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Old 07-19-2011, 02:40 AM
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I have been flying the EFlite beaver for a couple of years off the lake at our cabin.

I decided to see how far I could scale the Beaver out for this summer season.

I purchased scale flat top fiber glass custom made floats from Roger at Sea Commander floats up in Canada. I also purchased the scale stainless steel float mounting system. I added scale nav lighting and I installed an EFlite 46 size outrunner motor which fit well. I needed the larger motor to add power to make up for the extra weight that the scale floats and mounting gear added.

With this set up I balanced the plane by putting weight in the nose of the floats. She flies great and very steady with wonderful water landings and take off.

Anyway I thought I would post a couple of pictures.

Vern
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Old 07-19-2011, 02:57 AM
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Hi Vern
Outstanding
Shes gorgeous very nice indeed
Thanks for sharing her with us
Take care
Yours Hank
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Old 07-19-2011, 03:14 AM
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Wow! Nice job! Some pics on the water, and over it, would be great!
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Old 07-19-2011, 04:04 AM
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Originally Posted by xmech2k View Post
Wow! Nice job! Some pics on the water, and over it, would be great!
Hopefully I will take some pictures when I am at the cabin this weekend.
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:39 PM
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Vern, nice job! The nav lights would be cool for twilight flying in the evening. Now all ya need is a model canoe tied to the floats.

The DHC-2 Beaver is my favorite plane and once I learn to fly better I hope to build a model. The E-Flight Beaver has some of the details missing but it is still a VERY nice model w/o the headache of building from scratch.

Envious!

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Old 07-23-2011, 10:26 PM
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Vern, nice job! The nav lights would be cool for twilight flying in the evening. Now all ya need is a model canoe tied to the floats.

The DHC-2 Beaver is my favorite plane and once I learn to fly better I hope to build a model. The E-Flight Beaver has some of the details missing but it is still a VERY nice model w/o the headache of building from scratch.

Envious!

Jack
The Eflite Beaver is a great flyer. It is also very easy to build and it really works well with the custome floats. Depending how heavy you build it the Beaver will take 3 different size electric motors. It is easy to add details to custom it out to what ever level you want.

I throughout the woul wing struts and made scale struts out of tear drop aluminum from the hobby store. I painted them to match. I purchased scale rudders and for better tracking in the water I installed two rudders just like on the real Beaver.

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Old 07-26-2011, 01:11 AM
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Awesome job Vern!
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Old 07-26-2011, 02:41 AM
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Awesome job Vern!

Thanks
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Old 07-26-2011, 04:18 PM
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Fantastic work!! SWEET!!
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