Notes based on Thursday’s mini clinic session has prompted me to share some tips based on observations.
- Rob would rather not be training for a collegiate rowing regatta so please program your radio and activate the FAILSAFE feature. When the RECEIVER loses transmitter signal the sails will go out and rudder will go hard to starboard or port and your boat will circle as opposed to sailing away. This will not work if you forget to put the boat switch ON! The FlySky links for this are below.
- Write your cell phone number on your cockpit cover in the hope that it may be returned in case of an irretrievable runaway.
- Always use a freshly charged battery in the boat and never let you radio batteries go below 4.9.
- If your jib luff is wobbly tension your backstay.
- Your rudder is ineffective without water flow so get forward motion first and don’t trim sails completely to “close hauled” until then to prevent another stall.
- Use CorrosionX on all metal contact surfaces every month.
- Rinse your boat with fresh water shortly after use and leave your cockpit hatch off when boat is stored.
- Always use a neck lanyard for your Radio as they are not waterproof.
- In big breeze, better to over stand the lay slightly line then be short.
- Useful FlySky links:
FlySky SetupFail safe and more
Trim and subtrim
Binding to multiple receivers
Flysky FS-i6 best Beginners radio