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Old 01-15-2013, 11:19 PM
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When I flew it with the snow on the snow had an icy crust and it slid in nice. I did not install the outboard floats cause most of my flying is out of my back yard and it lands nice in the grass too. I am fixing magnets on the outboard floats so I can put them on to fly off water. I am thinking about making a set of floats to be installed with magnets in the folded position too.
Hitting water if tougher than you think and could knock the floats off. I have a Magum reloaded and its very light but magnets would not hold them on so i used velcro to hold them on now. joe
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:53 AM
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Very nice plane Joe, could make a nice project to get my son into the hobby

Love that Pilot too
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:00 PM
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Thay are selling nice epp foam kits now rawy . I know here in the US and i think in the UK also.http://www.wmparkflyers.com/Pages/MagnumReloaded.aspx
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:23 PM
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Joe, was thinking about this one if I can ever find the time. Nice twin: www.freemindmodels.com

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Old 03-16-2013, 08:50 PM
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Joe, was thinking about this one if I can ever find the time. Nice twin: www.freemindmodels.com

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I have had the plans for his seaplane for a while now but you have to sighn up to his forum for the plans. joe
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:10 PM
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May take this to SEFF,,bubsteve
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by road king 97 View Post
I have had the plans for his seaplane for a while now but you have to sighn up to his forum for the plans. joe
I haven't yet but but it's free to sign up to his forum
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:19 AM
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Originally Posted by dahawk View Post
I haven't yet but but it's free to sign up to his forum
Here is a new sea plane that Vleisie just posted not last week and so far it looks like a winner. Plans and video's are there to . joe
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1839491
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:31 PM
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I have this Donald

Did the aileron conversion and a few other mods


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Old 05-16-2013, 06:33 PM
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I'm building this one now.

The republic Seabee

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Old 05-16-2013, 07:04 PM
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Was the seebee a kit?
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:43 PM
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I am scratch building from my own designed cad file based loosely on the 1962 Seabee plan.

Build progress is here
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1884643
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by dpetsel View Post
I am scratch building from my own designed cad file based loosely on the 1962 Seabee plan.

Build progress is here
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1884643
Thats a nice build and lots of parts to round her out. You can tell i love my seaplanes and have 10 or so. joe
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:01 AM
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Here are three of mine, but I have to admit, my new Flyzone Tidewater has become my favorite plane period.

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Old 07-30-2013, 12:45 AM
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Default Dynam PBY Catalina videos

Hi All,

Please find below some videos of/from my Dynam PBY Catalina. It's my first seaplane and has been a lot of fun.


Onboard video with inverted pass over pond before landing:

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEduiyyXsAE&feature=c4-overview&list=UU12rsq9jXV6uhC_2nXHUfcA[/media]
My sons made this video for me for Father's Day 2013. It has a great sound track, so please make sure sound is turned on.

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDV83amvXWs&list=UU12rsq9jXV6uhC_2nXHUfcA[/media]

First video of my PBY Catalina

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbothVL8Cig&list=UU12rsq9jXV6uhC_2nXHUfcA[/media]
I hope you enjoyed the videos and would appreciate advice on the following questions:

1. I'm still struggling (overcontrolling?) with take-offs. I have differential thrust steering, but the plane starts yawing one way and after I correct it keeps going the other way (water surrounding the plane has a lot of momentum?). Maybe reducing the % on the rudder-throttle mixes will help? From what I've read in this thread, it sounds like things get better once the plane is on the step, but if you have any more advice, please let me know.

2. Camera placement and waterproofing: I glued a microscope cover slip to a cut-off Sharpie pen cap and then glued it to the front of a bag (please see attached photos). It works pretty well and the pen cap fits tightly over the lens assembly. I'm still having problems with water drops and condensation. I also tried to mount the camera on the tail, like Kurt did in his beautiful video on RCGroups http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=4740, but the plane was much too tail heavy to fly under control (it did crash pretty well, though...several times!)

