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Model completed 9th Dec 2010

S.Y. Kieron is based on a Kyosho Sea Dolphin Hull.

This was purchased as a hull only on Ebay for under £20, the mast and foils are to my own design and layout.

Image from www.rc101.com

Kyosho Sea Dolphin if purchased in complete kit form

Height:     52 in (1320mm)
Length:     30.3 in (770mm)
Sail Area:     363.5 sq in(23.45 sq dm)
Weight:     4.3 lbs (1950g)
Width:     6.5 in (165mm)

Manufacturers Blurb :)

The race belongs to the swift... ...and with the Sea Dolphin 770 to command, you'll be ready for your first win in record time. Though designed for off-shore racing and more experienced competitors, the Sea Dolphin is easy enough for a first-time sailor to assemble and sail. Kyosho's proven manufacturing methods transform building time into easy final assembly, eliminating hours of time at the workbench even as they ensure the Sea Dolphin 770's polished appearance and performance.

With a design based on Whitbread racers, Kyosho's new Sea Dolphin yacht has been designed with racing firmly in mind. The ABS moulded hull is fitted with an injection moulded bow section to ensure the best hydrodynamic shape in the water - in fact, it simply slices through! The mast and rudder can be easily removed for storage. The two-piece mast is made from aluminium and holds the teteron sails, a polyester fibre material that is reinforced with real sail repair tape! A sealed compartment ensures that all onboard radio control equipment is protected from water. Supplied in kit form, with very good, easy to follow exploded diagram instructions.

Requires 2 channel radio with 1 standard servo and 1 sail servo to complete.

In my modifications the mast and booms are made from carbon fibre tubing for strengh & lightness, with rigging and deck fittings mainly made from stainless steel, brass or aluminium,  as opposed to the plastic fittings supplied if you purchase the complete kit as supplied by Kyosho.


I have also simplified the standing rigging with only 1 cross trees fitted, this was done as the Carbon Fibre mast is ridged enough and to save weight to compensate for the the stainless steel fittings.


A Hitec Zebra 2 channel Radio Control with a standard rudder servo and a Futaba S3802 Sail Servo is installed.