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    Heinkel 51B float plane

    I'm just putting the finishing touches on a plans built Heinkel and thought I'd share it with you water lovers. When I first started float flying, I thought it would be pretty stupid and risky to have a scale float plane, so I started immediately The plane was built from an old Hobby Helpers control line plan, enlarged to 60" ws. I took a few liberties when building so it's just stand off scale. Power is an old OS .90 fs The wing saddle is removable to accept float or land gear. A few issues to address and then I'll maiden her-land gear first!
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    RE: Heinkel 51B float plane

    Beautiful work! I like the way you have the two separate belly pans for the floats and wheeled gear! Great idea. Keeps it real clean!
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    RE: Heinkel 51B float plane

    very nicely done!!!
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    RE: Heinkel 51B float plane

    Beautiful work! Do you have any construction photos? I'd love to see it before covering.
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    RE: Heinkel 51B float plane

    Sorry, I don't have any pics during the build. I know I should be better about that but I just get going and can't be bothered to pick up a camera.
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    RE: Heinkel 51B float plane

    yel914, is that a view of the starboard tail of a MATS Connie?
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    RE: Heinkel 51B float plane

    That is a Beauty,, best of luck with the maiden
    You're so smart,, you figured out how to read this!! Or maybe ya just got lucky??

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    RE: Heinkel 51B float plane

    Very good lookin' plane, it looks like a lot work-sure hope it flys well off the water . it should look real good on the lake.

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    RE: Heinkel 51B float plane

    [X(]Wow! Now that's a work of Art! Nice Job![X(]



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    RE: Heinkel 51B float plane

    WOW! Nice work! Subscribed,[8D]

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    RE: Heinkel 51B float plane

    Thanks for the compliments guys. I still have some work to do before a maiden(off land). It would be nice to get it all sorted out before a float fly in September, but I'm in no hurry see a wreck[] I'll keep you posted.
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    RE: Heinkel 51B float plane

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    yel914, is that a view of the starboard tail of a MATS Connie?
    Hi Charlie,

    I think yel914's avatar pic is the starboard tail of B-25 "Miss Mitchell".




    Fantastic work on your He-51 yel914, beautiful airplane. Best of luck with the test flights.

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    RE: Heinkel 51B float plane

    Boy was that a good call. My wife and I took a ride on Miss Mitchell a few years back and that's a shot I took out the escape hatch over Utah Lake. As I recall, the cost for both of us was about $800. We've never thought that it was unreasonable. Most fun I've had in years.
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