La Curieuse - Part 17
As the model is ready for sailing it is necessary to balance the sails against one another. As an example, if the fore sail had the same amount of movement as the main sail it would only at as a load of washing on a line and be useless. I only ever use one servo for all 3 or four sails and attach a couple of diagrams to hopefully clarify what is required.
Diagram 1 : This indicates the reduced sail movement relative to the main sail.
Diagram 2 : This shows how I use a simple knot from a separate piece of cord to stop that particular sheet from paying out more than is required. Simple but it works. Initially adjustments can be made by sliding the knot back and forth. Once you are happy with the effect a dab of glue fixes in permanent position. So with this simple method you can alter the throw on as many sails as you wish.
Well that's it folks My presentations on how to mess up a perfectly good kit are at an end the acid test on how or if it sails and performs is scheduled for Wednesday weather/wind permitting.