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Posted by porcia83 | Dec 28, 2010 @ 06:16 PM | 14,248 Views
Here are the pics, better ones to come this weekend. Pretty touchy on the controls so had to add a ton of expo. It was a pretty windy day as well, I'm sure it goes like crazy on a calm day. Overall performed nicely. quick snap rolls and flew nice inverted. I like to fly with wind so it was fun seeing what I could do with this. Given the barn door like profile of this thing it can be pretty interesting. Coming in to land was a dream. Steady as can be with little to no power. Actually had it hovering in place at one point.

I'll try to get some video this weekend.
Posted by porcia83 | Dec 15, 2010 @ 07:54 PM | 13,914 Views
So it's all done and ready to go. Just need to get a decent day without howling winds and close to zero temps. It's killing me to just sit and look at it. I took the curtains off my wall yesterday firing it up.

The floats are GWS slow stick floats cut down, then capped at the rear. Silicone is the gap filler. I cut the holes for the wing support way to big and tried to fill the gap with gorilla glue. Suffice it to say it's held on tight.

Hope to get pics of it in the air, and video too.
Posted by porcia83 | Dec 03, 2010 @ 10:03 PM | 13,755 Views
So I finally got both of my Twin Stars built. My friend Stefan (Komet 44) professionaly built the grey one and helped me maiden it this past weekend. It's got a couple of brushless motors from hobbypartz and my leftover T-28 ESCs. This thing rocks...a true STOL plane. I bought the Parkzone Extra 300 wheels and bracket and fit that into the fuze with some tinkering. Tail wheel is from the 300 as well. Love the way this thing flies. Less floaty then I expected punches right through the wind with a 3300 and 5000 battery installed.

The Twinstar 11 was built by another member of my club. As soon as I got it I stripped the stickers and my son and I started tinkering with the paint. We also added the float kit. At present all that's left to do is put the pontoons on the wings. I have GWS floats that I cut down and will be using those. I though the looked pretty cool, and share the same design as the front piece of float kit. I'll probably use a solid piece of wood for support and to attach to the wing. This plane is not light and I think a couple of small dowels would not do it. I plan on flying this on snow and water.

I'll update once it's completely done. Can't wait to maiden it.