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Old 10-01-2019, 03:39 AM
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Default Can you ID these RC Sailboats?

I recently acquired these two RC sailboats. They will be my winter projects to restore to sailing condition. Both have very old electronics and will be updated.

The first one is 36" OAL and has a single sail and a one-piece mast/boom... very strange (to me). It also has no shrouds although there are fasteners for them. Another peculiar feature is the hinged rudder instead of a rudder post.

The second one has a "ROBBE" decal on the hull and the word "SUNKIST" on the stern that looks factory-painted. Its OAL is 1M/39.5". Other than that the rigging appears to be quite standard.

I would appreciate it if anyone could identify either of these models. Thank you in advance.


Old 01-04-2020, 11:21 AM
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This looks like the second boat is a

Robbe Skandia Sailboat RC do a google search.

Old 01-04-2020, 01:29 PM
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Default Unidentified sailboat

Originally Posted by gorge windsurfer View Post
This looks like the second boat is a

Robbe Skandia Sailboat RC do a google search.

Yes, I googled it and it sure looks like a match.
Thank you very much.
Old 01-05-2020, 02:40 AM
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When I first started model boats, there were pictures and line drawings of R36R boats with various rigs, one of which was the "Una rig" that looked a lot like yours.
About the same time there was a local class called a "Mustang" that was larger, with a single sail but a much simpler arrangement, which was spotted by an eminent Marblehead skipper at an event and he had a think and developed the Laser class.
The layout on that one must date back to the early/mid '80's. The difficulties associated with producing a reliable rig configured like that militated against its general adoption. That, and the introduction of swing rigs.
Old 01-05-2020, 06:27 AM
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Since doing some work on the first boat pictured in post #1, I have discovered more of the boat's structure. It is entirely filled with foam, so I assume it was a foam mould that was covered with wood, then fibre glassed. I have cleaned out some of the foam in the cabin area to make room for new servos and sail servo arm. Then I lined the remaining exposed foam with balsa to tidy up the interior. I had thought of restoring this boat with a Bermuda rig, but first, I will try it with the single sail shown and see how it sails. Since a cat rig has its mast way forward compared to this boat, I'm wondering if I'm going to have too much weather helm. Anyway, we'll see when the ice melts in the spring and I will report back.
Old 01-21-2020, 08:37 PM
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I used to have a Skandia like that. Amazing boats.
Old 01-22-2020, 04:41 AM
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I have replaced the electronics in my Skandia. Before the spring thaw, I will need to clean the sails and re-do the rigging. I have read that it's no match for the Soling, but I have no intentions of racing it. It sure looks like it's built solid. I can't wait to get it out in a fresh breeze. this spring.
Old 05-23-2020, 09:51 AM
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Hey tictac80 would you have any more information on the Skandia at all? What components did you upgrade the servos with? Did you upgrade the controller as well? Thanks!
Old 05-23-2020, 10:38 AM
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Lostmarble,
I have put in these servos: Hitec HS-81 for the rudder and a DS3218MG for the sails. Both servos are working well in this boat. As for the controller I am currently using a Spektrum DX6i but I will be switching all my boats to FlySky (FSi6) soon. Below is the servo layout. The receiver is hiding up under the gunwhale on the starboard side and the battery is under the cockpit at the back. Do you have a Skndia as well?


Old 05-23-2020, 02:14 PM
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I have been offered one that was never built. Apparently some of the pieces were messed up so I’ll see how bad once I receive it... unfortunately COVID will be delaying this. You wouldn’t by chance have the instructions would you?
Old 05-23-2020, 02:36 PM
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No, sorry. I don't have instructions. If you have built or modified other RC sailboats, it shouldn't be that difficult to put it together.
If you have the hull, deck, keel and sails, much of the rest can be made or improvised. Even the mast can be made from dowelling.
Old 06-26-2020, 07:08 AM
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Hi - I've been following this with interest. I found a building plan and uploaded it here for you to download ("Bauplan"): http://www.allradiosailboats.com/design/skandia
It's not a perfect scan but I hope it will be good enough for you.

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Thomas Armstrong
www.allradiosailboats.com

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