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Re: Footy keel weights

Build your own?  I have for five Footys.  Picts on RCGroups of one build log that includes bulb.  Epoxy coat adds minimal weight, but multiple parts held
J P
8:20 PM
#5889
 
5888

Re: Footy keel weights

Too heavy. Should not be more than 200gr... The whole boat should not weight more than 500gr... Thomas Armstrong in
Thomas Armstrong
10:37 AM
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5887

Re: Footy keel weights

The Joysway Orion bulb could be a possibility? http://www2.ripmax.net/Item.aspx?ItemID=Z-JS-880305&Category=900-040-040-290
gio06226
Apr 17
#5887
 
5886

Footy keel weights

Starting another Footy and would like to find a weight - not a sinker. Any idea where or who might have them for sale? Thanks for any info. Dan
Dan Bookwalter
Apr 16
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5885

New file uploaded to FootyUSA

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FootyUSA@yahoogroups.com
Dec 21, 2014
#5885
 
5884

New file uploaded to FootyUSA

Hello, This email message is a notification to let you know that a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the FootyUSA group. File : /Lincolns
FootyUSA@yahoogroups.com
Dec 19, 2014
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5883

New file uploaded to FootyUSA

Hello, This email message is a notification to let you know that a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the FootyUSA group. File : /Lincolns
FootyUSA@yahoogroups.com
Dec 19, 2014
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5882

Re: footy speed limit, or, a bestiary of alternative footy types

I just bought the Model Yachting footy issue and saw your proa, or, I think, an earlier version that was heavier.. I had assumed that it was a double ended
rnlocnil
Dec 19, 2014
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5881

Re: footy speed limit, or, a bestiary of alternative footy types

Oh, and the all up weight of my proa as is: 165 grams. That is heavy because I built the boat robust, I wasn't sure of the loads it would endure. I can
niel1055
Dec 16, 2014
#5881
 
5880

Re: footy speed limit, or, a bestiary of alternative footy types

Well, my proa tacks as quickly as any of my other Footies. Having no lead bulb to weigh things down and only a vestigial keel fin (which it probably doesn't
niel1055
Dec 16, 2014
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5879

Re: footy speed limit, or, a bestiary of alternative footy types

P.S. Backup plan is that someone else runs with the ideas or at least the boat. I have many projects. But footies are fascinating.
rnlocnil
Dec 16, 2014
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5878

Re: footy speed limit, or, a bestiary of alternative footy types

Thanks for the encouragement. While 250 g is much closer than 500g, if you geometrically scaled down a Mini Transat to Footy size, the displacement would be
rnlocnil
Dec 16, 2014
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5877

Re: footy speed limit, or, a bestiary of alternative footy types

Some interesting ideas...thinking inside the box, for sure. Successful Footys are being built on the lighter side. Since it's an international class, we use
mudhenk27
Dec 15, 2014
#5877
 
5876

footy speed limit, or, a bestiary of alternative footy types

Seems like everyone's footies are completely limited by hull speed, unlike classes with longer waterlines and light displacements for their length. For a 1
rnlocnil
Dec 13, 2014
#5876
 
5875

Re: 2014 Region 1 Champs

Hi Walt, I actually just use a single battery. The fully charged voltage on a 3.6V pack is about 4.1V which is enough to power the receiver/servos. You
pea92182
Nov 11, 2014
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