Well after several years in powered rc I have decided to build an rc land yacht, I have never sailed before so advice on this will be massively appreciated.
I like to go big on these types of projects so I’m thinking 1.5 metre mast or bigger :-D.
I’m not great at woodwork so I am considering a tubluar aluminium welded chassis with a carbon fibre receiver compartment. Will the weight cause massive issues on a yacht this size ?
The whole thing needs to come apart to fit in a small car so will be bolt together on site.
I don’t have much flat areas near to me that arnt grass fields so was thinking about using 1:8th off road tyres instead of skate wheels , these are still light and I can use the axels so they will also be using bearings so will be free running . I’m gonna use dual steering servos as the front wheel could take a beating during heavy wind and rough ground.
The Mast is my first stumbling block, where do I attach it to the chassis. Is there an optimum positionsnf what do i make it out of , Also where can I get sail materials in the uk or can I use any lightweight wind proof material ?
Do I need a strong servo for the sail? Or are standard servos ok?