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09-01-2004, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,119
Posted By airhead

RE: Converting Seamaster .40 to Speed 400

In attempts to take advantage of the park down the street from me, I have started embarking on a quest to shrink a .40 sized seaplane down into a Speed 400 electric seaplane.

I spent a day doing...
08-27-2004, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By airhead

Scaling plans down ...

I am looking to take plans for a .40 sized plane and scale them down to a .25 sized plane.

Can I simply do this via a copier? How would I figure out the percentage to shrink the plans by? ...
08-27-2004, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,119
Posted By airhead

Converting Seamaster .40 to Speed 400

Hello!

I have plans for a Seamaster .40 glow plane (from AMA plans archives).

I was looking into the possibility of converting it to a Speed 400 electric plane.

Would I simply scale...
08-27-2004, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 437
Posted By airhead

RE: Converting .40 to Speed 400

Sorry!

I just realized that there is a forum dedicated to this topic. Please disregard.

Thanks.
08-27-2004, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 437
Posted By airhead

Converting .40 to Speed 400

Hello --

I was curious if there is a method for converting a .40-sized plane to a Speed 400.

I have plans for a Seamaster .40 (from the AMA archives) that I would like to convert for...
Forum: Seaplanes
01-23-2004, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,413
Posted By airhead

RE: what to do - step of float waaay behind center of gravity

once again ... thanks for all of your replies!!

sooo ... it looks as though I am going to simply undo the straps (my term for what holds down the) on the floats and move them back. this will...
Forum: Seaplanes
01-22-2004, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,413
Posted By airhead

RE: what to do - step of float waaay behind center of gravity

In reply to all that have kindly answered me ...

FHHuber - I was hoping to fly it off of water when things thaw out here in Massachusetts

JohnBuckner - thanks for the info ... would you...
Forum: Seaplanes
01-21-2004, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,413
Posted By airhead

what to do - step of float waaay behind center of gravity

good evening (EST anyhow) ...

I finished building the Great Planes .40 float kit. I am currently trying to attach it to my Northeast Aerodynamics Train-Air .40. The center of the Center of...
Forum: Seaplanes
12-05-2003, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By airhead

RE: Waterproofing floats before or after construction

Great thanks for the tip!

I wish I thought of the foam route before purchasing the built-up wood kit. Then again, I am in a building mood so not a huge deal ;-)

Now to show my greeness -...
Forum: Seaplanes
12-05-2003, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By airhead

Waterproofing floats before or after construction

Good Morning,

I have a float-kit that I will be working on in the near future. I was advised to add a coating of waterproofing to the floats. That is an excellent idea should the skin get a...
10-07-2003, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By airhead

Electric Chipmunk Plans

Hello,

I am curious if any of you know where I could obtan plans for building an Electric Chipmunk.

Thanks,

Dan
Forum: Seaplanes
10-01-2003, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By airhead

RE: 1st plane on floats - waterproofing

Thanks JimCasey and Goinstraightup.

I appreciate the info and tips.
Forum: Seaplanes
09-30-2003, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By airhead

1st plane on floats - waterproofing

Hello,

I have just picked up some floats for my NEA Train-Air .40. I am looking to use these for water and snow.

How does one waterproof for water/snow flight? Would little nicks in the...
09-25-2003, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By airhead

New to Gliders

Good Morning (EST),

I am looking at building my first sailplane. I figure that I would like to build it over the winter and start looking at flying it in the spring.

I fly a trainer right...
Forum: Glow Engines
09-17-2003, 06:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By airhead

YAECQ - TT vs. OS vs. Evolution

Yet Another Engine Comparison Question -

I am looking at purchasing an engine and have the following 3 in the running -

TT Pro .46
OS .46 FX
Evolution .46NT

The OS is the most...
Forum: Beginners
09-12-2003, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 647
Posted By airhead

Kadet LT-40 - From Tricycle Gear to TailWheel

Good Morning,

I was curious of a few things here.

1) Has anybody successfully converted a Kadet LT-40 to a taildragger?
2) If you have, did/do you control the tailwheel from the servo or...
Forum: Beginners
08-14-2003, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By airhead

Soloed this weekend ... and ...

No climbing for me. Way too high (and no low branches).

The club has a recommended tree climber. Nice Guy!
Forum: Beginners
08-13-2003, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 484
Posted By airhead

Crash Recovery (a couple of soggy days later)

Well -

I have successfully paid the person who has successfully retrieved my plane from the top of a tree. Unfortunately, it was 2 days of heavy rains later.

The good news -

1) the fuse is...
Forum: Beginners
08-12-2003, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By airhead

Soloed this weekend ... and ...

perched my plane in a nice tall tree.

adding insult to injury -- not only did a couple storms tear by ... they didn't even knock my plane down! rats!

questions - when i finally get my plane...
Forum: Beginners
07-09-2003, 12:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 815
Posted By airhead

Hobbico Quick Field Charger MKII and JR Rx Batteries

Hello,

I have just picked up the Hobbico Quick Field Charger MKII (recommendation from a friend). I use a JR radio (XF421EX). I was curious, if people have a similar setup (e.g. 4.8v Rx, 9.6v...
Forum: Beginners
06-16-2003, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By airhead

Airplane Storage

Excellent point!

Thanks for the reply!
Forum: Beginners
06-15-2003, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By airhead

Airplane Storage

Hello,

I was investigating the possibility of storing my plane in the garage. Would this be wise? Would exhaust fumes harm the plane in any way (heat-shrink film coating).

Thanks,

Dan
04-24-2003, 10:03 AM
04-24-2003, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By airhead

Horizontal stabilizer woes ... a solicitation for advice

Hello ...

Thanks for your replies! In answer to Daveo's question, I read about 3-1/2" (right-side) and about 3-3/4" (left-side); that gives me roughly 1/4" difference ... yikes! However, I came...
04-23-2003, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By airhead

Horizontal stabilizer woes ... a solicitation for advice

Finishing up on an LT-40, I have noticed that the left right side of the stab dips lower than the left (looking from the back of the plane with the wing on). It isn't an enormous visual difference,...
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