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Old 11-22-2005, 09:51 PM
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I bet U love her beaver as well as her :p:p
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Old 11-23-2005, 02:42 AM
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Was that a Coors light on the table?
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Old 11-23-2005, 03:54 AM
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Gee, wish I had your gilrfriends Beaver here. (Im giggling just writing that) Nice plane too!

But, I got my wife flying now too, so your GF is not alone! She flies her Easy Star painted up like a Milk Cow.

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Old 11-23-2005, 06:11 AM
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I had a look at a real Beaver once , up close it was a bit rough on the outside, but the inside was quite smooth.........well "laid" out
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Old 11-23-2005, 01:20 PM
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Oooookkkk.....Lets be careful here. This thread is drifting a bit too much on either side of the road and needs to be brought to the middle strip once again. Thanks.
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Old 11-25-2005, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by qban_flyer View Post
HE, HE, HE. My thoughts exactly.

A very good friend of mine got his wife "hooked" onto R/C. She no longer does chores around the house, now she just builds and flies! She flies more than he does.

She takes a plane to work with her every single day of the week and flies it on her lunch break. Talk about an addictive activity!

He's thrilled, though.
Wow, thats great news. Minestill hasnt learned to fly. the weather isnt good this time of year. maybe next flying season.
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Old 12-18-2005, 06:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Son of Paleface View Post
I bet U love her beaver as well as her :p:p
Good thing you didn't leave out foam and project from the title.
Quite a paint scheme. Anyway, here's mine:
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Old 12-19-2005, 03:20 AM
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Good looking planes guys (and girls!). Man I love beavers. Too bad I don't have one myself.

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Old 12-20-2005, 04:36 AM
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Originally Posted by roccobro View Post
Good looking planes guys (and girls!). Man I love beavers. Too bad I don't have one myself.

Justin
Get some, pardon, I meant to say get one! At $35 a pop, its cheaper than any other Beaver out there.
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Old 12-20-2005, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Bill G View Post
Get some, pardon, I meant to say get one! At $35 a pop, its cheaper than any other Beaver out there.
You've got that right!
 
Old 12-25-2005, 04:55 AM
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Default GWS Beaver on Floats flys great on snow!

Update, finally flew this thing, awesome!
I've had this thing for almost a year now. Never flown. Went to a sanctioned field with a pond last summer, but the pond was almost dry. Finally a day that is not frigid cold, but still snow on the ground. Decided against hand launching, althogh I was worried about ground handling in wet hard snow. Well it was excellent! Why didn't I try this thing out sooner. Took off at very low speed in little distance. This is the best flying plane I have ever flown. Responsive, yet stable and self-correcting. Easier to fly than a Slow Stick. Never got past half throttle, with a geared Himax 2015-4100, GWS 9070 3-blade (good scale looks), and Thunder Power gen2 3s-900 (9-11A cont rated). With the GWS floats, the AUW is still something like 16oz, with this setup. Very light, considering the wing loading. On landing, I accidentally dropped to zero throttle. For a split second I was worried, but realized that it was gliding in beautifully dead stick, so I kept it off to see the result. Bounced on ititial contact, came down on 1 float, then down on both. Next, I had some fun driving it around, and eventually back right to my feet. Didn't walk a single step. When coming out of ground turns on snow, you have to straighten out early, or you'll keep whipping around, just like a car on snow. Quite a bit of fun, for a plane that I bought with the "not sure why I'm buying this" attitude. For a $35 plane and $10 floats, it is an excellent value. I'm sure the stock 350 brushed would be ample also, as I didn't need much of the bl motor's power. I'm estimating that with full brushless power I could basically Harrier off of water.
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Old 12-26-2005, 04:38 AM
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Congrats Bill! I love it when a plane comes together.

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Old 11-19-2006, 03:30 AM
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I think its wonderful you guys can share a hobby together. Long live the Beaver!
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Old 08-10-2007, 04:12 AM
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Old 08-10-2007, 05:52 AM
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Originally Posted by laker500 View Post
Very nice job. I don't believe I have ever witnessed a female RC nut. Now I know for sure they exist!!!

There out there, belive me Take care, Chellie
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Old 08-10-2007, 05:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Reformed Nitroaddict View Post
Wow - That is just fantastic. Make sure you post some photos of the maiden. I'm sure my girl is getting lonely being the only female on here.

Hi Nitroaddict Is your GF a member on Wattflyers ? I hope so Take Care, Chellie
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Old 08-10-2007, 08:33 AM
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Reformed Nitro Man, just in case this hasn't been mentioned yet, you should rename the title of the thread to "My Girlfriends Foamie Beaver". Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Sure would be nice to get some stick time on that beaver of hers. (oh man, I need to stop)

Sorry,
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Old 08-10-2007, 03:09 PM
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Chellie - yeah, she is a member here, but doesn't really post. Just reads on occasion.
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Old 08-11-2007, 05:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Reformed Nitroaddict View Post
Chellie - yeah, she is a member here, but doesn't really post. Just reads on occasion.
Hi Anthony Thats Hard to Belive that a Woman Does not like to Talk, Chat, Post, Most Women will Talk your ears off and Annoy you to death with Their Chattering Its just our way of doing things
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Old 08-11-2007, 02:03 PM
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Haw! Love it Chellie.

She just isn't really a computer person. Trust me....she does know how to talk
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Old 08-15-2007, 06:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Reformed Nitroaddict View Post
Well, I did what no other man has done. I got my girl hooked on electric flight! After flying my last plane, and doing very well, she has decided that she wants to build her own and learn how to fly. We decided on teh Beaver instead of the Slow Stick, as it is still a very docile plane, yet resembles a real aircraft. I will help her on a trainer cord and it shouldnt be a problem.

We picked up the slope glider version, as I already had an extra 350 and 300 motor laying around. Grabbed some servos as well and we were all set.

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Started off by strengthening the rear of the fuse with some epoxy and 1/2oz cloth. Very minimal use to keep weight down. Glued the fuse together and installed the correct dihedral in the wings.

Laid down some of the basic paint as well. Yes, what you see in the pics is true - she wanted it painted pink. Looks great though, and matches her personality.

Let me make everyone aware that while I am offering guidance in this project, she is doing almost all of the work. She wanted this to be her plane and I think that is just fantastic.

Please, anyone who has any tips about this plane, please post them. This is her first plane, so we want it to be as good as possible. Should we be aware of any mods that are needed?

Hope everyone enjoys this thread - more to follow in the next few days.

Here are some pics of what has been done so far. That's my sweetie modeling the plane for me!

She loves the fact that her plane is called a 'Beaver' - makes her smile everytime we talk about it.



Damn .... I misred the title.
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Old 08-21-2007, 09:08 PM
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Saw this when I logged on to Wattflyer... that's good stuff!
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Old 08-21-2007, 10:52 PM
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I wish I could teach my girlfriend to fly RC. But I can't even get her to put the toilet seat up when she's done. <sigh>
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:14 PM
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Originally Posted by LuckyDay View Post
Saw this when I logged on to Wattflyer... that's good stuff!
Ha! The title is getting everyone to look!
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