Hi Neil, your yacht still looks pretty tidy to my 'untutored' eye! So if it ain't broke ....! Suppose you could invent your own fictional pennant number if you wish. As you say, there's enough going on with the tug upgrade - which also wasn't broke! 😉 Or was it? Cheers Doug 😎
Help.............No no no, I do not want to get into competitive sailing. I just wondered how/why most/many people have numbers on their sails and I thought registering the boat was why. As my wife says, I should not think, it only causes trouble. Got enough on with the Tug! All the best to all. NPJ
I am no expert on MYA but I suspect it doesn't fit into any class. it's a great scale model and sails well but those two assets don't normally go well with racing yachts. If you do wish to enter into this very competitive part of model yachting I suggest you find a local club who race under MYA rules and see what is required. I'd still restore your yacht as they are great fun to sail
Hi Neil, Well you wanted info!! 😉 I have a digital subscription to Model Boats and remembered seeing the article. I don't build yachts but can still admire the craftsmanship and techniques used. Some come in handy for other projects, e.g. winches. No idea about MYA classes, I'm not a yachter! Dave_M most likely knows. Happy over-making, cheers Doug 😎
What are you trying to do to me....................That is a life's work! I have enough issues with the Tug and I thought that was going to be straight forward! What MYA 'class' does the yacht fit in? NPJ.
I have a Robbe Smaragd Yacht. 1/10 scale. This is quite old now and could do with a ‘make over’. I would like to see some plans or instructions from the build before I start and would therefore be grateful if anyone with knowledge of this model or better still, copies of any paperwork that came with the kit contacted me. A few pics attached of this very ‘forgiving’ yacht............ All the best. NPJ
That's the sort of information is was looking for! Thank you very much! I have three motors from which I would like to choose one for the Fairplay V tug (30" long, 9" wide, about 3 Kgs displacement): -Graupner Speed 500E 12V / 12.000Rpm / 0.4A -Monoperm Super 6V / 5.000Rpm, / 0.20A -Motraxx XDRIVE 555-1 12V / 5.900Rpm / 0.25A (The 500E would be run on 6V) I have a Robbe Rookie Navy speedcontroller (6-12V) max 35 A. And haven't bought a (lead)battery yet. Which one would be best?
[Score: 5/10] 50" Robbe Diana a vintage M-class yacht - Comments: The largest yacht I own, and also the oldest! This meanwhile vintage M-class yacht is undergoing some minor updates to get her back in shape. What's new is all below deck: new rudder servo and winch with 2.4 GHz Spektrum reciever. She'll sail within two weeks; I'll add some proper photo's under sail by that time! (The last pic is showing a sistership)
[Score: 5/10] 36"/2300g Robbe Sirius RS32 - Comments: I bought this kit as a ARTS kit, but immidiately threw out the 40Mhz transmitter, keel and supplied stays. I updated her with a 2.4Ghz Spekrtum transmitter, gave het 0.1mm x 19 new stays(standing rigging) and equipped her with a deeper keel in carbon with a hightech - like an modern TP52 yacht - shaped lead torpedo. Stockmaritime had some upgrading parts available at the time I build her. I also replaced the steel rod connecting the rudderlinkage to the sero by a carbon rod. Te only upgrade which still has to be carried out is replacing all the aluminium spars for EXEL cruise 8 carbon spars. All modifications help to increase uprting moment and upwind performance. The boat really sails very good, altough the mainsaillead could benefit from a upgrade as well. (it has jsut a bit too much resistance and the material has a too small diameter resulting in extra wear on the mainsheet.) This sailboat is the the fith sailing boat I build, after starting with an overhaul on a friend's vintage Robbe Skandia yacht.(which got me hooked on RC sailing) After that rebuild I've build the Comtesse(Robbe), Seawind(Kyosho), MicroMagic(Graupner) and then this yacht. Since this build my collection of sailing models grew with addition of a Saudade (Hegi/Revell), Diana (vintage M-class by Robbe), two Rubins (semi scale admirals cup yacht from Graupner) and a Robbe Skandia for myself...
I recently bought a on Ebay 'stranded' vintage harbourtug which will be fully rebuild. (I actually bought a NOS hull, and old - but good build - superstructure and all the deckgear & fittings. Except for some essential parts... There's no kortnozzle/rudder and propellor. I would like to know what size of nozzle and propdiameter I should mount. Originally it was designed with a steering nozzle/rudder, but the only item which comes close is the fixed nozzle as used on the Robbe Happy Hunter salvage tug model.(which has twin nozzles) That nozzle would be fixed with a seperate rudder for steering. What would you advise? What alternatives are available? (Making a proper nozzle myself which actually works and looks to scale is out of the question.) Attached three photos: one showing original (steering nozzle) and teh other with this Happy Hunter fixed nozzle, and te drawing showing the design.
[Score: 8/10] 55"/15000g Robbe Smaragd Powered by NiCad (7.2v) 4Amp/h Batteries - Comments: A Robbe Smaragd that I have had for some years. It was built from the kit when I bought it. Now refurbishing it.