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    Hi there, this is the only pic I have of Virgin Atlantic Challenger on the water, which I built from 'free' plans in a model boats magazine - built all of lite ply - powered by 7.4 NiCad batteries - and there is a Race 5

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    5 months ago by figtree7nts ( Commodore)
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    Great looking Yacht!๐Ÿ‘
    You must make a video and share with us!

    Cheers, Ed

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    5 months ago by StuartE ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This is a nice looking yacht. Where did you get the plans from? I would like to have a go at this one for my next build. Have you tried changing the rudder for a more conventional one?

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    5 months ago by figtree7nts ( Commodore)
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    She looked pretty good in the video!
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    5 months ago by JOHN ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi there
    the plans were free issued in Model Boats July 1995 - they are a very simplified version of the real boat. They are very straightforward and easy to build from. Magazine Exchange has a copy of the magazine - but I don't think the plans are with it from their website.

    http://magazineexchange.co.uk/cw/model-boats-magazine-july-1...

    but this gives you an idea what to look for - the Magazine - together with plans attached - do often come up on Ebay.

    To answer your question about the rudder; I just wanted to keep the rudder as per plan and sail the model as its fun to sail as it is - as you can see on the short video. By the way I do apologise for the video - the camera person was getting used to her new phone :-)

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    5 months ago by figtree7nts ( Commodore)
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    Hi John,

    Interesting rudder assembly!
    I've never seen anything like that.
    How does she handle going astern?

    Cheers, Ed

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