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"One HP Skipper"

Old 10-19-2014, 11:34 PM
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Another way to get to my flying field to enjoy this paradiso.
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Old 01-17-2018, 11:59 PM
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Few years older since my last post, but not much sign of aging with the little "Skippy", still going great.
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Old 01-23-2018, 01:54 PM
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Latest addition to my flying fleet, slightly larger "Skippy" version.
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Old 01-23-2018, 04:03 PM
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Looks like fun in the sun. Snow showers predicted here tonight!
Old 01-23-2018, 11:23 PM
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20 years of depressing snow showers was just about enough for my liking, nothing beats the sun and the beach. Bit of earthquake at 3.3 RS woke me up this morn, rather non existent event in this part of the globe.
Just fitted little kicker to the belly of my "Skippy" to see if it helps rotating off the calm waters. The wind just picked up, the last thing I needed for the test.
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Old 01-31-2018, 12:01 AM
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Unfortunately the skid in above picture didn't work, it created too much drag so another few modification was made till it worked to my expectation while doing trial and error tests in the lake. Finally yesty had perfect conditions to run both models with great results.
(Skippy skid tests)
(SkippyXL skid test)
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Old 02-16-2018, 11:43 PM
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"Skippy" saga continues, now 4 years in action, no sign of wearing out, few more flights in log book today with slightly higher water chop but doesn't seem to affect the model with my "Skid/kicker" innovation. Bit of action of flying when I'm not flying!
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:59 PM
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Skippy is a water plane.
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Old 04-26-2019, 12:30 AM
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Easy way to the field.


6th. year of salt water action.


"XL" in action.
Couple of "Skippers" for morning teat today, another perfect day to continue my saga.
(Skippy XL for morn tea)
(Skippys day)
Old 02-13-2020, 12:32 AM
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It's been wet-wet and wet, perfect timing to build another "Skippy".

Another water plane addition to my fleet.

Skippy Gold Edition on the way.

New colour scheme with touch of gold.

Extra 1.5 deg. added to the "Skid Kikker"

New look next to 6+ YO work horse.

Ready for water action after range and short check hand launch.

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