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Old 08-26-2011, 04:32 PM
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Here is my Seamaster. It's been a joy to fly this summer! It's powered by an OS61fx
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:54 PM
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Looks nice,, and that looks like a nice place to fly

Well here are probably the last shots of my Kingfisher flying,, she had been due for retirement for a while and the last time out took a bad landing (some would say crash ) and needs repairs again,,, Might just not make those repairs,,, we'll see

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Old 08-27-2011, 04:53 PM
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Wow, that is really nice! Sorry to hear about the bad landing.
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Old 08-28-2011, 07:49 AM
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Thanks
Well that's kinda a joke, the one really bad landing was on flight #5-6, Radio/PCM Lock and it went in to the water full throttle, I rebuilt it after that and it's flown great since

She's just getting old and worn and needs major work to get her to a point where I'm confidant to continue flying her. I have all winter to think about it I guess,, No more float flys really this season anyway.

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Old 08-28-2011, 03:42 PM
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Great job on the Kingfisher. It's so nice so see something that's not "same old, same old". I posted this before but for anyone tat missed it, Heinkel 51B, 60" ws, OS 90 4 stroke. Covertible to a land plane with an interchangable wing saddle.
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:11 AM
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My modified ARF Zlin Z50 on prototype home made floats.

Alas the plane is no more after an air to air with another model.

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Old 08-30-2011, 09:28 AM
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Here's a few pics of my newly refurbished Mariner. Saito .72 four stroke purrs like a kitten.

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Old 09-03-2011, 01:04 PM
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Many great and beautiful models in here.

Heres mine with a Magnum 46 and 11x7 prop.

1st Before maiden
2nd After one major repair
3rd The "official" pre-final inspection by grandson.

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Old 09-11-2011, 08:06 PM
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A couple shots of my Taylorcraft.
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Old 09-12-2011, 12:11 AM
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Nice! Here's my 2nd Neptune that I maidened a few months ago.






I flew at a M.O.B. Float Fly last May and crashed my first Neptune when I had a "Deadstick" too many. When I tried to land it down wind, it pancked resulting in crushing the wing and breaking the main spar. Here's a few pics of it before the crash. RIP I was in the middle of rebuilding it when a heavy shelf fell on it destroying the plane completely. It was my fault because I didn't secure the shelving correctly. We live and learn! Thank God I bought the other Neptune last summer, so it wasn't a complete loss.




















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Old 09-12-2011, 07:41 AM
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Here is my Sea Dancer 120, rebuilt and re-engined with a Moki 180. With a 96" wingspan, it is a big airplane and a majestic flyer.
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:08 AM
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Balsa USA Phaeton 90 on floats. Couldn't ask for an easier float plane to take off and land. 70" top wing, just a hair under 16lbs and flies well on an old Enya 120 fs.
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:06 PM
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Nice Sea Dancer. Was that a kit? If so, who sells it?

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Old 09-13-2011, 02:29 AM
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ORIGINAL: LaCerne

Nice Sea Dancer. Was that a kit? If so, who sells it?

Larsen


I like it too, and wants to know. It looks like one of them old kits from the 70's- 80's.




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Old 09-13-2011, 03:10 AM
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If kits are still around I'd be amazed,, The original Sea Dancer plans are sold by RCM

http://www.rcmplans.com/index.php?ma...oducts_id=2028
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:42 AM
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The original Sea Dancer was a 60 size build-it-yourself kit. RCM has the plans and Hobby Lobby kitted it. The kit went out of production 10 or 15 yrs ago.

The 120 size (also a BIY kit) was introduced in 1999, but unfortunately Fred Reese, the designer and kit manufacturer passed away after only about a dozen kits were made.

I found this one in Oregon. It had been built, flown with a 120 four stroke, and crashed before I bought it. After stripping the covering, repairs as needed, recovering and re-engine-ing, I am very happy with it.

It is aerobatic and very precise in the air, but the absolute best feature is the way it lands. (The photo in post #536 is a landing and the first photo below is a full flap approach.)

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Old 09-24-2011, 02:36 PM
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Balsa USA Phaeton 90, a few takeoffs, landings and fly-bys

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEJHBOg8CIU[/youtube]
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Old 09-30-2011, 03:39 PM
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I attended a float fly last weekend and tried out some homemade depron floats on my Flying Balsa Scout autogyro. Total weight of the floats were just over 4oz. I have to say the gyro flew quite well with the floats on and I was even able to do some touch and goes off the water. I'm waiting for one of the fellow modellers who took a bunch of pictures of the gyro in action to send me a cd with all the photos on it. 'Till then, here's a couple shots of it sitting in my Koi pond.

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Old 09-30-2011, 06:10 PM
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My Elder Bipe was absolutely horrible at the field. So I hung it for 2 years and then had the bright idea to install floats. It went from a lazy field flyer to an aesthically pleasing float plane that I take up every calm night. Can't roll it, but slow and low are very rewarding. Anyone know where I can get more of these floats. I'm pretty sure they are Lanier Floats. Can't seem to load picture at this time.
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Old 10-01-2011, 06:50 AM
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I had the 20 size Elder with a OS 40 4 stroke,, I scratch built a taildragger set up for it,, It was a fun little plane when the water was smooth,, touch and goes all day long

This is the only picture I have,, I made the mistake of letting a friend try and fly ut that day,, didn't work out so good,,, I recently bought a new kit,, I may set this one up e-power

Seaplane Supply sells an Ole Timer line,, http://seaplanesupply.com/oldtimer.htm
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Old 10-02-2011, 01:50 PM
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That is a great looking plane, especially with floats. Finally able to load my picture, see above.
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Old 10-18-2011, 05:30 PM
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I finally got the CD of the float fly I attended with my autogyro. It is a Flying Balsa Scout with homemade floats made from 3mm depron. Probably the most fun I've had on floats in a long time, and with an autogyro no less!

Enjoy! DC
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Met it's demise this weekend. Have to come up with something for next year. Anyone have 120 Seamaster plans???
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Old 11-08-2011, 03:05 AM
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There is a set of Seamaster 120 plans on ebay right now for $17.00
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thanks i needed that
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