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Forum: Seaplanes
05-04-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By knifeedgeyak

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

My .02 is build it with the AX .46. My northstar hails the mail. Keep it simple. No pumps, glow drivers needed.
Forum: Seaplanes
12-18-2008, 10:11 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By knifeedgeyak

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

I just built a Northstar. If I were you I would not mess with moving the tank. The benifits don't out weight the pain in your you know what. My plane weighs in under 7lbs and halls the mail. I did...
Forum: Seaplanes
10-08-2008, 11:07 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By knifeedgeyak

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

I would not change much else.
Forum: Seaplanes
09-29-2008, 08:27 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By knifeedgeyak

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Here are some pictures of the plane on its first float fly weekend. Like I said before. I could not have asked for a better flying plane. And thanks to all of you who post on this thread. I got a lot...
Forum: Seaplanes
09-24-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By knifeedgeyak

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

My elevator is more then I need. I have to be easy during loops otherwise I end up doing such a tight loop it looks bad. I have yet to have it run out of elevator. Yes the 6.6lbs is with the nose...
Forum: Seaplanes
09-22-2008, 03:22 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By knifeedgeyak

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Well the plane flew and it flew well. It left the water and climbed out straight and level. No trim adjusments were needed. I did not experience any wing rock at any stages of flight. I am very...
Forum: Seaplanes
09-15-2008, 09:00 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By knifeedgeyak

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Everyone cross your collective fingers because on Friday the Northstar is getting it's maiden.
Forum: Seaplanes
09-05-2008, 02:46 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By knifeedgeyak

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Ok here are some good pics of my newly finished Northstar. It gets its maiden on the 19th. I can't wait.

The plane weights 6.6lbs. I was a little worried about the weight when I had to put 15oz...
Forum: Seaplanes
08-29-2008, 09:08 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By knifeedgeyak

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

These are bad pictures. I will get some better ones when I have a chance. All I have left is the engine and radio. It will be maidened on Sep 20th. I am pretty happy about how it came out. It is only...
Forum: Seaplanes
08-28-2008, 10:24 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By knifeedgeyak

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

That is not me. I wish I was that good. That is my buddy Dale. He is teaching me the way of the covering. We got it finished last night. I will take some photos and put them up soon. It has been...
Forum: Seaplanes
08-27-2008, 08:30 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By knifeedgeyak

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Hello All,


There has not been any action on this thread for a little while so I thought I would post progress on my Northstar. It is getting close. I only have 3 weeks or so before my clubs...
Forum: Seaplanes
07-16-2008, 11:54 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By knifeedgeyak

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

I guess this thread is dead. Anyways, I started to cover my northstar yesterday. Got the bottom, tip floats and the engine pod glassed. I am going to glass the rest of the fuselage with real light...
Forum: Seaplanes
07-02-2008, 11:31 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By knifeedgeyak

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

The wingspan is 44in and the length is 54 in. Not a huge plane but it is one piece so it is going to be a bit of a problem transporting it. I have been wanted to build a trailer for some time and now...
Forum: Seaplanes
07-02-2008, 09:09 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By knifeedgeyak

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Seems like this thread has kind of died, but here are some pics of my construction completed Northstar. I still have to do the nose but I am going to cover then use the nose to balance the plane as...
Forum: Seaplanes
06-30-2008, 11:08 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By knifeedgeyak

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

I am using the 6 oz mainly because that is what I have and it is what I do all of my floats out of. I use the West Marine 5/1 system. The finsh is great no matter what cloth you use. The Tip floats...
Forum: Seaplanes
06-30-2008, 09:34 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By knifeedgeyak

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Hey guys I just wanted to get some input on covering these birds. My first plan was to glass the hull and ultra coat the rest. I have now moved onto doing the hull with 6oz and the rest of the...
Forum: Seaplanes
06-25-2008, 05:40 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By knifeedgeyak

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Well it sure looks nice. I am closer to getting it right but what a fight it has been.
Forum: Seaplanes
06-25-2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By knifeedgeyak

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Do you have your servos mounted as per the plans? Do you perhaps have a picture of your bird?
Forum: Seaplanes
06-25-2008, 09:21 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By knifeedgeyak

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Now that I figured out how to post pics with a little help I thought I would put up my Northstar build progress. I am working on the canopy and it had by far been the hardest thing to build on this...
Forum: Seaplanes
06-23-2008, 08:57 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By knifeedgeyak

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Thats what I did. It is about 5 inchs from the engine with the servo facing down. So the linkage is outside the narcle. That way it does not interfer with the fuel tank and will be easy to make...
Forum: Seaplanes
06-20-2008, 09:01 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By knifeedgeyak

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Have any of you guys installed your throttle servo in the tail. I am going to and am searching for the best location. Any thoughts?
Forum: Seaplanes
06-10-2008, 10:07 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By knifeedgeyak

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

has anyone tried covering the wing before they attached to the body? I am trying to make the covering a little easier.
Forum: Seaplanes
05-26-2008, 10:03 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By knifeedgeyak

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

It looks great. How is builing the canopy? I am a little nervious about it not fitting right.
Forum: Seaplanes
05-20-2008, 10:20 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By knifeedgeyak

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Covering these things seems like it is going to a be a nightmare. I wish they were in like three parts when you covered them, but what can you do. Any tips?
Forum: Seaplanes
05-19-2008, 09:09 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By knifeedgeyak

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Hey all,

I am right in the middle of building my first Northstar. I am at the step of shaping and adding weight to the nose cone. How much weight have you guys been using. I am running a O.S.ax...
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