As a perfect introduction to R/C Yacht Racing the HydroPro Affinity RG65 Class Racing Yacht is hard to beat!
The HydroPro Affinity stands out from its closest competitors by including 2 complete racing rigs with mylar sails at a fraction of the cost of lesser optioned boats.
Quick and easy to assemble, the Affinity will have you on the water for some close, competitive racing or relaxing cruising in no time, with a performance that will satisfy even the most discerning RC Yacht Skipper.
The Affinity comes complete with a heavy duty sail winch, metal geared rudder servo, receiver & battery harness/switch assembly and battery holder.
The hull and rudder and are molded from tough plastic, while the mast and booms are made using lightweight carbon fiber tubes for strength and durability. A streamlined cast zinc alloy ballast weight and stiff hydro-dynamically designed, extruded aluminum fin attaches to the hull using a threaded retainer.
Assembly couldn't be simpler and all that is required to sail the model is a 2 Channel Transmitter/Receiver set of your choice and 4 AA sized alkaline or NiMH batteries.
The Affinity uses a sophisticated hull design and built-in rig 'tuning' allowing it to be competitive in a wide range of wind conditions making it ideal for class racing, one design racing or general sailing. It makes a great choice for a group of experienced skippers and novices alike and will be fully supported with spare parts and accessories.
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HydroPro Affinity RG65, Sail to Race…..Race to Win!
• RG65 Class Legal
• Integrated bow bumper
• Pre-Applied Graphics
• 2 Complete Rigs
• Mylar Racing Sails
• Carbon Fibre Masts and Booms
• Zinc Alloy Ballast and Aluminium Fin
• Powerful Sail Winch
• Metal Geared Rudder Servo
• Pre-installed Battery Box and On/Off Switch
• Display Stand
Hull Material: ABS Plastic
Sail Material: Mylar
RTR Total Weight: 1290g (not including 4xAA Batteries)
Mast Height: 915mm (A Rig)
Hydropro Affinity RG65 Racing Yacht PnP including;
2 x Rigs (masts and booms)
2X Mylar Racing Sails
2 x Ch Transmitter and Receiver
4 x AA sized Alkaline or NiMH Batteries
Hmotnost ( g )
Outstanding value with A and B rig, obviously similar in performance to the DF65 but of course it is outside of class. I do wonder whether a few enlightened clubs will allow these to sail alongside the DF65, after all its all about getting new sailors on the water. I bought mine as a fun boat but may well strip it for the rigs and spares at some point, its so much cheaper than buying the bits individually.
If Joysway can produce this with 2 decent rigs at the Hobbyking price it does bring into question the price of the DF65!!!!Verry nicely made model! The quality is exellent, and she sails beautifull. She picks up speed in verry little wind, and sails neutraly ballanced on the rudder. The rigs can be trimed in every possible way to get the most speed out of the boat. Pricing is verry good, exelent value for money!Received my new Affinity and must say the packaging was excellent. Order was processed quickly and arrived safely in about a week. After close inspection I am very happy with the overall quality of the boat and it's components. This is an upgraded version of the Explorer. It is pretty much the same as the DF 65 -both use the same rigging, hardware etc. This boat comes with improved Mylar sails and a few other refinements. This boat sails the same as the DF 65. I took advantage of HK's specials price so my investment is very reasonable. Setting up the rigging will take some patients for new sailors but anyone with a little common sense can handle it. Nice boat, sails well. If you sail in strong winds I suggest you order the "B" and even the "C" sails. These permit you to sail in a truly wide range of conditions. Be sure you always use fresh batteries and the you seal the hatch cover properly!
If you take care of this boat, it should provide years of fun.
BoomerI have built and sailed my RG 65 in light airs with the full rig. I am absolutely delighted with it. It is fast and responds very well to rudder. The standard of the kit and the engineering are superb. The instructions are very clear and easily followed and i enjoyed the build over a couple of relaxing days. The stand for the yacht is very handy and makes assembly very easy too.
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