[ TIPS & TRICKS ]
THE MODEL YACHT HISTORY I AEOLOS P30 RC I RC SAILING I TIPS & TRICKS I SALES
HIGH PERFORMANCE ON A SMALL SCALE
Your model yacht is a modern high-performance boat, and is hydrodynamically and aerodynamically desigend like a 1:1 yacht. Our scale yachts are light-displacement racers with the behaviour of a dinghy. If you put the rudder too hard, the flow at the rudder stalls and the boat just slows down. You have to move the sails along with the course changes, otherwise the yacht will not react as desired.
The hull, keel and rudder can deform when hot. Black surfaces quickly heat up to over 80 degrees in the sun!
Do not leave your boat in the car when the sun is shining, if you do, please cover it with a white sheet.
Basic setting of the sheets
Once the boat is rigged and the basic trim is set, you MUST adjust the sheet lengths. If a servo or a sail winch constantly pulls against a sheet that is set too tight, or if the servo cannot pull the sheet tighter because the boom is already centred, then the servo can burn out. To avoid this, we made it simple to adjust the length of the sheets on our boats.
To do this, loosen the sheets at the adjustment and set the servo via the remote control so that it takes the sheet as tight as possible without putting pressure on the sheet. Now shorten the sheet at the clamping slides so that the main is centred over the sheet ring or similar guides. If the sail servo hums, the sheet must be shortened until the humming stops. The jib sheet is always slightly slack, as the jib must be set more open than the mainsail, so that the mainsail is optimally streamed by the air flowing out of the jib.
As a guide, an imaginary extension of the jib boom should point approximately centrally between the mast and the shrouds.
Important: With the AEOLOS P30 RC, the sheet must be adjusted after each sail change, because the jib and main booms become steeper as the sails become smaller.
Assembly: If you have problems assembling the yacht: Please check this 3x1 model yacht video, the principle is the same: