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Forum: Seaplanes
11-20-2009, 09:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 21,857
Posted By John Hawkins

RE: Unionville Turbo Beaver

Same experience as tks1 - standard Futaba servos on the 8' Turbo - one for each aileron, one for each flap. Never a problem.
07-28-2007, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By John Hawkins

RE: ys.45

Sure. Here you go: (Needle valve is in the box)
07-27-2007, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By John Hawkins

RE: ys.45

I have a NIB RE here somewhere I'm sure.
Forum: Seaplanes
04-17-2007, 06:22 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 113,314
Posted By John Hawkins

RE: northstar help

I don't know how that would stack up against other cloth and paint models but most "stock" jobs end up at the seven pound and a bit under under range IIRC. There's lots of wing area so it should be...
02-03-2007, 06:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,492
Posted By John Hawkins

RE: Dave Shadel no longer answering ? on this forum.

Dave, your straight talking, no bulls, tell it the way it is approach has been much appreciated.
Forum: Seaplanes
01-10-2007, 07:24 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 113,314
Posted By John Hawkins

RE: northstar help

Right you are. Scaling for print is always a pain. In Photoshop and in the print function of XP the drawings show up very distorted. Apparently this is caused by a pixel aspect ratio correction,...
Forum: Seaplanes
01-10-2007, 06:24 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 113,314
Posted By John Hawkins

RE: northstar help

Sketch combined. Hope you don't mind Laddie.
01-10-2007, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By John Hawkins

RE: YS 63-S Compression Down

Can I sneak in a comment? Put the engine in a clear plastic bag you can get your hands into to remove and replace the clips. That way when you lose them it cuts down on the search area. :)
Forum: Seaplanes
11-21-2006, 08:09 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 109,942
Posted By John Hawkins

RE: Show us your Beaver!

Two Turbs 'n a Twotter
These are planes of the Ontario Department of Lands and Forests or maybe the Ontario Forestry Service. The picture is from a slide. Taken at what was Port Arthur in the mid...
Forum: Seaplanes
11-21-2006, 08:06 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 109,942
Posted By John Hawkins

RE: Show us your Beaver!

A B&W one and same one in colour
Forum: Seaplanes
11-14-2006, 08:05 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 113,314
Posted By John Hawkins

RE: northstar help

The last little clip in the video of the ocean stirred up was taken from my deck the previous week. After a storm our windows are covered in salt spray. We go through a gas barbecue every two to...
Forum: Seaplanes
11-14-2006, 07:02 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 113,314
Posted By John Hawkins

RE: northstar help

The pink one is a friend's. Mine is the white/teal green one shown in previous videos. He flew while I took the video. I noted the near dig in of the left wing tip. He may have been favouring left...
Forum: Seaplanes
11-13-2006, 10:48 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 113,314
Posted By John Hawkins

RE: northstar help

The pink Arrow flew again. Video here

This time it it has 2 or 2 1/2º of down thrust and the CG is 3/8" ahead of the most forward point of the range shown on the plan. It had one ounce of...
Forum: Seaplanes
11-01-2006, 05:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,816
Posted By John Hawkins

RE: Seamaster type plane

What I saw was not a case of adverse or proverse yaw in turns. The airplane flew yawed in a straight line. Whether it is inherent in the design or construction error I can't say but there were...
Forum: Seaplanes
10-24-2006, 07:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,816
Posted By John Hawkins

RE: Seamaster type plane

Never had a yaw issue with the smaller one but definitely saw it in the big one a fellow flier had. It was very obvious. I had the notion that shimming the engine to thrust to the side of the yaw...
Forum: Seaplanes
10-19-2006, 05:13 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 113,314
Posted By John Hawkins

RE: northstar help

I take it you mean the trailing edge. I would try it at an inch or inch and a quarter ahead of that and see how you find it. With mine it took three ounces in the nose to move it to that range from...
Forum: Seaplanes
10-18-2006, 07:40 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 113,314
Posted By John Hawkins

RE: northstar help

Here's a video a friend shot of the maiden of version II. The camera was a non zooming pocket model so the video suffers but it does show how things went Video of Arrow II

This is the video...
Forum: Seaplanes
10-17-2006, 04:57 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 113,314
Posted By John Hawkins

RE: northstar help

The down thrust helps a lot on the take off run. Now I can ease it off the water instead of holding hard up elevator. The nose diving on relaxing the elevator is almost gone. Certainly it is no...
Forum: Seaplanes
10-17-2006, 06:43 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 113,314
Posted By John Hawkins

RE: northstar help

My first thought as well.

I have another one flying now with 3º down thrust and the CG as discussed in previous posts. Like you say, get it off the water "square" and after that Bob's your...
Forum: Seaplanes
09-01-2006, 12:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,058
Posted By John Hawkins

RE: northstar help

The 40LA would be fine..............as long as you had two of them. :):)
Forum: Seaplanes
08-31-2006, 02:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,058
Posted By John Hawkins

RE: northstar help

I've been flying them drooped for a dozen years Mike. No trouble at all. Can't tell you how much. I have a hard enough time remembering what I did yesterday let alone that long ago.
Forum: Seaplanes
08-31-2006, 04:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,058
Posted By John Hawkins

RE: northstar help

Try reflexing the ailerons down a bit. This should help to get the wing out of the water then build up speed before easing in elevator. The 40LA wouldn't be my choice. It's not enough power. Not...
Forum: Seaplanes
08-30-2006, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,314
Posted By John Hawkins

RE: Waterproof Glue?

You can glass right on the foam. The closed cell stuff (blue, but it comes in other colours too) would be easier to get a decent finish on but it is heavier of course. I just thinking about a set...
Forum: Seaplanes
08-24-2006, 05:28 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 113,314
Posted By John Hawkins

RE: northstar help

I found that the CG needed to moved ahead. Mine ended up a 1/2" behind the step and was working fine there until I lost it due to flutter. I started a replacement and will incorporate 3º of down...
Forum: Seaplanes
08-20-2006, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,018
Posted By John Hawkins

RE: quick question.....

I've never flown where there wasn't a retrieval boat and doubt if I would. It suits the purpose wonderfully. The OP's proposal is doable though and might be fun for someone who was so inclined...
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