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Bancroft 550mm Sportsail Sailboat -RTR

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  • Bancroft 550mm Sportsail Sailboat -RTR

    Sportsail Sailboat from Bancroft - RTR
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    Smooth Sailing!

    Conquer the waves with Bancroft, the world’s premier RC Boat brand available exclusively at Motion RC! Bancroft’s line of RC vessels is as vast as the seven seas, specializing in high scale RC Warships, Yachts, Speedboats, and more! Equally at home on your mantle with its included display stand or sailing on calm lakes or pools, Bancroft vessels are made of high-quality materials including ABS, fiberglass, real wood, and photo-etched brass and steel parts.

    The Sportsail Sailboat is a leisure RTR boat you can take with you to any calm pond, lake or other calm body of water.

    Display this racing boat on your mantle or enjoy it on the water with this functional RTR (Ready to Run) model. Delivered Ready to Run (RTR), the Sportsail can be operating within minutes of arrival, using the included 2.4Ghz radio transmitter and eight AA batteries. Only eight AA batteries and minimal assembly is required.
    Fully Adjustable

    Just as on a larger sailboat, the Bancroft Sportsail's fittings are adjustable. The boom vang can be raised and lowered via a threaded fitting, and the jib boom and sail positions can be adjusted by tensioning the included rigging.
    Functional Rudder

    A deep rudder provides positive control even when at extreme heeling angles.

    With a standardized hull length and weight, the Sportsail is ideal for club racing.
    Improved Scale Deck

    An All-New deck has been designed to evoke a more scale silhouette of full-size sailing yachts.
    Adjustable Sails

    Refine the Sportsail's setup to suit your preferences for racing or cruising!
    Molded Hull

    Durable molded hull withstands the choppy water typical on race day, while maintaining easy, stable handling on flat water as well.
    RTR - Ready To Run

    Fully painted with all rigging and sails included and all onboard electronics pre-installed, the Bancroft Sportsail requires only AA batteries for the radio and receiver pack!
    Easy To Transport

    Perfectly sized for everyday sailing, the Bancroft Sportsail is an ideal first sailboat for beginners to learn rigging, maintenance, and handling. The Sportsail is also a globally recognized race-class sailboat! It is quite literally Two In One!
    • RTR (Ready to Run) with 2.4Ghz radio, receiver, battery, and charger
    • All Electronics are pre-installed
    • Fully Painted
    • 2.4Ghz radio system and all electronics Pre-Installed
    • Rated for calm ponds, pools, and lakes appropriate for RC Boats
    • Bancroft Sportsail Sailboat - RTR
    • 2.4Ghz Radio and Receiver, pre-installed
    • Steering servo, pre-installed
    • 8x AA batteries
    • Eight (8) AA-sized 1.5V dry cell batteries, Alkaline or NiMH
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  • #2
    "The Sportsail is also a globally recognized race-class sailboat! "

    Can you please point me to the class website?

    Thank you


    • #3
      I am interested in learning to sail RC boats, but have never sailed anything at all. I have a Volantex RTR 650 size that my wife bought for me, and I did sail it last week. I was able to move around fairly well, and even got it to come back to me against the wind, though it wasn't pretty or easy! The winds were maybe 10mph or less, and I was wondering what most people prefer wind wise when sailing? I am a complete newbie with sailing, so any help is appreciated.


      • #4
        Congrats on your first successful sail!

        My preferred wind speed depends on the sea state and the type of boat and its configuration. We can get fairly deep in the weeds with wing types, rigging tension, etc, but suffice to say, most new sailors will prefer flat water with winds 5mph-10mph. No wind is not fun, but high wind is not instructive, so a balance is best. Having flat water reduces its effect on how the boat is sailing (currents, wave action), so you can observe the boat for what it is alone. Contrary to what some may think, more wind isn't necessarily better, either, as this can make controlling the boat between different stages of a tack more difficult. Especially when it comes to transitioning from full sheet/running to a close-haul (heading toward a tack), gusting winds can often obscure when you want your sheets where, and end up bobbling the boat and losing forward momentum.

        Sailing a boat of this kind is about finesse, a lot like sloping a sailplane on a shallow slope, where it isn't about finding the "most" wind, but the "best" wind. The difference is that, unlike an airplane fuselage that is moving in 3D space, with a boat, the hull's dimension is fixed, so there is a narrower road to follow as far as where to position your sheets based on where the wind is going. To walk that narrow road, Google "Points of Sail", and you'll find helpful diagrams that visualize what you're looking for. The challenge in RC, of course, is about learning to determine the wind's behavior relative to the boat out on the water, while you're standing on shore, so you can actually optimize your sheet position accordingly. That's the fun!

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        • #5
          This boat looks a lot like a Graupner Micro Magic. The original boat was offshored when Graupner went belly up the first time. If this is the case, I think it’ll be a good thing, and hopefully any spares available for the Bancroft boat will fit the MM, and vice versa.


          • #6
            Originally posted by cashrc View Post
            This boat looks a lot like a Graupner Micro Magic. The original boat was offshored when Graupner went belly up the first time. If this is the case, I think it’ll be a good thing, and hopefully any spares available for the Bancroft boat will fit the MM, and vice versa.
            That would be great. Always stinks when a product goes out and you lose access to parts etc. Welcome to HobbySquawk cashrc. How many boats you have?


            • #7
              Too many!! Hmm...about 15. Four sailboats, the rest are scale or semi scale with a smattering of slightly fast electrics, and one quick little outrigger.


              • #8
                Here’s a few