The Footy is...|
... a very small radio-control sailboat whose length is a mere 12 inches (30.5 cm). The hull can be made from a fiberglass mold or simply with thin sheets of plywood fitted together. Two servos are used, one to control the sail and one for the rudder. Some plans are availble for sale, some for free. Links may be found on the Plans page.
To keep competition keen, the Footy designers have proposed a set of rules to keep all the boats similar to a certain degree. Visit the Rules page for details.
There is an active and growing community of Footy sailors in New Zealand, the U.K., Germany and the USA. In the USA it is now an official AMYA class. Read the IFCA Charter here.
We hope that this website will help focus these efforts both in the USA and abroad. Please contact the webmaster (see below) if you have any material you'd like to contribute to the site!
You can print your own R/C racing yacht and have it on the water in a week. Green Hornet is a Footy Class sailboat that can be used for fun in your swimming pool or as a highly competitive race boat for international competition. You can find information about it here: //www.thingiverse.com/thing:2611611
Print files are provided for the complete hull, fin, and rudder. You may need to resize the fin and rudder before printing. I recommend that the fin be 45mm wide and 200mm long. The rudder should be 35mm wide and 150mm long.
Complete instructions for assembling your Footy are at //3dprintedradioyachts.com/ where you will also find much useful information on printing 3D boats from Footy size to IOM.
Last updated November 13, 2017