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Old 02-12-2009, 02:21 PM
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my girlfriend is just finishing her puddle monster...
Hi Meatbomber......nice to meet you here....
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:43 AM
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This has probably already been seen by most in the EDF section, but it's a Saro TG263. I'll fly it when I forget about all the work put in, and the weather gets better.
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:34 AM
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Hi Bill G, what a nice plane!!!! No problem with wather in EDF engine?
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:49 PM
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Beautifull plane Bill,

keep us posted with some inflight pics and best wishes for the maiden

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Old 02-18-2009, 05:29 PM
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Default Jenny on floats

I'll just link to the description...

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/show...&postcount=373

Hope it gets off the water!

and 1 teaser shot....
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Bill G View Post
This has probably already been seen by most in the EDF section, but it's a Saro TG263. I'll fly it when I forget about all the work put in, and the weather gets better.
Bill that's a really cool plane. Where did you get it?

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Old 02-20-2009, 02:25 AM
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I took a Donald seaplane and put the wings from a 3d hobby shop Katana on it....I think it'll be okay.....gonna know this spring
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:28 AM
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Guess I should keep up with my posts.

The Saro is a scratch build that began with a GWS262 fuse. I wish we could buy stuff like this from model companies.

As for water, the fan intake is at the very front and high. The splashed water would be behind the intake, as long as the plane is moving in the water.

It's build is in the EDF section. As of now it's at around 450W on 4s, so it may have a chance of getting off of water.

I just started a Macchi M33 build, using a GWS262 fuse. It's pretty close to begin with, and within a few evenings of effort I have the basic fuse. Just finishing reshaping the rudder a bit now. This one is something that anyone should be able to do. Not to much modification to get a pretty accurate M33 fuse.
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Old 03-21-2009, 04:56 AM
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Finished the Macchi M33. Gotta brave getting it in the air now.
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Old 03-21-2009, 05:00 AM
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Wow!

As usual, for you, it looks awesome Bill!
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:11 AM
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Beautiful, Bill, she's very evocative of the film "Porco Rosso", with it's great renditions of '30s flying boats. Be very careful of your bank angle in turns, if you get her too slow and banked too far with that high mounted motor, she'll snap over on you. I learned that with my Puddle Master, which has a similar high-mounted tractor setup. It actually took me about 3 snaprolls into the drink to learn the limits of speed and bank angle with that one. Of course, the first time it happened, another flyer got a pic of me paddling the rescue canoe out to retrieve the plane, submitted it to a national model mag., and they published it!
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Old 03-21-2009, 01:39 PM
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Very nice Bill, let us know how the maiden goes!
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:50 PM
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Here are some of mine:
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Old 03-21-2009, 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Bill G View Post
Finished the Macchi M33. Gotta brave getting it in the air now.
Super plane Bill!!!! is that a single GWS float??
That's what I did on mine as well, bub steve
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Old 03-21-2009, 09:10 PM
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Joel:: You've been at this a long-long time,,, and it shows in the super builds you posted,,Wow! I hope to see and hear more from you!! Welcome to Watt-Flyer,, Where you been hide'in,,HaHaaa! your bub, steve
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:11 AM
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Steve, I saw my first electric plane (A Zagi) at a Kite convention in Muncie in 2001. At the time I had a business designing and manufacturing kites "Sky Delight Kites". As part of my business I have a laser cutter, so I have been designing planes for myself over the years. Been hangin at ezone for a number of years and discovered this site a few months ago.
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:20 AM
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I hope to here More about your build's here! bub, steve
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:51 AM
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Here's my Emily

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Wow, really cool.
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Old 03-26-2009, 05:26 AM
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Default My Puddle Twin II

This is my yellow Puddle Twin II. Also it´s a High Wing Sonic glow powered
Here´s a video also:
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Old 04-10-2009, 04:53 AM
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here is a .40 gasser that my brother just converted to electric using a electristar motor and 60 amp esc and 4 cell 4000 battery's it flew great on wheels he just picked up a set of floats off craigs list this week for $30 bucks got them mounted today just waiting for a rudder to arrive it looks good i hope it flys as good as it looks
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Old 04-10-2009, 05:20 AM
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nice job by my brother posting the float plane and thanks for the good words
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Old 04-10-2009, 11:21 PM
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Thanks For The Reply... Nice
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Old 04-10-2009, 11:29 PM
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Fantastic planes .... What is the push / pull one??? You have some need planes
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:39 PM
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Thanks for the comments on the Saro and Macchi.

Brad, interesting comments on the flying qualities. I saw a video of one on YouTube, where I could not make sense of how it suddenly flipped over and into the water, on a landing approach. It was going slow and the pilot was turning slightly, but didn't appear to be slow enough to do what it did. I'll watch out for what you advised, when I get around to flying it.

Steve, the Macchi fuse is a GWS 262 fuse with foam added to the bottom, and sculpted. No GWS floats used.
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Old 04-12-2009, 02:18 AM
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WoW its quite a plane. If fact your collection is fantastic. I wish I had the knowledge and time to scratch build some planes. I am having a hard enough time deciding on a electric power system for my 7-8 lb Seamaster. Don,t want to waste money.

Again thanks for the reply.
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