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LARRY WHETTON23/10/2012 15:09:27
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Hello All ,

Ihave just been given a little static sail boat ,

looking to converting to rc , by connecting the rudder to main sail ,

just idea , can any body help with the convrsion , no nothing bout sail boats so keep it simple ....thank you little boat (1).jpg

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Edited By LARRY WHETTON boatman76 on 23/10/2012 15:15:09

Len Ochiltree23/10/2012 17:47:15
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Are you going to RC the Duck?.


Colin Bishop23/10/2012 18:03:19
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There doesn't seem to be anywhere practical to hide the R/C gear and I do wonder just how stable it would be.


Edited By Colin Bishop, Website Editor on 24/10/2012 09:43:19

Paul T23/10/2012 18:24:34
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It could be done with the addition of a weighted keel and being clever with the servos etc but you will need to sort the sail rig out as its all wrong at the moment.


LARRY WHETTON23/10/2012 20:00:48
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Hello ,

Thank you for replys...thre is a lrge bench in the stern , and it will have a false lead keel ,

like on my black rose pirate ship......and the gear will be stowed under fish boxes ....

Len the duck as been fitted with RC it was on local tv for the jubilee.......

kids love it ...........please keep the ideas coming ......Larry.....

Andy Hustler23/10/2012 22:30:44
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larry i reckon this hobby has drove you QUACKERS !!!!!!!!

Bob Abell24/10/2012 12:29:04
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Hello Larry

I like your Union Jack duck

Very appropriate for the Jubilee celebrations


LARRY WHETTON24/10/2012 16:44:19
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Thank you Bob ,

it only cost a tenner.. and the running gear came from a toy boat out of a skip,

as flat sheet lead keel and the pocks out of is bum , that will make your eyes water cheeky...

rudder on a stanard servo motor 350 out of toy home made shaft and coupling buggy power pack though 10amp esc............also built a plank on frame sea queen for the same bash complete with hre majersty....Larry..

Malcolm Frary25/10/2012 20:24:16
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{looking to converting to rc , by connecting the rudder to main sail}

That kind of arrangement involved the main boom having two lines that had a cross-over on their way to the tiller quadrant (an arm each side of the tiller), and a centering spring on the tiller as a form of self steering (look up "Braine gear". It would try to keep a set heading to the wind. If the boat headed nearer the wind, sail pressure relaxed, the tiller would steer away from the wind and vice versa. An entertaing black art to set up.

This is an alernative to radio control, and they would probably work against each other.

You could always set the sail at half out, great for running across wind, passable for heading into wind and workable downwind, with the radio just working the rudder.

Paul T26/10/2012 06:22:16
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HRH certainly gets about and looks great in your super Sea Queen, did she walk aboard or come in by parachute?

How is the sail conversion coming on?


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