit to scale.

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    Glad to help. You'll find "meatbomber" there but he's not been posting lately. You'll want to spend a lot of time reading the sticky threads started by DanL & Jerry Todd who are a wealth of info when it comes to square rigged models. Lots to digest & learn from that you won't find in such detail anywhere else.

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    Thanks

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    In fact, just take your reading, research and browsing over to RCG because it's dead over here and...there's no scale sail forum! Muahahaha. That's evil.

    I thought it was somehow unfair, unethical or otherwise uncouth to promote a competing forum on another forum so I didn't directly link to it. I am not so sure now...
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