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Forum: Seaplanes
05-20-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 752
Posted By lupy

I have the seawind, not an easy beast to land...

I have the seawind, not an easy beast to land without dunking, tends to skip and nose in. Fast and stable in the air. Don't have the PBY, but having seen both, the PBY looks like a much more...
Forum: Seaplanes
02-17-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 967
Posted By lupy

RE: First floats

I have done both. These days I think it's most practical to run a separate servo on the float. The long flex line off the rudder servo always looked kind of silly to me. If you use a small servo,...
Forum: Seaplanes
02-09-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
Posted By lupy

RE: setting up Lanier RC Mariner 40

These like to fly / land faster than your seawind. The glass looks like an attempt to repair damage from rocks or some such. If it's still water tight, I would just leave it alone untill after...
Forum: Seaplanes
12-08-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,527
Posted By lupy

RE: A really small float plane build thread

Fyi, dipping in corrosion X is the only way to go with float plane electronics. There are numerous threads on it, so I won't go into great detail, but I have never lost anything that was dipped...
Forum: Seaplanes
09-10-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,118
Posted By lupy

RE: Great Planes Seawind Water Takeoff Tips

At least with the little foam version, the seawind likes to fly fast and has a pretty high stall speed. Combined with a big planing surface on the hull, it likes to skip when taken in too fast. My...
Forum: Seaplanes
06-01-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,480
Posted By lupy

RE: sig Aqua-Star electric conversion question

there are a lot of threads on this plane, including e conversions, do some searches and they will pop up. The biggest problem this plane has is a lack of hull displacement resulting in a low...
Forum: Seaplanes
02-25-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,908
Posted By lupy

RE: OK guys, another

very pretty, There must be some way of taking the gear lose, maybe removing support from the inside?? I would get the gear off somehow, glue the wheels up in the retracted position, swap out the wood...
Forum: Seaplanes
02-11-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,025
Posted By lupy

RE: 49 neptune value hobby motor to weight?

No!, don't give in to the slime side of the RC Luke! ....

Seriously, it's hard to tell what is wrong without a couple of tests. Did you lose all control? or only motor?

My first thought...
Forum: Seaplanes
02-10-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,025
Posted By lupy

RE: 49 neptune value hobby motor to weight?

It seems a little heavy to me, but the basic seamaster design is very forgiving on weight. The tip floats help trap air under the wing. If you look at the Wigdon, the new GP twin, it is listed as...
Forum: Seaplanes
01-24-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,001
Posted By lupy

RE: First Float?

Seawinds are tricky to land, they tend to skip and nose in. In the air they are very fast and smooth. A light acrobatic plane such as a 300 on floats is probably what you want.
Forum: Seaplanes
11-25-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,134
Posted By lupy

RE: float fly pond sizing

I would think 50m long by half that wide would be absolute minimum for seamasters and skilled pilots. One of the things I love about flying off water is that the landing area is huge, so more is...
Forum: Seaplanes
11-17-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,457
Posted By lupy

RE: seamaster engine mount from plans?

When I converted my seamaster to electric, I decided to go with the lightest mount I could design, that would also carry some of the strength down to the thicker plywood portion of the pylon. I...
Forum: Seaplanes
11-09-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,457
Posted By lupy

RE: seamaster engine mount from plans?

I vote subfin. that's how they did in on the Lanier Mariner and the newer seamaster clone, the Neptune and Neptune II. I like it better with the sub fin, as my old seamaster's fold away one was...
Forum: Seaplanes
11-06-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 671
Posted By lupy

RE: GP Seawind Electric from saltwater?

I would try almost any other seaplane than the electric seawind, Mine always ends up with water inside, the cockpit overhangs at the front, so any little wave that gets near there makes in in. Also,...
Forum: Seaplanes
10-13-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,710
Posted By lupy

RE: Electrified Northstar

There are a lot of reports from MFG's warning not to add length to the battery side of the esc, A number of people have also reported heat, fires and explosions from doing this. Others have done it...
Forum: Seaplanes
10-12-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,710
Posted By lupy

RE: Electrified Northstar

sounds like a heat issue, the eflight is a nice esc, but that's pretty close to the limits. I use one in my neptune with a eflight .32 and 4s at 40A max. there is only a little airflow, and after a...
Forum: Seaplanes
09-08-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,884
Posted By lupy

RE: CL 415 ARFs back in stock today

I like the sound of 4 strokes, a twin would be really nice, but given sound concerns on my lake, I opted a few years ago to fly strictly electric. For the price of two saito .70's, you could easily...
Forum: Seaplanes
09-08-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,884
Posted By lupy

RE: CL 415 ARFs back in stock today

Thanks for the heads up, I have been torn for quite a while now on this plane. It's a very cool looking model, and the price is very cheap, but the quality has me holding off for now. How is...
Forum: Seaplanes
08-03-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,373
Posted By lupy

RE: New seaplane from horizon

The video switches back and forth from shots of the real Icon to the model. A little deceptive, but at least in some of the shots, the model looks very real. Maybe that was the point. This is a...
Forum: Seaplanes
07-31-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,220
Posted By lupy

RE: Neptune ARF advice on 1st seaplane? Construction tips?

so did you get your's from Value Hobby? It's a nice price, at only $129 or so delivered. I might just pick up a spare for when I make a fatal mistake. Given the wierdness of the Chinese...
Forum: Seaplanes
07-28-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,220
Posted By lupy

RE: Neptune ARF advice on 1st seaplane? Construction tips?

Sorry you are having so many problems with your Maxford Neptune. I will be curious how the two compare with each other. I have been Flying my Maxford version a lot this summer without the camera,...
Forum: Seaplanes
07-21-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,032
Posted By lupy

RE: Is the Rx-R Seawind any good

Probably a good thing it was out of reach, if I had been there I would probably have tried to grab it without thinking and cut the heck out of my hand. There sure isn't much foam holding that pylon...
Forum: Seaplanes
07-11-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,220
Posted By lupy

RE: Neptune ARF advice on 1st seaplane? Construction tips?

I have the II version from Maxford and I haven't had a problem with the covering. It's not as nice as monocote, but I have done several hundred take off and landing runs without a problem. Maybe...
Forum: Seaplanes
06-25-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,226
Posted By lupy

RE: Seaplane ARF's

I have a foam seawind, while it flies like a little dart in the air, it makes landing and taking off much more of a chore than I like. With suden power, the seawind will rotate and nose in. If it...
Forum: Seaplanes
06-18-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,220
Posted By lupy

RE: Neptune ARF advice on 1st seaplane? Construction tips?

That stock mount is too light, as with most of the chinese hardware, it's not to be trusted. I don't understand why Maxford bothers to include it.
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