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Forum: RC Sailboats
02-14-2005, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By RobStagis

RE: I have a Question...

Nope. We call it therapy. Just make sure you can get your boat back if something 'bad' happens - like dead batteries or weeds on the keel. Our pond has access all the way around (we're lucky) but...
Forum: RC Sailboats
01-20-2005, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,486
Posted By RobStagis

RE: Please recommend a magazine

Traplet publishes Marine Modeling INternational...absolutelyhandsdown the best mag on the market.
Forum: RC Sailboats
01-20-2005, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,252
Posted By RobStagis

RE: Whole slew of newbie questions

My dad bought one of these as his first boat. That radio is a standard one - range shouldn't be an issue unless you're in a horrid/busy radio environment. Just remember that it's a small boat and...
Forum: RC Sailboats
11-23-2004, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,248
Posted By RobStagis

RE: Ballasting a Sterling America for R/C

Well, it's sort of a 'fat' boat anyway. Build and waterproof the hull, chuck most of the gear into the right places, then start adding weight. You might be surprised hoe much it'll take. Remember...
Forum: RC Sailboats
07-26-2004, 11:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,798
Posted By RobStagis

RE: Fairwind 900

We've got everything from unpainted to automotive finishes - the hull works just fine as is.

I ain't the electronics guy, though. Sorry.
Forum: RC Sailboats
03-31-2004, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,305
Posted By RobStagis

RE: My Ec12 Refit

Hey! Major-league job! Mine was minor - repaint, new boom rigging per the EC12 construction site. Good luck this year!
Forum: RC Sailboats
03-25-2004, 09:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,730
Posted By RobStagis

RE: What is your next boat?

Dunno!!! I've got too many as it is, but I'm trying to replace my current Dumas Star 45 with a competetive hull - but that's not a 'new' boat, strictly speaking. Maybe a Laser, but I can borrow my...
Forum: RC Sailboats
03-25-2004, 09:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,260
Posted By RobStagis

RE: New at sailboats-Kyosho tradewind 36-600

Believe it or not, it's a COX Tradewind - the model-engine people!!! And for what it's worth, it's faster than a Kyosho Fairwind - by a mile. The only mods really needed are to ensure the sheets...
Forum: Beginners
03-12-2004, 01:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,463
Posted By RobStagis

RE: Balsa USA Stick Forty Plus

Um, no - don't add to the surfaces themselves. The plans/instructions call out control throws. Use their maximum, OK? Then tape the gaps, too. They're pretty sloppy as built. THEN get maximize...
Forum: Beginners
02-27-2004, 09:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,463
Posted By RobStagis

RE: Balsa USA Stick Forty Plus

And while I'm typing, build it with the maximum surface throws.....the instructions don't provide adequate control at 'trainer' throws (i.e., minimum)... After you fly it for a while, build in...
Forum: Beginners
02-27-2004, 09:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,463
Posted By RobStagis

RE: Balsa USA Stick Forty Plus

Noticed one flight that the plane was 'sloppy' in the air...brought it in and the tail surfaces were being held to the plane by nothing but the control rods and air pressure!!!!! :) Little 5-minute...
Forum: Beginners
02-27-2004, 08:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,463
Posted By RobStagis

RE: Balsa USA Stick Forty Plus

World's best trainer!!! *grin* Build it with a tailwheel - the nosegear is a little troublesome. Glass the wing center section, no matrter what the instructions say!!! Period!! No dissenting...
Forum: RC Sailboats
02-27-2004, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,380
Posted By RobStagis

RE: SALTWATER SAILING?

The Seawind's a 'diver' - under power it's wet. Waterproof the hatch, bag the electronics and maybe try to make the sheet leads (fairleads) smaller to lessen the water intake... Other than that,...
Forum: RC Sailboats
02-27-2004, 08:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,384
Posted By RobStagis

RE: RC Laser

Either the Fairwind or Soling are more weed-free than the Laser, and have less draft to boot. I know all about eelgrass...late in the season, it'll get barnacles on it, too - y'know what that feels...
Forum: RC Sailboats
02-27-2004, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,736
Posted By RobStagis

RE: dolphin 770 or fortune 612

I aagree - Dolphin over the Fortune.......Fortune's fast, but its quality isn't as high....
Forum: RC Sailboats
02-27-2004, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 923
Posted By RobStagis

RE: Emma C. Berry

Check on the Web for Sterling kits and info - also check Mystic Seaport's plans.....
Forum: RC Sailboats
02-10-2004, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 915
Posted By RobStagis

RE: Any "micro" sailboats out there?

I have an Ace and will be R/Cing it this year. BUT a current is an issue - any radio glitches and your boat is gone. Remember that smaller boats sail slower. Check out the Footy from New Zealand. ...
Forum: RC Sailboats
02-04-2004, 09:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,384
Posted By RobStagis

RE: RC Laser

The more you bend your mast by tightening the outhaul, the further aft the center of pressure is - thereby generating more weather helm. Um - move the outhaul clip out on the boom, but leave the...
Forum: RC Sailboats
01-22-2004, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,026
Posted By RobStagis

RE: The perfect pond?

Ring babes - just to get sexist - holding up the heat number announcements. Oh, wait - we have 2 female skippers.....OK, OK - Ring hunks and babes, alternating :) . 'Bat' boys...what do they call...
Forum: RC Sailboats
01-15-2004, 10:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,384
Posted By RobStagis

RE: RC Laser

Yeah, the price has put me off, too, but Bill's right - a race-ready anything is relatively expensive, though you can space out the expenditures. My dad bought his for $275 from a hobby shop - a guy...
Forum: RC Sailboats
01-14-2004, 12:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,384
Posted By RobStagis

RE: RC Laser

Harumph - sailing in winter. The last time I was out was New Year's Eve. It's 5 degrees and blowing HARD here in CT today. Pond's rocksolid.....oh, well - time to build.
Forum: RC Sailboats
01-14-2004, 08:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,384
Posted By RobStagis

RE: RC Laser

Yep - like 'em, too!!! I only recommend the use of the original rig and the purchase of the A-rig, at least here in New England where we have lots of light-breeze days..... How do you like your...
Forum: RC Sailboats
01-13-2004, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,740
Posted By RobStagis

RE: R/Cing the HMS Bounty

My buddy with the 36" showed up at my house last fall all excited..... It's kinda funny, seeing as how he's in his late 50's... My wife rolled her ryes. Anyway - I went outside and he had a...
Forum: RC Sailboats
01-12-2004, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,026
Posted By RobStagis

RE: The perfect pond?

Now we're talking :) Lifts and retracting marks.....I LIKE it.

Anybody else?
Forum: RC Sailboats
01-12-2004, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,740
Posted By RobStagis

RE: R/Cing the HMS Bounty

Heh - I did the same thing after finishing my Star..........

Basck to the original topic: My buddy's finishing up a 36" LWL sqare-rigger. It's a brigantine-rig. He's gonna attempt to sail...
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