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Old 02-14-2008, 02:29 AM
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Thanks Bill. I check that out.
Reason I hadnt gone this big before was I didnt want to invest as much in a battery as I did a plane. Now look at me. Nearly peering out the windows looking for the ups guy as a junkie would a dealer.
I think I need RC rehab. Naaaah
It's too late... there is no hope for you now... just come on over to the funny farm with the rest of us!

I dropped over $300 on my Waco batts and never blinked an eye! Then again it wasn't even a third of the total cost of the plane! I've got more money in the servos than I have in some of my other planes total!

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I really like that Beaver too you guys. I'll be following this thread for sure. I don't think I will be getting one anytime soon though. Have some other stuff to take care of first.. I like the detail in the photos I've seen.

Bill, Your Waco is enormous... Nice job...

Waco envy!:p

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Old 02-14-2008, 02:30 AM
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Originally Posted by firemanbill View Post




Waco envy!:p

Thanks Bruce
Yup,
Thats me.....
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Old 02-14-2008, 02:35 AM
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I got mine direct from

www.maxamps.com

They are not cheap but you get what you pay for.

www.truerc.com

has some really good prices. I do not personally own any but may soon. I have seen them in action and they perform very well, they come highly recommended by another flyer that is a top notch kind of guy too.
I checked out truerc and I can live with those prices easily.
Of course, as with the Beaver, its not available till mid march. sigh
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Old 02-14-2008, 02:38 AM
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No problem bud. Glad to help out anytime!
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Old 02-14-2008, 02:56 AM
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yes it's bad when the batt's are worth more then the plane..lol.
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Old 02-14-2008, 03:02 AM
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yes it's bad when the batt's are worth more then the plane..lol.

The other side of that is that the bigger the batts, the bigger the plane, motors and ESC!

Kind of makes the plane keep pace with the battery prices!

Lipos are coming down though! slowly but surely...
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Old 02-14-2008, 03:06 AM
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Thats ok, I drive a old Honda CRX and the planes in the back are worth 3 times the car so don't hit me.
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Old 02-14-2008, 03:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Kosh View Post
Thats ok, I drive a old Honda CRX and the planes in the back are worth 3 times the car so don't hit me.
LOL Kosh! That's how I used to feel with a couple of mine in the back of my 'ol 1991 F-150... tripled the value of the truck everytime we went to the field

Now I went and got that new F-250 and I can't say that anymore.
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Old 02-14-2008, 03:17 AM
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Well I head to the field with 8 to 12 planes tucked in the rear hatch each time and know that if I'm rear ended all that foam will probably save my life but make one heck of a mess. :o
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Old 02-14-2008, 04:22 AM
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Bill...Kosh, you guys trip me out. LOL.
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:24 PM
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Lightbulb Beaver scale dreams

Gentlemen,
Check out this site: www.dhc-2.com.
This Gent has a passion for Beavers. He's spent 21? years photgraphing and writing the history of every single Beaver ever made.
The pics are so good as to have already started me salivating at the prospect of modifying my Beaver upon arrival. Modifying the float supports to have those steps going to the pilot and passenger/cargo compartment doors for starters. Winglets on the horizontal. list goes on,ad infinitum.

Beaver trivia: The passenger door was designed so as to be able to load a 55 gallon drum, either standing up or on its side.
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Old 02-24-2008, 04:32 AM
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Originally Posted by navy atc View Post
Gentlemen,
Check out this site: www.dhc-2.com.
This Gent has a passion for Beavers. He's spent 21? years photgraphing and writing the history of every single Beaver ever made.
The pics are so good as to have already started me salivating at the prospect of modifying my Beaver upon arrival. Modifying the float supports to have those steps going to the pilot and passenger/cargo compartment doors for starters. Winglets on the horizontal. list goes on,ad infinitum.

