RCLaser Technical Specification

The RC Laser is the official scale version of the Olympic Class Laser dinghy
Length overall 105.4 cm
Waterline length 95.88 cm
Beam 33.33 cm
Overall height in A Rig (bottom of keel to top of mast) 2.16 m
Mast height (B, C & D Rig) 1.35 cm
Mast height (A Rig) 1.7 m
Sail Area (Alternative Rig A) - see diagram below 0.612 sq. m
Sail Area (standard Rig B as supplied with boat) - see diagram below 0.458 sq. m
Sail Area (Alternative Rig C) - see diagram below 0.387 sq. m
Sail Area (Alternative Rig D) 0.193 sq.m
Displacement (weight) 4 kg
Hull and deck Molded in one piece in polyethylene
Mast Two part tapered fibreglass
Sails Sleaved, non-woven polyester composite film
Gooseneck Rigid, fixed to mast (no vang/kicker)
Keel & Rudder Snap fit - no tools required
Sail Winch Hitec HS-725BB replaced in 2004 by HS-785HB
Rudder Servo Hitec HS-300 or 303 replaced in 2004 by HS-311
Radio Transmitter (two channel)  
Radio Receiver  
Control method (two control 'sticks') - see diagram below  

The 3 RCLaser Rigs compared

The RC Laser is supplied with one:-

Note: Wind speeds below are suggested ranges and should be seen as a rough guide only. A helmsman's competence will significantly affect the choice of sail for any given wind speed.

Standard Rig B (shaded pink in picture)

For most inland 'normal' sailing/racing conditions (Force 3-4/ : 7-16 knots)

Optional additional rigs are:-

The Top Rig A (shaded green in picture)

For light airs sailing/racing (Force 0-2: 0-6 knots).It provides approximately 30% more sail area and comes with its own two part mast.

The Storm Rig C (shaded blue in picture)

Uses the same mast as the standard rig - for 'heavy airs' sailing/racing (Force 4-5/ 17-22 knots).

The oh my it's windy Rig D (not shown)

(Force 6+/ 23+ knots)Uses the same mast as the standard rig - for 'heavy airs' sailing/racing Note: All four rigs can use the same boom but shorter booms are available


Snappng the RC Laser together is easy

PUSH THE RUDDER UP INTO THE TILLER ARM AND IT LOCKS IN PLACE INSERT THE FIN UP INTO THE HULL AND TURN THE WING NUT TO LOCK IN PLACE