How it's Done - in a One
The one metre yacht control system
simply described for the beginner
The One Metre Yacht is one of the simplest yachts to build, control and sail. Simplicity combined with excellent performance is the key to its enormous success as a class yacht throughout the world.
The yacht uses a two channel radio control system, one channel controlling the rudder the other controlling the sails.
The rudder channel actuates a servo which, through a simple lever and push-rod mechanism rotates the rudder through an arc of up to 120 degrees (60 degrees each side of centre).
The sheeting channel actuates a winch which drives a drum to wind and unwind the sheeting system.
all there is to it! (almost)