Beaver trivia: The passenger door was designed so as to be able to load a 55 gallon drum, either standing up or on its side.
Since you fellows have mods on the Beaver planned, how about the floats with wheels like you see on the fullsized Beaver pages. Anyone ever tried this?
Retracting and steering (front) would have to be a consideration, don't you think? (a Dave Brewerism)
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Old 02-24-2008, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by peterpont View Post
Since you fellows have mods on the Beaver planned, how about the floats with wheels like you see on the fullsized Beaver pages. Anyone ever tried this?
Retracting and steering (front) would have to be a consideration, don't you think? (a Dave Brewerism)
How cool would that be?
You 1st and let us know.lol

Just kidding..I wouldnt have a clue how to pull it off without adding a ton of weight,likely in the wrong places too.
Makes my head ache to even ponder it.
I did have the same thought, but quickly dismissed it.
The key would be to probably make a custom float.

Given the talent and wherewithal of the RC flyer community, it will not surprise me though if someone doesnt try and pull it off.
Good thought peterpont!
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Old 02-24-2008, 05:14 PM
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I think it could be done but this would be my luck...[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pucmWr55cgw[/media]
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Old 02-29-2008, 08:06 PM
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Looks like his servos did not work on retract.
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Old 03-01-2008, 01:06 AM
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The Beavers are here!!! They have passed there Q&a and are shipping to distributors on Monday or Tuesday. If youve ordered one, time to start harrasing your LHS.
Go Beavers!!!
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Old 03-01-2008, 01:11 AM
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Sweet! I am looking forward to seeing one of these Beavers up close and personal real soon!
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Old 03-01-2008, 01:32 AM
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got the power 32 esc and floats just missing the beaver...oh and open water...lol
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Old 03-01-2008, 04:04 AM
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Question esc/motor combos

Eflite says use their motor&esc of course.
AH has a combo EFlite Power32 w/phoenix 60 esc. Looks good! But its pretty steep even at Cliffs prices. (about 188.00.)

Can anyone suggest a reliable equivalent to "this" set up, at a better price? I aint cheap. Just poor.
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Old 03-01-2008, 04:32 AM
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I like these. Picked up a .60 size last year at SEFF. Good motor and controoler.

Real nice guy that runs this shop too!

http://www.graysonhobby.com/catalog/...roducts_id=350

This looks to be mid range between the power 25 and 32's.
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Old 03-01-2008, 12:23 PM
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I like these. Picked up a .60 size last year at SEFF. Good motor and controoler.

Real nice guy that runs this shop too!

http://www.graysonhobby.com/catalog/...roducts_id=350

This looks to be mid range between the power 25 and 32's.
That looks real good but....
Did you see the weight? 14 oz?. Im assuming thats motor and esc combined. The pwr 32 and phoenix esc is 9 combined. I love the price, & that motor is a brute, (5s?) but 5 extra ozs? In the nose? This'd save $100+ if it'll work....(go towards seff raffle tickets) How do I deal w/that extra 5 ozs? Hey, they got a decent lookin 4100mah 14.8 for 99.00 the too.hmm. Thanks for turning me on to this place Bill!
Thanks in advance
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Old 03-01-2008, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by navy atc View Post
That looks real good but....
Did you see the weight? 14 oz?. Im assuming thats motor and esc combined. The pwr 32 and phoenix esc is 9 combined. I love the price, & that motor is a brute, (5s?) but 5 extra ozs? In the nose? This'd save $100+ if it'll work....(go towards seff raffle tickets) How do I deal w/that extra 5 ozs? Hey, they got a decent lookin 4100mah 14.8 for 99.00 the too.hmm. Thanks for turning me on to this place Bill!
Thanks in advance
Never mind, I was lookin at the .60 as I thought the .30 was a little too small. Which elicits even more questions 435 watts as opposed to 700? Be great if it can work well enough w/the floats. I gotta have floats. Thats 120 savings.
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Old 03-02-2008, 12:00 AM
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I think you definitely need to go bigger than the p25 with floats but a 60 size is gonna be way too big I think. I have one of those 4130 motors and it's a hoss!

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Old 03-02-2008, 01:28 AM
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I think you definitely need to go bigger than teh p25 with floats buit a 60 size is gonna be way too big I think. I have one of those 4130 motors and it's a hoss!
are you not going w/floats?
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Old 03-02-2008, 01:49 AM
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Probably not. I really don't have a good lake flying spot 'round here. We have the Chesapeake Bay but it's usually a bit too choppy.


I have never flown off floats either.:o
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