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elhepilot
02-12-2006, 05:08 PM
Here is my project. It started with Seamaster II plans (for .25 glow) but the wing was way over built. Changed to a Sportster wing.

Span 48" Length 37" Airframe weight 17.1 oz.

Axi 2820/10 with 3s lipos and 9x6 or 9x7 three bladed prop.


I have a picture but have never posted one before.

Don Sims
02-12-2006, 07:22 PM
Just be sure the photo is about 480x640, go to Go Advanced, then manage attachements, find the photo on your hard drive then upload it. Play with the option a bit, if the photo is too large, the programe lets you know.

elhepilot
02-12-2006, 08:36 PM
Photo?

elhepilot
02-12-2006, 08:47 PM
Photo

Don Sims
02-12-2006, 10:10 PM
You got it that time!! Congrats!! Covering for the plane?

Maine Flyer
02-12-2006, 11:29 PM
Nice looking. Where did you get the plan?

I fly a Ace Seamaster ARF (.46AX) and it is great. Presently scratch building a Drake II by Ken Willard, the same guy that designed the Seamaster.

Joe

elhepilot
02-13-2006, 12:09 AM
Seamaster II is RCModeler plan #913. The wing plan is from a set of .40 size Super Sportster plans reduced to 87% which is the .20 size Super Sportster.

:)

elhepilot
02-13-2006, 01:56 AM
I plan to spray paint the fuselage and fin white and use dark red transparent Ultracote for the wing and stab.:rolleyes:

Maine Flyer
02-15-2006, 10:24 AM
Question for you.
Where do you plan to put the ESC? My concern on the Drake II I am building is where to put it so it can dissapate the heat with getting wet. How are you going to run your wiring down into the fuse from the motor?

Thanks,
Joe

elhepilot
02-15-2006, 02:53 PM
I plan to put the ESC and Lipo batteries in the pylon mount. The Phoenix 45 has a lon enough lead to go down the pylon to the rec in the body.

elhepilot
04-15-2006, 09:16 PM
Here it is, ready for spring. I put the lipos in the motor pylon because I hated having to take a wing off to change batteries.
9975

9976

Doppelganger
04-15-2006, 09:35 PM
You scratch building guys just amaze me. How the hell do you make single pieces of wood look that good? And from scratch! I want to be like you guys when I grow up. At 42, I hope it happens soon.:)

Steve

elhepilot
04-15-2006, 09:53 PM
Thanks, but just don't look at it too closely!

Maine Flyer
04-15-2006, 10:12 PM
Looking very good. Some very nice ideas. What is your AUW now? If it flys like a Seamaster, you will have a great seaplane.

Joe

elhepilot
04-15-2006, 11:39 PM
All up weight RTF is 3 pounds 6 ounces.

Maine Flyer
04-16-2006, 12:15 AM
All up weight RTF is 3 pounds 6 ounces.
Sounds great. I fly a Bonnie 20 (4 lbs with floats and 2 Kokam 3S1P 15C 2000mah in parallel) with a 2820/10 and 10x7 and it screams.

You should have a very high performance seaplane.

Joe

elhepilot
04-16-2006, 12:28 AM
Sounds like we have the same power setup exept I am using a three bladed 9-6 or 9-7 prop. How much endurance do you get?

HermitRiver
04-16-2006, 10:52 AM
Here it is, ready for spring. I put the lipos in the motor pylon because I hated having to take a wing off to change batteries.
9975

9976

Great job, looks very nice. Hermit

Maine Flyer
04-16-2006, 05:04 PM
Sounds like we have the same power setup exept I am using a three bladed 9-6 or 9-7 prop. How much endurance do you get?
I set my timer for 12 mins and usually use an average of 1200-1400 mah from each of the two batteries. Fairly agressive flying. Loops-rolls-knife edge attempts (lot of coupling on that plane)-touch and gos. The motor used about 320 watts the last time I checked and that was with one battery so it will be higher with two. (voltage stays higher) With one battery, it was pulling 32+ amps.
Joe

elhepilot
04-16-2006, 05:50 PM
Thanks, that gives me a good idea of watt to expect.

Tram
08-09-2006, 05:28 AM
Wow.. that is really nice.. Where did you come across the plans?

I used to have a SeaMaster 40 that was a ton of fun..

elhepilot
08-09-2006, 02:50 PM
R/C Modeller has the plans. I have to rebuild it. Bad first flight. Putting the batteries in the pylon seemed to make it unstable in turns.

Tram
08-09-2006, 04:29 PM
Sweet.. I'll have to see if I can round some up.. I didn't even know a 25 was around..