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The information presented here is a basic start to finish, building of a wooden sailing model. For builders wanting to cover their model with fiberglass A separate article will offer directions for covering a wooden star with fiberglass.
With the popularity of radio-controlled models, the number of people interested in owning a model yacht has also grown - in geometric range. Over the past 40 years I have fielded many questions regarding the choices and considerations which go into selecting a radio-controlled sailboat. Four questions are asked over and over by prospective skippers: How do the radio-controls work? Thirty years ago started to write a, step by step, manual of sorts to assist modelbuilders that want to build a radio controlled ship models. In 2006 John Fisher drew up the lines of the Star45 model as CAD (computer aided design) files. Over the past 30 years I have fielded many questions regarding the choices and considerations which go into selecting a radio-controlled sailboat.
The AMYA STAR 45 Class discussion group is a terrific place to exchange ideas and talk about building Star 45 models for racing in AMYA regattas.
The new generation of wooden S45's began in 2006 when John Fisher drew up CAD files for laser cutting frames and building jigs. John's frames are scaled from the lines of International Star Boat, John's 2006 hull's weighed in at one pound, far less than the original Dumas boats.
With the building set up the next step is to lineup all the frames (if they are solid pieces they are bulkheads). Before ordering laser cut frames, decide on the wood for the hull sides if you want to meet the AMYA specifications (when planked the beam may not exceed 12 inches).
Billie Geisler's commented on August 1, 2006 in a post to the Star45 forum that he builds hulls from cedar rather than balsa. You will probably want to trace the outline onto the wood and cut close to shape before gluing it on. The important ingredient is building a model where the Center of Effort and the Center of Lateral Resistance are lined up. You could also layer sheets of plywood and laminate sized pieces to achieve a airfoil shape. The ballast bulb for the this model may be constructed of any material {ballast materials denser than lead is prohibited}. Wikipedia describes winged keel is a sailboat keel, usually of high aspect ratio, that uses a nearly horizontal foil, the "wing", at the bottom to provide additional performance. If you race the model in AMYA regatta they may not be changed, interchanged, substituted or otherwise manipulated once any heat or series of heats in which scores will be compiled, has started.
Ballast bulbs may be made from any readily available material, such as poured lead, lead shot, etc.
Important to note that he Star 45 Class specifically excludes radio equipment, sail controls and batteries (power cells) from being considered ballast.
You may want to place a piece of wood simulating the keel fin into the mold so you can attach the bulb to the fin.
While we are working on a bare hull we must decide on the keel fin and how it will be mounted (attached) to the hull. The tubes were glued into the hull using JB weld since it has very good strength for bonding metal ( JB weld is the silver colored epoxy). AMYA Star 45 Class Rules, 2008 "Rudders may be constructed of wood, fiberglass, plastic, plastic laminates or metal.
One way to build a rudder quickly and easily is cut out the shape in a thin material, tape the sides together, insert the rudder shaft, fill the inside of the rudder with epoxy. On a full size Star Boat the tall mast is supported by sliding back stays one one each side of the boat.
Some skippers use a servo to control the back stay tension or they link to sail winch to slightly tighten the back stay when sailing down wind. The mast head fitting maybe a "T" shaped fitting or as simple as a small tube of rod through a hole drilled in the msst head.
The main boom of a model is linked to the mast by a swivel connector which allows the boom to swing from side to side. Typically the boom on a model needs to kept from lifting when the sails are not trimmed in hard. To keep the main boom from flying up a "boom vang" kicker a simple device is set between the boom and the foot of the mast. Originally on the old model the jib was loose footed and did not use a jib boom (aka a jib club). Typically a swivel is placed along the forward end of the jib boom and clipped to a deck fitting (aka jib rack). The driving force of the sails is changed when the air slot between the mast and jib changes. Instead of wooden or arrow shaft booms, airplane clips instead of the turnbuckles and so on.
Chain plates themselves can be as simple as a long screw eye bolt, as fancy as a jib-rack or tangs screwed into the side of a hull. Which ever style of chain plate the hull and deck must be braced (reinforced) to withstand the loads. Basically you cut the bottom panel seam flat, and draw your airfoil MAC (mean aerodynamic chord) and cut it with a #9 X-acto or scissors. Battens are allowed on the mainsail but are restricted to 4 in number, equally spaced along the leech and may not exceed 8.50 inches in length. At about $12.00 a yard, spinnaker cloth is twice the cost of fabric store ripstop, but spinnaker cloth is coated with resin that makes it far more stable and eliminates all porosity (wind can blow right through ripstop). Dropping a model into the stand can cause the stand to close up and pinch the model if the keel doesn't sit on the ground. IMHO, it is good practice to have models sit on their keels and have the weight of the model supported by the keel. Phil Geren needed a cradle for a woodie Star 45 hull under construction to hold the hull while fairing the gunnels to the frames in preparation for installation of the deck and while designing and installing the controls. In a massive tentacled disturbance in the Force, Iain Heath constructed a giant LEGO kraken to entwine a model of Darth Vader’s Super Star Destroyer.
