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10-22-2019, 04:11 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Seeplaner

Manual says 100mm from leading edge, in your...

Manual says 100mm from leading edge, in your thinking , maybe 3.9"
This is the 2 x propeller version
Anyone have any ideas about suitable retracts, air or electric?
Forum: Seaplanes
04-04-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,143
Posted By Seeplaner

I also have the reprint, if you have trouble I...

I also have the reprint, if you have trouble I can assist. My advice is use a pumped motor, fuel tank on C of G, and engine pod as short as you can make it for prop clearance. Structurally much...
Forum: Seaplanes
09-20-2015, 02:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,143
Posted By Seeplaner

I suspect you are better off in a building forum,...

I suspect you are better off in a building forum, but my 2c worth. I use white foam, hot wire cut, or shaped and sanded with 80 grit on offcuts of foam and glued with white glue or laminating epoxy....
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By Seeplaner

Thanks for prompt reply, Futaba 6008, but to...

Thanks for prompt reply,
Futaba 6008, but to reinforce, another 6635 works on all channels on it, and the suspect 6635 (if it's a servo problem) does work on all channels on the Orange Rx.
This is...
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By Seeplaner

Red face Hitec Digital 6635 weird problem

Hi out there,
I thought I would throw this out for any constructive opinions.
Hitec 6635 Karbonite gear. ( I have many, always good so far, my servo of choice for a typical turbine Aileron or 1/2...
Forum: T-Rex heli
01-20-2011, 02:35 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 31,234
Posted By Seeplaner

RE: HK 500 CMT Build Thread - Beginner to Heli's

While I am not new to Heli's, I have just set up a HK-500 CMT TT. It has the Futaba 520 & BLS 257, Align 510 Cyclic servos. Superbrain 60A, 1600KV motor & 6S 3000 Lipos, control by Futaba 10CHG &...
Forum: Seaplanes
10-21-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,173
Posted By Seeplaner

RE: Aquabird- Incidence, modifications

This enlarged Aquabird has a foam core 90mm thick at the centre and is fully 3/4 Oz cloth covered. It also has a reinforcing bandage along the centre line and a vertical 1/8"plywood main spar.
I...
Forum: Seaplanes
10-19-2010, 05:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,143
Posted By Seeplaner

RE: Spectra II Amphibian

We have just had our usually wonderfull Seaplane weekend here inAlbury, Australia, but foul weather for 3 days which limited entries and flying. Spectra has flown again, attached a pic of the newest...
Forum: Seaplanes
10-14-2010, 08:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,143
Posted By Seeplaner

RE: Spectra II Amphibian

Electric certainly seems a great way to go with any of the rear mounted motor configurations, Spectra II, Seawind, Northstar and the like.
Staying with Glo motors, the YS pumped setup enables...
Forum: Seaplanes
10-14-2010, 04:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,143
Posted By Seeplaner

RE: Spectra II Amphibian

Finally got a bit of trim painted on the latest Spectra II.
Anyone else out there building or flying one of these?
Forum: Seaplanes
10-11-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,143
Posted By Seeplaner

RE: Spectra II Amphibian

Seems about time to get this thread moving again. A pic of my number one Spectra II, from 1982 has hopefully uploaded. Built in the normal way, O.S. .61 & fuel tank in the tail.
Imanaged to shave a...
11-26-2008, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 648
Posted By Seeplaner

RE: Futaba 10fg or 12fg

Thanks Bill,
I incorrectly had 10FG filed as the Model name and hence had a great deal of difficulty searching for info.
Once using 10c & 12 fg, the info was already available.
many thanks.
...
11-22-2008, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 648
Posted By Seeplaner

Futaba 10fg or 12fg

With the wealth of information available, would someone be so kind to point out the clear advantage of the 12fg over the 10fg. I have been using Futaba since 1969, currently PCM 9CHP & FF7. I have...
Forum: Gas Engines
05-19-2008, 05:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,210
Posted By Seeplaner

RE: 120" Clipped Wing Cub-World Models

Thanks guys ( & gals). I think I'll go for a 50cc Twin petrol.
Power should be adequate, and down the track, should do OK on floats!
Forum: Gas Engines
05-04-2008, 03:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,210
Posted By Seeplaner

120" Clipped Wing Cub-World Models

1/3 Scale Clipped wing Cub:
This is a well done World Models ARF, I had intended to use a Zenoah GT 80 Twin as a powerplant. Holding & looking at the Zenoah made me think it's a bit too big & the...
Forum: Seaplanes
01-06-2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,173
Posted By Seeplaner

RE: Aquabird- Incidence, modifications

I suppose it's possible I hadn't built everything perfectly straight, but on both the Aquabirds I have built, some R thrust was beneficial.
I'm not doing anything unusual with props, in terms of...
Replies: 1
Views: 551
Posted By Seeplaner

Servo Lead position on Servos

Hi, anyone prepared to listen. A major beef I have with all or nearly all Servo manufacturers is the position of the lead. It usually makes installation a little more difficult, rather than easy.
...
01-06-2008, 02:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 306
Posted By Seeplaner

MOVED: Servo Lead position on Servos

RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros: http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=6861618
Forum: Seaplanes
01-04-2008, 11:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,173
Posted By Seeplaner

RE: Aquabird- Incidence, modifications

Only found the 10% oversize pics. As you see, I take a bit of license about the actual Fuz shape, made a small mould for the Cowl
Note: Taiplane is FLAT, caused no problems. For ease of assembly,...
Forum: Seaplanes
01-03-2008, 03:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,062
Posted By Seeplaner

RE: Swoose plans

Hi over there,
I have just got my plans in, I have seen a 25% Scale up done,Saito .72, looks beautifull.
Mine will be 25% scale up: I think, using a Saito .56 or .72
Only hints I can give...
Forum: Seaplanes
01-03-2008, 03:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,173
Posted By Seeplaner

RE: Aquabird- Incidence, modifications

Hi,
In a nutshell, Aquabirds are incredible fun. probably the best Floatplane ever designed. Looks really weird doing circuits inverted
A friend dallies in electric & CNC foam cutting, has made...
Forum: RC Jets
05-22-2007, 07:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,495
Posted By Seeplaner

RE: Fei Bao Jets (comments)?

Having just test flown my MB-339 from Fei Bao, I can only praise it.
A little heavy, yes, at 18KG. Balanced on the Spar centreline, I needed to add 750g lead & epoxy in the nose, which already...
04-17-2007, 05:36 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 53,656
Posted By Seeplaner

RE: RCM plans service still open?

I am happy to report that they are still working, my 2 Seaplane plans, Aquabird & Spectra arrived. I suspect they were recently printed, overall very happy.
About 10 days Air Mail to Australia
...
Forum: RC Jets
03-26-2007, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,170
Posted By Seeplaner

RE: Panther-Ziroli 1.25X Scaleup Turbine

Great news,
the Panther has flown.
C of G as per the plan. Ended up at just over 12 kG with NO added lead. Test flight, while a bit of a leg shaker went well. Smooth lift off, about 3 clicks of...
Forum: Seaplanes
03-21-2007, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,014
Posted By Seeplaner

RE: Spectra II

Laddie,
nice to hear from you.
I was thinking electric, would probably be lead free going that way.
The alternative I will go for will be something like a pumped .56 YS & tank on the C of G.
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