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Radio control now plays a large roll in the operation of model yachts both power and sail built today. For example the IOM fleet of sailing yachts are exclusively designed for radio control and sailed competively in over 20 countries around the world.

Recent years have seen some big changes in transmitter and receiver technology. For sailing model control 2.4Ghz (2400MHz) has almost become the standard. 80 channels have been allocated to this band for model control. When the transmitter is turned on it scans 79 channels almost instantly looking for the first available (not in use) frequency and starts calling for its matching receiver, once they are linked you can start sailing.


Radio components required for most radio sailed yachts. Arm winches are also frequently used on the IOM. Arm winches are based on high torque servos rather than the drum winch shown above.