However, by the time these vessels could be deployed, the Rebel Alliance had already developed its own super weapon, designation KR-KN. A model sailing craft operates with the same sophistication of design as any full-sized yacht.
As with model aircraft, the choice of sailing models runs the gamut from child's toy to sophisticated craft. John Fisher, Phil Geren, and many members of the Star 45 Yahoo discussion group provided essential content.
He arranged for Steven's Aero to lazer cut the frames (aka bulkheads) and the building of S45's was revolutionized and the class gained world wide attention of modelers wanting to build a wooden sailing model. The hull can be a single type of wood or the bottom, sides and deck can each be a different wood. John Fisher has been very cooperative in adjusting the drawings to accommodate builders needs.


Make sure it is located correctly before starting gluing.Photo showing the planks after being trimmed close to the stringers. The fin may be solid or hollow and constructed of reinforced plastic, plastic laminates, fiberglass, wood or metal. With a heavy keel bulb hanging a the bottom of the keel you don't want the keel twisting and distorting as the model heels and changes position.
The Mainwaring keel and ballast bulb concentrates the weight, other long symmetrical bulbs may spread the ballast weight over 9 inches.
Insert a couple of long threaded rods parallel between the two sheets they create an airfoil and extend from the top for attachment.
The horizontal foil serves two purposes: it acts as an winglet on the foil, effectively doubling the aspect ratio, and they produce additional lift, but downwards. The use of Velcro or similar quick release fasteners is prohibited as methods of mounting ballast. You may also want to consider using a two piece mold large enough to hold a lead pellet-resin mix ballast material and them epoxy or bolt the halves together.
There is a lot of equipment inside the hull so easy access to the nuts and bolts is required. The left hand drawing show the rudder of a molded fiberglass hull and the righthand drawing is based on the 2008 AMYA star plans. The crew makes adjustments while underway, when the boat tacks the active back stay is released and the other back stay is pulled into position. With a jib boom that uses a swivel-vang the tension on the back stay changes as the jib moves.
Vangs take a variety of forms from a turnbuckle, to a piece of fishing line to a line controlled by a servo to allow the boom to be pulled down or allowed to raise up. The addition of a jib club allowed the jib shape to be controlled.Like the main sail the foot of the jib will fly up is some type of vang is not in place. This has the advantage of staying taught against the back stay as the sails are trimmed thus keeping the mast straight. Since the jib stay attached to the jib boom in this arrangement moves off center and is subject to varying wind forces the tension on the jib stay and back stay will vary. Maximum driving force occurs when the curve of the jib luff is shaped to meet the curve of the main sail. There is the load applied by the sails while under sail and there is the load as skippers pick up the model by the mast and carry it around.
I drill into the aluminum mast, push the wire out from inside the mast, swag a sleeve onto a doubled wire and pull the wire back and swag to the turnbuckle. It has been my experience that skippers grab the model hatch rim and lift the model to carry the model to to pick it up from the water. Design your hatch sizes and locations to permit your hand(s) to access and remove these items.
Duddy's jig allows the builder to re-position the hull as it is being built and can be used to hold frames of different models. Seems either no one is talking about louis daguerre at this moment on GOOGLE-PLUS or the GOOGLE-PLUS service is congested.
The stellar squid began as a suggestion from his boss, and it now has a permanent home at the Seattle offices of Tableau Software. He cuts the rough edges and flats off with a 10 inch table saw, then use a 3 inch table saw from Micro- mark to cut the final planks.
Because the yacht is heeled over when sailing upwind the leeward foil is closer to vertical, and provides additional side force hence making the boat sail upwind more efficiently. The AMYA s45 class specifies such ballast shall be fixed in place by gluing, fiberglassing, or bolting (bolts and screws. However batteries (power cells) which are not ballast can be mounted with Velcro allowing them to be placed within the hull to change the weight distribution. Fill the second pan with plaster and lay the original plaster mold on top of the second plaster filled pan. I wire the bolt heads together and can easily remove the nuts, push the bolts out of the way and remove the keel. The balanced rudder lakes some of the load off the steering servo The leading edge portion is pressured by the water flow as the model sails. The model star boat replaces the two back stays with a single back stay from a mast head fitting to a back stay fitting on the transom. The jib vang can be as simple as a swivel attached to the forward end of the jib boom and the jib-rack. The radial filling attaches to the end of the boom with a gooseneck An rigid adjustable vang from the radial fitting to the jib boom control the lift of the boom at at set angle.
Consider using short pieces if thin walled electrical tubing (shrink tube) which can be found in building supply places like Home D.
