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Old 01-15-2012, 09:21 AM
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Default SebArt Macchi Schnider Cup Racer

Has anyone ordered or got one of these Macchi Arf's from SebArt? Looking for a review on the aircraft.

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Old 01-15-2012, 09:45 AM
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I have one. It is very well built and covered. Very impressive looking. I set it up using the recommended equipment and am happy with the results. It will fly about any maneuver well. Plenty of power. No problem off of water or grass. I did take the wheels off as they seemed useless for their size.
I would buy another one.
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:00 AM
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I wish you hadn't shown me that.  Right when I figured I had every model I would ever need.
Now, I need a new Macchi. . .
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Old 01-15-2012, 12:23 PM
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You can also purchase this plane from Aero-Model
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:38 PM
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Do you think it could be flown as a nitro conversion? Or is it to delicate and needs to be a electric?
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:11 PM
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I think it should be kept as an Electric as the frontal structure is like you said fragile. I also think that it should be one or the other. It was not a Land plane so it should be a float plane, the wheels are a joke the attached picture shows that I have glassed those holes on the bottom of the floats where the wheels were, completely shut. It is and was a Float plane.

I did fly this plane, once, this plane with the wheels installed, off of water, it is a snake with those wheels installed. It almost did not take off and that only takeoff was scary to say the least.

I also think that the water rudder should be left off as well, it is a major drag inducing device that does not flip up when it should. If you ever watch a full scale float plane take off they retract the water rudder during take off as it is only used close to the dock, it is used for slow water taxiing only. When the plane lands the water rudder touches down first its instant drag causes the plane to smack down on its floats hard.

So in conclusion my wheel holes are glassed shut and my water rudder has been removed. I have 35 float planes and fly off of water everyday, yes my business dictates that I do so.

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Old 01-17-2012, 12:11 AM
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Nice patch job Dan.  Whats-a-matter, you couldn't come up with some silver paint?  LOL
So, where do you put the camera on this thing?
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:46 PM
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No not Silver Paint as it now sits is looks like it has Retracts hahahaha.


No cameras I have a Bird Control Business here in Palm Springs on Golf Courses. I have 4 employees too. I use Helis for the camera work and a specially designed float plane for the Bird Control.

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let me guess,,,, airsoft??
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Ha ha,,, Not

Here are some videos that I have shot here in the desert. Are any of you interested in making some great money? We are selling franchises.

My son works at JPL and does the engineering for me, he has created a flying speaker system that terrifies birds.

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Default RE: SebArt Macchi Schnider Cup Racer

I flew this plane for the first time today. It flew great in the air with an OS-80 4-stroke. You do have to use their nitro conversion kit which includes a fuel tank and precut reinforcement ply for the motor mount. Only issue was on take off it had a tendancy to porpoise until I got enough speed for lift off. Tried it with water rudder off and wheels removed and it did the same. May be trying to leave it on water too long. May also haver to glass in wheel openings as noted. In the air it flew great, plenty of power. Any suggestions on the take off issue are appreciated
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