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Graham Royle RS750, Cheshire, UK

Apr 12, 2022

RC Yacht - Graham Royle RS750, Cheshire, UK
Great model plan and book. Here is my recently completed RS. Based in Cheshire, UK, Best wishes, Graham

Andy Saunders + Son, New Zealand

Sep 9, 2021

RC Yacht - Andy Saunders + Son, New Zealand

Glue me down!

Aug 1, 2021

RC Yacht - Glue me down!,

Julian Anthony, Kohuwala, Sri Lanka

Jun 4, 2021

RC Yacht - Julian Anthony, Kohuwala, Sri Lanka

Jerome Declerck - 2 750s

Dec 3, 2020

RC Yacht - Jerome Declerck - 2 750s,

Jerome Declerck - 750

Dec 2, 2020

RC Yacht - Jerome Declerck - 750,

Alan Brown, Perth, West Australia

Jul 23, 2020

RC Yacht - Alan Brown, Perth, West Australia

Hi Bryn

I purchased your plans in February (Perth, West Australia) and just thought you may be interested in my first build. Plans are brilliant and so easy to follow.
Attached is a pic of my first attempt. Have already finished my second hull. Just waiting on RC to arrive. I planked with 2.5mm balsa this time and achieved a really smooth hull, no filling required before fiberglassing..
Thanks for the plans 
Regards
Alan.

Alan Brown Catamaran Racing Sparrow derivitive, Perth, Western Australia

Jul 23, 2020

RC Yacht - Alan Brown Catamaran Racing Sparrow derivitive, Perth, Western Australia

'Sparrow' based RG 65

May 2, 2020

RC Yacht - 'Sparrow' based RG 65,

Gwyn Alway

Apr 20, 2020

RC Yacht - Gwyn Alway,

I bought the racing sparrow book about 18 months ago, didn’t ever think it would take an awful pandemic to prompt me to build it. Now can’t wait to rig and sail it. I opted for flush hatches to run the sheets over the top.

LegoC 750

Jun 19, 2019

RC Yacht - LegoC 750,

Budi Santoso, Indonesia

Apr 4, 2019

RC Yacht - Budi Santoso, Indonesia

Tools of the trade

Feb 2, 2019

RC Yacht - Tools of the trade,

Royal Declerk's - RG65(Foxy Lady) Sisters: 650 & 750, Mount Martha, Victoria, Australia

May 2, 2018

RC Yacht - Royal Declerk's - RG65(Foxy Lady)  Sisters: 650 & 750, Mount Martha, Victoria, Australia

A 650 build

Apr 1, 2018

RC Yacht - A 650 build,

Racing Sparrow 750 - Terry Plumridge, Vienna, Austria

Jan 26, 2018

RC Yacht - Racing Sparrow 750 - Terry Plumridge, Vienna, Austria

Miss Sunshine, RS750 by Terry Plumridge from Vienna Austria. Built for his wife Gertraud. Terry writes " Firstly thanks for writing your book, it introduced me to building from plans, and plank on frame construction, both of which I enjoyed tremendously."

Sparkly, England

Apr 23, 2017

RC Yacht - Sparkly, England

Royal Declerks' Black Pearl, Australia

Apr 2, 2017

RC Yacht - Royal Declerks' Black Pearl, Australia

Hi Bryn, let me introduce you to “Jack Sparrows” sister, Black Pearl, yet to have sail markings done and some rig adjustments. Regards Royal.

Royal Declerks' Black Pearl, Mount Martha, Victoria, Australia

Apr 2, 2017

RC Yacht - Royal Declerks' Black Pearl, Mount Martha, Victoria, Australia

Royal Declerk's cool Multi-Hull, Australia

Jun 11, 2015

RC Yacht - Royal Declerk's cool Multi-Hull, Australia

Dear Bryn, I felt I had to tell you, my beautiful 75, "Jack Sparrow" got away from me due to a radio malfunction and sailed off into the distance across Port Phillip bay to be not heard of again, probably on its way to China?? so have made three land yachts for the grandchildren, sail them at Sandy Point ( Gippsland)

My latest model is a foiling catamaran based on the AC45 (another brilliant NZ design)(very sad to see NZ beaten in the cup) and so "Black Mamba" has evolved.

