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Old 09-23-2009, 01:50 PM   #176
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Originally Posted by AirmanAirhead View Post
Ken,

Great, I'm interested in the seeing your videos and plans. Very interesting looking plane. You must get a lot of comments from folks who see it fly.

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Jeff,

It is a real sweetheart. I run the 42" on a Suppo 2208-12 (1800 Kv) with an APC 8 x 3.8 SF prop on a 1300 Mah 3s battery. AUW is 16.75 oz with 2 HS-55 servos and an AR6100 RX.


The 26" has a 2100 Kv C20 with a GWS 5 x 4.3 HD prop on a 3s 700 Mah battery. Don't remember the AUW at the moment, but it is on the thread in RCGroups. Here is a video of its water maiden.


Here is the link to the thread in RCGroups. Plans for all three are there.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=954868

No video of the 34" yet, but I am using the same motor as the 42" except it is running on a 2s 900 Mah battery and a 7 x 6 GWS SF prop. Still testing props out on this as well.

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Old 09-23-2009, 03:16 PM   #177
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Ken,

Thanks for the videos. Both planes seem like they rise of the water very quickly, and can fly pretty slowly too. You have a beautiful place to fly.

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Old 09-23-2009, 09:07 PM   #178
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Steve: good looking planes.
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Old 09-26-2009, 07:16 PM   #179
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Finally flew the M33 last week. Needs wingtip balancing to get off water, so I did a handlaunch. It may have gotten on step, but I didn't want a cartwheel, so I'll try water takeoff after balancing. The plane flew and landed well. I was admittedly terrified of the high motor design, so I'm pretty happy that it did well.

Actually got the Arado 196 off, but was not the greatest takeoff, and I still almost saved it. No damage, and works fine after drying out the gear. I took off a bit earlier than I would have liked, as the control was not as good as I would have liked. I extended the steerable rudders a bit further in the water, which should allow me to hang on and get going a bit faster for the next takeoff.


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Old 09-27-2009, 01:28 AM   #180
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Well done Bill. You sure do nice work!

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Old 09-27-2009, 03:12 AM   #181
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My sentiments as well Bill.

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Old 10-11-2009, 04:37 PM   #182
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Just put my Silhouette on GWS floats. Has to be the most fun I have had with a float plane.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJF_t2XUkdI
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Old 10-12-2009, 05:13 AM   #183
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Fast Guy, excellent job on both the flying and the video. Looks like you had a blast.
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:18 AM   #184
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I agree - nicely done!

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Now there was someone having a blast. Great video. One of my favorite things to do is land and takeoff from water.

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Angry My DHC2 Beaver Maiden Disaster

Well, I love everyone's seaplanes on this thread and I'm sure they all fly great. I don't have any pictures - sorry, but I have a video of my E-Flight Beaver maiden. I'm sure it was meant to fly great, I really am... lol.... I just didn't get that far. I hope you all get a laugh from this. I know I did - months later. Go to youtube and type in - the Muzz. Its called "RC Sea Plane Disaster (the Muzz...). Sound is really needed. Hope you all enjoy the other videos too.
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Old 10-13-2009, 01:46 PM   #187
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nice vid...sorry about the beaver....but that was a good tip stall....the beaver is very good at tip stalls...i think eflight knows that!!!

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Old 10-13-2009, 06:02 PM   #188
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Well, I love everyone's seaplanes on this thread and I'm sure they all fly great. I don't have any pictures - sorry, but I have a video of my E-Flight Beaver maiden. I'm sure it was meant to fly great, I really am... lol.... I just didn't get that far. I hope you all get a laugh from this. I know I did - months later. Go to youtube and type in - the Muzz. Its called "RC Sea Plane Disaster (the Muzz...). Sound is really needed. Hope you all enjoy the other videos too.

That was funny

Here is a direct link to save some searching time.

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Old 10-13-2009, 10:46 PM   #189
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Nascarwings - I've had a few possibilities stuck in my head as to what could have caused the crash but with your tipstall theory I think I agree. I had no flaps at takeoff. My speed may have been to slow?? What is the best way to overcome this from happening again?

Larry3215 - Thanks for placing the quicklink up. This was my first post and Wattflyer only allow a link once you have posted 3 times. Cheers
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Old 10-13-2009, 11:01 PM   #190
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the beaver is not a a great flying plane (IMHO) i have many many many flghts on this plane on floats...and tip stalls are its week point...once you get use to flying it you will soon learn the the beaver like speed..lol. landing with flaps is nice...but taking off with them just watch your speed...they will make it lift a little to early...one thing you can do is let the plane fly off the water dont pull up if you know what i mean...this takes a bit more rudder use but you will have sucess every time..I have let a few of my buddys fly this plane some of them have 30 years with there fingers on the sticks...and they all say "gee" im glade i never bought this one...lol...

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Well, I will report back in 3 weeks when it has its next maiden. I will take all that advice on board - thanks!
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LMFAO.............That's something I might do. I might have taken my sweatshirt off first.....maybe not.

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Old 10-15-2009, 03:44 AM   #193
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Kind of highlights the first rule of float plane flying - always have a rescue plan in place BEFORE you take off

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Nascarwings,
Sorry to disagree with you, but it is a great flying plane, particulary on floats.
Here is a video of one that will demonstrate what a great flyer it is.
Notice that the pilot had the flaps down for take off.
I've seen Bob fly the Beaver three times and each time it has flown flawlessly.
Everyone at the float flys have admired this plane.
I wouldn't hesitate in buying one. It is a winner!!!


My experience with tip stalls is that I had the same type of crashes because I had applied too much power with full up elevator. I crashed several planes doing this, before I learned to ease off the up elevator and simply let the plane lift off on its own.

Good luck, next time,
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:17 AM   #195
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how about we agree it,s a good scale flying plane and maybe not a great first floatplane......nice vid!!!

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Agree for sure and thanks for the video compliment.

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This is a beautiful plane to look at and to fly, a modified Polaris, she is just a pleasure to fly. The real maiden flight.
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Short video of my Hobbico Electristar on floats.

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http://www.youtube.com/user/FSKpilot#p/u/6/GBE75QVYPWs did flying tets for FSK....and S.6, the "Spitfire uncle" is a lovely flyier....
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Short video of my Hobbico Electristar on floats.

very nice video i have an electri-star and floats but have no place to float fly so have not put them on yet looked like it handles real well. nice flying very impressive. thanks for sharing

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