Aquacraft Vela 1 Metre Sail Boat 2.4GHz RTR B-AQUB0200
Product Code: B-AQUB0200
For pleasure and prestige.
While the Vela One Meter sailboat is easy enough for beginners, it also boasts cutting-edge materials and performance features that make it a worthy competitor. When not on the water, the Vela's impressive dimensions, brilliant colours and included stand make it equally worthy of display.
The Vela RTR includes:
Painted, high-performance fibreglass racing hull with factory-applied graphics, carbon-fibre mast, aluminium booms, printed sails and removable bulb keel.
Tactic TTX410 4-channel 2.4GHz radio with TR325 receiver, TSX100 rudder servo and TSX382 high-torque sail winch servo
Length: 40 in (1016 mm)
Beam: 6.5 in (165 mm)
Height: 79 in (2006 mm)
Weight: 6 lb (2.72 kg)
Requires: 8 "AA" batteries
The rigid keel attaches to the hull with this easy-to-remove thumb nut. Removing the keel for easier transportation to and from the pond is quick and simple.
The generously sized rudder offers very responsive handling and allows the Vela to make turns in little more than the length of its hull.
With the Vela's straightforward assembly, anyone - from first-time captains to fierce competitors - can be ready to sail in under an hour. It performs well in strong winds as well as light, making it a fine choice for racing as well as leisure time on the lake.
Factory-applied graphics and deck details add to the looks of the realistic fibreglass hull. Fasteners are already attached to the high-strength rigging lines; they simply snap into eyelets installed on deck, making sail setup fast and easy.
The colourful thermal plastic polyester (polyethylene terephthalate) sails are printed on one side to aid in long-distance orientation and fibre-reinforced for high performance. The jibs are lightweight aluminium; the main mast is competition-grade carbon fibre
The sails feature extra reinforcement along the edges for protection against tearing in wind gusts and during transport..
At over 6-1/2 feet (2 meters) tall, the Vela has a commanding presence on any lake or pond. It comes with everything needed for immediate use except "AA" batteries, as well as a folding wooden stand for work or display.
In addition to a powerful rudder servo, the Vela also comes with a high-torque sail winch servo that delivers 153 ounce-inches (11 kg-cm) of torque at 6V. It has all the muscle needed to move the sails in all sailing conditions, plus ball bearings and metal gears for smooth, lasting operation.
TTX410 4-Channel 2.4GHz Radio - Light and easy to hold, the TTX410 offers interference-free 2.4GHz control with setup simplicity, 4-channel versatility and the ease of 2-stick control. Servo reversing switches simplify installation; digital trims with fast/slow rates and sound cues help you confirm adjustments as they're being made. Quad bearing gimbals ensure that every input results in smooth, even control. A flashing LED and alarm alert you when power gets low. The TTX410 comes with a full-range TR325 receiver. Fail-safes on all channels automatically return servos to centre if the signal is lost and reset when signal is reacquired. Other TR325 features include an internal antenna and a push-button to ensure instant and unbreakable transmitter-receiver links.