The way to rig it exposed on the manual could be improve to reduce as much as possible the friction on mainsail and jib ropes. Well rigged, my affinity is faster than DF V6.
May I suggest to HobbyKing to sale sails at the DF size to be able to race in the same class ?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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