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Old 01-10-2004, 08:22 PM
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Hi All,

Is there any intrest for a 120 size seamaster to be built or parts cut for them ?[sm=idea.gif]

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Old 01-16-2004, 10:29 PM
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Yes, I'm interested. What do you have in mind? Matt
Old 01-18-2004, 09:32 PM
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Yes, I've been in the process of scaling up a set of .40 plans to 120, but only because I understand nobody's offering a 120 sized kit anymore. Please give us some details. Thanks!
Old 01-19-2004, 09:46 PM
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Take a look at "gammaman" post about the seamaster.. more info to follow..

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Old 01-20-2004, 12:28 AM
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This is my first post in another forum;
Is there any interest out there for a foam Ace Seamaster 120, or a 96" w/s Northrop Gamma, or a D-17 1/3- 1/4 scale Staggerwing? I am in the first stages of having these kit's cut by a professional Foam Cutter and would like to do more than just one kit each. Maybe even cheaper to do several at a time. These kit's would build with the same technique as a NWHT plane. After building a NWHT Gee Bee Z I will probably never do another stick plane of these sizes, so foam seams to be the answer. If there is any interest you can catch me here or e-mail me direct with any questions. Thanks 4 reading, Lon.
Old 01-20-2004, 12:30 AM
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Second post;
The Seamaster 120 I believe would lends itself to foam easier than the other two planes, so I would tackle that one first. I have the plane, plans and hardware like front wheel ass., landing wheels & axle that could be copied for the kit's if you choose to fly off the ground. If not no big deal. Mine has an ST 3000 but now you have more choices than in previous years when the kit's originally came out. There are still fiberglass componies around that make the glass nose & motor pod's.
Waiting to hear from a couple diff. foam cutters as to what info they need to start cutting. Also there was some talk about the Seamaster 120 having some recommended changes made, I need to find out what the changes were to make it handle a little better. If anyone has this info please fill me in.
As far as price and time per kit, this will depend on the cutter. I could only take a wild guess and I hate to do that at this time. I would think that it would have to be comparable to what a foam plane of comparable size would be. Right now just trying to get a feel of how much interest there is. You, 3 friends and I (5 planes) is a good start, enough to get excited about anyway. The secret to a fun build and a great flying 120 would be how good the foam cutter is. All else falls into place relatively easily. When I hear more I will fill you in. Thanks, Lon
Old 01-20-2004, 12:32 AM
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Third post;
The fuse, and tail feathers would be fairly simple. The wing would be over my head. Plug in wings would be a nice touch also. There are several ways to make a "kit". One would be to just have the foam parts cut and sheet as you said. That's the direction I was going to go. Next would be a full blown kit with all balsa and hardware, and anything in-between. First would be to get a proto done and flying though.
Looks like a little bigger rudder and a stronger landing gear is the recomended revisions. No big deal. As I said mine was built with a ST 3000, I have another ST 3000 on gas I would like to try. Maybe even experiment with another gas powerplant. Lon
Old 02-02-2004, 04:31 PM
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HI!
I'VE BEEN TRYING TO LOCATE A COUPLE OF FIBERGLASS COWLS FOR A CONVERSION OF MY OLD STICK SEAMASTER 120 TO A TWIN. I'VE TRIED ACE, FIBERGLASS SPECIALTIES , TOWER, QUANTUM , ETC WITH NO LUCK. WOULD APPRECIATE INFO ON ANY KNOWN SOURCES.
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Old 02-02-2004, 08:38 PM
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Chech this web site out www.stanfibertech.com he has the 120 and 40 size stuff for the planes.


What do think about a all foam 120 seamaster kit ?


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Old 02-03-2004, 11:22 AM
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THANKS! THANKS! THANKS!

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