South Africa Build a Fleet of DF95’s

 

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Dragon Flite 95 South Africa Coloured Decals
The DF95 with the new Printed and cut vinyl Decals fitted. The top of the sails are colored with Permanent Magic Marker Ink on both sides of the sail.

There are 16 DF95’s in South Africa with the first order arriving Mid May, with the fleet set to build over the coming months.

Des Fairbank is the Importer and he is also the Commodore of the Maritzburg Radio Yacht Club . He can be contacted on the following E-mail: desf@telkomsa.net

DF 95 Hull Number Decal - South Africa
All our boats have a hull number in sequential order and that is also your sail number. Here we have added a durable adhesive sticker onto the smooth plastic of the radio tray – hopefully if the boat evr changes hands there is a phone number where someone perhaps will phone us to let us know what has happened. If a Hull is replaced due to damage the hull number remains but with the suffix A, B, etc indicating a hull change and that is duly noted on the master register.
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Now Listen Up!

So the new DF65 V6 was launched out in Germany at the Nuremberg toy fair back in early February and I’m sure many of you will have seen the excellent live video that Chuck put up which involved John Tushingham explaining the detail on the V6.

Since then the V6 has been made available worldwide, with all major distributors getting their stock and customers all over the world getting boxes in the mail.

To back up this new V6 version of the successful DF65 RC Yacht it was decided to give the rules a quick once over to cement the V6 properly into the class and also allow previous versions of the yacht to be modified with the new V6 radio tray. It was also decided that we should give the DF class a new rig to play with, the A+. There has been a lot of discussion about the new rig and not everyone is a fan but the reasoning behind it is sound and will allow better competition at all levels of racing.

A+ rig

So we have added the detail to the relevant pages which are, new V1.6 class rules, A+ rig template, new DF65 class logo and the new DF65 V6 rigging instructions. To find them please just hover over the DF65 heading on the menu and a drop down menu will appear.

 

DF95 Rules Update, Now Running V1.2…….

Afternoon everyone, since its entry into the radio sailing world the DF95 has had it’s own bespoke set of restricted class rules which have served it well and allowed skippers to race on a level footing.

As with all new things there is always a little bit of work to do to keep the rules fair and up to date for all. With this in mind we have had a small update of the DF95 restricted class rules and we are now all racing to V1.2 with immediate effect.

Those competing in the US NCR this coming weekend should have had an email from Regatta Director Chuck with the updated rules. Those competing in the UK Nationals next weekend should take note also.

On updating the rules John Tushingham has also provided a short document that gives an explanation of what has changed so you don’t have to hunt through the document to find whats changed!

Click here for the update rules – dragonflite-95-restricted-class-rules-v1-2

Click here for an explanation of whats changed – v1-2-rule-changes-explained

A Little Update

Thank you to everyone who has commented on the new DF95 class rules. Some of you eagle eyed guys and gals did point out a couple of omissions so we have published a new Version 1.1 which are available on the DF95 Rules page and replace the V1.0 rules.

They are only small changes, a definition of ‘the Builder’ in Section A and an addition to Rule H.9 Sail Numbering to make it clear that sail numbers and letters can be applied with ink or self-adhesive materials.

We have also now added the sail numbering templates and spacing guides to the documents, drawings and templates page. Everything should be easy enough to find.

You wanted some rules?

rules

Well here they are, after some late nights and some long days and many cups of tea the rules have been written and pictures have been drawn!

Click on the DF95 heading and you’ll find a drop down menu with details of the rules and all the supporting documents. The sail numbering templates are due very soon but there is enough for you to be getting on with.

Enjoy.