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Old 05-07-2012, 04:10 PM
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"and now,something completely different."Seamaster 120 "Vintage look" with all the scars. G38 power. Haven't weighed it yet,just dying to fly it.
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:37 PM
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Dude, You are going to love flying that. With the reliable Gas/Ignition Zenoah powerplant you took all the apprehension out of whether you will be going swimming.
Just kick back and enjoy its groovy flying style. Check out the rolls and especially the inverted flying.
Then well before you are ready to end the flight, try some Touch-N-Goes and play with the flat bottom hull and slide around the water like an airboat.
Just be sure, before you decide to do a "Go-around" that you are ready with some up elevator. Because sudden engine at low speed will push the nose down. Nothing to be afraid of but a noticeable characteristic that you get with pylon-mounted engines.
I love mine with the ST3000 even though it is a glow engine.

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I have flown the 40 size and had fun with it. Last's years project didn't like anything except up or down touching water, I thing 1 touch and go by mistake. Bit the big one so this new one will be interesting.
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The only one I ever saw fly had a strong adverse yaw.  It would be prudent to mix in a healthy shot of rudder to the ailerons. 
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I read that too somewhere where it wiggles while flying.. My airlerons are cut into the wing vs. strip. Always could put mix on a switch and find out how it flys. Balanced the airplane today. Didn't bother checking weight, it's a pig like everyone elses. i have a 40 stick that could use an upgraded powerplant for serious fun on water.
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