RE: Sig Sealane CG and control throws?
I flew it last weekend. It flew great. It needed quite a bit of down trim. I need to recheck the CG. I may have got it foreword a little too far. Hanging upside down on the CG machine with the engine pod down, it takes a lot of weight just to get it to rock a little.
On the water, the lake was fairly smooth but not glassy. With the 46FX and a 3 blade prop (10-7) it climbed right up on step and jumped off the water. Once it was trimmed it flew great with no bad habits. Landing was a piece of cake. It did not want to bury the nose in the water like many sea planes I've seen. I held full up elevator until it got up on step, relaxed the elevator to pick up speed, then a little up to fly it off. I'm not ready to modify the bottom yet until I try it on choppier water. The kit is 103 bucks from Sig. Seems like a good deal. I'd build one.