Yet to do sea trials but if it works as intended will be amazing. Best wishes from Royal Declerck.

Matt - Fly Girl 750

Oct 1, 2014

RC Yacht - Matt - Fly Girl 750,

Build a sparrow in less than 3 hours!

Oct 18, 2013

RC Yacht - Build a sparrow in less than 3 hours!,

Hamish Coubrey, Auckland

Sep 10, 2013

RC Yacht - Hamish Coubrey, Auckland

Hi Bryn, I recently finished building these 2 Racing Sparrow RS750s which i really enjoyed, it was a great project and kept me busy for a few months. They have been for a successful maiden voyage and sail great and now just need a few tweaks in the sail department to get them sailing even better. Thanks.

Bill Cobb, Zurich

Aug 23, 2013

RC Yacht - Bill Cobb, Zurich

Hi Bryn,
I built an RS1000 and had so much fun building and sailing it I decided to build a couple of RS750's for my grandchildren in Zurich. Bit of juggling to get them into a suitcase but the whole project worked well and the boys just love them.
Bill Cobb. - what an awesome Grandad!(Bryn).

Kevins stunning RG65, New Zealand

Aug 1, 2013

RC Yacht - Kevins stunning RG65, New Zealand

Mel Kitson's 750, Watford UK

Jun 5, 2013

RC Yacht - Mel Kitson's 750, Watford UK

Hi, Bryn, I enjoyed the build immensely. There were areas where I had some uncertainties, some of which were assisted through the forum posts, and some of which I improvised. All in all I am truly delighted with the end result and now look forward to learning to sail and enjoying many happy hours "playing".

Kind regards, Mel Kitson

Kevins stunning RG65, New Zealand

Apr 1, 2013

RC Yacht - Kevins stunning RG65, New Zealand

Hi all, Just finished an RG65 racing Sparrow. (I made an 80% size one a while ago, it's in the gallery).
Standard hull with 1 layer of 50g glass and epoxy. Deck is 1.5mm balsa with veneer strips on top. Single hatch with rubber seals and 3 hold down screws.as I fitted the rudder servo into the recessed rear deck. Corona servos DS339HV digital for the sails and CS939 analogue for the rudder, I fitted a greased cork gasket under the rudder servo arm to waterproof the servo. Battery is a 2S 1000mAh lipo with a regulator for the Rx and rudder servo. Radio is Flysky CT6B. laminated ply fin with 2 layers of 50g glass, rudder from balsa with 1 layer of glass. Ballast and fin is 680g. Mast is slightly taller at 1050 so the sails are slightly different to fit within the 2250cm max. All up weight is 1150g.
I'll get sailing pix very soon.

Racing Sparrow 750 - Plumridge

Oct 19, 2012

RC Yacht - Racing Sparrow 750 - Plumridge,

Miss Sunshine, RS750 by Terry Plumridge from Vienna Austria. Built for his wife Gertraud. Terry writes "Firstly thanks for writing your book, it introduced me to building from plans, and plank on frame construction, both of which I enjoyed tremendously."

Rod Patterson, Christchurch, New Zealand

May 4, 2012

RC Yacht - Rod Patterson, Christchurch, New Zealand

Rod Patterson, Christchurch, New Zealand

May 4, 2012

RC Yacht - Rod Patterson, Christchurch, New Zealand

John Sterland, Australia

Dec 28, 2011

RC Yacht - John Sterland, Australia

Mathew Vanderhorst, Australia

Aug 1, 2011

RC Yacht - Mathew Vanderhorst, Australia

An icy looking spot for a 375!

Jan 3, 2011

RC Yacht - An icy looking spot for a 375!,

John Goodyear with his RacingSparrow 750, United Kingdom

Nov 27, 2010

RC Yacht - John Goodyear with his RacingSparrow 750, United Kingdom

Andrew Scott - RS1000, Ayrshire, Scotland

Jun 9, 2010

RC Yacht - Andrew Scott - RS1000, Ayrshire, Scotland

Stephen Sutcliffe , Queensland, Australia

Mar 29, 2010

RC Yacht - Stephen Sutcliffe , Queensland, Australia

Kendal Allcott, Nelson, New Zealand

Feb 11, 2010

RC Yacht - Kendal Allcott, Nelson, New Zealand

Sparrow I found on the net, looks like an rs1500, Internet

Feb 2, 2010

RC Yacht - Sparrow I found on the net, looks like an rs1500, Internet

Graham Long, Auckland, New Zealand

Dec 17, 2009

RC Yacht - Graham Long, Auckland, New Zealand

Graham Long, Auckland, New Zealand

Dec 17, 2009

RC Yacht - Graham Long, Auckland, New Zealand

John Sheehan's 750 - stunner!

