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Old 09-22-2005, 07:42 AM
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My .40 size one's fuse is almost all ply, except for a 1 1/2 in sq balsa nose block. Yes, very strong. Semi symmetrical wing.
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Old 10-07-2005, 08:59 PM
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I love the SCII,

I must have one, it reminds me so much of planes from the 1930's with the twin tail.

Is there any place to get a kit? Do you think a .70 four stroke would be to much for the .40 size SCII?

I also hear that to scratch build a SCII from plans is a difficult project especially for someone with limited building experience. But the SCII is a must have for me. Will someone with experience please give me some options.
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Old 10-10-2005, 12:53 PM
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There's one for sale in the RCU Marketplace right now.

[link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?itemid=135724]Sea Cruiser on RCU Marketplace[/link]

I personally think a 70 4C is plenty big, but probably would work. Remember, there's only so much room for prop clearance, so you can't use a prop over a certain dia.

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Old 12-05-2005, 04:58 PM
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Hi UK modeler here if you are looking for this plane try Uncle Willies hes got quite a few vintage Seaplanes. The names vary -Imitation and convergent evolution of designs result in versions and differing names.
How does the idea of a thread filled with a bunch of Really useful inspiring links or free stuff sound??? If your up for it I will kick it off?????

http://www.myunclewillies.com/piranha.html
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Old 01-05-2007, 10:35 PM
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Hey Rex,
Remember the SeaCruiser you sold me for a great deal? Well, I just finished it. Whoever built the fuse did a fantastic job. The shipper cracked the fuse where the pontoons attach. I was able to repair the damage and finish the plane over my Christmas break. Thanks for giving me a great deal and I hope you like the results. If you would like to reach me I am at home: shill@fwi.com
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Old 01-06-2007, 12:38 PM
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I found a kit of the SeaCruiser II (under a pile of dust in a hobbyshop) I'll be building it soon.

hILLVILLE what is the weight of yours and with what engine?
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Old 01-06-2007, 06:05 PM
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Nice Job hILLVILLE!
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:34 PM
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If you are inclined toward building from plans, Model Aviation still sells plan #314 (a coincidence? I think not) for Ken Willard's 3-channel Drake II, $14. There is little question that the Drake II was the inspiration for the Sea Cruiser. The main differences seem to be less dihedral with ailerons, semi-symmetrical airfoil and a slight "V" to the hull.

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Old 06-26-2007, 03:00 AM
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Rex,
This plane was maidened yesterday and at first it was a great water-plow. But then I taxi-ed around and gave it full throttle and up elevator, went on step in a few feet and was in the air. Flew great, I want to move the battery pack back. But she is water tight and can plow all she wants if moving the battery doesn't work. I would love to have a 40 size version if someone out there has one. I'd even take a fixer-upper.
Scott email at shill@fwi.com if anyone wants to chat about this.
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Old 07-06-2007, 07:31 PM
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I'd like to scratch build the 40 size. Does anyone have a set of plans they could loan me, sell me or copy for me?

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Old 07-06-2007, 08:03 PM
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Peter I finally got one NIB...but I don't know when it will hit the bench...

The 26 Surpass might be a little weak for spirited flying but I guess it just depends on what you want.
How about a pair of 26's (which I happen to already have..) ?
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Wayne,
Your suggestion of a pair of 26's is what I have in mind and also own. I love the 30's patrol bomber style and colors, You?
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We are thinking along the same lines then....I really like the big ol' clippers.....

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Im building a Seacruiser 2

Going electric,foam wings, and glassed.

Worried about wheight.

What is final wheight of finished plane.

Power is no problem as electric motors deliver it instantly and with no hasle.

Cheers

Juan

Wings were done 4 inch longer than plans, but are heavier than balsa and covering.
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