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Old 02-24-2009, 04:56 PM
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Hi guys, Has anyone bought and flown the 80 ins span seagul spacewalker ? if so, how did it go and what engine was used ?. Thanks in advance. Bill. P.S. ive just finished putting this seagul extra to gether and the rear stearing wheel just dose not work, ended up with just a tail skid. Anyone had the same problem?. Thanks again.
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:43 AM
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I'm building a Sig Spacewalker 1/4 scale now. Nice plane. 82" span. Putting a 120 2-stroke in it.
Should be flying it this summer
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:22 PM
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Hi Cot man, Thanks for reply. Very nice building work, looks like its going to a be a realy nice plane when its finished. The smaller version flys realy well so I should imagine yours will be fantastic . I realy must give you 10 out of 10 for your building work, very nice indeed. Best regards. Bill.
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Old 02-26-2009, 06:01 AM
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I, too, have the 1/4 Sig Spacewalker. Mine is powered by a Magnum 1.60 twin. Just finished her. You can tell by the pics, it'll be awhile before the maiden.
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Old 02-26-2009, 04:31 PM
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Hi Tom T, Thanks for your reply. Your model looks realy great. If your photo is recent it looks like you are having the kind of weather we have had a few weeks back. Its a bit warmer now and i hope to get the extra up for its first flight very soon.It would be nice to here how your maiden went. Best of luck and happy flying. regards Bill.
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Old 02-27-2009, 05:03 AM
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Bill, I took those pics last Monday. Right now, we 25mph winds and it's snowing. the maiden will most likely happen in June.

Are you going to purchase the Seagul Spacewalker ? From what I've read, most like it. I'm surprised that no owners have replied. Cotman and I have similar sized birds, that's why we responded.
Old 02-27-2009, 02:09 PM
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Nice Spacewalker. I'm building the 1/3 scale Sig SW. It'll have a DL-50 on it.



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Old 02-27-2009, 04:09 PM
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TomCrump, how did you do the golden pin striping and where did you get the instruments and pilot, if you don't mind me asking?

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Old 02-28-2009, 03:38 AM
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I bought the pin striping at an auto paint store. I used 1/16" on the tail and 1/8" on the fuselage and wings.

The pilot is from a GP Stearman ARF, but I think Tower sell them eparately.

The instrument panel is walnut burl. The instruments, themselves, are from a couple of instrument sheets that I had onhand. The bezels are brass tubing, painted sil;ver.
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Old 02-28-2009, 08:03 AM
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Thanks TomCrump, impressive panels.
Old 07-06-2009, 07:59 PM
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Hello


Does anyone make a good 60 size Spacewalker plane in a ARF form. Im looking for a fairly mild 60 size plane but not too relaxing. Any input would be appreciated !!

Thanks Scott
Old 07-07-2009, 01:50 PM
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I have the, since discontinued, Great Planes 1/4 scale Spacewalker. I got is used from someone and put a bit of time into reconditioning it. It's not beautiful, but it is quite airworthy and makes a good fun fly plane.



It weighs in at a bit over 10 lbs and is powered by an OS .91 Surpass (not the Surpass II), spinning a 14x8 Evolution prop. As far a flying goes, it is generally docile, but not in a trainer fashion. You really have to be able to make coordinated turns for it to fly well. Even at full aileron through, the role rate is is maybe once every 3 seconds - slow if you are used to an Edge or Extra. The rudder has lots of authority and the only time I use high rates on the rudder is for taxiing. It seems to stall straight forward with just a drop of the nose. Glide is good but speed needs to be maintained due to the weight. I'm sure with a lighter version this would be better. The roll out on landing can be quite long on a paved or otherwise smooth runway, again, due to the mass of the plane. The only real bad habit I have found is that it will snap pretty readily when given too much elevator at slow speed. I have not had any issues with this during landing, but I can easily get it to snap in the air. I cut the elevator rates way down and still usually only fly on low rates. I don't know if this is specific to the Great Planes version or is a trait of the Spacewalker in general.

All in all, I consider this to be a rather scale flying plane given it's weight and power. It obviously doesn't have much in the way of vertical, but it will loop from level flight if you have a good head of steam and will do cuban eights all day long. I would consider a 120 two stroke to be over powered for my plane. But, I consider this to be a sport scale airframe and wouldn't try and shoe horn enough power in to give it unlimited vertical - not that I have anything against over powering an airframe. Of course Seagull lists theirs at 11lbs and suggests a 120-150 four stroke, so who knows.

I bought mine as a sport plane for fun relaxing flying and it fills that bill wonderfully. I obviously can't speak for the Seagull version specifically, but the Spacewalker design in general seems to be a fun, easy to fly plane.
Old 07-08-2009, 05:18 AM
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I just got one...I plan putting a 26CC on it
Old 07-08-2009, 05:49 AM
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Bill, I took those pics last Monday. Right now, we 25mph winds and it's snowing. the maiden will most likely happen in June.

Are you going to purchase the Seagul Spacewalker ? From what I've read, most like it. I'm surprised that no owners have replied. Cotman and I have similar sized birds, that's why we responded.
Tom, any report on the maiden or subsequent flights? I'm especially curious how the twin worked for weight and power.
Old 07-08-2009, 08:45 AM
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Bill, I took those pics last Monday. Right now, we 25mph winds and it's snowing. the maiden will most likely happen in June.

Are you going to purchase the Seagul Spacewalker ? From what I've read, most like it. I'm surprised that no owners have replied. Cotman and I have similar sized birds, that's why we responded.
Tom, any report on the maiden or subsequent flights? I'm especially curious how the twin worked for weight and power.

I had several models to maiden this year, and the weather has not ben cooperative.

The Magnum twin has had it's break in runs, and taxi tests have been performed. The motor runs/idles well. During the taxi tests, the tail would come up easily with less than 1/2 throttle. I'm sure that the performance will be more than adequate.

Maybe. Just maybe, I'll do the maiden tonight. I have a 1/4 Taylorcraft that has only two flights. I'm still playing with prop combinations on it.
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:02 AM
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Has there been any updates......
I am putting together a Great Planes Spacewalker....
The plane has since been discontinued.. ( I believe )
Please if anyone has more pics sure would like to
see them....

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