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Old 05-25-2006, 06:26 PM
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Default 100" Grumman Goose <BEAUTIFUL>

I just received some update photos of the 100" Grumman Goose offered at [link]http://www.mastermodelers.com[/link]. This is the company that purchased all of the molds from Jim Conachen. Richard has been re-building and re-tooling all of the molds. The Goose was his first project. It has turned out BEAUTIFUL!

He has also been working with Keleo Creations to make the scale landing gear.

I have a bunch of construction photos too. Email me if you would like some.

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Old 05-25-2006, 06:37 PM
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Old 07-03-2006, 12:14 AM
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Default RE: 100" Grumman Goose <BEAUTIFUL>

Any one know of or any for sale ready to fly...? Thanks
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Old 07-03-2006, 12:25 AM
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Default RE: 100" Grumman Goose <BEAUTIFUL>

I seriously dout theirs any RTF's out there, i'm not sure the new kit has even been released yet.
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Old 07-03-2006, 12:25 AM
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Default RE: 100" Grumman Goose <BEAUTIFUL>

I want video! I want to hear twin radials!!!
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Old 12-02-2006, 11:33 PM
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Hey Todd, Post all you've got, that is one beautifull goose.Thanks..gotta have one!
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Old 12-03-2006, 12:52 PM
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Default RE: 100" Grumman Goose <BEAUTIFUL>

Todd, Got to see the gear last time I visited Kelvin. Absolutley beautiful.
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Old 12-03-2006, 09:02 PM
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The Goose is looking good. Please continue to keep us posted on your progress.
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Old 12-07-2006, 02:39 PM
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Lets see some finished product, some video!!!! Hurry! Hurry! Throw us a bone!
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Old 02-10-2007, 10:09 PM
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I have been working hard to get this thing done and ready for it's maidien, almost there. We plan on flying her in the next 3 or 4 weeks.


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Old 02-10-2007, 11:16 PM
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Looking good!
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All your hard work is really starting to pay off. That is one nice looking goose.
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Default RE: 100" Grumman Goose <BEAUTIFUL>

Wow!! That is a really nice looking effort. I hope it flies as good as it looks.
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Old 02-11-2007, 10:24 PM
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Here is a picture of it as of today, it has two Saito 170 R's for power and full functional retractable landing gear, working flaps which makes this a true amphibian flying boat.

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Default RE: 100" Grumman Goose <BEAUTIFUL>

Hi, just wondering the main gear looks a lot like the PBY gear are they the same?
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No sir, PBY is totally differant than that of the Grumman Goose.

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Default RE: 100" Grumman Goose <BEAUTIFUL>

Oh my! What a gorgeous airplane! [sm=thumbup.gif][sm=thumbup.gif]

I had no idea you did landing gear as well as exhausts!
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Kelvin, That is one SWEET GOOSE. Let us know how thigs go.
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Default RE: 100" Grumman Goose <BEAUTIFUL>

Very cool, are the retracts water proof?
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Default RE: 100" Grumman Goose <BEAUTIFUL>

Kelvin,

I am curious about the gear as well. What do they weigh?
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The goose landing gear wheel well is made of 6061 T6 aluminum and is a exacting replica of the real goose wheel well. It is tig welded together and bolted into the fuse and then it is sealed with silicone sealer for a water tight seal. If I remember right they weigh 2 lbs both of them together. They are fully functional with the exception of the oleo strut, no spring here. The reason is that these are designed to go into the water and I didnt want to mess with the oleo rusting up and causing proplems. This keeps the cost down a bit also. All the moving parts in the gear are brass bushed and operation is very smooth, all the bolts and nuts are stainles steel for obvious reasons.

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I want one, I want one, I want one

I will try to work very hard at my job, maybe get some extra money and have some save to buy one.
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:26 PM
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If I only had the right welder, lathe, milling machine, etc. and (more importantly) the skills to do such work. Metal work has always interested me and both of my grandfathers were in the trade. One was a tool and die maker and the other taught students to become tool and die makers. Unfortunately, they are both gone so all I have are a few of their hand tools.

Again, that is beautiful work and the cost is very reasonable for the quality and detail presented. It sounds like the model will break before the landing gear even thinks about it It should help to generate more interest in this model too. I hope you consider doing more landing gear work in the future. I saw some of the work you did for Vance Mosher as well.

ORIGINAL: keleocast

The goose landing gear wheel well is made of 6061 T6 aluminum and is a exacting replica of the real goose wheel well. It is tig welded together and bolted into the fuse and then it is sealed with silicone sealer for a water tight seal. If I remember right they weigh 2 lbs both of them together. They are fully functional with the exception of the oleo strut, no spring here. The reason is that these are designed to go into the water and I didnt want to mess with the oleo rusting up and causing proplems. This keeps the cost down a bit also. All the moving parts in the gear are brass bushed and operation is very smooth, all the bolts and nuts are stainles steel for obvious reasons.

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Well Rustypep I really dont quite know what to say, except thank you. I'm just trying to have fun, and this was a really fun project and I can wait to fly the old girl. I think it is a really neat subject. Thanks again for all yours and everyones support.

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Seriously looking at one, anyone flown it yet?
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