Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Boats > RC Sailboats
Reload this Page >

Complete newbe

Notices
RC Sailboats For all your r/c sailing needs, post here.

Complete newbe

Old 03-23-2020, 05:28 AM
  #1  
dannyst
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 2
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Complete newbe

Hi all,

I doing my first build of a racing sparrow model (075M).

I am looking for recommendations on radio receiver and transmitter, what servos, what rudder arm, brass tubing, etc..
Because of the current corona situation, i need to order everything online.

Recommendations, links, or pointing me to the right (up to date) thread would be great.
Thanks in advance
D.
Old 03-26-2020, 01:27 AM
  #2  
mfr02
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Blackpool Lancs, UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 1,275
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

Most people prefer a stick transmitter for controlling a sailboat. Somehow seems more natural when controlling something that would have a tiller.
After trying several, I've settled on the HK-T4A as a simple, low cost, reliable outfit. Spare receivers sensibly priced (important when fitting a fleet), and continuous compatibility. While you only need 2 channels, 4 is the present day base line.
If you are going to use an arm servo for the sails, you will need a high torque one, and a very strong mount. My preference is one of the new-ish generation of small servo sized sailwinches. Simpler installation and the resultant pull is only in one direction
Any "standard" servo will work the rudder. Living in the UK, my go-to for a servo arm is to butcher one of the pins from a 13A mains plug. Nice, chunky brass and somebody else has done the difficult machining. And if its a dead plug, free. Not having any idea whereabouts you might be, I can't suggest local sources for you.
Old 03-26-2020, 02:44 AM
  #3  
dannyst
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 2
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Living in israel, not a lot of rc boats here or local hobby shops.
looks like i. need to order online from ali express or similar.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.