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Old 07-30-2008, 09:22 PM
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Well heres another plane i built. I am proud of this build because it is moving from square fuses to rounded fuses and i like how that is turning out. It is a newer version of the first version, it is designed to be a single seater, it doesnt actually float though(dont want it to) but i think its cool nontheless, the first version took a beating due to motor angle problems so i built this version its alot shorter and smaller.

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AUW:14oz
Wingspan: 44in
Chord: 7in
Length: 25in
Powerplant: Speed 400brushed on 5x4 direct drive
Battery 7cell 8.4volt nimh 600mah pack

its one of those floater planes like the Easystar, it climbs slowly and flies around nicely. I test flown it in high wind(15mph which is high to me with this undercambered wing) it handled it ok for about 10seconds then gust of wind hit the wing and caused the right wing to drop abruptly causing a cartwheel... not much damage motor ripped off and the two rear skewers came off(paper peeled)

i like these little seaplane looks, i like the open canopy look too.
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Old 07-31-2008, 08:16 AM
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Hey Jacob, your plane is very cool......I haven't seen many people doing special seaplanes
I think it looks like a sorta single engine PBY.... dual engine unit from the war era.
Undercam wings are fun floaters but man the breeze makes ya work huh?!
You using rudder steering or Ailerons?

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Old 07-31-2008, 08:39 AM
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Thanks man, i dont know i've just been diggin the open canopy high wing plane look lately. Also the design of teh plane had to protect the prop and engien(since i keep braking them)
Oh its just rudder it works great with the dihedral, im surprised it flies so well on the Speed 400.

http://www.vimeo.com/1439947

if im lucky she might be able to carry the 2 and 3/4 extra oz of my camera and i can still enter the AV contest! maybe...
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:32 AM
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good job Jacob, looks like fun...

any idea why the electronics kept shutting off?
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:22 AM
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A bad joint in the wires im sure, heck the battery almost exploded on me lol damn wires were touching metled the wires off of the negative wire im like oh [email protected]*$
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