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Old 02-25-2008, 12:47 AM   #26
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My Marlin at Rawys place in switzerland THANKS for teh great weekend mate !!


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Old 02-25-2008, 11:16 AM   #27
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Very nice planes! Fantastic photos.

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Old 02-29-2008, 06:57 PM   #28
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Hello seaplane pilots - great seaplanes, great pics!

Introducing my Puddle Twin II XL:











Scratchbuilt in Depron, based on the free plans by Roland Merk: puddletwin2xlplan.zip (245 kB)

wingspan: 1430 mm (56,3 in)
weight: 1000 g (35,3 oz)
engines: 2 Speed 400
esc: 2 sun 3000
props: 6,5 X 4 Graupner Cam Slim Prop
battery: 3 lipo cells 2100

construction report (in German language only, sorry): www.rc-wasserflieger.at/bau_puddle2.htm

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Old 02-29-2008, 07:33 PM   #29
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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


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Old 02-29-2008, 11:32 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by Pondmaster View Post
Hello seaplane pilots - great seaplanes, great pics!

Introducing my Puddle Twin II XL:

construction report (in German language only, sorry): www.rc-wasserflieger.at/bau_puddle2.htm

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Johann,
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.

Keep the photos coming!

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Old 03-05-2008, 05:10 AM   #31
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Default 12 foot Sunderland

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..


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Old 03-08-2008, 06:16 AM   #32
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Wow 3D this is the size of plane who would defitinely decide my wife to divorce.........just beautiful..........the plane i mean....

Here's one of a retrieval device I rarely see somewhere else, Meatbombers Marlin coming back after a too long flight ending on bec issues while taxiing back.

Can't imagine bringing your plane back with it 3D but good for small to medium sized.


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Old 03-08-2008, 06:32 AM   #33
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Here is my old Hyperion Sniper! Unfortunately I had to retire her a few weeks ago. After about 150 flight she had had it!

I now use those floats on my SlowStick.

Here are the pics of the Sniper. Dont have any pics of the SS right now.


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Old 03-08-2008, 08:20 AM   #34
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Do Hydro's count as Sea Planes?

Well, one of these is more or less conventional at least and there is one recovery vehicle

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Old 03-08-2008, 08:40 AM   #35
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Hi Larry nice fleet, everything that fly's from water should be considered as a seaplane, interesting recovery boat, can you tell or show us more about the function ?

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Old 03-08-2008, 07:22 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by Larry3215 View Post
Do Hydro's count as Sea Planes?

Well, one of these is more or less conventional at least and there is one recovery vehicle

Larry
Heres my red-neck re'cover'ree ve'hick'cal, bub, steve


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Old 03-28-2008, 03:11 AM   #37
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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...


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Old 04-03-2008, 04:52 AM   #38
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This was my first float plane , my own design from FFF , 36" WS.

It flew well for several years , but being made from foam , finally died.


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Old 04-05-2008, 07:51 PM   #39
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My Sig 1/6 Cub , started early seventies completed 2006 , ( I took a little time off from the hobby !! )


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Old 04-06-2008, 02:19 AM   #40
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Cartoon-scale Otter. Hasn't flown yet, tip floats to be installed. Power is brushed 280, span 24"...

I hope to build a real scale model soon...


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Old 04-08-2008, 08:14 PM   #41
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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

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forgot the pics...lol....

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Nice plane.....
Where did you find the open water up here?

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Old 04-09-2008, 11:17 AM   #45
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its all open now...smile..still a little cold...lol

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Default Depron Drake II 36

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!
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And then there is this one , a 1914 Burgess Dunne biplane , flying wing , pusher prop , on floats .

This was Canada's first military airplane!!


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ok that was cool...lake flyer..

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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......

All nice planes sirs, keep them coming !
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I decided to build some floats for my giant scale foamy BUFY.

BUFY is a 70" span shockflyer type foamy. Distance from prop to rudder hinge loine is 48" so the floats are pink foam 36" long 4" wide and 4" deep at the step.

The floats ended up very heavy due to some over building on my part. Im going to do another set without all the extra plywood and try to save some weight.

They ended up working out pretty well though

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