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Forum: RC Sailboats
06-21-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,045
Posted By hew565

RE: Sailboat Racing in North Arkansas

No prob.

http://theamya.org/

I know there is a big club in Dallas
Forum: RC Sailboats
06-19-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,045
Posted By hew565

RE: Sailboat Racing in North Arkansas

I checked the AMYA club list and see nothing in Arkansas or Missouri. Get a few friends together and start your own club!
Forum: RC Sailboats
04-05-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,014
Posted By hew565

RE: My IOM won't go straight

A friend had a similar problem. Turned out to be the rudder shaft was actually turning a bit inside the rudder itself! It would slip under load, but not the same every time. He fixed it with a drop...
Forum: RC Sailboats
04-01-2011, 06:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,014
Posted By hew565

RE: My IOM won't go straight

Also check your rudder servo to see that it returns to the same centered position each time. Unless it is a digital servo, it may not be centering properly each time, causing the random wander.

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Forum: RC Sailboats
03-07-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,401
Posted By hew565

RE: To wax or not

I think a better description is that the hull grabs a layer of water molecules. There is less drag when water molecules slide past other water molecules than when water molecules bump and bounce...
Forum: RC Sailboats
03-04-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,401
Posted By hew565

RE: To wax or not

Of course polishing and buffing to get a high gloss is NOT the same as waxing. Wet sand from 400 to 1000 or 1500 grit, then apply some "auto body shop safe" polishing compound on a buffing wheel....
Forum: RC Sailboats
03-04-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,009
Posted By hew565

RE: Traveling with a sailboat.

Try looking for a Double Bow Case. I got one on Ebay for less than $100, That will fit two Vics side by side, the TX and other parts, and enough room to lay the assembled rig on top. It has two...
Forum: RC Sailboats
01-27-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,652
Posted By hew565

RE: Trouble turning - help?

Two more things to check.

I had similar problems a while back, and finally discovered that I needed more tension on my jib luff (more backstay). When I turned up, the jib would luff and shake a...
Forum: RC Sailboats
12-03-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,634
Posted By hew565

RE: RX ??

I also use a 7.2v pack, but made of 2 LiFe cells (DeWalt A123 batteries), in my IOM. I use a CC BEC voltage regulator, set to 6v, to run the RX and rudder servo, but the sail servo gets the full...
Forum: RC Sailboats
11-18-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,819
Posted By hew565

RE: Illbruck VO60 build

I see you are getting along very well, even with no assistance from others! You have done everything as I would have, from the start!

One thing I will recommend is to put a thin layer of glass...
Forum: RC Sailboats
08-03-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,008
Posted By hew565

RE: Newbe rigging question

If you can slide the wire into the mast, and all of the way out of the top, you can crimp the end with a sleeve, and the sleeve can then slide back down inside the mast, till it binds inside the...
Forum: RC Sailboats
07-23-2010, 08:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 28,722
Posted By hew565

RE: Volvo 70 line drawings?

Yikes, email sent..
Forum: RC Sailboats
07-21-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 63,614
Posted By hew565

RE: Volvo 70 Ericsson Build Log

I have uploaded the PDF files that I received from the VelaRC site a couple of years ago, to a free file share site. You have to look at their ads as you wait for the time to expire and get the...
Forum: RC Sailboats
07-15-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 28,722
Posted By hew565

RE: Volvo 70 line drawings?

Plans sent. If anyone else wants the ones I have, I have uploaded them to a free file sharing website, filefactory.com. You can grab them all or just the one you want. ABN Amro I and II, Illbruck and...
Forum: RC Sailboats
07-12-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 28,722
Posted By hew565

RE: Volvo 70 line drawings?

Ericsson, ABN Amro I and II and Illbruck plans sent
Forum: RC Sailboats
07-06-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,147
Posted By hew565

RE: A123 batteries fo a sailboat?

I saved the plastic box that my Hitech servo came in. I cut a small hole in the top for the power leads to exit. The 2 cell A123 fits nicely inside and will keep any water in the bilge from splashing...
Forum: RC Sailboats
07-03-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,502
Posted By hew565

RE: Yacht Racing

Since you have your own fleet, you may want to think about some rules for everyone to follow. If one guy is a good builder, he may show up to the pond with custom mast and sails with carbon fiber...
Forum: RC Sailboats
07-03-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,147
Posted By hew565

RE: A123 batteries fo a sailboat?

I have used A123 packs in two different IOMs for a couple of years. No problems whatsoever. I just upgraded my Hitech arm winch to their newer version that is now rated to 7.2V. Perfect timing!

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Forum: RC Sailboats
04-20-2009, 11:10 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 63,614
Posted By hew565

RE: Volvo 70 Ericsson Build Log

Beautiful job so far, surfdabbler!

I have tried to pour lead in a plaster mold, like yours, but there must have still been some water in the plaster, as it flaked away the surface, and even...
Forum: RC Sailboats
12-09-2008, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,678
Posted By hew565

RE: Designing program to maximize pressure across sail

I have sailed Victorias quite a lot in the last few years. I don't think you are going to be able to use the standard rig and sail in 50mph wind!! The max winds are around the 17-20 mph mark. At...
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