This book by the above named author is a book which should interest many of our scale model RC builders. Although I have yet to read it in it's entirety, my scan through the chapters of this book has definitely made me glad to have it. It covers all configurations of sail types, square, or fore aft.
There are diagrams of servo-sail control in this book.
It covers various types of keels, and ballast, as well as construction techniques.
It is not just about racing boats. It is about scale RC model sailing boats. In the very first chapter it tells much to help one understand how the lines of the hull and the lines of the sail can be used to calculate the ultimate stability of a model boat. It gives nomenclature, centers of hull bouyancy, centers of sail, and relative wind speeds and how they can be used. This I did know existed, but this explains it. It could be useful material to develop reefing for various wind conditions.
It gives diagrams of how to achieve sail control for all sorts of square, bermuda rigged sails, Jib sail rigging for RC and a lot more. There is a pretty good glossary, listings of source information, types of rigs in sail boats, and much more that ought to be of interest to RC sailing enthusiasts, as well as RC Scale Modelers who just want to be able to sail their craft. It covers sailing techniques, and a variety of sail control systems.
I got the book through Amazon.com and my used book only cost about $8+ and shipping, which from the secondary shipper was only $3.99. It was copyrighted in 1999 by the author.
I believe that I am seeing what I am going to need to make a useful setup for my RC Sailboat. I thought many of you may be interested in checking it out.
Edited by Walter Biles, 15 July 2013 - 03:20 AM.