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    Important Kingfisher question

    Okay guys, several of you in the Seaplane forum have built models of the Anderson Kingfisher and I need to know which of you considers yourself to be the Kingfisher's MOST DEVOTED FAN.

    You'll be sorry if you blow this question off and don't respond.

    Harvey
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    RE: Important Kingfisher question

    Okay, I have built two, have an original Champion kit NIB. But, I consider Jerry Nelson the expert go to guy. What's your question? They don't fly well without a lot of rudder and power. They have a lot of inherent drag and you should maintain speed on approach.
    Let\'\'s launch, first one up takes lead and we\'\'ll brief on Guard!
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    RE: Important Kingfisher question

    Thanks for responding, Chip. Does the Kingfisher need a larger rudder or just more throw for the one it has?

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    RE: Important Kingfisher question

    Personally, I feel the size is fine. It just needs a more attentive left thumb. Maybe a tad more throw could help as I don't know how much you are using now. Is yours from Jerry Nelson's plans or RC Modeler?
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    RE: Important Kingfisher question

    They're Anderson plans.

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    RE: Important Kingfisher question

    Well, Chip, it doesn't look like anybody else is going to answer my post so I guess you're the winner.

    About 20 years ago I had a fleeting urge to build a homebuilt airplane so I bought a set of full-scale Kingfisher plans. That idea didn't progress past the bought-the-plans stage so now I've got these twenty or so sheets of drawings looking for a good home. If you want them, PM me your mailing address and I'll send them to you. There's no charge - I'll even pay for the shipping!

    Merry Christmas,

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