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The Dragon’s Guts!

Servo tray removed showing unpainted hull.

Servo tray removed showing unpainted hull.

A few screws later and the tray is out along with the winch and rudder servo.

A few screws later and the tray is out along with the winch and rudder servo.

A view looking forward gto the mast / keel box which is integrated into the blow moulding process.

A view looking forward gto the mast / keel box which is integrated into the blow moulding process.

My mother always said I spent my childhood taking things to bits and rebuilding them, from the toaster to my first car I always enjoyed a challenge. Some years later I’m still the same and am a curious soul who always wants to know how things work so it dawned on me to take one of my Dragon Force 65’s to bits so you guys could see the guts of the boat and so I could waterproof my servo tray. I mainly sail in salt water so need my boat to be doubly water proof as any ingress of salty brine usually spells disaster one way or another.

to remove the tray it is simply a matter of unplugging the electrics, undoing some screws and removing the tray, it is perhaps worth removing the rudder servo first which will then allow you to remove both the inner and outer parts of the winch drum without issue before lifting the tray out.

Here are a couple of photos of “The Dragon’s Guts!”