Quick question guys and girls. New to RC Sailing. At the weekend, variable wind conditions. Went from a B 1 Rig to my ultra light weight blackmagick A rig sails - with the conventional A Rig, boat beautifully balanced, from neutral to just a tad of weather helm.
Then had a play with the A Swing Rig. Love the idea, the simplicity and the physics of it but… - slotted into forward mast step. It was okay on a broad reach or run, but upwind was a bit of a dog. Too much weather helm, too much rudder thus too slow. The wind strength was light but a bit variable - in some very moderate gusts the weather helm was very apparent. Dog to tack, too; rudder is deep, thin and semi elliptical so does need gentle turning, but I guess tacking with a swing rig needs to be learnt too…
I can’t rake the mast forward, there is hardly any rake on it it’s basically straight …I can’t easily try the rig in the conventional mast step (i e move it back aft) as it’s a bigger carbon section.
Is this a Swing Rig phenomenon (I’m guessing not)? Any suggestions?