Oct 28, 2009

RC Yacht - John Sheehan's 750 - stunner!,

Geoff Lewis, Isle of Wight

Sep 22, 2009

RC Yacht - Geoff Lewis, Isle of Wight

A reconditioned RS750 by the designer Bryn, New Zealand

Aug 3, 2009

RC Yacht - A reconditioned RS750 by the designer Bryn, New Zealand

One Meter RacingSparrow - Garry Angel, France

Jun 2, 2009

RC Yacht - One Meter RacingSparrow - Garry Angel, France

Eric Rosenbaum - A fine fine model yacht, USA

May 4, 2009

RC Yacht - Eric Rosenbaum - A fine fine model yacht, USA

Eric Rosenbaum, USA

May 4, 2009

RC Yacht - Eric Rosenbaum, USA

Weighing up the options - Garry Angel, France

May 2, 2009

RC Yacht - Weighing up the options - Garry Angel, France

John Goodyear, England

Mar 20, 2009

RC Yacht - John Goodyear, England

Eric Rosenbaum, USA

Feb 2, 2009

RC Yacht - Eric Rosenbaum, USA

John Clark, Perth, Western Australia

Nov 22, 2008

RC Yacht - John Clark, Perth, Western Australia

Jonathan Daniel

Oct 9, 2008

RC Yacht - Jonathan Daniel,

Red Boat by the Author., Wellington, New Zealand

Sep 2, 2008

RC Yacht - Red Boat by the Author., Wellington, New Zealand

This red boat is the latest racing sparrow that we've built and put to the test. It has been built for wellington conditions. It has the maximum 1.3kg lead bulb. It has a basic deck structure, no plywood, 1 layer of balsa with a coat of resin-only to save on weight and budget. It uses the more basic hatch construction of plastic sheet taped on with ducktape, very effective and waterproof. The sails are maxed out, being cut very close to the plans, maybe a little bigger, there are no rules about max sail area in the class rules! Another difference on this boat is the mast has been painted black for a different look.

Terry Raggett's - RS750, Portsmouth, England

Jun 4, 2008

RC Yacht - Terry Raggett's - RS750, Portsmouth, England

Miss Sunshine, RS750 by Terry Plumridge from Vienna Austria. Built for his wife Gertraud. Terry writes " Firstly thanks for writing your book, it introduced me to building from plans, and plank on frame construction, both of which I enjoyed tremendously."

Peter Knox, Canterbury, New Zealand

Apr 30, 2008

RC Yacht - Peter Knox, Canterbury, New Zealand

Racing Sparrow 1000 - Larry Kin, Sydney, Australia

Feb 11, 2008

RC Yacht - Racing Sparrow 1000 - Larry Kin, Sydney, Australia

Bradley, Kaiapoi

Dec 29, 2007

RC Yacht - Bradley, Kaiapoi

The woodwards Father & Son team on launch day., New Zealand

Aug 1, 2007

RC Yacht - The woodwards Father & Son team on launch day., New Zealand

Bryn the Authors 750

Jan 19, 2006

RC Yacht - Bryn the Authors 750,

Racing Sparrow #1 and #2(front)

Mar 1, 2005

RC Yacht - Racing Sparrow #1 and #2(front),

Racing Sparrow #3 - rigging, Auckland, New Zealand

Apr 1, 2004

RC Yacht - Racing Sparrow #3 - rigging, Auckland, New Zealand

Martin Whittle, RS750, UK

RC Yacht - Martin Whittle, RS750, UK

Mike Wilson's - RS1000 moulded hull and deck, Gold Coast, Australia

RC Yacht - Mike Wilson's - RS1000 moulded hull and deck, Gold Coast, Australia

Little RS375

RC Yacht - Little RS375,

80% RG65, Auckland, New Zealand

RC Yacht - 80% RG65, Auckland, New Zealand