The volans hype just died, the joysway DF-Cat prototype gets some ‘ship shape’, so in between I though it is time to post something about my first RC-Sailboat.
I guess it’s one of the first multihull building kits you could purchase back in 1975. Luckily my father bought one for me and over the years I had periods with more or less sailing with this boat.
So you may call it a vintage catamaran and you won’t find wave piercing bows, foils or wings in this thread.
It’s and old fashioned catamaran, may be the oldest rc-cat and this thread is more about rig control.
So first some facts:
lenght 96 cm (37.8 in)
beam 62 cm (24.4 in, one half multihull40)
The weight of the boat is about 2.2 kg. The hull is made of ABS.
The hulls handicap are these broad keels (1 inch? On the starboard I use these keels to place 5 eneloops AA R6 (2000 mAh) inside )
5 eneloops AA R6 (2000 mAh)
main arm-winch servo hightec HS-815 BB; 1:1 ration, 180°
jib arm-winch servo new-power XL-37HB; 1:2 ratio, 100°
MPX-Mini HD rudderservo
A preseason shot with the c-rig:
closer look with b-rig
some tacking trainig with the a-rig
I build these rigs with four to six panels:
a-rig with 1.65 m mast height
b-rig with 1.50 m
c-rig with 1.35 m
A d-rig will follow soon.
mast: EXEL Extreme/Cruise 10 mm
boom: EXEL Extreme/Cruise 8 mm
It has a nice size for transportation:
Recent severe hobby-horsing in waves of hull size:
(I love this term I recently learned