RC sailboats are an important part of the RC boating arena. Although some people do like to race their RC sailboats, they are mainly used for leisure. These luxurious RC model boats come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors. If you are trying to find yourself a unique RC sailboat, you will find it can be a great experience. So, before you run out and buy any old mini RC boat, you want to be sure that you know all of the different parts of an RC sailboat. Gaining a better understanding of sailboats will not only help you purchase the right one for you, but it will also make driving it much easier. The picture below shows the different parts of the sailboat.
It’s easy to see that there are lots of different parts of a sailboat that one must become familiar with. Memorizing the names of these parts, and what they do, can be extremely helpful if you are going to be serious about RC sailboats. It is important that you get a boat with a good mainsail and jib. Besides that, your sailboat should have a very strong keel and hull. If you have a sailboat constructed with cheap materials, you may have trouble when you’re out on the high seas. Any rock or ship that comes into contact with a poorly built sailboat can quickly sink it. A few extra few dollars investment might be worthwhile to make sure you get a premium RC sailboat. Once you have found some high-quality sailboats, you want to select one that has unique sails to set you apart from all of the other sailors out there.
The sails that your boat has are almost as important as the quality materials; it is made out of. The design and colors of the sails can make or break a boat. You want to be sure to get some sails with color and designs that represent where you’re from and who you are. And be sure that your sails will be strong enough to stand up to strong winds. If you buy some cheap sails, and they rip, your boat could be stranded. Shown below are a couple of more examples of people showing off their unique sails.
As you can see, these custom sails will surely set them apart in a crowd of other sailboats. Besides just looking and performing great, these RC sailboats can become collector’s items if held onto long enough. Either way, you will not be disappointed that you decided to invest in one of these remote controlled toys. Since these sailboats handle fairly well in the water, they are great boats for children or beginners. However, if you do decide to get this as a present for someone, make sure that you get a sailboat in a package that will include all of the accessories that you need. Along with the boat and sails, you should get a battery, a charger and a remote with the package you purchase. The following image shows a package with everything you need to make your RC sailing dreams a reality.
Once you have your kit all set up and are ready to set sail, there are a couple of things that you should keep in mind. You should make sure that you are well aware of the weather conditions and any other boats that may be out on the water. If the weather conditions look like they could become threatening, then make sure that you wait to set sail at a safer time. You also need to be well aware of all of the boating traffic. If there are a large number of boats in one area, be sure to stay away. There is nothing worse than an RC sailboat accident. You do not want to see your boat split in half by the hull of another boat. The picture below shows a congested sailing area.
If you are tired of sailing alone, then think about talking your friends into getting an RC sailboat. If you can get all of your friends to get one, you can host a sailing regatta like the one shown below. People will be blown away when they see all of your awesome sails traveling together. Another added benefit of traveling with other sailboats is protection. You will never have to worry about RC pirate ships coming to commandeer your ship. There is nothing cooler than seeing 20 radio controlled toys all sailing together around a pond.
Many people have also decided to make their own RC sailboat. Although this can be a very difficult process, it can also be very rewarding. Not only do you get the satisfaction that you made it, but you can also get better control and speed if you construct it correctly. That is why custom radio controlled boats are becoming so popular. There are several decisions you are going to have to make when you decide to construct your ship. You first must decide what kind of wood to use. Many people opt to go with a nice oak wood. It is flamboyant and also has a great look. Once you have decided on materials, you must decide on what kind of design and theme you would like to go with. I would recommend incorporating some colors of where you are from, along with something in nature that you find particularly interesting. If you follow these guidelines and construct the ship correctly, you should have yourself a winning RC sailboat. This is an example of a well crafted custom sailboat.
When it comes to sailboats, many people ask: are they built for speed or comfort? Although some are built strictly for one or the other, you can find some hybrids that are built for both speed and comfort. If you are lucky enough to find some hybrids like this, you will have fun for days you old sailor. Whatever your RC boat plans are, make sure that you are getting a package that is right for you.
Side Note: With the rising popularity of RC Sailboats, make sure that your RC Sailboat is within plain sight at all times. Theft of RC boats is becoming a serious problem. If you cannot keep your boat close to you, be sure to lock it up.