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Old 11-19-2004, 03:19 PM
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Hi!
Here is some pictures of my Kyosho PBY Catalina powered by two OS .15 LA engines.
Have flown it for 5 years now. Very easy to fly...flies like a sailplane, slow and gentle.

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Old 11-19-2004, 05:59 PM
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Here is my Sea Monster. The one picture was supposed to be a little closer in but apparently my ability to water taxi while looking through the camera lens leave a bit to be desired.
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Old 11-19-2004, 11:10 PM
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A couple pics of my 8 ft. wing span Beaver I built from Unionville plans. Powered by a 1.20 four stroke with on-board glow. The color scheme is from a Beaver I rode in a couple years ago in Anchorage Alaska.
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Old 11-20-2004, 05:33 PM
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how do you like your sea monster? i was considering getting one. i was looking at that and the tt seamaster. still up in the air though
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Old 11-20-2004, 05:56 PM
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Sea Monster pictures-I got them. Here's mine powered by a Magnum .70 4-stroke, 12-8 prop.

I did put extra color on top of the wing. I don't see white planes very well, especially if there are clouds, and we have clouds in Florida.
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Old 11-20-2004, 07:00 PM
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The Mariner and Seamonster have a similar hull in that they both have a v shape bow and while that adds to stability while in the water, I think it produces extra drag. I for one did not like how long it took to get the Mariner off water. The Seamaster on the other hand has a flat bottom and gets up on plane fast, breaks the surface and a slight up will lift it off. Very happy picture. The Mariner took a lot of up elevator while the Seamastr jut a touch, hold it and lift off. Both the Seamaster and Monster have the same wing. Shorter by a couple of inches than the Mariner, but has a wider cord which I think gives it better lift.

If you get the Seamaster, the best price is at Towerhobbies, $200. HobbyPeople have the Monster for $179. just got one a few weeks ago but is still in the box.

I dont know your flying skill, but I used to fly many many yrs ago and have not flown for over 5 yrs. I had trouble with the Mariner (while other have not) getting it off the water and having a decent flight was hit-and-miss. The Semaster, got it up the first time, did several touch-n-gos and had a satisfying day.
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Old 11-20-2004, 08:42 PM
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How about a picture of the PBY all screwed together, or should I cut and paste?

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Old 11-29-2004, 03:42 PM
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Here's an original design of mine, I call the Talon. First had an RJL .61 in it...now it has a ST90...too much really for it, but it's fun. Floats are my own cut out of foam and balsa sheeted...flat bottom too, makes it fun to 'skip' across the water. [8D]
I now live near Philadelphia and do very little float flying, and used to do a lot more float flying back in BC Canada...I really miss it! The great people and the lakes.
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Old 02-20-2005, 09:20 AM
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Here is my Twin Pondmaster, it was my first scratch build. I crashed it before I ever got it on water. This pic is after the rebuild. I swore it was going to fly off water the second time, and it's a blast.
The other is my first attempt at float flying. It is a GWS E-Starter that I scratch built floats for. It didn't do very well with the stock 380 power system, could barely get it off the water once. After I installed a brushless motor with LyPolys, WOW, she just zooms of the water now! (I'm sad to say, the E-Starter is no longer with me though.[&o]) Looking at getting the GWS Beaver to replace it.
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Old 02-20-2005, 04:40 PM
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Great pictures everyone!

Lots of swedish seaplane pics at:
http://www.azaleo.ath.cx/
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Old 02-20-2005, 05:43 PM
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Here are a couple of planes I fly. Both electric. Both Lithium powered.
Aventura Twin - 2 speed 400's - great flyer on water & snow.
Bonnie 20 - Axi 2820/10 - only flown from snow so far.


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Old 02-21-2005, 01:49 PM
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Hi, here is my 1/4 scale Byron Husky last summer. In the winter it does double duty on wheel skiis.

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Old 02-21-2005, 04:23 PM
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Here is my PBY-2 built from RCM plans. It has two OS .15s and flies beautifully.

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Old 02-21-2005, 04:38 PM
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That PBY looks real in a couple of those shots -- nice model & nice pics
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Old 02-21-2005, 10:12 PM
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My Telamaster on floats.
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Old 02-21-2005, 10:49 PM
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Great PBY Mike !!! Very beautiful in flight. I will maiden flight mine next summer, in the meantime I decided to build another one, this time a scale PBY-5.

http://pages.infinit.net/heliweb/










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Old 03-03-2005, 08:41 AM
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Pictures of my Sig Rascal 40 ARF on floats. O.S. 52 four stroke ... awesome airplane.

Also in the picture is my brother's Eagle II. This airplane has been around a long time and has done everything but drop skydivers.

Enjoy!
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Old 03-08-2005, 08:01 AM
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My (borrowed) Howard Metcalfe Moonraker on old Tyro Major floats. If anyone knows how to convert VHS to media player I can post video of this and more from the loch insh splash-in a couple years ago.

Oh, almost forgot, my TT Giles, recovered and floated for a TV event that never made TV.
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Old 03-08-2005, 06:56 PM
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Here's my dads too:

Flair Puppeteer(most authentic, Flair Day at monikie bout 8 years ago)
Global Citabria with OS25FP, cruises beautifully at 1/4 throttle.
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Old 03-10-2005, 05:42 PM
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Heres a buddies KMP Beaver 96" WS, Zenoah 26 power. Very scale looking in flight and on the water.
I am in the process of assembling mine, MVVS 35cc gas for power...
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Old 03-11-2005, 12:08 AM
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it's been a while since I posted,,,so here ya go
A buddies,Rufe, How he talking me into building it I don't know
My Kingfisher, In better days,,needs work again
My EZ extra 230,,Not the best idea I ever had
and my Kingisher in the origanal colors
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Old 03-11-2005, 07:14 AM
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had enough, what was wrong with the Extra? My giles was a wee treat off water.
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Old 03-11-2005, 07:45 PM
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My scratch built Grumman Ag-cat. 42" or so and 3.5 lbs on floats. A magnum .30fs pulls it nicely. I may recover it like the ag-cats on floats in the movie "The Phantom".
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Old 03-12-2005, 07:01 AM
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My GP Cub 40-YS63 for power. Still looking for non frozen water up here for initial flight!
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Old 03-16-2005, 10:25 PM
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Hey everybody, I have a US AIRCORE .40 on Floats, and boy is it a beauty, I fly it on the salt water though..... I know its bad, but thats what I got, o well, BUT, does ANYBODY KNOW ANY WEBSITES WITH VIDEOS OF FLOAT PLANES FLYING!! there are none I swear, o well, any links?
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