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Forum: RC Sailboats
02-10-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,265
Posted By Al Stein

I'd say apiece of this puzzle is that buying an...

I'd say apiece of this puzzle is that buying an RG65 is actually more like buying an experimental airplane than like buying a car. I say that from the standpoint of having been involved when the US...
Forum: RC Sailboats
02-10-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,706
Posted By Al Stein

Actually, I just saw the price for the first time...

Actually, I just saw the price for the first time and I'm pleased... hull and rudder at $145US. In context of my EC12, whose hull apparently cost $49 in the early 1970s, the current CJ price doesn't...
Forum: RC Sailboats
01-23-2019, 04:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,706
Posted By Al Stein

Several years ago I wanted to build some boats to...

Several years ago I wanted to build some boats to half the current size J class boats (the J boats being 1/16 scale)... so their 1/32 size would have put them in the almost the same length as the...
06-24-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 38,997
Posted By Al Stein

And by the way, you may wonder why in the world...

And by the way, you may wonder why in the world you would want your "thinner" to be "slow"...

Well, you do, and the reason is what we called blushing. When "paint" is sprayed the sprayed material...
Forum: RC Sailboats
06-12-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,083
Posted By Al Stein

It is best to support the keel. I have an EC12...

It is best to support the keel.
I have an EC12 that literally had decades in its cradle and definitely needs to be faired where the bunks have indented the sides of the hull. The EC12 is not a...
06-12-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,248
Posted By Al Stein

Cool -- feels like home to me! Something very...

Cool -- feels like home to me!
Something very familiar 'bout that scenery... I don't know another stone arch bridge that long anywhere!
Taken from at or below Fort Hunter?
06-12-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By Al Stein

I think that if you can deal with how the rudder...

I think that if you can deal with how the rudder looks being off kilter that way, I don't think it'll hurt how the plane flies.

Otherwise if you do find yourself straightening it, you can probably...
06-12-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,672
Posted By Al Stein

I would think A/B/C is talking about size... I'm...

I would think A/B/C is talking about size... I'm sure you're familiar with 1/2A... most popular is .049 or .051 cu in, includes up to .099 -- We don't talk about them this way anymore but if I...
Forum: RC Sailboats
03-20-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,486
Posted By Al Stein

I agree -- for what you're looking for there, in...

I agree -- for what you're looking for there, in the very first reply to your question vasek proposes what looks to me like a good, straight forward solution (figuratively AND literally straight...
Forum: RC Sailboats
03-05-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,486
Posted By Al Stein

By what might keep the boat from being controlled...

By what might keep the boat from being controlled by steering, I meant lack of rudder effectiveness when the boat's knocked down by a gust of wind. Most of the time, I believe you're quite right......
Forum: RC Sailboats
03-04-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,486
Posted By Al Stein

That would be a great thing to have! When a...

That would be a great thing to have!
When a sudden gust hits the boat and it swirls into the wind, what's usually happened is that the boat heeled so far that the rudder lost control. Most boats...
Forum: RC Sailboats
03-04-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,853
Posted By Al Stein

I'd say it's definitely not the Ironsides. Your...

I'd say it's definitely not the Ironsides. Your photo shows what I guess I'd call a large fin keel with integrated ballast in the leading edge -- whereas the Ironsides has a bulb keel with the...
Forum: RC Sailboats
03-04-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,133
Posted By Al Stein

That seems to be how most people do it... just...

That seems to be how most people do it... just for completeness sake, amd alternative is to do it the way full size boats do it.

On the water we don't choose an absolute sail position and set it:...
Forum: RC Sailboats
03-04-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,486
Posted By Al Stein

With the electronics available today (e.g. single...

With the electronics available today (e.g. single board computers smaller than the palm of your hand with built-in pwm servo control function for less than 10 bucks), It would be easy to add relative...
04-05-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By Al Stein

With apologies (sailboat guy here, so I'll leave...

With apologies (sailboat guy here, so I'll leave reclaiming process to others, but...) Successful or not, going back to the seller was the smart thing to do. And just as an FYI: I know everybody...
Forum: RC Sailboats
03-27-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,584
Posted By Al Stein

If you haven't done it before, you'll be amazed...

If you haven't done it before, you'll be amazed how easy it actually is to build an acurate hull plank over frames (or over shadows).

I have built a hull using the bread and butter method --...
Forum: RC Sailboats
03-27-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,994
Posted By Al Stein

According to the Pop Mechanics article by her...

According to the Pop Mechanics article by her designer, Vanja won first place in the US National Championship in 1933 and went on to race in internationall championships later that year. Gorgeous...
Forum: Kit Building
01-27-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 1,511
Views: 86,414
Posted By Al Stein

??????? Tryin' to understand the comment... Is...

???????
Tryin' to understand the comment... Is that a joke or do you not know that even a plane you buy already built was built by somebody or ???? Sorry, I understand the individual words but I'm...
Forum: RC Sailboats
08-30-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,645
Posted By Al Stein

Nice looking boat! Can you post a profile view...

Nice looking boat! Can you post a profile view looking dead on from the side -- and maybe a picture of the transom shape?

Definitely not a J boat and definitely not an EC12. The shape does...
07-04-2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,595
Posted By Al Stein

RE: The

From your last comment a few months ago, I hoped you might get a kick out of the picture glad you enjoyed it!

I'm working on clearing space now, so if something else doesn't get in the way I...
07-03-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,595
Posted By Al Stein

RE: The

I'm thinking it's time to build another... that was May 1993 MAN. Can you believe it's been 20 years?!

NotForSale plans are now on sale for $7.49 with $3.99 standard shipping...
04-14-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,747
Posted By Al Stein

RE: New Aircraft Carrier's

And of course it would be protected by a squadron of Talons... ;-)
http://ww3.found****.com/pictures/world/stealth-fighter-jet-01.jpg
09-07-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,964
Posted By Al Stein

RE: Kombat Armadillo

Landing like a brick is all about wing loading the 'Dillo has a lot of weight for its wing area, and that defines to high wing loading. For a heavily loaded wing, the only choices are to go fast...
09-01-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 947
Posted By Al Stein

RE: MAKING A RC BOAT OF PLAN ???

Can you tell us more about what kind of boat you'd like to build?
I'm half guessing you're thinking fast power boat is that right? Do you have a length or a particular kind of power plant in...
Forum: RC Sailboats
09-01-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,645
Posted By Al Stein

RE: EC12

I see I'm late to this thread, but I wanted to tell you this: The EC12 is an OUTSTANDING boat; you're goonna love it... welcome aboard!
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