Author Archives: Steve Lang

SailRC is for Sail, er Sale.


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A good business is run by good people who respect their customers and genuinely give it all they can to produce a positive outcome. In our case, Steve wanted to spend more time doing “retirement” things.  Knowing that it would be hard to remain true to our business plan, the decision was made to close […]

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Nirvana Rudder Adjustment

Rudder Centering Adjustment Procedure for Nirvana


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Before we start, the arm on the rudder post (tiller), was designed to be on the right side of the post.  Make sure that the end of the tiller clears the right side wall as it swings through its arch. If not, trim a little off the tiller end to help it clear without rubbing. […]

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RC Laser Bag

Fold in Your Sail?


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We get calls frequently about how to take a creases out of an RC Laser sail.  Unfortunately, this is nearly impossible to do (terry towel over sail with iron set to max steam).    So the obvious answer is “Don’t get a crease in your sail!” Since preventative maintenance is the way to go, we are […]

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Nirvana RC Sailboat

2014 Nirvana “See Trial”


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I did the very first “see trial” with a sample Nirvana back in 2003.  I was sailing on a reservoir in Colorado, and for a trial horse, I used a race-ready CR-914.  Today, the Nirvana is well known for her authentic scale looks, performance, simplicity, and durability. I have had the experience of racing the […]

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Nirvana Shroud Adjustment 3

Nirvana Shroud Adjuster Installation Guide (2014 Production)


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Definition – The side-to-side support of the mast is done with “shrouds” (some call them side-stays). If you have a 2014 production Nirvana, you may find difficulty adjusting your shroud overall tension for racing.  These instructions explain how to install an additional adjuster for shroud tension. In the 2014 Nirvana, one shroud has an adjuster […]

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Seawind 2014

Not a Kit Anymore!


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The new SeaWinds are here. And they are much better than we could have anticipated.  I took the first one out of the box and assembled it in less than 10 minutes!  No kidding, it is that well done. Even though I have had little chance to sail the boat, I can tell you from […]

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The SRC Three

The SRC Three


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SailRC is a family business – most of you know that. Father and two daughters do the core work of SailRC. We write the copy, we personally communicate with customers, we stock the shelves, we provide technical advice to our manufacturers, we process orders, we supervise our websites, we do the paperwork, we handle product […]

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Oink!


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Pig in a Poke – If you buy a boat from us, please understand that you can return it within 30 days, and get your money back.  So if it is a gift, don’t worry . . . if the gift is not appreciated, send it back.  If your boat isn’t everything we said it […]

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Seawinds

Seawind is About to Enter “Stage Left”


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Kyosho predicted the new Seawind would be in the US by the end of Jan 2014, but now that we have passed that date, they are saying sometime in February . . . and so it goes. SailRC represented Kyosho selling the Seawind when it was only available as a kit, but eventually dropped it […]

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RC Laser Rigging

Tuning Tips for the RC Laser


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Guidelines by Jon Elmaleh as edited by Abigail Kelly and Steve Lang The incredibly good design and engineering of the RC Laser leaves the skipper with a relatively small range of performance adjustments. Because there are so few, they are fairly critical.  What follows are basic guidelines to help you achieve greater performance from your […]

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