Seaplanes Aircraft that typically take off and land on water...radio control seaplane discussions are in here.

SEAMASTER Plans?

Reply
Old 06-16-2009, 01:49 PM
  #1
coop02
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: St. Charles, MO
Posts: 68
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default SEAMASTER Plans?

Does anybody have a set of plans for the Ken Willard .40 size SEAMASTER AMPHIBIAN?

Thanks,

Coop
coop02 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2009, 03:51 PM
  #2
Flywellnz
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Wellington, NEW ZEALAND
Posts: 24
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SEAMASTER Plans?

You may have already seen this one, however there is a modified version of the plan for downloadon the net at:
http://plans.rcmodell.hu/plansport.html

Modified SEAMASTER 40 ) Light Weight Modified Seamaster design by Glenn Morris, with building notes

Hope thishelps - its on my must build list!

Regards
Flywellnz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2009, 04:21 PM
  #3
coop02
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: St. Charles, MO
Posts: 68
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SEAMASTER Plans?

Yes, I've seen that one. I am looking for the original with the standard tail.

Thanks.
coop02 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2009, 04:25 PM
  #4
goirish
 
goirish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Litchfield, MI
Posts: 5,130
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SEAMASTER Plans?

How do you download the files?
goirish is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2009, 04:51 PM
  #5
coop02
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: St. Charles, MO
Posts: 68
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SEAMASTER Plans?

To download the plans for the Seamaster II:

Go to the above linked site and find the plane. Click on download and save the plan. It will be zipped in a folder. Unzip the plan andsave it where you can find and access it from another program.

Google "Turbocad LE". That stands for Learning Edition and it is free. Comes from a site with "IMSI" in its name. (It says it won't work in Windows XP, but I run that and had no trouble at all). Download it and install it and you can use it to open the .DXF file the unzipped Seamaster II comes out in. Just click FILE, OPEN. Select .DXF file from the options and then find the unzipped file you have on the Seamaster and it will open in the Turbocad. The problem is, mine came out to 107% or 53% with no way to select in between. I suppose because it is a free edition. The plan is 120 inches long anyway.

I thought about printing it in TILEPRINT, but it would take a ton of paper and have to be pieced together. I never did figure out how to get it into tileprint anyway.

Gave it up as I really only want the original SEAMASTER plans. Might have to break down and pay AMA their inflated price for a set :-(

Coop
coop02 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2009, 09:09 PM
  #6
hugho
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Oxnard, CA
Posts: 153
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SEAMASTER Plans?

Hello coop02,

I've got the plans for three sizes of Seamasters: .25, .40 and 1.20. For the cost of printing and shipping I will send you any size or all. Take your pick. I used a .51 OS 4 stroke in the forty, which had its first flight in September 2000.

A couple of years ago, I converted the 40 size to an electric with an ACI 4120 motor. Flew great until it hit the water too hard one day.

The pics are of the 40 size and the big size

Good Luck

HughO
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Pn36047.jpg
Views:	80
Size:	71.6 KB
ID:	1219561   Click image for larger version

Name:	Qo41144.jpg
Views:	167
Size:	101.5 KB
ID:	1219562  
hugho is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2009, 08:43 AM
  #7
JimCasey
 
JimCasey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Lutz, FL
Posts: 1,957
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SEAMASTER Plans?

RCmodeler still sells the plans. 

http://www.rcmplans.com/index.php?ma...oducts_id=1727
JimCasey is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2009, 02:49 PM
  #8
coop02
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: St. Charles, MO
Posts: 68
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SEAMASTER Plans?

Thanks to Hugho and Jimcasey:

Those pics and the RCM plans are all for the Seamaster II with the high T tail.  Supposedly lightened from the original. Also, don't think they showed the option for wheels which I need most of the time.   

I want to use a Saito .56  4 stroke in it and am looking for some plans for the original as in May 1982 of AMA magazine.

I'll keep those in mind though. 

Coop
coop02 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2009, 03:09 PM
  #9
jpg0529
 
jpg0529's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Augusta, ME
Posts: 86
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SEAMASTER Plans?

The AMA sells the plan for the original Seamaster by Ken Willard.

Joe
jpg0529 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2009, 03:48 PM
  #10
coop02
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: St. Charles, MO
Posts: 68
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SEAMASTER Plans?

I got the plans for Seamaster II downloaded through a friend suitable for Tile Print so think I am all set.

Looks like the Seamaster II as re-designed has some good features.  I'll just have to design the nose wheel which shouldn't be too much trouble, and add the main gear as the original had.

Plans say no more than .40 size engine, but .56 4 stroke should not be too excessive and Hugho had a .51 4S in his and did ok.  I'll build it strong. I like the 10% additional wing and the new airfoil for better flight characteristics.  The high tail should be more effective, too, and keep it out of the water.

Thanks to all for replies.

Coop
coop02 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2009, 01:25 PM
  #11
colinusher
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: WarringtonCheshire, UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 7
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SEAMASTER Plans?

Yes I have a set of plans. go to a_c_usher@yahoo.co.uk

Colin Usher UK
colinusher is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2009, 10:10 PM
  #12
boberos
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: peterborough, ON, CANADA
Posts: 543
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SEAMASTER Plans?

I built a Seamaster 2 from RCM plans years ago. This 48" WS plane flew fine with a .25 OS engine.
The original Seamaster has a 60" wing & a conventional tail.
The Ace kit version has a T tail
Not the same bird.
boberos is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2009, 06:57 PM
  #13
Darrell Bunch
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Eureka springs AR
Posts: 19
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SEAMASTER Plans?

So where can we get a set of plans for the 60in. wing
seamaster?
Darrell Bunch is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2010, 03:38 AM
  #14
colinusher
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: WarringtonCheshire, UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 7
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SEAMASTER Plans?

Use the plans at www.colinusher.info and ask your print shop to scale them up to give the size you need. Or you can print them yourself on sheets of A4 paper. Scale up just the same. A bit long winded but free. Details on how to tile print on my site.
colinusher is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 08:33 AM
  #15
streammarine
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Posts: 2
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SEAMASTER Plans?

I'm interested in the plans for the .40 Seamaster, is that the 60" and do you have the building instructions with that. Also looking to make this an electric.

Thanks
Fred
streammarine is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 10:33 AM
  #16
colinusher
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: WarringtonCheshire, UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 7
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SEAMASTER Plans?

Fred
Sorry no build notes. Yes as far as I know the 60" is for a 0.40 motor.

Regards

Colin
colinusher is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2013, 03:42 PM
  #17
streammarine
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Posts: 2
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SEAMASTER Plans?

Ok, no building instructions so far for the Seamaster 40 but I will get back to you for the plan purchase and the electric conversion , where you put the battery, size and all that good shi- stuff . Thanks guys

Fred
streammarine is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:45 AM.