I sailed my first model tethered by a string off the floats at the Wollaston Yacht Club, Quincy, MA, as a pre-teen sometime in 1947. We'll start with the hull and at the same time build other parts that will be as assembled as a finished model.
He imported thin ply for the furniture industry and the sheets were 50 inches by 50 inches.
The keel fin may be bolted onto the hull or go up inside the hull to be held i place by a keel trunk. The windward winglet is closer to horizontal and hence produces a force directly downward, which gives a small benefit to the vessel's stability.
A common one is simply a short pin in the foot of the mast that sets into a mast step with series of holes.
Some skippers want the rig to be set up stiff and the mast jack allows the mast to be jacked-up to re-tighten the stays. As the swivel is moved forward and aft along the jib boom the leach of the sail has more or less ability to rise. Consider not only woven materials but also consider plastics such as mylar and mylar composites. Also, but putting in the luff curve and using a bolt-rope main, you do have a sail with some draught to it, not just a flat sheet of cloth. Over-sew some corner panels, tack on some batten pockets and thread in a piece of weed-eater line up the hem of the luff and you are ready to put on your class markings and numbers. Mount the cradle frames on a 2'X4' piece of particle board, using the spacing of the balsa template included in the frames kit, and using a try square to get them vertical, and making sure that they are all on the same longitudinal center and all parallel. Well suited for building by by the novice builder and skippers looking for a classic looking model to race. It broke away and was seen sailing off towards Rainsford Island a 21 acre island situated between Long Island and Peddocks Island. I've addressed these questions in "How to select Your Radio-Controlled Sailing Model" published on my MainZone Publishing blog. Having had keel fins delaminate within a year or two because of improper gluing I recommend using a very waterproof glue.
There are suppliers that sell veneer that is paper thin that could be used for beautiful ply. Winged keels are generally found on high performance sailboats, if they are not prohibited by class rules. Having heavily waxed the balsa-bulb immerses it in the plaster half way to the bulb center line.
If the keel will be removable make certain the stub doesn't get keyed in and can't be removed from bellow the hull.
Another reason for using a mast jack is to enable a skipper to set up the mast once and then move it without having re-align the rig.
Grommets in the corners are installed either with a seamstress tool or they could be ordered from Don Ginther at GBMY if he is still shipping, he was in the process of suspending operations.


If you buy a suit of sails order them to be made to the AMYA specifications for the S45 Class. I got introduced to the International Star Class while crewing on one in 1954 out of Quincy Yacht Club. While the outside dries off quickly the interior may stay wet if the skipper doesn't take steps to get the inside dried out.
Aircraft suppliers also offer thin basswood plywood (basswood being the hard core from the balsa tree). They are only of benefit for yachts sailing upwind where stability and the ability to produce side force are important. When deciding on the hatches for your model keep in mind access not only to radio and servos but also access to battery mounting locations. It is easy to prop the fin and trunk down into the hull from above and discover it can't be removed from the bottom when the deck is in place.
The sails usually carry a 5 point "Star Emblem" at least 2 inches in size (measured from point to point across the flat of the star. Violete simply rolled up the plywood, wrapped it in brown shipping paper and sent it to me.
Then he pulls out the balsa-plug covers the mold with (plastic) Saran wrap over places the waxed balsa-plug back in the mold. THESE VERY SAME ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, WHO HAVE SWORN TO PROTECT AND SERVE, OUR COUNTRY, AND CITIZENS ,ARE BUT SOME, OF THE CORRUPT,GREEDY TRAITORS .ENGAGED IN THE TYRANNY AND TORTURE. The hobby glue used for years on other models may weaken or part ruining the boat so choosing a glue or adhesive is an important decision. The school district has moved to a biometric identification program, saying students will no longer have to use an ID card to buy lunch.A  BIOMETRICS TO TRACK YOUR KIDS!!!!!i»?i»?A TARGETED INDIVIDUALS, THE GREEDY CRIMINALS ARE NOW CONDONING THEIR TECH! Paul Weindling, history of medicine professor at Oxford Brookes University, describes his search for the lost victims of Nazi experiments. The chairman of the board at ESL a€” then proprietor of the desert wasteland in Nevada known as a€?Area 51a€? a€” was William Perry, who would be appointed secretary of defense several years later. EUCACH.ORG PanelIn a 2-hour wide-ranging Panel with Alfred Lambremont Webre on the Transhumanist Agenda, Magnus Olsson, Dr. Henning Witte, and Melanie Vritschan, three experts from the European Coalition Against Covert Harassment, revealed recent technological advances in human robotization and nano implant technologies, and an acceleration of what Melanie Vritschan characterized as a a€?global enslavement programa€?.Shift from electromagnetic to scalar wavesThese technologies have now shifted from electromagnetic wave to scalar waves and use super quantum computers in the quantum cloud to control a€?pipesa€? a reference to the brains of humans that have been taken over via DNA, via implants that can be breathed can breach the blood-brain barrier and then controlled via scalar waved on a super-grid. Eventually, such 'subvocal speech' systems could be used in spacesuits, in noisy places like airport towers to capture air-traffic controller commands, or even in traditional voice-recognition programs to increase accuracy, according to NASA scientists."What is analyzed is silent, or sub auditory, speech, such as when a person silently reads or talks to himself," said Chuck Jorgensen, a scientist whose team is developing silent, subvocal speech recognition at NASA Ames Research Center in California's Silicon Valley. We numbered the columns and rows, and we could identify each letter with a pair of single-digit numbers," Jorgensen said.
