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Forum: Seaplanes
05-03-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,372
Posted By aa1a

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

I suspect that if you went on any thread, Kaos thread, Ultra sport thread, Spitfire thread etc. and proposed ten radical "improvements" to the design, you would get a chilly reception. People on the...
Forum: Seaplanes
05-01-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,372
Posted By aa1a

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

My Northstar has a crummy Evolution 45 engine with a tuned pipe and a 3 blade. And it is a rocket! Straight up or straight down. It weighs in at around 6 lbs. Fantastic roll rate. The mods were,...
Forum: Seaplanes
05-04-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,372
Posted By aa1a

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

I agree 100%. The 46AX is a great choice for the Northstar. The perfect compromise of weight, simplicity and horsepower. Especially with a Macs pipe. (My 2 cents) A seven pound Northstar looks...
Forum: Seaplanes
02-06-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,372
Posted By aa1a

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

The Purple Northstar flew great yesterday. No problems, no bad habits. The CG seems just right. At 15" ahead of the trailing edge, it's still 1" ahead of the step. The elevator trim is back to...
Forum: Seaplanes
02-04-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,372
Posted By aa1a

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Good looking Northstar!
I pulled a bunch of lead out of the nose of the purple Northstar. I moved the CG back 1 inch to 15" ahead of the trailing edge. We have a float fly tomorrow. Looking...
Forum: Seaplanes
01-19-2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,372
Posted By aa1a

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

I did the maiden flight of the new Northstar Saturday. It flew Great! It needed a good bit of up trim. This is a good thing because it means I can take some weight out of the nose. I kept the...
Forum: Seaplanes
09-06-2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,372
Posted By aa1a

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Yes. pictures please on the watertight charge jack!
I am getting ready to build my second Northstar. I lost my first one last winter. I am considering buying an old YS 45 for power. It has a...
Forum: Seaplanes
06-27-2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,372
Posted By aa1a

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Hello Everyone,
Here is my Northstar. It is powered by a 46AX with a Macs pipe and an APC 10x7 prop. It is my first kit build so I decided to keep it stock. I did add the elevator pushrod support....
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