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elmshoot 04-15-2003 07:03 PM

Curtiss SC-1 Seahawk
 
Does any one have any experience with this airplane as a model. It is a rather obscure Single float seaplane from WW2 that was more equivelant to the ruffe. 3 times the HP of the Kingfisher it was the pinical of the single float seaplane design. I have some plans in about 80" that are landplane but no float info. The float on the plane was an EDO.
Sparky

JimCasey 04-16-2003 12:41 AM

Curtiss SC-1 Seahawk
 
Not that you probably haven't already done this, but I hit Google for images of the SC-1. Here is a link to what I got.
http://images.google.com/images?hl=e...wk&sa=N&tab=wi

elmshoot 04-16-2003 04:23 AM

Seahawk
 
Jim,
Thanks for the suggestion. I need 3 views of the float in particular. I have most everything else. Also if anyone has modeled this plane I would be interested. My dad flew them from USS Chicago during the bombardment of Japan.
Sparky

Lake Flyer 04-17-2003 05:19 AM

Curtiss SC-1 Seahawk
 
Elmshoot, There is a 1/72 plastic kit available for the SC-1. It has parts for both the wheel and float versions. There is a book called Fantail Fighters by Jerry Scutts, published by Phalanx Publishing. It has a little bit in the back on the SC-1. A few pictures most you have probably seen elsewhere. Do an advanced search at www.abebooks.com you might find a copy cheap.
I have several 3-views but I don't know how to attach them so I sent you a PM about them.

JimCasey 04-17-2003 10:38 AM

Curtiss SC-1 Seahawk
 
>>>I have several 3-views but I don't know how to attach them so I sent you a PM about them.<<<

At the lower right corner of the message is a button marked "Post Reply". If you click on that, it opens a window with a mesage slate, and below that is "attach file".

elmshoot 04-17-2003 07:14 PM

Floats
 
Guys,
Thanks for your suggestions and help. What I need are some decent 3 views of the EDO float including some cross sections.
Sparky

Wayne22 04-20-2003 01:53 AM

Curtiss SC-1 Seahawk
 
Here are the 3views from Lake Flyer:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/gallery/da...26seahawk2.JPG

http://www.rcuniverse.com/gallery/da...26Seahawk1.jpg

http://www.rcuniverse.com/gallery/da...26seahawk3.JPG

Lake Flyer 04-20-2003 02:10 AM

Curtiss SC-1 Seahawk
 
Thanks Wayne, you have to teach me how to do that one day.
Elmshoot, you mentioned your dad flew them, I'm curious as to what he thought of them. A friend did some on line research for me a while back and got answers from an ex-pilot who did not like the plane at all. He also said it had a lot of technical problems.
You might find a suitable float from www.seacommander.com .Look under " other floats" . I'd have to pay for them in Canadian dollars so there way beyond my budget

Wayne22 04-20-2003 04:11 AM

Curtiss SC-1 Seahawk
 
You're welcome Dave...I didn't spend a lot of time on them. I hope the results are acceptable...........

We didn't get a lot done after you left this afternoon....

scale dail 04-22-2003 07:49 AM

Curtiss SC-1 Seahawk
 
Paul Matt made drawings for the seahawk.a place called wind canyon books sells them.they are very nice scale drawings.

Lord 02-25-2004 10:02 AM

RE: Seahawk
 
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I was going to do the same thing! I am going to use plastic models as a reference to build my float. My Dad remembered your dad's name! My dad was an electrician on the Chicago starting in Dec of 45. Small world!

This is a picture of E division in front of your dads plane, my dad is back row 3rd from the left...


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ORIGINAL: elmshoot

Jim,
Thanks for the suggestion. I need 3 views of the float in particular. I have most everything else. Also if anyone has modeled this plane I would be interested. My dad flew them from USS Chicago during the bombardment of Japan.
Sparky

elmshoot 02-26-2004 11:28 PM

RE: Seahawk
 
Lord,
Small world indead! Nice to here from you. Unfortunatly my dad passed away in Jan 03. I'm still working toward doing a 1/5 or 1/6 scale bird I have a guy who will scan the plans into a computer and then blow them up to my size. Right now I am working on a Martin PBM Mariner that dad flew. Also preping for Top Gun and Preping my Giant Scale pylon racer. My plate is pretty full right now!
Sparky

Props4ever 07-05-2006 11:55 PM

RE: Curtiss SC-1 Seahawk
 
Hi,

I am also looking into getting this model, i have been told its being build from some plans. I like to know what you guys are upto as i think its very unique and very different type of warbird, I want to build mine as both land and sea plane version with dettachable floats on it.
What type of power are you guys are using on your model, i think Saito 100 would be good one for floats version.



Sammy


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