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06-29-2009, 05:10 PM
Just finshed testing the telemaster i converted into a water bomber for some fun on the lake this summer...104374


Don Sims
06-29-2009, 05:33 PM
That looks like a hoot! Give us the details of what you've done to the Telemaster.

06-29-2009, 06:24 PM
That is awesome do post more on this tele. Great photos.

06-29-2009, 06:54 PM
Shes powered with a 50-55-580 sk motor , 15X8 prop , 100 amp esc, on 5000 5 s bat.... tank is 2 l (68oz)...A.U.W...is just shy of 20lbs...The most important mod to do to plane is to replace the rudder with one about twice the size...plane needs lots of rubber input on take off....

Jim Casey
06-30-2009, 12:48 AM
Nicely done.

I would get myself arrested with it in about 5 minutes.
"Hey Bob! look at my plane!" SPLOOSH!

06-30-2009, 01:06 AM
That's one way to cool off the flight line. Meant to include in my first post the covering job is sweet.

11-17-2009, 01:40 AM
Just finshed testing the telemaster i converted into a water bomber for some fun on the lake this summer...104374


Any chance of getting a few more details on your drop system? How much water, and is it really visible in flight. I have considered this a couple of times, but I have been told that the water vaporizes too much too quickly to really see it.

The photos look great, but if you had more details, that would be appreciated.


11-17-2009, 02:04 AM
I agree with FloatFlyer,details on how the drop system works would be nice! ;)


11-17-2009, 02:09 AM
Here is a vid i did droping about 2 liters a few months back....i have since droped up to 3 liters....the way i drop is with a moded sink drain hooked to a servo works great and will send ya pics if you would like... http://www.vimeo.com/5375962

11-17-2009, 02:38 AM
That's cool ! I've only been in this hobby a couple of years but a few months ago my wife ask if anyone had made an RC fire bomber and I had not seen one till now. Three liters is about 5 lbs. how does the model react to releasing that wieght?

11-17-2009, 02:50 AM
im working on a plane now that will drop 1 gallon for next summer....they want me to come to one of the air shows and do some water drops...lol...this one will have twin motors at over 3000 watts..lol.. here are some pics of the drop tank on the one in the vid...thats just a bathroom sink drain,,,it took me forever to furgure out how to drop water...till i was shaving one morning...and bingo!!!...lol113512



11-17-2009, 06:19 PM
nice! I like the drain design :D

hmm... I am not really surprised the telemaster can do that... mainly because it was designed to help build bridges if I remember correctly...

regardless... nice work!


11-17-2009, 10:56 PM
Starting at about 4:40 the shots on the calm day with the camera mounted wide angle are awesome!! Framed really well and the plane flies in and drops the water and then banks out of the shot...PERFECT.

Have you started any small fires to put out??

Great design!

What's the wingspan on that, there are so many Telemasters just curious which one you are using?

11-18-2009, 01:19 AM
That is soo cool!!!!!!!

11-18-2009, 04:06 AM
the telemaster in the vid is the senior telemater...96" wing span....here is a couple more water drops i found on vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igxTj82d6yo

11-18-2009, 08:21 PM
Thanks for the wingspan, again... Great Job!