AquaCraft Vela One Meter RTR Sailboat w/Tactic 2.4GHz Radio System

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This is the AquaCraft Vela One Meter Sailboat. While the Vela One Meter sailboat is easy enough for beginners, it also boasts cutting-edge materials and performance features that make it a worthy competitor. When not on the water, the Vela's impressive dimensions, brilliant colors and included stand make it equally worthy of display. Standing over 6-1/2 feet (2 meters) tall, the Vela is a commanding presence on any lake or pond. Except for "AA" batteries, everything required for operation is included as well as a folding wooden stand for maintenance and display.

The included, 2-channel Tactic 2.4GHz sailboat radio eliminates any chance of same-channel signal conflicts. Sail with any number of racers, without unwanted interference. The included Tactic TR324 3-Channel Receiver has no external antenna, making it an easy fit in the Vela's radio box. In addition to a powerful rudder servo, the Vela also comes with a very high-quality, high-torque sail winch servo that features ball bearings and durable metal gears. Supplying 153 oz-in (11 kg-cm) torque at 6V, it has the muscle you need to move big sails in any sailing condition.

In Depth Features:
  • Keel attached to hull with thumb nut: The rigid keel attaches to the hull with this easy-to-remove thumb nut. Removing the keel for easier transportation to and from the pond is quick and simple.
  • Large rudder: The generously sized rudder offers very responsive handling the Vela can turn almost inside the length of its hull.
  • Vela One Meter in Action: With the Vela's straightforward assembly, anyone from first-time captains to fierce competitors can be ready to sail in under an hour. Performing well in light to strong winds, it's a fine choice for racing as well as leisure time on the lake.
  • High Performance Sails: Printed on one side to aid in orientation at a distance, the colorful Thermal Plastic Polyester (polyethylene terephthalate) sails are reinforced with fiber for high performance. The mainsail and jib booms are aluminum, and the main mast is a competition grade carbon-fiber tube.
  • Realistic graphics and deck detail: Preapplied graphics and deck detail add to the realism of the painted fiberglass hull. Fasteners attached to the high-strength rigging lines simply snap into eyelets installed on the deck, making sail control setup a fast, easy process.
  • Extra reinforcement on sails: The sails feature extra reinforcement along the edges for protection against tearing in wind gusts and during transport.
Features at a Glance:
  • Competition-grade carbon-fiber mast
  • Quick-release rigging connectors
  • Reinforced sail edges and corners
  • Over 6-1/2 feet (2 meters) tall
  • 2.4GHz sailboat radio system with high-torque sail winch servo
  • High-performance fiberglass racing hull
Length: 40" (1016mm)
Beam: 6.5" (165mm)
Height: 79" (2006mm)
Weight: 6" (2720g)

Needed to Complete:
  • (8) "AA" batteries

This product was added to our catalog on May 17, 2011.

William Shelly
Verified Owner
Saturday, Jan 12 2013 (about 4 years ago)
AquaCraft Vela One Meter RTR Sailboat w/Tactic 2.4GHz Radio System
This thing is bad don't buy it... As a long time buyer from amainhobbies I can't believe they are selling this crap. The model isint close to the manual. There are parts in the manual that don't exist in the package and vise versa. DON'T BUY THIS.)