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The most popular of the Graupner kit models, the Micro Magic has enjoyed an extremely loyal following since its initial debut on the RC yachting scene. The racing Micro Magic (2014.V2) has been developed to reflect progress in the Micro Magic regatta scene. In its standard form the boat represents a modified version of the original model designed for the ambitious regatta skipper. The V2 is intended to compliment the earlier Micro Magic which has proved to be very popular.
The racing Micro Magic features a carbon fibre rig with a slim 5mm diameter mast, improved sails and a completely new high quality set of plastic fittings. A new feature - unprecedented in a kit model is the variable position keel (fore and aft direction), which enables the operator to adjust the model very quickly to suit varying sailing conditions, and to meet with the operator's personal preferences. The revised keel fin and rudder are of slightly reduced area and thinner profiles in order to reduce water resistance. The slightly heavier ballast bulb is also longer, resulting in enhanced directional stability.
The boat is designed for an RC system consisting of fairly small, lightweight components, and the internal arrangement has been optimised with such a system in mind. An additional micro servo can also be fitted to provide jib sheet trim control from the transmitter, so that the sail trim can be fine tuned whilst the boat is on the water. The sail adjustment system has been designed for reduced friction, with a double control arm and return pulleys, with the result that a lighter servo can be employed safely.
The slight reworking of the shape of the bow and stern help to give the boat a more modern appearance, but the basic lines of the original hull have been left unchanged in order to stay within class rules.
The boat is quick to complete, as the kit contains many pre-fabricated components. The ABS parts are supplied CNC-machined to size, and the internal wooden parts are laser cut to match the internal shape of the hull.
The keel fin, rudder, main boom pivot and many other functional fittings are supplied as injection moulded glass fibre reinforced plastic parts, while the mast and booms are strong, lightweight CFRP tubes; not a single hole has to drilled in the tubing to accept the fittings. All the new upgrade parts which have a technical function are also available separately, so that you can improve any existing Micro Magic by fitting them.