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Old 04-12-2011, 01:27 AM
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:58 PM
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Just beautiful photography
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Old 04-12-2011, 02:08 PM
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Tampaflyer give us some stats on your seaplane please . Us with prying minds want to know.lol joe
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:51 PM
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G&P sales PBY nomad
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Wing Span:104"Glassic Aircraft Scale:1/12Wing Area:1270 sq. inWeight:20 lbs.Length:70 in.Engines:.61 2 C - .91 4C


mine has two turnigy 500kv motors, 80 amp esc, 5 cell 500mah lipos.
1 set per side. retractable wing tip floats. rtf weight 20.2 lbs.

the thing on the tail is a keychain camera.
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JiKFMrYTd4[/media]
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:01 AM
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Thanks tampaflyer ,i almost bought their republic sea bee at one time . Very nice plane and video sir . joe
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:25 PM
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My new "Twin Bee", 165 cm wingspan, scratchbuilt from Depron:
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:58 PM
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Pondmaster that is a great looking seabee and it looks like it flys very well too. Great job pondmaster i like it. Any plans for us who are seabeeless ? lol joe
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Old 04-21-2011, 10:29 PM
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Sorry Joe,
real plans do not exist - I just picked a Twin Bee 3-view from the Seabee-page "Steinar`s Hangar" and scaled it up, then printed it to paper, made templates of it and added some hand-drawn formers...

....and You are right, she flys like a dream!
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:13 PM
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Very nice build Johann, saw (and heard) a fullscale starting on Lake Brienz Switzerland during the Seaplane meeting a few years ago, we all where afraid the lake was'nt big enough to allow take-off

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Old 04-23-2011, 06:49 PM
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Here is an article about a 72" wing span, See Bee Kit Fiberglass hull/fuselage
http://www.electricflyermagazine.com/seabee-page1.html
Nice build article too.
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Old 04-24-2011, 01:53 PM
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Nice video of some of my seaplanes. Some glow, some Watt powered. From Argentina with fun !


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Old 04-24-2011, 08:05 PM
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Thank you, Baco, for sharing that video of an obviously enjoyable day of float flying in Argentina. If I knew more than 2 or 3 words of Spanish, I could have shared in your jokes, too. You have a nice site for water flying, and now I want to get one of my float planes out and go to the nearest lake, as well!
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Old 04-28-2011, 02:20 PM
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Hey brad iam finaly finishing my short solent 480 from ivans plans here is the link to my build thread here on wattflyers.http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=60775 . joe
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:59 AM
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Hi, road king 97

I've been following your build thread, and you're doing Ivan's design proud. I try to follow all of the threads about Ivan's planes, as he is a personal friend of mine. I fly with him regularly during the summers, and have had the pleasure of flying his original Solent, as well as most of his other designs, and have owned a few of his prototypes, all of which flew very well. He always "unveils" his newest winter project at the Chilliwack Spring fly-ins, the last weekend of May each year, and has a following of pilots from all over the world who look forward to that event, some of them even flying thousands of miles to be there! I'm certainly looking forward to your maiden of the Solent, I know you'll be delighted with her.

Here are some pics from my iphone, taken last year at "the pond"





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Old 04-29-2011, 12:51 PM
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The video was on a TV show related with RC modelling. http://www.modelargtv.com.ar
They are asking me about use of condoms for radio waterproofing and in some moment somebody ask about the church opinion of this use for condoms...
I said "The church is not against the use of condoms in RC models"
This was all
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Old 04-29-2011, 02:20 PM
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Brad ,i would like to go north and meet ivan himself, as i have only talked via email with him. I know lukes thread on ivan keeps getting more and more modelers building from his great plans . I want to build his albytross next and will contact him soon to get a set of plans from him. joe
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:57 AM
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@ Baco:
Great reply to the question, Baco! I like your sense of humour.

@ road king:
I know you'd enjoy meeting Ivan, he is a true gentleman, and delights in helping others enjoy the hobby. I have a set of the Albatross plans waiting for me to get around to building again. I really enjoy flying multi-engined models, I've had at least a half dozen in the 14 years I've been flying, and hope to have many more to come.

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Old 05-03-2011, 08:37 PM
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Sikorsky S-39, 1/12 scale , 52" wingspan (build log) (video):

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Old 05-04-2011, 12:57 PM
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Beautiful Warhead,

This one is on my list for very long time now, was afraid by the forest of struts & cables but your model shows this detail perfectly.

Congrats ! very nice Model,

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Old 05-21-2011, 05:51 PM
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This is my Dornier Do X, built upon FMT plans. Bigger than the original design to carry 6 GWS 300 motors.
Almost finished, planning maiden in some days. Motors are waiting for its cabanes.
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Old 05-21-2011, 09:50 PM
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Very nice build, Baco. I look forward to the finished pictures and the flight report.
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Old 06-28-2011, 04:54 AM
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Hi all... I'm visiting Oregon Coast near a lake and want to drop ship (order) a seaplane so it's there when i arrive. I'm an intermediate pilot but have NEVER flown a seaplane before.

Can anyone recommend an EASY first seaplane for me to start out with that 1) i don't need to spend my entire vacation building 2) dosn't need any mods to work/ take off from water 3) won't break my bank ($150 or less)???

In other words, i want to unpack it, put my battery and rx in it, and fly... the way a vacation should be...lol

I seen this one on Nitroplanes.com but it looks like it needs work (mods) from the youtube reviews before it would fly so no thanks. http://www.nitroplanes.com/gl806-icona5-kit.html
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:06 AM
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Hey jap the great planes sea wind is a good one to take with and the polaris is a great sea plane that can take off of land also ,Here are pdf plans for a drongo another plane on my build list.http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1369728 here are the pdf,s for the polaris alsohttp://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=922465 Value hobby sells a 49 inch e neptune also but i cant get the link up. joe

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Old 06-28-2011, 01:40 PM
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I've been thinking of getting one of these:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXSAG3&P=0

Heard some good things about it.
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:29 PM
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My seawind flys very well just make sure you balance it side to side on the wing. It go,s where you point and will float forever. My short solent is done for the summer. I still have small scale detales to do but its summer and i want to fly her.
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