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Old 04-07-2011, 01:42 AM
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Has anyone built one of these? I bought this from a LHS that is going out of business. It was collecting dust, and the owner sold it to me for $20.
When I got it home, there was no carbon, or hardware. I went on line and found that Lazerkuts had gone out of business.
I had enough carbon at home, and cut the control horns out of 3/32 ply with a drimel.
I built the original Hydro(Miss Hanger One) about 5 years ago, and loved it. Someone offered me more money than I could refuse, so I sold it.

This seems to be a very strong, and light Hydro, very well thought out.
I'm using a re-wound tower pro 2408-21t motor(1600kv), a 25amp esc, 3 cell 1350 lipo, and an 8x8.3 prop. AUW 13.3oz.
I just finished it, and have not flown it, but when I power it up, it pulls up out of my hand at just under half stick. I may try a 2 cell, and a 9x4.7.
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Old 04-07-2011, 01:59 AM
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Hi
Pleased to meet you
I got one laying around still unbuilt, in fact your thread reminded me that i have one
I also have 7 or 8 other flying hydros that i use quite often
Yours looks marvelous very nice
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:07 AM
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Hank, you'll see in the photo I had to move the servo block outside the main compartment to get the cg right, with out adding any weight. It's the only deviation from the kit plans. It does give me more room for the battery, and room to move it around if needed for cg corrections.

I would love to see some pics of your Hydro's.

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Old 04-07-2011, 02:28 AM
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Originally Posted by surfer dude View Post
Hank, you'll see in the photo I had to move the servo block outside the main compartment to get the cg right, with out adding any weight. It's the only deviation from the kit plans. It does give me more room for the battery, and room to move it around if needed for cg corrections.

I would love to see some pics of your Hydro's.

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Hi Brett
Heres a few, most have been modded with different power systems other then the stock setups
Do enjoy
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:41 AM
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Hi Brett
Heres one operating in boat mode
Do enjoy
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvbgpdnUmX0[/media]
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:35 AM
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Nice job on the Hydro!

Its nice to see one popping up again on the forum. Dont see many Hydros any more. I guess the fad has run its course

I have done several over the years including lucking into one of the very few kits that UAVPilot (the original hydro guy) made of his 4Q Hydro. The 4Q is the best looking of the bunch I think.

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Nice job on the Hydro!

Its nice to see one popping up again on the forum. Dont see many Hydros any more. I guess the fad has run its course

I have done several over the years including lucking into one of the very few kits that UAVPilot (the original hydro guy) made of his 4Q Hydro. The 4Q is the best looking of the bunch I think.

Hi Larry
Outstanding
You got a marvelous fleet of flying hydros
Very nice
And i cannot understand why they faded out, as they are wonderful fun
Who wouldnt imho want an all terrain rc vehicle?
When its too windy to fly you just drive them on the land or the water
Thanks ever so much for sharing them with us
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What do you think of this one?
http://www.rcpowers.com/forum/showth...1-F1-Hydro-150-!
Was thinking of trying one out
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Old 04-08-2011, 12:01 AM
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The RCPowers Hydros are excellent flyers and relatively easy to build too. That one you linked to is the jumbo sized twin version. It should also be easier to fly than the small ones - more stable.

Ive been meaning to build a giant scale Hydro but never got around to it
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The wind finally died enough to get a maiden flight in. The re-wound motor, is a beast. I ended up using a 2 cell, instead of a 3 cell, and it's still fast, and hovers at 1/2 throtal.
It flies really nice, axel rolls, flat glide, very fast for a hydro. I'm using an 8x3.8 apc prop, so there is not much torque to the plane when you give it power.
Ground handling is good, but this hydro is so light, it wants to take off. You really have to control your elevator, and speed, when racing around on the turf. Turns are very easy, and crisp with the triple rudder set up. Not been in the water yet, but I think she'll float.
I'm very pleased with this $20 box of foam.
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The wind finally died enough to get a maiden flight in. The re-wound motor, is a beast. I ended up using a 2 cell, instead of a 3 cell, and it's still fast, and hovers at 1/2 throtal.
It flies really nice, axel rolls, flat glide, very fast for a hydro. I'm using an 8x3.8 apc prop, so there is not much torque to the plane when you give it power.
Ground handling is good, but this hydro is so light, it wants to take off. You really have to control your elevator, and speed, when racing around on the turf. Turns are very easy, and crisp with the triple rudder set up. Not been in the water yet, but I think she'll float.
I'm very pleased with this $20 box of foam.
Hi
Outstanding
Thats a bit of great news, Congratulations
May she bring you much joy in the years to come
Take care
yours Hank
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