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Forum: Seaplanes
05-30-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,374
Posted By russram

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

So to get into the nut and bolts of this the foil needs to be forward of the step and well underwater to get good lift it maybe that i shall have a go at this [&:]
Forum: Seaplanes
05-30-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,374
Posted By russram

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

That is spot on a Lake Buckaneer doing just what the north star needs some one give it a go I not sure about the landings with foils down maybe they need to be retractable
Forum: Seaplanes
05-29-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,374
Posted By russram

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

There is a lot of good science coming through and here is my penny's worth following on from Auzzyflier. From watching the America cup racing lately why don,t some try putting foil's on the tip...
Forum: Seaplanes
03-29-2010, 03:41 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,374
Posted By russram

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

When you start improving the the water break on take off that will go against you on landing as the NS will always balloon if you are above stall on touch down so less drag on the hull will just help...
Forum: Seaplanes
09-19-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,374
Posted By russram

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

landing the NS is a breeze if you stall it in. They will not drop a wing on stall they just pitch up the nose untill they stop flying if you hold them just off the water you will get a perfect...
Forum: Seaplanes
05-11-2009, 06:50 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,374
Posted By russram

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Thanks Jeffo for your feed back i do have a 4500 but weight of it will be a huge penalty and i still have not worked out how to section it but i'm sure the wing cord is thick enough to take a carbon...
Forum: Seaplanes
05-09-2009, 06:27 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,374
Posted By russram

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

HI Jeffo thanks for your replie. Your facts worrie me . At 20lbs and a 160 os powered there seems to be a massive weight change of 3x on a standard N star. If was to use that extrapilation a 2x would...
Forum: Seaplanes
05-07-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,374
Posted By russram

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Hi9 Guy's here in NZ we are just heading into our winter months when the temp is around 5deg celus and the wind goes away for longer periods. I can get my N Star out for our flyin . I've owned 5 now...
Forum: Seaplanes
12-23-2008, 06:01 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,374
Posted By russram

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Deadeye shame that your first flight turned to custard but that.s the name of the game with RC planes. I.ve own 5 NS and 4 have come to greff in differant ways but don.t be put as these ships are...
Forum: Seaplanes
09-23-2008, 03:17 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,374
Posted By russram

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Well you now know how great they fly pleasing that you have no wing rock the weight of 6.6 lbs is inclusive of balast i suppose how was your elevator responce. That is the only bone of contenion i...
Forum: Seaplanes
08-30-2008, 05:43 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,374
Posted By russram

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Well you have done well have you got a weight as it is should be 4>5 lbs but heavier will not worrie the flight much just the sink on landing forget mowing the back lawn and get on the water soon...
Forum: Seaplanes
08-28-2008, 02:34 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,374
Posted By russram

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

That.s looking great sure looks easy when you are doing it you will love flying it they are a dream cheers Russell NZ
Forum: Seaplanes
07-18-2008, 02:47 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,374
Posted By russram

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

on the wingrocking read my earlier write up about it on this thread. also i have now flown my latest model which i bought s/hand and in the 4 flight i got no wing rock and the tip float have not been...
Forum: Seaplanes
06-28-2008, 06:56 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,374
Posted By russram

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

HI all from New Zealand I have had 3 Northstars now unfortunately my luck runs out often but i love these ships and i have a mate that loves building and not flying so he builds them and i stuff them...
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