Getting Started with DragonForce 65 Yachts.
Our club is the newest in W.A. We sail DragonForce 65 radio-controlled yachts and are privileged to have one of the best facilities for our sport. With some never sailed before members as well as some very experienced sailors in our club no one should feel out of place or overwhelmed.
Sailing is on both Saturday and Wednesday afternoons, gathering around 12.30 pm. with races starting at 1 pm.
Please feel free to join us for a few weeks after which we would like you to become members which costs a total of $35 for 2020 and includes membership in our affiliated associations, the Radio Sailing Assoc. W.A. and the Australian Radio Yachting Assoc. and covers public liability insurance.
The Joysway DragonForce 65, or DF65 for short, is by far currently the best selling RC yacht in the world. The reasons are as simple as the concept and design itself, which was developed in collaboration between Joysway and three top performance yacht designers (Mike Weston, Mark Dicks and John Tushingham) known as the group of three. This partnership has resulted in the DF65 which was first released in February 2013, an affordable competition class RC yacht that is so affordable it can be enjoyed by serious competitors and non-serious hobbyists alike. Sleek lines and competition-developed sails make the DragonForce 65 race, perform and compete against even those yachts that would be 10 times the price!
Df65’s are available from Hobby Warehouse in a complete kit form for $247 and reasonably easy to assemble. You will need 8 AA batteries and you are ready to sail.
As you progress you will probably need a couple of different size sails and some form of rechargeable batteries, but we suggest beginning with the standard kit and then build up as you learn from experience and others.
This link is for the black hull kit version although white is generally available. https://www.hobbywarehouse.com.au/joysway-dragonforce-65-v6-df65-rc-yacht-black-hull-rtr-includes-transmitter-receiver.html Please ensure you purchase the kit with the transmitter.
One last thing, when you have your boat you will need to register your hull to get a sail number which can be done through The Australian DF Radio Sailing Ass. Membership and hull registration is free. ADFRSA Web Page
Download details for numbering sails here sail-numbering-diagram(2) (Please use only the last 2 digits on your sails, with provision for a 1 in front, as indicated on the diagram.)
Number stencils can be purchased from CutOut Plastics Unit 3/39 Reserve Drive, Mandurah W.A. These need to be 100mm high in "Arial" Font.