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Old 11-13-2012, 06:26 AM   #51
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Another Polaris is being built as I type, my first though

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Old 11-13-2012, 03:09 PM   #52
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Another Polaris is being built as I type, my first though

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I scratch built 3 polaris and had some fun with them for 4 years or so. I sold them all cause i have to many planes for water flying now. I found this seaplane a couple weeks ago and like the way it handles in the water .You have to sighn up to there site for the free download of it but its not hard and free . http://www.freemindmodels.com/IdroJe...t_Videos_.html
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:55 PM   #53
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I see most of the water flying big hitters are here already ,makes me feel good to see others with the same addiction as me.lmao Modelaero has posted in another thread that they will be selling a ARF polaris very soon for around 150 and so far it looks great. There are a number of free plans out there for water birds if you want to build your own and tons of arfs big and small ,high priced and not. Alot of this is realy is in your lap ,if you fly well on your own now or are you still learning .Have you built planes before or only ARFS . If you need plans for some seaplanes i have plenty to give you for a free download(foam and balsa) ,as far as a arf you have to pick one that you feel you can fly well . There have been some great arf recomendations from my water brothers and sisters so far . joe
road king 97: Are plans available for the four-engine Clipper you show in the foto? What else do you have for free downloads?
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:06 PM   #54
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road king 97: Are plans available for the four-engine Clipper you show in the foto? What else do you have for free downloads?
That is a short solent i built from Ivans plans but they do have some big 70 inch plus seaplane plans here on the free plans http://www.outerzone.co.uk/browse_plans/index.asp Here is Ivans site and he has a big following for desighning the lightest seaplanes but he charges for his plans and they are very worth it. http://www.ivansplans.com/ Here are a bunch of free seaplane plans some from the US some from the german forum and this is in their forums. http://info.rc-wasserflieger.at/downloads.htm . I have alot of free downloads but its hard to tell what you are looking for and if you build in balsa or foam.. As for as what iam building is a 3-D plane built from dollar tree foam and almost have it done .Here is a free download plus videos and construction pictures. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ghlight=ultron They sell the Mako seaplane kit now but here is the plans and video for a good foam seaplane videos are there too. joe http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1696964
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:26 AM   #55
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I started flying off water about 6 months ago and the easiest plane and one that you can build yourself in about a day is the Flying W / Capricorn. If you put a slow fly prop on it then the flying speed will be quite slow and a easier for a beginner, slow takeoffs and landing give you plenty of time for corrections. If you happen to crash, you will be able to repair it yourself since you built it. Check out the design thread on this forum.
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I started flying off water about 6 months ago and the easiest plane and one that you can build yourself in about a day is the Flying W / Capricorn. If you put a slow fly prop on it then the flying speed will be quite slow and a easier for a beginner, slow takeoffs and landing give you plenty of time for corrections. If you happen to crash, you will be able to repair it yourself since you built it. Check out the design thread on this forum.
Iam sure the caricorn flys great and i have seen videos but its real hard on my eyes to look at. I like my seaplanes to at least be close to a real plane for water sports. I have been flying only off of water for 15 years now and attend at least 20 AMA club events in IL and IN ,great fun and alot of good guys . For a new flyer seaplane supply sells floats for their normal training plane . I have a apprentice for my son and they have a nice float set up for it and i seen floats for a slow stick there also. joe http://www.seaplanesupply.com/index.htm
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Road King have you seen any converted jet ducted fan seaplanes?
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Road King have you seen any converted jet ducted fan seaplanes?
There are a couple out there but i think this one is great. http://modelaero.com/Merchant5/merch...tegory_Code=AM I know there is a sea dart ducted fan plane to and i think there are free plans somewhere .I will look and post it back here in a day or so. Ha Ha found that fast lmao . Here are plans and video of the sea dart http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1154758
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The Germans are crazy about flying on water and have a site with just seaplanes . This is their free download seaplane plans page ,some they swiped from the US .lol Its only fair i brought them back and share them.lmao joe http://info.rc-wasserflieger.at/downloads.htm For those of us who really love seaplanes and their history this is a great site for the real ones. They have a walk around section so you can get up close and see all the deatails on them. http://www.seawings.co.uk/
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That Sea Dart is awesome!! I am starting it today!
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That Sea Dart is awesome!! I am starting it today!
Iam glad you liked it and have fun building your own. joe
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The Germans are crazy about flying on water and have a site with just seaplanes . This is their free download seaplane plans page ,some they swiped from the US .lol Its only fair i brought them back and share them.lmao joe http://info.rc-wasserflieger.at/downloads.htm
To be exact it is an Austrian site - but we share nearly the same language :-)

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Originally Posted by r_kopka View Post
To be exact it is an Austrian site - but we share nearly the same language :-)

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Ha Ha my translater can let me read each page but it does not help me figure out where its at. joe
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Sea Dart ready for the water


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Nice Alf ,get some flight video! joe
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For sure, I have not been able to get my son out there to video, I still owe the forum more of my ducted fan version of the Flying W and will see what kind of flyer this Sea Dart is. Starting the ducted fan version of the Sea Dart this weekend! I have the idea for the ducted fan motor mount already so just got to put the pieces together.
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Have a Donald 4 seaplane I am converting to EDF. Does anyone have or know where I can get a canopy? Will even consider a used plane.

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I picked up a Ultra Polaris have her ready for a maiden flight this weekend. Took it out to the swimming pool and taxied around a little bit. I couldn't resist.


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Have a Donald 4 seaplane I am converting to EDF. Does anyone have or know where I can get a canopy? Will even consider a used plane.

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You can always try and make one yourself. The easy way of doing one is like this . Good luck http://ultralajt.webs.com/smallcanopy.htm
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I picked up a Ultra Polaris have her ready for a maiden flight this weekend. Took it out to the swimming pool and taxied around a little bit. I couldn't resist.
Gramps your slowly turning into a seaplane man . lol joe
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I need to finish off the GP electric Stick and there will be 2 float planes in the hanger.
What's happening to me Joe I feel the need to go play on the water while sipping on a cold glass of corrosion X.
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Ha Ha the big water funflys i attend have food and drink plus 60 or 70 other seaplane guys to shoot the breeze with. I need to get back to building my new albitross seaplane but the other foam builds are habbit forming.lol Here is the canard done Gramps ,try keeping track of this flying with my old eyes.lol


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You can always try and make one yourself. The easy way of doing one is like this . Good luck http://ultralajt.webs.com/smallcanopy.htm
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Thanks, I may have to go there, doesn't look too hard.
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Thanks, I may have to go there, doesn't look too hard.
Hey i look at it this way ,all you could be out by trying is a piece of foam and a old pop bottle . Good luck 2K . joe
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Joe that canard is small, but does look nice fun getting older isn't it.
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