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Old 04-25-2014, 04:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Roger Gray View Post

I would like to show my latest ongoing project. An eight foot wing span Otter scratch built from 6 foot plans using pink foam, thin ply, and glass to construct the fuselage and floats. Will be powered with a BME 44.
Hey Rog,,, is that a unionville plan??... What a nice looking Otter!!! post lotssssss of pics bud!!
Old 04-29-2014, 11:45 AM
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Yes, I had the 6' plans enlarged. Wow what a difference between 6' and 8'. It looked enormous and is, truly giant scale! I had to calculate the dimensions of the horizontal elevator. It was not shown on the 6' plan. I think the BME 44 with an 18-8 3-blade will be perfect. I love the only way for water to get into the fuse is around the hatch. I'll make sure it is fully sealed.
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Old 04-29-2014, 12:19 PM
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WOW!!!! Now that is a piece of work. Love the details on your float. Maybe some day soon someone will take on my SR-9 with floats!
Old 05-03-2014, 08:03 PM
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Have a bit more work to finish up on the new 45" floats for my Mentor-G.


The color ought to show up against the background hills when on approach. ;-)


Just putting the final clear-coat on tonight.
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:10 AM
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They sure should show up on something Charlie

Cool

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Old 05-04-2014, 06:38 AM
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Love your motto, Ken!
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Thanks BLD

It is on all the forums I am on and e-mail

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Old 11-25-2014, 06:39 PM
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Seabreeze powered by a Saito 100. 15 to 20mph on maiden day. It flys backwards!Short kit and plans from AM models.
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Old 11-26-2014, 06:57 PM
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Beautiful job, Simco.
Old 12-04-2014, 05:22 PM
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Default Polaris Ultra

Polaris Ultra ARF by Model Aero.

It will not get blown over as you taxi back in. (I speak from experience here.)
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Old 12-05-2014, 05:18 AM
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No but it will spear the nose if you try to skip it like a stone at full throttle.

I speak from experience
Old 12-08-2014, 06:47 AM
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Hi,
I like to build a Donier Do24 Att. Has some body construction plans for 1 to10 or 1 to 12
Rc Model.

leo
Old 12-09-2014, 06:50 AM
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Originally Posted by leo12305 View Post
Hi,
I like to build a Donier Do24 Att. Has some body construction plans for 1 to10 or 1 to 12
Rc Model.

leo
not sure what the scale is, but these guys are very helpful

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...highlight=do24

good luck
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Thanks for your help. I have seen the making pf Bert. He make
kids but I look for plans.

Leo
Old 12-10-2014, 06:56 PM
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About to be 2015 and almost ready to maiden her. Still need to mix in a little rudder with the ailerons and cg her. Does anyone know a better way to cg without knowing the true cg for this airloil. I'm going to use 25% from the LE.
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Old 12-10-2014, 11:09 PM
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Bylouddesign.com! But she is 1:6 scale, have a Boeing B314 Clipper at 1:11 scale!
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Cg at 28% mac is the best thing out there. For the big floater wing, couple of points either way on cg won't make that much difference. Please ditch the Tru-turn decal.They aren't paying to advertise.
Old 12-14-2014, 01:47 PM
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Simco, do you know a Herb Roundy?
Old 12-14-2014, 06:04 PM
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I know Herb. Haven't seen him around in awhile. Usually bump into him at the hobby shop. He flys Greater Southwest and I am 114th Aero Squadron.
Old 12-16-2014, 05:58 PM
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Default Dehavilland Beaver

Should be ready by spring! Just need to rig my rudders and add a retract servo.
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Old 12-16-2014, 07:47 PM
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Nice job on the float steps, that looks great.
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Originally Posted by BarracudaHockey View Post
Nice job on the float steps, that looks great.
Thanks for the compliment.
I saw pictures of yours and wanted to ask if you had any video of the Beaver?
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Man I could wreck those floats in a minute. Beautiful work Vindee. I try not to build anything nice for water. Everything i have had has drowned!
Old 12-18-2014, 07:41 AM
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Vindee,

those struts are awesome, did you fabricate them yourself or is that a package one can buy?
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Thanks Kent,
I had to fab all the mounts and cut the struts from aluminum streamline tubing. The struts and strut inserts were easy enough but making mounts for the fuse took some thought and time.

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