how come no multihull toy RC sail boats?

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Squidly-Diddly, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. Tiny Turnip
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    No good for Squiddly if he wants to avoid paddling.

    Some time ago, (Like 45 years!) I used to sail motor model ships without radio control in our town lake (aka large duck pond) - but I had a tiny dinghy I used to sail them from.
     
  2. DogCavalry
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    When I was young, I built an RC tank. It looked like a toy, floating over the grass. I finally had to load it down with lead ballast inside so that it would look "heavy".
     
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  3. Squidly-Diddly
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    I guess the wave piercing reverse bow not such a great idea on micro-boat that will be aggressively sailed.
     
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  4. Corley
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    I think it's just a practicality thing, A mini40 is a pretty big boat. You really need to go for a 2 metre multihull to get the look of the big boats stability wise is my observation. You can see a few videos of the 2 metres in action on Youtube. The smaller RC multihulls are fun and fast though.

     
  5. PerthMini40man
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    A few videos for you

     
  6. PerthMini40man
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    Some photos of a full-size Mini40. The BOX in the video has hulls that are just 1 metre long
     

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  7. rturbett
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    We made some shark catamaran scale rc boats a number of years back. Really took off when we put battens in the main sail. Could have used larger than scale rudders, but a lot of fun!
     
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