Any ideas/advice on this would be great

3. Has anyone put a drain/plug in a seaplane to help it drain after flying?



Thanks for your time and help!
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by WVrailfan View Post
Here are three of mine, but I have to admit, my new Flyzone Tidewater has become my favorite plane period.

Jim
The Beaver looks nice. There's this really cute KMP foamy Beaver and Float set at the LHS that I have to resist buying each time I'm there.
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Bill G View Post
The Beaver looks nice. There's this really cute KMP foamy Beaver and Float set at the LHS that I have to resist buying each time I'm there.
I just sold my KMP gas beaver it was a 97 inch wingspan with floats. The floats that i bought with the big arf had bad hardware and the plane was not thought through very well either. I wont buy another plane off of them. joe
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:55 PM
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Default Sept.7, 2013 Martin Mars XPB2M Has been Maidened

I have maidened and the next day flew it at the John Nicolaci 5th Annual Float Fly. She handled very nicely in the 15mph plus winds. She won Pilots Choice and Best in Scale awards. I am very pleased. I am waiting on new video and pictures but did get some.
Finally got the plane up this year. Flew like a puppy.

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[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzsvpnvnwNQ&feature=share&list=UUh_7yTWpj9 wKnr1vNKSmRqQ[/media]

Martin XPB2M-1 Mars 1943- Scratchbuild
Last year 4- 2011 I scratchbuilt the Kawanishi H8K2 Japanese "Emily". It was a 3 month project with plenty of interest. (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1417974)

Last year, 2-2012, I started the new build of the early version of the Martin Mars that had the twin rudder. I based the model on Ivan Pettigrews plans, along with researched photos, and drawings.
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Power: Hex DT-750 brushless. MAS 10x7 with opposite rotations Nanotech 4s 5000Mah 14.8v Lipolys
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Just Added. 2nd flight video at the 5th Annual J. Nicolaci Float Fly Event on Sept 7, 2013

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Old 01-06-2015, 06:31 AM
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Default Float Planes

During the Summer, I fly off of a Lake in Eastern WA. where we have a fishing cabin.
I'm slowly increasing my float plane fleet, so far I have a 3D sniper, Icon A5, DHC-2 dehavilland Beaver, and a Taylorcraft 450 that I converted to a float plane. I'm in the process of also adding a Tidewater.
I have a Saratoga that I also want to convert to floats, but haven't managed to do anything as yet.

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Old 01-06-2015, 01:13 PM
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Nice fleet J and the location looks beautiful

thanks for sharing


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Old 01-06-2015, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by rawy View Post
Nice fleet J and the location looks beautiful

thanks for sharing


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Thanks, rawy

I really enjoy our time over at the lake during the Summer and most afternoons, the weather is agreeable, so I can fly. It's nice to have more than one plane, as I can fly another, while the electronics cool down in the one I was just flying.

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Old 01-28-2015, 08:50 AM
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I'm building this one now.

The republic Seabee

lovely kit dude
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Old 03-01-2015, 01:14 AM
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Default Finally enough Snow!

Finally got some free time & "snow time" lined up together just couple hours ago to get a Icon A5 "snow" maidens. Did some donuts last night too!
What a blast this snow flying! More snow please

Only bad thing, she kept nose-diving into dry fluffy snow, as T/O speed increased no problems of course. Also, the little camera lens froze up quickly with drizzle @ altitude.
Anyone use car wax or Rain-x? and still have a clean/fog-free camera lens during drizzle or snowfall?

Have a good one
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Old 03-01-2015, 04:29 AM
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That plane looks neat with the led's. The white snow makes it look like it is floating with the glow. Good job. I like flying seaplanes in the snow as long as it is soft.
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Old 03-07-2015, 03:04 AM
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My Dynam Catalina and my Super Cub with floats. The Cat has not had her maiden yet, as I have a hinge repair on rudder to take care of and a few more mods to complete before she whisks up into the sky.

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