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Forum: Seaplanes
05-31-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,369
Posted By alasdair

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

What IS that? Is it real, or a clever bit of photoshop work?
Forum: Seaplanes
05-29-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,369
Posted By alasdair

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Laddie,
I am surprised I have to disagree with you but, having flown three Northstars with and without elevon mixing, I have to recommend elevon mixing for vastly increased manoeuvrability in...
Forum: Seaplanes
05-28-2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,369
Posted By alasdair

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

So you are worrying about the loss of lift due to elevons on takeoff?????????????????

Well apply UP elevator and you get a down force at the tail anyway.

The only way to help get the nose up on...
Forum: Seaplanes
05-25-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,369
Posted By alasdair

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

FWIT, here is how I cooled the ESC without letting air or water inside.
It is a 30x30x6 mm 5 volt cooling fan plugged into a spare Rx socket (find them on Ebay)
Forum: Seaplanes
05-02-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,369
Posted By alasdair

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

[quote]ORIGINAL: skywagn180

Actually Vancouver, Wa came first! We are across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon and it is one of the biggest cities in Washington State, USA. We get this a...
Forum: Seaplanes
05-02-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,369
Posted By alasdair

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

B.T.W. skywagn180, isn't Vancouver in BC Canada? not WA, USA? Or has someone in Wa state copied the name for a place there?

In previous posts on this thread I have listed my ownmods for the...
Forum: Seaplanes
05-05-2011, 02:13 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,369
Posted By alasdair

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

On my latest model, based on the Northstar but so much modified that I renamed it the Lochstar, I started with a foam wing core, sheeted it only back to max thickness, and added cap strips on the...
Forum: Seaplanes
05-05-2011, 01:15 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,369
Posted By alasdair

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Loch Insh is just south of Aviemore, and the Highland Splashin is on September 10/11

I did not realise that Falcon Aviation could laser cut a Northstar kit.
I have had 3 NS, but didn't build...
Forum: Seaplanes
05-04-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,369
Posted By alasdair

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Actually that photo in post #320 is of a 200% Northstar built in Northern Ireland by Ian Robb and photographed here on a visit to Scotland (Kilbirnie Loch) in 1996.
It was powered by a 45 cc...
Forum: Seaplanes
05-04-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,369
Posted By alasdair

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Goldenduff,
Where are you going to fly this beast? Will you be at the Loch Insh event?
Forum: Seaplanes
09-16-2008, 05:37 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,369
Posted By alasdair

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Hi,
I posted a couple of photos on another "Northstar Mods" thread. I'll stick them in again on this one.
I based my model on the Northstar (of which I've had 3 over the years, all built by other...
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