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Forum: Seaplanes
03-31-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By MinnFlyer

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Looks great, but just a "head's up" - You might catch some flack for that swastika. People don't mind them on scale, German WWII models, but on non-scale models they tend to set people off.
Forum: Seaplanes
12-27-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By MinnFlyer

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

What are those funny looking round things on the bottom?

:D
Forum: Seaplanes
05-18-2009, 07:27 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By MinnFlyer

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

I fly mine off the grass sans wheels also, what a blast!

But you may find that flying from water can put holes in the bottom wing covering - that's why fabric is recommended.
Forum: Seaplanes
05-03-2009, 09:07 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By MinnFlyer

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Welcome home! Glad to have you back. And thanks!
Forum: Seaplanes
01-22-2009, 07:42 PM
Forum: Seaplanes
09-03-2008, 08:08 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By MinnFlyer

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

It would be easy enough to put a solid 1/4" canard through the nose. It would also be easy to add elevators to it with a torque rod that could be easily connected to the existing elevator servo.

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Forum: Seaplanes
08-27-2008, 09:08 AM
Forum: Seaplanes
07-18-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By MinnFlyer

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

OS 46FX I got two rolls of The same color Towercote with it, so I'm assuming that's what it's covered with. Don't know AUW
Forum: Seaplanes
07-18-2008, 08:43 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By MinnFlyer

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

What I find interesting is:

Since my Northstar is second-hand, I guessed at the CG. It flew great, but it was about 1 1/2" behind where it should have been. Last night I added about 3oz of lead...
Forum: Seaplanes
07-17-2008, 12:43 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By MinnFlyer

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Wow, my CG is only about 3/4" forward of the main gear - but it flies nice
Forum: Seaplanes
07-17-2008, 11:27 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By MinnFlyer

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

What should the CG be? Since I got it pre-built, i just had to guess (made for a REALLY interesting maiden!)
Forum: Seaplanes
07-17-2008, 11:18 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By MinnFlyer

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

I'm at about 1300ft ASL and it's plenty fast. In fact it seems to do it the most at high speed, especially after a turn - but then it settles down.
Forum: Seaplanes
07-17-2008, 11:06 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By MinnFlyer

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

If I knew a solution, I wouldn't have the problem :D

Someone mentioned winglets earlier (or in another thread, I forget) That might be interesting.
Forum: Seaplanes
07-17-2008, 08:22 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By MinnFlyer

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Geeze, I've been so busy lately that I haven't gotten to the Seaplanes forum in a long time!

I built a Northstar years ago which eventually met its expiration date, but I picked up another at an...
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