very nice Puddle Johann, hav to post one of Meatbombers Puddle twin XL, shot last weekend during our mini meet on lake Bienne, I was really impressed by the flying qualities of this airframe, a very nice AP-ship, am just about starting the build with a friend
That is absolutely beautiful! One of the nicest seaplanes I've seen!
What you guys have done with foam is fantastic. Going to have to give it a try. I would like to do a Drake II in foam. I've done one with balsa and it is a fantastic seaplane.
Here is my entry on seaplanes..My scratch built lil over 12 foot span Sunderland..almost 17 pounds ready to fly..Over 400 sq inches of flaps..lol.Power is from 4 E-Flite 32 outrunners, swinging standard 12X6 props.All wood with some fiberglass on the hull..
Well, here's my first electric, and its not maidened off the water yet. Slow Stick Flying Boat with the boat kit from our own JIMSP here at Wattflyer. I HAVE flown a Phaton Bipe (the old version with wood cabanes, yes slimer...) off the water, and as soon as I get the floats re-mounted, I'll submit a few pictures of it. It has been many years since I've flown off the water though. I don't anticipate much trouble with the Stick, but one never knows...
dusted this little bird off today and flew it...use to be a hobby zone super cub...only thing hobby zone left is the wing and fuselage ....e flight park 480....11x7 prop...2.4 gig...2500 lipo...love to fly off the water..smile
My latest seaplane. After seeing all the fantastic foam seaplanes here and elsewhere, I decided to try one made from depron. I wanted something a bit more simple than the twins depicted in this thread and having done a 48" balsa Drake II, that was my choice.
I reduced the plans so I have a 36" WS, with a AUW of 17.5 ozs
This is a bit of a hybrid as the wing is depron with Black Boron covering on top. Hopefully this will work out. Sides and bottom are fiberglassed with 0.75 oz cloth and Minwax Polycrylic. Paint is water based Acrylic from Home Depot.
HS-45HB for the ailerons servos and HS-56HB for the rudder and elevator.
Powered by a BP Hobbies BP A2208-14, CC TB 18, TP 1320 3S1P Prolite.
Using a MA 6x4-3 blade prop. Static tests with my Eagle Tree eLogger indicates a max of 97 watts.
Radio system is JR X9303 2.4 and AR6000 recv.
Now all I need is some open water for the test flight!
Perfect water for waterflying Nascar with those tiny little waves to let the cub jump off, love the Otter never saw this airframe before, your Burgess looks awesome Lake only that I imagine the flight as scary as my first attempts at scratched flying wings, could be that I'm totally wrong on that ? some of my lastest projects probably inspire my opinion......