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Old 08-13-2008, 01:02 AM   #76
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Old 08-13-2008, 11:07 AM   #77
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Very nice - how do they fly? What power systems are you using?

My Beaver has no floats yet - maybe next year. And my Cub is still in the box.
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:19 PM   #78
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i have set the 2 planes up the same....eflite power 32 in the 2 planes....with 14.8 volt 5000 mah zippy bat...the cub likes the 12 x8 prop and the beaver im running the 13x6.5...flight times are over 10 mins....the little cub will out fly the beaver hands down....i have installed flaps on the cub as well...slows it down nice on landing...

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Old 08-13-2008, 07:09 PM   #79
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Nascarwings, Do you have a watt meter and have you ever run a test of wattage with those props and 4s Battery. Would be very interrested in wattage results of such a test.
By the way yes I have meter and have run those test. 32 with 4s and 13/6.5 pulls 60 amps. 32 with4s and 12/8 pulls 54 amps.
Good luck on how long your motors and or esc last.

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Old 08-13-2008, 08:36 PM   #80
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just did a test....13x6.5 on the beaver w.o.t....56 amps.....and the cub 12X8...w.o.t...46 amps...i use the tringey 60 amp speed control..and have had very good luck with them so far...knock on wood..lol...these planes have 100,s of flights so far and still going strong ,the beaver has even gone thru a hard water landing...if ya know what i mean...smile

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Try your test again with a fully charged Thunder Power Battery.
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Old 08-13-2008, 09:46 PM   #82
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dont have any t.p...but did do that test on zippy 14.8v 5000 and a polyquest 14.8v 3300...batts..wonder if my meter is off ill do a test on my buddys this weekend and see and will try it on his maxamps batts

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Old 08-13-2008, 09:56 PM   #83
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Meters can vary. All my planes have a seperate battery and bec for controls, so all my tests were only showing amp draw for motor. If you are running your controls off your esc then add the extra amp draw your controls take while flying.

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Old 08-18-2008, 04:29 PM   #84
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Default Short Sunderland Seagoing Foamer 2.10 Mtr span.

Hi Guys,
Here are two pics of my scratch built Short Sunderland taken after the maiden flight on Friday 15 Aug 2008. She flys well, just have to learn to fly her well.
Cheers Al.

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Old 08-18-2008, 05:24 PM   #85
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Nice plane!

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Old 08-21-2008, 07:45 PM   #86
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Hi Guys,
Really nice photography on this thread--thanks for posting guys!

Just maidened my Tyro 100 last night on floats. Flies wonderfully--maybe even better than on wheels.

I've flown a Stevensaero SQuiRT and G-Ride on floats as well and have attached pics.

It's good to have at least one float plane in the hanger!

-Steve


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Old 09-10-2008, 07:41 PM   #87
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Oh what the heck.

Here's my Night Flying Float equipt SSX.

Got I don't know something like 30 or 40 red and green LEDS in the wing, along with 5 super brite white LEDs for landing/ nav lamps.

Pucker factor increases by at least 10 when you do your first night take off and landing.


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Old 09-10-2008, 08:00 PM   #88
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That sounds like fun!

Here is my newest water machine. Its a giant scale Mega-Capricorn.

87" long, 60" span with the wings in flight mode. The outer wing panels fold up for transportation so its only 32" wide. All up is 7.5 pounds, geared Mega inrunner, APC 22x10 prop, 6S1P A123 pack and around 900 watts.

Great flyer and handles the water very well.

Here is the video of the maiden. Dont have any water shots yet.

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ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.


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Old 09-10-2008, 08:13 PM   #89
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Originally Posted by larry3215 View Post
that sounds like fun!

Here is my newest water machine. Its a giant scale mega-capricorn.

87" long, 60" span with the wings in flight mode. The outer wing panels fold up for transportation so its only 32" wide. All up is 7.5 pounds, geared mega inrunner, apc 22x10 prop, 6s1p a123 pack and around 900 watts.

Great flyer and handles the water very well.

Here is the video of the maiden. Dont have any water shots yet.

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ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.
must....see....water.....shots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:d

Takeoffs are optional. Landings are mandatory.

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No longer Avail. Ok the first link worked. Looks like it's a fun flyer.

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Old 09-11-2008, 06:10 AM   #92
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The link in my original post still works - if thats what your talking about

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Old 09-15-2008, 02:15 PM   #93
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Here is my new baby: E-Flite Taylorcraft with 24" foam floats from seaplanesupply.com.


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Default Need some recommendations

Hello, I was hoping I could get some advise from you guys as far as a seaplane. I am a novice with RC planes. I have an E-Flite Apprentice that I have flown about 10 times or so and I think I'm ok on it (haven't crash it yet).

I live on a small private lake and I want to get a well behaved seaplane. I really like the Great Planes Seawind EP but by reading these forums I'm worried that it may be a little fast for a smaller lake. Any thoughts or recommendations?

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Old 02-11-2009, 05:11 PM   #95
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Scott,

At the risk of sounding like I'm bragging, Id recommend one of my Capricorns.

There is no other seaplane that will fly as slowly or in as small a space or is as stable and easy to fly as a Capricorn. It has a unique ability to be more stable than the easiest trainer around and can still do wild manovers when you want it to.

There are some kits/arfs available if you live near one of the guys that are doing ARF's in Washington state and I think there is a guy in Arizona. You can order kits made from EPP from a guy in Colorado but EPP isnt great for use on water - it soaks up water. You could always scratch build one other wise.

I have a long build thread here on Wattflyer. There are several videos in the first post that show how it flys.

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26120

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Old 02-11-2009, 05:14 PM   #96
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Guess I should post my newest Seaplane here as long as Im in the neighborhood

80" long, 61" span, 7.5 pounds, 6S2P A123 packs, Medusa 36-70-750, APC 13x6 direct drive, 1250 watts. Flys great.



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Welcome to Wattflyer Scott156,

Can't really give you an advice for a kit because I mainly scratch my planes myself or modify some planbuilds to floats.
Some guy's start waterflying with a slowstick on homemade floats, some of the GWS Products like the Beaver or the Moth can be easily adapted to floats and I read some very positive comments about.
Larry's Capricorn looks like a very interesting flyer too, could be a cool first build and certainly easyer than a semiscale on floats for the behaviour on the step and the setup/CoG trim.

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My floats baby...FSK DHC-2 Beaver.....


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nice well done...

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