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Forum: Seaplanes
12-17-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,350
Posted By Yak Dude

RedDwarfIV I like how your canopy is coming...

RedDwarfIV I like how your canopy is coming out also. The clear should be nice so you can add detail on the inside. Here is a short YouTube video with several touch and goes. ...
Forum: Seaplanes
05-23-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,350
Posted By Yak Dude

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Beautiful airplane. Please keep us updated on how the first few flights go. I'm wondering how the V bottom works.
Forum: Seaplanes
05-03-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,350
Posted By Yak Dude

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Hey, I finally got a video of my Coast Guard Northstar. Several touch and goes with a very high AOA at the end for a landing. I call it the stop and plop. Last winter I flew at Bakersfield and did...
Forum: Seaplanes
01-23-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,350
Posted By Yak Dude

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Wow, that electric one of Laddy's is very nice. I really like the looks of the cleaned up pod. With the fuel tank eleminated, there is lots of room for speed control and elevator servo for direct...
Forum: Seaplanes
01-23-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,350
Posted By Yak Dude

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

I think you will be just fine with an electic .55 motor. You will save about 2 oz in the pod with no tank and the motor might or is lighter than the .55 engine. My pic's start on page 5 and go...
Forum: Seaplanes
01-23-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,350
Posted By Yak Dude

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

All great ideas about keeping it light. Becarefull about how much you lighten up the tail. Lots of stress just behind the wing on the fuse area. I put a hole in the vertical tale plywood for my...
Forum: Seaplanes
02-18-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,350
Posted By Yak Dude

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Very nice. I bet it shows up very well in the sky. I really like the Balsa USA and North Star on the wings. It's the little things that make a plane jump out.
I need to have a bright color job...
Forum: Seaplanes
02-18-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,350
Posted By Yak Dude

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Lil Hoss, Lets see some pictures. Glad you built one and that the tips and pictures everyone has done has helped. Welcome to the world of kit building. Sounds like you went with the balance aft...
Forum: Seaplanes
02-05-2011, 04:00 PM
Forum: Seaplanes
02-05-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,350
Posted By Yak Dude

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Here is a pic of the 50%. Almost ready to cover.
Forum: Seaplanes
02-05-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,350
Posted By Yak Dude

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

I'm using a Thunder Tiger .07. Swings a 6 x 4. I've installed a 2 oz tank and the 2 servos in the tail. The radio and all the push rods are the same as the big Coast Guard. I'm adding the wing...
Forum: Seaplanes
02-04-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,350
Posted By Yak Dude

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

aa1a, Your balance sounds about the same as my NS with the fuel tank empty. Please let us know how it flies at the float fly this weekend. I would like to know where this float fly is as I live in...
Forum: Seaplanes
06-06-2010, 02:51 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,350
Posted By Yak Dude

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Looks great on water. Did you move the C/G aft a little? If so did it help? Wes
Forum: Seaplanes
05-23-2010, 12:04 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,350
Posted By Yak Dude

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Cdallas2
Your first flight sounds like mine.
Beautiful job on the plane. Good job on the first flight. Mine has only seen water. My first flight was scary also. TOO NOSE HEAVY. I pulled...
Forum: Seaplanes
04-10-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,350
Posted By Yak Dude

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

The leading edge's are extremely important part of the lift created by the wing. The F-16, F-18 all have them. I would not even think about leaving these off. The benefit and time required to...
Forum: Seaplanes
04-01-2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,350
Posted By Yak Dude

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Here are my two favorite pictures. Notice on landing just the rudder is touching the water. This gives a good idea of the nose high angle when landing. Hope this helps you guys.
Forum: Seaplanes
04-01-2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,350
Posted By Yak Dude

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Sorry it took a couple of days. The balance I'm flying now is 1 inch behind the printed CG. This is getting close to the neutral point of the plane. Inverted flight is now possible without tons of...
Forum: Seaplanes
03-28-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,350
Posted By Yak Dude

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

I think that having the provisions to shift the balance aft is a good idea. I had to drill out some lead as my plane was very nose heavy on first flight. The balance is about 1 and 1/8 back from...
Forum: Seaplanes
08-24-2009, 12:01 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,350
Posted By Yak Dude

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Just after takeoff with all the water coming off.
Forum: Seaplanes
08-23-2009, 11:54 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,350
Posted By Yak Dude

Forum: Seaplanes
08-23-2009, 11:52 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,350
Posted By Yak Dude

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Well, I finally got some pictues of the plane in the air. Here it is just touching the rudder on landing with the nose high.
As for the post from TSP27, I've been thinking about your mod...
Forum: Seaplanes
08-02-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,350
Posted By Yak Dude

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Your plane is looking good. I had my plane up for a quick flight this morning. The air was getting rough quickly as the wind was getting into the canyon. Keep up on your pictures as you progress.
Forum: Seaplanes
07-22-2009, 11:22 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,350
Posted By Yak Dude

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Not a problem. The top of the aft canopy half has the power switch that is the black dot. Down is on. Behind it is a 1/8 inch slot by 1.5 long. This is to see the Voltwatch that is under it. That...
Forum: Seaplanes
07-20-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,350
Posted By Yak Dude

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Sorry to take a while to reply. To answer the couple of posts: the CG stickers I found on a web-site that had all kinds of military flags that were 3 x 5, this is were I found the emblem on the side...
Forum: Seaplanes
07-01-2009, 01:29 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,350
Posted By Yak Dude

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Side's and detail. I just need a number for the nose. Does anyone know of a Coast Guard plane that has crashed on a mission that I can use that tail number for dedication?
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