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by Ray Flanigan
24 Sep 2007, 11:18
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Spektrum DX6 & 7
Replies: 107
Views: 84287

In Lesters words: I think we are both agreed that the Spektrum AR7000 is a "dual receiver" comprising "a master receiver" and "a slave receiver" (I quote their own words). Great technological solution, by the way, to the problem of ensuring glitch-free reception. We are also agreed that the IOM Clas...
by Ray Flanigan
29 Aug 2007, 10:37
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Spektrum DX6 & 7
Replies: 107
Views: 84287

DX6/ 7

Actually to cover all bases we need to approach our various NCA's in order to get emergency rule changes done, before the IOM worlds in France. Rule C.5.3 AND Rule D.2.4 Quite ironic really as the frequency range is on the 2.4Ghz band......... :lol: A quick consensus from our technical rep to all th...
by Ray Flanigan
29 Aug 2007, 08:51
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Spektrum DX6 & 7
Replies: 107
Views: 84287

Right I have made a decision, the DX6/ 7 IS LEGAL. Sorted. Without the "slave receiver" the "Master receiver" would be unable to work . Without the "master receiver" the "slave receiver" would be unable to work. Am I correct in saying this? Well if I am, those two little dna molecules are reliant on...
by Ray Flanigan
27 Aug 2007, 09:56
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Spektrum DX6 & 7
Replies: 107
Views: 84287

C.5.3 REMOTE CONTROL EQUIPMENT USE (a) The rudder control unit shall control the rudder only. (b) The sheet control unit shall control the mainsail sheet and headsail sheet only. (c) Except for control unit positioning information, no radio transmissions from the boat shall be made. D.2.4 REMOTE CON...
by Ray Flanigan
27 Aug 2007, 09:28
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Spektrum DX6 & 7
Replies: 107
Views: 84287

DX6/ 7

Not wishing to be pedantic, but the direction that this discussion is headed shall not do the class any good. If we want clarification on a particular point do not ask the persons who write the laws, go to those who design and maintain the equipment they are the only persons who will be able to give...
by Ray Flanigan
26 Aug 2007, 07:45
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Spektrum DX6 & 7
Replies: 107
Views: 84287

DX6/ 7

Why all this to and fro? :D . Blame technology I say. What it boils down to is the fact that the Spektrum manufacturers have added the hype "look, we have you given you two receivers for the price of one" :lol: Now let us all go outside and remove the alternators or generators from our cars as we al...
by Ray Flanigan
16 Aug 2007, 22:03
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM Worlds 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 3783

IOM Worlds 2007

I would like to find out if there is going to be a day by day "blog" of the results also if there shall be any webcams covering the sailing area. The reason for the webcam question is that I watched some of the racing at Castle Semple and although I could not identify a particular boat it was still ...
by Ray Flanigan
09 Oct 2006, 17:39
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Slash
Replies: 1
Views: 3847

Slash

:?
Would like to find out a bit more about this design by Chris Dicks, any owners of a Slash out there?
Any info would be appreciated.

Thanx
by Ray Flanigan
20 Apr 2006, 20:00
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: PHOCEA Cup 2006 Final results
Replies: 8
Views: 8009

Spilt milk

I agree fully that there were loads of infringements, just wish I could see the jib numbers so that I know who to avoid when I eventually end up sailing in their company...............lol In a siutation as is seen in the clip where the observers would have needed eyes in the back of their heads to c...
by Ray Flanigan
12 Mar 2006, 14:40
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Triple Crown
Replies: 51
Views: 61764

Come on Graham get her measured now, done enough testing...lol. On the 13th May there is a TC and wooden hulls day at Burghfield, so you qualify for both so charge up those them batteries. Should see you there if the missus lets me out to play (will have to behave myself) , and no I will only be spe...
by Ray Flanigan
12 Mar 2006, 14:40
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Triple Crown
Replies: 51
Views: 61764

:oops:
What winch are using by the way.
by Ray Flanigan
12 Mar 2006, 00:17
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Triple Crown
Replies: 51
Views: 61764

Triple Crown

Are we going to see you at Burghfield for the wooden boat race?
Must say you have done a really good job on your TC.
by Ray Flanigan
27 Oct 2005, 08:49
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Oval Foredeck holes
Replies: 70
Views: 61629

Jib mounting point

:? Why not just state that "the jib mounting points to be in a position no lower than a line taken horizontally between port and starboard gunwale and to be positioned on the centerline of the hull", that should then restrict the options of where the jib take off point is and make it is easier to re...
by Ray Flanigan
06 Oct 2005, 10:36
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Solutions to rejected Class rule changes
Replies: 23
Views: 23257

Class rules

I go onmy knee and apoligise to any I may have offended with my previous posting. I have been doing some trawling and research into Texalium and glassfibre properties and now realise that there is GF out there which has a higher spec than the Texalium. IMHO Texalium is used merely as an accessory (l...
by Ray Flanigan
05 Oct 2005, 17:51
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Solutions to rejected Class rule changes
Replies: 23
Views: 23257

Class rules?

