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Forum: Seaplanes
09-15-2006, 08:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,596
Posted By FLYING MOUNTIE

RE: CL-215 Should I buy engines and fly it or sell it

At this point I am not planning on retracts as I am toying with the idea of a oick up and drop system again like I did on my 7' version. I may mount the wheels on the side of this one to gibe a more...
Forum: Seaplanes
07-21-2006, 08:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,596
Posted By FLYING MOUNTIE

RE: CL-215 Should I buy engines and fly it or sell it

Here are some pics of the 10' + underway. I have actually started glassing and am planning on 2 saito 150 4-strokes. I have to trim the chines but figured I would wait as long as I can as the...
02-01-2006, 08:33 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 35,469
Posted By FLYING MOUNTIE

RE: All you Gee Bee people reply!

Oh so true!:D I have to get my monies worth out of this one first though.
Regards,
Tony
01-27-2006, 11:14 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 35,469
Posted By FLYING MOUNTIE

RE: All you Gee Bee people reply!

I agree the landings look like most of mine too. I have the GP ARF version and love it except for most of the landings. I had a good average until I went to Vernon and then the ratio went more to the...
Forum: ARF or RTF
01-27-2006, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 762
Posted By FLYING MOUNTIE

RE: GP GEE BEE ARF

What version? I have the GP ARF and love it - except for the landings which i'm hopeing to get nailed down this summer. ;)
Forum: Seaplanes
01-27-2006, 11:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,596
Posted By FLYING MOUNTIE

RE: CL-215 Should I buy engines and fly it or sell it

How's things going, I just thought I would pass along I have sold my 7' 215 and am now building a 10' version. I think it will be a lot nicer getting out of the water. I will post pics as the scratch...
Forum: Seaplanes
10-31-2005, 04:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,819
Posted By FLYING MOUNTIE

RE: Canadair CL-215 from M.A.N. plans

Actually i had no land gear on this one. I chose to not install as I went with home made pick up and drop system and was concerned with weight.:D
Forum: Seaplanes
10-03-2005, 10:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,819
Posted By FLYING MOUNTIE

RE: Canadair CL-215 from M.A.N. plans

I'll put in a good word for you. LOL.:D
Forum: Seaplanes
10-03-2005, 09:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,819
Posted By FLYING MOUNTIE

RE: Canadair CL-215 from M.A.N. plans

I'll run 120 four strokes hopefully if Santa's nice to me. The bigger one will be easier to handle on the water and the bigger they are the nicer they fly too! Keep in touch and i'll let you know how...
Forum: Seaplanes
10-03-2005, 08:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,819
Posted By FLYING MOUNTIE

RE: Canadair CL-215 from M.A.N. plans

Doc 1, glad to hear you got the urge to complete her. The engines are mounted with 0 side and down thrust.

The plane flies great and even with the left engine out I experienced this spring it...
Forum: ARF or RTF
08-29-2005, 09:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,330
Posted By FLYING MOUNTIE

RE: GREAT PLANES GEE BEE ARF LANDING PROBLEMS?

Way to go dwr - i hopr to get the beast mastered for landings too. You are right on with you're assesment, it's a hoot to fly! Keep your wheels down.:)
Forum: Seaplanes
08-23-2005, 03:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,819
Posted By FLYING MOUNTIE

RE: Canadair CL-215 from M.A.N. plans

Who's right? - Looks like an interesting airplane I can't say I know it though. Please let us know when it's completed.
Should be a nice bird!
Forum: Seaplanes
08-22-2005, 05:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,819
Posted By FLYING MOUNTIE

RE: Canadair CL-215 from M.A.N. plans

Nony, just to clear up with you're point on not assumming, This will be our first trip to Shuswap. I know Ted from when he was in Prince Rupert as we lived in Burns Lake at that time. I have a good...
Forum: Seaplanes
08-22-2005, 05:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,819
Posted By FLYING MOUNTIE

RE: Canadair CL-215 from M.A.N. plans

I'll look for you there. Don't worry about what you have to fly I am, as most everyone else in the hobbie, at the "Run what ya Brung" attitude. Doesn't matter what you fly as long as it's safe and...
Forum: Seaplanes
08-22-2005, 05:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,819
Posted By FLYING MOUNTIE

RE: Canadair CL-215 from M.A.N. plans

Nony, you bet, there are two of us from Lehtbridge going. I recognize the 415 in the left of the photo. That's Ted Russells, my insperation for building mine. The other one is Lornes I believe. I...
Forum: ARF or RTF
08-19-2005, 08:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,330
Posted By FLYING MOUNTIE

RE: GREAT PLANES GEE BEE ARF LANDING PROBLEMS?

Volkin, I have about six flights on mine now and the landings are at just better than 50% for success. I have experimented with speed ect. and even dead sticked once successfuly. This plane must be...
Forum: Seaplanes
08-18-2005, 10:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,819
Posted By FLYING MOUNTIE

RE: Canadair CL-215 from M.A.N. plans

Thanks Doc 1 , I'm sure your's will look as good if not better. Have fun!;)
Forum: ARF or RTF
08-17-2005, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By FLYING MOUNTIE

RE: GP Gee Bee ARF

Up to six flights now and 4 wheel landing w/ 2 nose overs Ouch! One was on pavement and minor scratches resulted. One was on grass no damage. Still a blast to fly though.
Forum: Seaplanes
08-15-2005, 07:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,819
Posted By FLYING MOUNTIE

RE: Canadair CL-215 from M.A.N. plans

Sounds great. I look forward to seeeing her done. I tried to upload a pic of mine in flight so hopefully I got the right one.
Forum: Seaplanes
08-15-2005, 07:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,819
Posted By FLYING MOUNTIE

RE: Canadair CL-215 from M.A.N. plans

Doc 1, to answer the differencial throttle question I did not put any in for flight as it does not need it. the engines are close enough together you will not notice it. Fly it and you'll see what I...
Forum: Seaplanes
08-15-2005, 07:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,819
Posted By FLYING MOUNTIE

RE: Canadair CL-215 from M.A.N. plans

Hi Doc 1 , no I am not a flyer but am an Aux RCMP since'92 E-div trained. I made my wing one piece as room is not an issue with me I have an 8' box (wing is 7') this allowed me to make one piece...
Forum: Seaplanes
08-15-2005, 12:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,819
Posted By FLYING MOUNTIE

RE: Canadair CL-215 from M.A.N. plans

Just a note on the CL-215 MAN plans - mine was enlarged to 7' wingspan and flies grear - even on one engine. I still have'nt tried the pick up and drop system but will let you know when I do. one...
Forum: ARF or RTF
07-19-2005, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By FLYING MOUNTIE

RE: GP Gee Bee ARF

Hi Want2bflyer, I have the GP Gee Bee Arf w/ 150 Saito - Maidened just last weekend. I love this plane. What a hoot to fly. Solid and predictable. It took 3 set ups to get the landing approach...
05-30-2005, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 816
Posted By FLYING MOUNTIE

RE: gy401 w/9250 digital servo - ok?

You misunderstood me. I borrowed the 9540 when the original servo and gyro in the unit failed. I bought the 401 and had the 9250 servo and did not see a reason to buy a new servo. Hope that makes...
05-28-2005, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By FLYING MOUNTIE

RE: Rules for flying

To be serious for a second ; you may want to contact someone in a local area club - even if you have to drive a ways - Helicopters require proper set up and you say you yard is not that big so how...
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