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Old 09-26-2005, 10:44 PM
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Default Seagull Models Harmon Rocket

Anybody have one of these yet, i was thinking of getting one and throwing a OS 50SX on it



Wing Span: 54.4 in
Overall Length: 52 in
Wing Area: 636.5 sq in
Engine Size: .40-.46 2-stroke; .56-.82 4-stroke
Radio: 4 channels w/5 servos



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Old 09-27-2005, 04:32 AM
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I am just finishing one in the next couple of days.
Went together easy am going to use a OS.46FX, if it flys well then we'll see about re-powering it.
Rossi or Magnum maybe.
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Old 09-27-2005, 09:18 AM
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There are a few threads on RCU here about the plane. Several flying. Seems like a real nice plane!

Look for some of the posts by MormonMike.

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Default RE: Seagull Models Harmon Rocket

How do I get hol of a Magnum r post 19 on that forum.
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How do I get hol of a Magnum r post 19 on that forum.
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Default RE: Seagull Models Harmon Rocket

Bob,

http://www.westonusa.com/planes.htm

although.... im not sure if they have the R version there yet.
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Default RE: Seagull Models Harmon Rocket

just got off the phone with them. They do not have the R version. The woman explained to me the business is a second enterprise to their existing helicopter shop. They do not even have the tigershark. She also explained that there is not even an outstanding order for either of these planes. I told her that the original is a great plane but the majority is looking for the R version. She says they do get a lot of calls for the R and tigershark but they are not sure they want to take the leap into stocking all of these planes! I told her to get rid of the Magnums at a discounted price and get a shipment of the R planes, they will sell!!! She said the message would be passed on the owner and taken into consideration. More people need to call and tell them the same thing and me just might be able to get these planes at this store in the US. would be much easier to purchase! Give them a call at 508 520 1170 or email at info@westonusa.com
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Yesterday (Wed 9/28/05) I ordered a Magnum. According to the woman I spoke with at WestonUSA, it was the R version. Perhaps I was misled. By the way, I found out this morning that shipping was nearly $37 to get it UPS ground from MA to AZ.

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ORIGINAL: jon_focal_plane

Yesterday (Wed 9/28/05) I ordered a Magnum. According to the woman I spoke with at WestonUSA, it was the R version. Perhaps I was misled. By the way, I found out this morning that shipping was nearly $37 to get it UPS ground from MA to AZ.

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37$ ???? Maybe they just ordered one for you in Europe, and have it flown over by airmail...
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Default RE: Seagull Models Harmon Rocket

Yeah, they definately do not have the R version there. I was pretty clear as to what I was looking for on the phone and she said "We have the original version only, the Magnum." Hey even if they are having the R's drop shipped from England that is a whole lot easier to call them in the US than call England.
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I must have a non-R version on the way. The UPS tracking info I looked at originates in MA not UK so an R coming from UK is out.

Seems like this thread has gotten a little off course; sorry.

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Confirmed. I received the Non R version!!!
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the seagull harmon rocket flies really good but i have an o.s. .91 wit black macs tunned pipe on mine.. reinforced the motor box but it realy moves considering the thickness of the wing.
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Old 12-21-2005, 10:09 PM
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I have this plane also. The name is very descriptive! I have a Magnum .52 XLS with an APC 11-4 prop on mine. This engine is a nice fit inside the cowling, but the stock muffler is huge. I spent a good while with a Dremel and a sanding drum to get a tight fit around the muffler cutout on the cowl. I've only flown it in 40 deg. weather so I have not had any overheating problems so far. The wing is very thick in cross section and I suspect that this takes away the speed a bit, but all things considered, mine is fast as heck and easily laps everyone at my field. In fact it is a challange to keep ahead of it if you really get on the top end. I resorted to dayglo orange tape on the bottom of the wing to keep my visual orientation. As far as aerobatics, it'll do anything you ask. The plane's best attributes are going fast and embarrasing the guys that have their DA-150's opened up while you flit past. (Don't flame me please as I love that engine also!) The downside of the model is definitely the flimsy landing gear. I made a copy of thicker aluminum and added about 3/4 inch extra in length. Also I cross-linked the elevators with a heavy section of music wire and epoxy. Then I moved both the rudder and elevator servos forward, as the called-for three servos in the tail is asking for a tail-heavy plane. The landing speed is pretty high also and it will keep your attention if you get close to stalling on approach. I love this little plane and it is a lot of fun to fly and looks beautiful and always draws attention.
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