People in noisy conditions could use the system when privacy is needed, such as during telephone conversations on buses or trains, according to scientists."An expanded muscle-control system could help injured astronauts control machines.
If an astronaut is suffering from muscle weakness due to a long stint in microgravity, the astronaut could send signals to software that would assist with landings on Mars or the Earth, for example," Jorgensen explained.
These are processed to remove noise, and then we process them to see useful parts of the signals to show one word from another," Jorgensen said.After the signals are amplified, computer software 'reads' the signals to recognize each word and sound. Our Research and Development Division has been in contact with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the California Department of Corrections, the Texas Department of Public Safety, and the Massachusetts Department of Correction to run limited trials of the 2020 neural chip implant. We have established representatives of our interests in both management and institutional level positions within these departments. Federal regulations do not yet permit testing of implants on prisoners, but we have entered nto contractual agreements with privatized health care professionals and specified correctional personnel to do limited testing of our products. We need, however, to expand our testing to research how effective the 2020 neural chip implant performs in those identified as the most aggressive in our society. In California, several prisoners were identified as members of the security threat group, EME, or Mexican Mafia. They were brought to the health services unit at Pelican Bay and tranquilized with advanced sedatives developed by our Cambridge,Massachussetts laboratories.
The results of implants on 8 prisoners yielded the following results: a€?Implants served as surveillance monitoring device for threat group activity.
However, during that period substantial data was gathered by our research and development team which suggests that the implants exceed expected results.
One of the major concerns of Security and the R & D team was that the test subject would discover the chemial imbalance during the initial adjustment period and the test would have to be scurbbed.
However, due to advanced technological developments in the sedatives administered, the 48 hour adjustment period can be attributed t prescription medication given to the test subjects after the implant procedure. One of the concerns raised by R & D was the cause of the bleeding and how to eliminate that problem. Unexplained bleeding might cause the subject to inquire further about his "routine" visit to the infirmary or health care facility. Security officials now know several strategies employed by the EME that facilitate the transmission of illegal drugs and weapons into their correctional facilities.
One intelligence officier remarked that while they cannot use the informaiton that have in a court of law that they now know who to watch and what outside "connections" they have.
The prison at Soledad is now considering transferring three subjects to Vacaville wher we have ongoing implant reserach. Our technicians have promised that they can do three 2020 neural chip implants in less than an hour. Soledad officials hope to collect information from the trio to bring a 14 month investigation into drug trafficking by correctional officers to a close. Essentially, the implants make the unsuspecting prisoner a walking-talking recorder of every event he comes into contact with. There are only five intelligence officers and the Commisoner of Corrections who actually know the full scope of the implant testing. In Massachusetts, the Department of Corrections has already entered into high level discussion about releasing certain offenders to the community with the 2020 neural chip implants.
Our people are not altogether against the idea, however, attorneys for Intelli-Connection have advised against implant technology outside strick control settings.
While we have a strong lobby in the Congress and various state legislatures favoring our product, we must proceed with the utmost caution on uncontrolled use of the 2020 neural chip.
If the chip were discovered in use not authorized by law and the procedure traced to us we could not endure for long the resulting publicity and liability payments. Massachusetts officials have developed an intelligence branch from their Fugitive Task Force Squad that would do limited test runs under tight controls with the pre-release subjects. Correctons officials have dubbed these poetnetial test subjects "the insurance group." (the name derives from the concept that the 2020 implant insures compliance with the law and allows officials to detect misconduct or violations without question) A retired police detective from Charlestown, Massachusetts, now with the intelligence unit has asked us to consider using the 2020 neural chip on hard core felons suspected of bank and armored car robbery. He stated, "Charlestown would never be the same, we'd finally know what was happening before they knew what was happening." We will continue to explore community uses of the 2020 chip, but our company rep will be attached to all law enforcement operations with an extraction crrew that can be on-site in 2 hours from anywhere at anytime.
We have an Intelli-Connection discussion group who is meeting with the Director of Security at Florence, Colorado's federal super maximum security unit. The initial discussions with the Director have been promising and we hope to have an R & D unit at this important facilitly within the next six months.
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