It is /was supposed to be a IOM class whereby the masses could all own a (volkswagen) read IOM. What has happened since the conception of the class, oh let us form a committee to look after the interests of the class, not enough positions, let us form a sub committee. What is next a sub sub committe...
by Ray Flanigan
02 Oct 2005, 18:48
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: 2005 WC Meeting
Replies: 20
Views: 20369

2005 Meeting

Thanks for that Muzza, it makes a sense now. I for one sincerely hope that this class does not go the way of multiple keels/leads etc. For a class that was supposed to encourage the aspiring newbies and all who wanted to sail an inexpensive but competitive yacht the cracks are beginning to show unfo...
by Ray Flanigan
01 Oct 2005, 21:17
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: 2005 WC Meeting
Replies: 20
Views: 20369

WC Meeting

Evening all
I am still not sure if this "rule" if I understand it correctly, will allow the use of what is it 3 keels with the lead in slightly different positions (to allow for different sailing conditions).
Is it in the pipeline to being permissible in the near future.

Ray
by Ray Flanigan
30 Sep 2005, 19:48
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: 2005 WC Meeting
Replies: 20
Views: 20369

WC meeting

As Lester states: But this is the best part: you can change fin, rudder, and/or bulb between heats. You will now need different fins, different weight bulbs, and maybe different rudders, to fit and refit. Narrow chord low area appendages for light airs with 2.2 kg keel weight, up to high area broad ...
by Ray Flanigan
27 Sep 2005, 17:15
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Distances for IOM courses.
Replies: 17
Views: 16652

Distances

I agree fully with Nick, If you cannot clearly see the number of the boat that is to windward of you/ has no overlap, how can categorically state that an infringement has taken place short of there being a tangle up or sinking of your bote or is it boat, cannot see the keyboard from this distance re...
by Ray Flanigan
16 Sep 2005, 18:05
Forum: General IOM
Topic: RM1000
Replies: 4
Views: 5661

RM1000

Just to confuse the issue, there is an IOM called RM1000. Have a look at the addy below as there is a photo of one there, this boat has now been sold to another club member.

www.the-eggs.co.uk

Ray
by Ray Flanigan
24 Jul 2005, 20:53
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Umpires Obligation?
Replies: 18
Views: 15800

To umpire or not to umpire?

A lot of valid points are being raised in this topic. IMHO an umpire should be there call any infringement which occurs as well as to acknowledge any penalties being done. As soon as the "infringer" is about to do his penalty he should inform an umpire of his intention to do a penalty which the umpi...
by Ray Flanigan
15 Mar 2005, 18:49
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Victorian IOM State CHampionships
Replies: 11
Views: 8925

Very nice, some good looking yachts, love the Viper.
Sure it's Aussie land, looks just as barren as some of the places I used to sail at in South Africa. :D
by Ray Flanigan
24 Feb 2005, 05:42
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Hull length + draft
Replies: 1
Views: 4249

Hull length + draft

:? Having read thru the Class rules 2003 v.2 The hull length is stated as 1000mm, is this the overall length of the hull from bow to stern? The reason I am asking is I have a Ragtime hull which I am in the process of assembling. There is a rake on the Bow of +/- 5degrees. When I measure her overall ...
by Ray Flanigan
16 Feb 2005, 19:14
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Sail Markings Question?
Replies: 15
Views: 14136

OK, I now understand what is going on in the rules.
(Difficult to put without sounding a total idiot) is it then possible to have your 1m sails in a different color apart from white?
:? The only way to learn is by asking questions. (My excuse for being a bit stupid) :oops:
by Ray Flanigan
16 Feb 2005, 13:38
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Sail Markings Question?
Replies: 15
Views: 14136

Sail (IL)Legality

:) Like the cool custom job on your sails. I do not see that they would be illegal, having read and reread the rules I cannot see anywhere that it states SAILS may not be multicoloured. I normally sail with a sail that is slightly customised (with my personal logo, not advertising) and a brightly co...
by Ray Flanigan
13 Jan 2005, 08:21
Forum: General IOM
Topic: The Forest vs The Trees
Replies: 20
Views: 15386

My apologies Nigel, As you say when we get people with little or no knowledge who "attempts to educate some one who has all the experience and knowledge" it is very upsetting. As long as we can take the sport forward as well as having fun at the same time then the world is alright by me :D Regards Ray
by Ray Flanigan
12 Jan 2005, 22:36
Forum: General IOM
Topic: The Forest vs The Trees
Replies: 20
Views: 15386

If what Nigel says "keep membership restricted to active sailors" does this then exclude the people who are wanting to explore the joys of R/C Sailing. These "newbies" are the very people who are keeping the sport alive, they need the advise that is given on these boards by people who care about and...
by Ray Flanigan
05 Jan 2005, 09:03
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Specification weight and measures required for oziomz site
Replies: 6
Views: 5247

Specifications

I agree with Nick, whilst a design is on the "drawing board" respect the designer and his need for secrecy. As soon as the item is available for sale everybody and his Aunty are going to want to know what are spec's. When a motor car manufacturer releases a new model do the competition just ignore i...