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Forum: Seaplanes
08-28-2018, 02:46 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 116,042
Posted By LADDIE

Hi Bob.When I was designing the N/S, my primary...

Hi Bob.When I was designing the N/S, my primary aim was to come up with the slick amphibian design. I think that I succeeded. With thousands of North Stars and its clones flying is a proof of it. The...
Forum: Seaplanes
11-15-2016, 03:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By LADDIE

Here are throws I am using on my electric NS. The...

Here are throws I am using on my electric NS. The elevator 1/2" up and down, The ailerons at root 1/2" up and down and the rudder 1" left and right. I do not use expo.

Laddie Mikulasko.
Forum: Seaplanes
01-30-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,422
Posted By LADDIE

The bottom edges on the floats should be sharper,...

The bottom edges on the floats should be sharper, otherwise the water will wrap itself around the float creating unnecessary drag.
Forum: Seaplanes
12-17-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,451
Posted By LADDIE

Here is a video ...

Here is a video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFkMBcHO71g
Forum: Seaplanes
12-17-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,451
Posted By LADDIE

The location of C/G on NS is same for any...

The location of C/G on NS is same for any configuration. Having a box for the batteries is good one. The problem arises where to locate this box. It depends how heavy balsa or finish was used to...
Forum: Seaplanes
10-04-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,952
Posted By LADDIE

You can get the plans from the Model Aviation...

You can get the plans from the Model Aviation magazine for 66" electric version.
Forum: Seaplanes
08-16-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,220
Posted By LADDIE

Great video. Laddie.

Great video.
Laddie.
Forum: Seaplanes
08-11-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,220
Posted By LADDIE

The gear is removable for flying from water.

The gear is removable for flying from water.
Forum: Seaplanes
08-10-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,220
Posted By LADDIE

Congratulation. I am glad that you had fun with...

Congratulation. I am glad that you had fun with the NS. In last thirty years I built number of them. I am enclosing photos of my latest one. Same model as a original with some cosmetic changes. The...
Forum: Seaplanes
06-16-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 97,978
Posted By LADDIE

Do not round the corners. I guarantee that it...

Do not round the corners. I guarantee that it will never lift off from water surface. I know that because when I was asked by Bob Parkinson to design N/S for him to produce as a fibreglass kit. I did...
Forum: Seaplanes
02-28-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,422
Posted By LADDIE

Trevor. No, it is not ok. You must make it...

Trevor.

No, it is not ok. You must make it sharper. Start where the leading edge of the wing that is part of the fuselage starts, all the way to the tail end of the fuselage.

As far as thrust...
Forum: Seaplanes
02-28-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,422
Posted By LADDIE

Looks great so far. The one thing you should do...

Looks great so far. The one thing you should do if you are planning to fly off the water is to make the edges on the bottom of the fuselage sharp, other vice the model will have hard time un-glue...
Forum: Seaplanes
02-28-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 116,042
Posted By LADDIE

I am looking forward seeing your thread. I will...

I am looking forward seeing your thread. I will gladly help you with flying your model.
Laddie.
Forum: Seaplanes
02-09-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By LADDIE

Send me your e-mail address so I can send you...

Send me your e-mail address so I can send you pictures from building my SEAWIND.
lmikulasko@cogeco.ca
Forum: Seaplanes
02-06-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 116,042
Posted By LADDIE

The model was painted with one coat of water base...

The model was painted with one coat of water base polyurethane sealer. When dry it was sanded lightly and then using Tremclad pint I painted with the brush.


The flying weight was around 6 to...
Forum: Seaplanes
02-06-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 116,042
Posted By LADDIE

Three years ago, I build electric powered 44...

Three years ago, I build electric powered 44 North Star out of Dollar Store foam sheets. All foam sheets had the paper removed and then the sheets were doubled up using the contact cement. My NS had...
Forum: Seaplanes
07-04-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 97,978
Posted By LADDIE

Hi Bob. That is fine as far the hatch goes....

Hi Bob. That is fine as far the hatch goes. Laddie.
Forum: Seaplanes
06-26-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 97,978
Posted By LADDIE

The hatch is fine. Only reason I designed the NS...

The hatch is fine. Only reason I designed the NS with the cockpit was for looks. Good luck.
Laddie.
Forum: Seaplanes
03-03-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 97,978
Posted By LADDIE

Hi Adam. That is interesting engine. From the...

Hi Adam. That is interesting engine. From the engine specifications, it should work on the NS. Just try to keep the area behind the C/G as light as possible, so the least amount of lead will be...
Forum: Seaplanes
08-12-2013, 03:46 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 97,978
Posted By LADDIE

When I was designing NS, I drew the tapered...

When I was designing NS, I drew the tapered ailerons for two reasons. I like the look of tapered ailerons and I was concerned that without the taper, the ailerons might be too sensitive. If you want,...
Forum: Seaplanes
05-30-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 97,978
Posted By LADDIE

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Here I go again. Here is a reason I shaped the bottom of the fuselage and the height of the step as you see on original NS. In my mine I figured that I rather let the model to pick up lot of speed...
Forum: Seaplanes
05-30-2013, 02:45 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 97,978
Posted By LADDIE

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Alasdair.

Thank you for changing my thinking about the benefits of having elevons on the North Star.
I am learning something about NS that I did not know.
Laddie.
Forum: Seaplanes
05-29-2013, 02:02 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 97,978
Posted By LADDIE

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Lione, I agree with you statements. Personally I do not see any benefit making the ailerons into elevons on the NS. The area of the ailerons on the NS is too small to make them effective as a...
Forum: Seaplanes
05-23-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 97,978
Posted By LADDIE

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Hi Lionel.
You created one of most attractive looking NS. I hope that the changes you incorporated into the design work for you. I am sure you will let us know your experience with the model once...
Forum: Seaplanes
05-04-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 97,978
Posted By LADDIE

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Here is my electric NS with 11” prop.
The wing tip floats were tapered for looks.
I am enclosing some pictures of my electric NS. Notice amount of space between the trailing edge and the...
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