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Old 06-14-2009, 06:07 AM
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Well here is my very first float plane, it's Unionville Hobbies DHC-3 "Otter" kit built with 6 foot wingspan.

It came with Supertiger G61 in the cowl and set of floats. I added digital servos as test bed in it so let see how they will perform. Hoping to get someone's attention who could guide me correct position/location to mount rear float struts so i can go fly this baby soon. It has flown many times before but not by me, so it will be maiden flight for me on it.

Hope you guys like it, it's nice solid model and looks very aggressive and mean on the floats, i think Otters look great on floats in real then on landing gears!...
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:18 AM
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Nice looking model!

Is the trim black or dark blue?

Did you mount the floats or were they attached already?

Have you had the model sitting in water?

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Old 06-14-2009, 10:40 AM
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Hey Charles,

Thanks for the kind words for my model.

Trims are dark blue and light blue on this model.

Model came with floats seprately made for it, i mounted/attached them on the model.

I am also planning to use aluminum duct tape to metalize the floats, add ladders to them in near future!.

No i haven't set model on the water as yet, i am planning to do so later today though!.

We'll post pictures of it on the water for all to see.


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Old 06-14-2009, 12:03 PM
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rocketMan, more pix !!  [X(]
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:46 PM
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Are guys using aluminum duct tape with success?

I thought there were some issues?

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Old 06-21-2009, 06:41 PM
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Here's my latest folly. Seagull models .40 size Spacewalker II. Great planes floats. O.S. .61 for power. Converts from wheels to floats in about 5 minutes. Maiden flight today. Great flying plane!

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Old 06-24-2009, 08:51 PM
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Here are some more pic's
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Old 07-05-2009, 11:53 AM
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At our last monthly float fly, friend, Jim Giffard, Crestview, Florida, tested his new 4-Star 120 on floats. Excellent flying plane.

Engine: OS 1.60FX.

Floats: Sig quarter scale painted gloss white.

Radio: Futaba 10-channel with Corona 2.4 receiver & module.
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Old 07-12-2009, 03:39 PM
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Here is my Sig Rascal 110 on Hangar 9 floats. Power is an OS 1.60 twin FS. Purrrfect setup for me.
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:41 AM
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TripleDeucer, nice Rascal.. With the scale looking floats and struts, it looks as though it could be a scale one from the 30's or 40's... Have to bring it to Shuswap..
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:07 AM
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Darren, a few guys I know go to Shuswap every year. I would love to attend some time as I hear it's quite a good time.
Thanks for the good coments on my Rascal. The floats are the Hangar 9 1/4 Cub ARF floats. They worked out very nice.

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Old 07-13-2009, 12:19 PM
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TripleDeucer, very nice job on the floats. Very realistic.

Here is my Sig 1/5 scale Piper J3 cub. Just waiting for the wind to go down to test her out.

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Old 07-14-2009, 12:45 AM
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I am not sure who the kit manufacturer was but the aircraft modeled was a Gloster 4b. It was the last British aircraft built as a bi-plane. If you notice the bottom wing is an inverted gull and the top is a regular gull. For information on this aircraft and many more you might contact Bobs Photo Service or www.schneider-cup.com for links to full and model info.
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:36 AM
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My friend Doug built me a Sea Cruiser using plans. He then sold it to me and I covered it with a Spiderman theme. SeaCruisers are so easy to fly.
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:27 AM
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That is VERY nice hILLVILLE! I love my SeaCruiser too.
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Old 08-04-2009, 12:39 AM
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Hey Fast Guy,
I like your mounting hardware. Do you make it yourself or buy it somewhere. Never seen any around for sale that is nice and tidy like that. However, Hangar 9 sells their water rudders and mounting hardware seperately. I like their water rudders. They come in pairs for one money.
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Hey Fast Guy,
I like your mounting hardware. Do you make it yourself or buy it somewhere. Never seen any around for sale that is nice and tidy like that. However, Hangar 9 sells their water rudders and mounting hardware seperately. I like their water rudders. They come in pairs for one money.
Made them myself. Took a lot of time and hard work. Here is a link to the nicest stuff I have seen for sale. [link=http://www.seacommander.com/newproduct1.asp]Sea Commander Mounting System[/link]
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What are the wingspans of your Boeing and Supermarine?

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Please advise as to the availability of plans for the P5M2 seaplane.

Thanks

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Old 08-18-2009, 04:42 AM
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Not a seaplane exactly but there's no forum for sea-helis. lol...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6rfI43uJRg[/youtube]
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I can remember when my 2 year old daughter would put on my shoes and try to walk around the house. Those floats reminded me of that day. Do they make floats for real helis? Is there a need since they can land anywhere? Awesome video, thanks for sharing.
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[:@] more glitching computers.
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Yes they do; do a picture search, most hellis need floats unless they are built to be Amphibious like the Sea-king or Merlin and built with watertight hulls and outriggers.
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The Sea King has inflatable bags in each landing gear pod...
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I can remember when my 2 year old daughter would put on my shoes and try to walk around the house. Those floats reminded me of that day. Do they make floats for real helis? Is there a need since they can land anywhere? Awesome video, thanks for sharing.
lol... That's a great analogy and I know what you mean, my 18 month old son does that all the time and it never gets old. I searched and searched for float alternatives for a 400/450 size heli and there really was nothing out there that seemed suitable. My only alternatives were to make them out of pool noodles (I've seen several failed attempts on youtube that ended with the heli underwater), make them out of foam, use the GWS airplane floats that my friend uses on his Blade 400, or use the inflatables. I really liked the idea of inflatable floats even though they look huge on the bird. It really doesn't have a problem handling the size and the weight as you can see in the video. I recently spoke with someone on another forum who is designing inflatable floats that are a little more scale for the 400's and he's promised to contact me as soon as he gets them into the production phase. For now, I guess I'll keep flying around with my giant shoes. lol...
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