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Forum: Seaplanes
02-20-2017, 07:06 AM
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Posted By Cougar429

From what I remember the ribs are symmetrical.

From what I remember the ribs are symmetrical.
Forum: Seaplanes
12-19-2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By Cougar429

Just sold my Northstar to my friend. He still had...

Just sold my Northstar to my friend. He still had not completed the other I built for him and this would help get him airborne.

Figure if I build another, (#8) I will incorporate some of the mods...
Forum: Seaplanes
03-17-2016, 05:23 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By Cougar429

From what I saw online guys had much more luck...

From what I saw online guys had much more luck moving the step back a bit. Perhaps double sided tape and some blue foam cut to shape on your could confirm if that works before permanent mod.

I had...
Forum: Seaplanes
03-16-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By Cougar429

Mine is the NitroPlanes version. Approximately...

Mine is the NitroPlanes version. Approximately the same size, but there are some changes. Along with no ability to mount retracts one notable is a wing tube rather than the extruded spar GP uses. I...
Forum: Seaplanes
03-14-2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By Cougar429

I used Water-Based Polyurethane in a spray can to...

I used Water-Based Polyurethane in a spray can to do the fuse and wing before bonding them together and installing the top skin. I did the same for the Seamaster before re-covering.

NOTE: I used a...
Forum: Seaplanes
03-11-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By Cougar429

Looks a lot like mine. I opted for only the...

Looks a lot like mine. I opted for only the elevator and throttle servos in the pylon.
Forum: Seaplanes
10-20-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By Cougar429

Red Dwarf, any progress?

Red Dwarf, any progress?
Forum: Seaplanes
06-25-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By Cougar429

Trying to figure out your description of the...

Trying to figure out your description of the intake ducting. Also, instead of moving the EDF units themselves, (requiring them to be close to the exhaust point themselves), if properly controlled the...
Forum: Seaplanes
06-24-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By Cougar429

O/K. Good thing you do the soldering yourself. A...

O/K. Good thing you do the soldering yourself. A lot of failed ESC's I check have substandard soldering hidden under the heat shrink or covering.

I also am personally not a fan of lead-free.
...
Forum: Seaplanes
06-24-2015, 03:11 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By Cougar429

I did not believe it possible to run two...

I did not believe it possible to run two brushless motors from the same ESC.
Forum: Seaplanes
06-18-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By Cougar429

RedDwarphIV, not sure if there is a supplier your...

RedDwarphIV, not sure if there is a supplier your side of the pond, but a possibility may be the Polaris or Polaris Ultra, (smaller foamie electric versions of the Northstar) if you wanted something...
Forum: Seaplanes
06-16-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By Cougar429

Laddie, I can confirm that. I had a Fox 50BB on...

Laddie, I can confirm that. I had a Fox 50BB on mine, (still have that engine) and brought it with us when we went camping just south of North Bay. We took the kids there every year and thought this...
Forum: Seaplanes
06-16-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By Cougar429

I was thinking the 6-channel you mentioned flying...

I was thinking the 6-channel you mentioned flying 001. If programmable you may be able to use another compatible receiver for #2 and program that model separately.

My JR stores 30 discreet models...
Forum: Seaplanes
06-15-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By Cougar429

If you plan to fly from water you need to keep...

If you plan to fly from water you need to keep the sharp edge between the bottom and side sheeting or it will make a nice boat.

Believe me.I know this to be true. Back in the 80's I built the...
Forum: Seaplanes
12-17-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By Cougar429

Yak Dude, with the drought reported in your area...

Yak Dude, with the drought reported in your area for the last 3 years, any water left in that reservoir?
Forum: Seaplanes
12-17-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By Cougar429

Would smoked or blue tinted windows have worked...

Would smoked or blue tinted windows have worked better?

Love that RAF Polar Squadron theme. I did mine in the high-vis USCG profile, but perhaps next time........
Forum: Seaplanes
12-17-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By Cougar429

Neat. That cockpit looks halfway between an F-117...

Neat. That cockpit looks halfway between an F-117 and an X-Wing fighter. Just right for that Luke Skywalker full action figure stored away:p:)
Forum: Seaplanes
12-13-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By Cougar429

Keep the updates coming. There's always something...

Keep the updates coming. There's always something new to learn from other builders.
Forum: Seaplanes
12-07-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By Cougar429

Post pics of how they look when you get the...

Post pics of how they look when you get the chance.
Forum: Seaplanes
06-25-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By Cougar429

Thinking back I estimate the canopy one of the...

Thinking back I estimate the canopy one of the most difficult parts of the build. Compound curves were a pain to fabricate with enough rigidity to retain the shape when removed.

A hatch would...
Forum: Seaplanes
03-29-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By Cougar429

Welcome Andy and good to see you here. Sent a PM...

Welcome Andy and good to see you here. Sent a PM regarding the 3/4 version.
Forum: Seaplanes
03-03-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By Cougar429

Adam, since I have no idea of your experience or...

Adam, since I have no idea of your experience or history, don't feel the following is condescending in any way. This is just my own take on things and advice I find goes a long way to every level.
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Forum: Seaplanes
01-26-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By Cougar429

Surprising there has been no action here lately....

Surprising there has been no action here lately. Mind you, this winter has been absolutely horrid, with cold temps and winds making any attempts at this "Hobby" a bit of a stretch.

sbot, any...
Forum: Seaplanes
06-03-2013, 04:11 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By Cougar429

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

I'll second both the congrats on your successful water ops and that the squared off floats are the prime suspect for the wing rock. Have no real comparison since it has been a long time since I flew...
Forum: Seaplanes
05-31-2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By Cougar429

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Aussieflyer, it was not my intention to start a philosophical discourse on progress or problem-solving, just to point out some of the add-ons posted were beginning to look just like the name...
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