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#1 WMParkFlyer Jul 22, 2012 06:55 PM

West Michigan Park Flyers New Mako Sea Plane
 
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Standard Mako Sea Plane
West Michigan Park Flyers LLC

Brings you the new Mako Sea Plane


Mako intro movie.mp4 (17 min 45 sec)

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Click here to Order Yours Today

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Full size Mako

Kit Contents
Depron 6mm:
-Wing sheet 1 and 2
-Float Sheet 1 and 2
-2 narrow part sheets #1 and #2
Carbon Fiber 4 X 3 Tube 3 pcs. 39 inches long, cut to the following sizes.
-#1) 30 inches
-#2) 15 inches, 15 inches, 9 inches
-#3) 24 inches, 15 inches
Carbon Fiber 1.5 solid 2 pcs. 39 inches long, cut to the following sizes.
#1) 18, 5,5,8
#2) 16-1/2, 6-3/4, 6-3/4
Mako Wooden control horn and parts set.
Piano wire ( 3 ) 90 degree ( 5 ) Z-bends and 2 straights.
Dubro E-Z connects ( 2 )
Dubro Micro E/Z Link ( 3 )
Heat Shrink 6 pcs
Fiberglass Adhesive Sheet 2) two inch strips 13in. long.
3/8 X 1/16 Hatch Magnet ( 1 )
10-24 Flat head Machine screw ( 1 ) for hatch pull

We will be offering decal sets for this plane in the near future.
We are beginning production on this airframe and are going to run 20 kits this week. Kits will begin shipping out on 7/30/12

Plane Specifications:
- Wing span 32
- Length 35
- Weight - (without battery) 13.5 oz (with battery) 18 to 22 oz
- Motor: 2212 1900 KV or 2212-2200 KV
- Prop: 6X4E or 6X5E
- Battery: 1500 mah to 2500 mah 11.1 V (2200mah is a good size with a 9min flight time)
- Speed Control: 30 or 40 Amp
Additional Items Needed to complete kit:
- Glue Foam Tac or Gorilla Glue
- Velcro
- 4 - 5 gram servos
- 1900 KV 2200 KV motor
- 6 x 5 6 x 4 electric prop
- 30 Amp 40 Amp ESC
- 10 12 servo wire extensions
- Blenderm Tape for hinges
- 11.1v 1500 mah 2500 mah battery
- Paint or decals
- Screws to mount motor to plywood
- Corrosion X (water proofing for motor, esc, receiver).

Suggested Throws & Expo

Elevator low rate, 40% Expo and 1/2" throw both ways.
Elevator high rate, 60% Expo and 1-1/4" throw both ways ( this is needed for a hand stand)
Aileron low rate, 30% Expo and 3/8" throw each way.
Aileron high rate, 50% Expo and 3/4" throw each way.
Rudder, 60% Expo and 1-1/4" or more! throw each way.

Plans & Build instruction down load links listed Below:

Ordering information:

Full size Mako
Order Now at http://www.wmparkflyers.com/Pages/MakoSeaPlane.aspx


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#2 WMParkFlyer Jul 22, 2012 06:56 PM

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42 Inch Mako XLThe Mako XL is just like the original, only larger! Available at wmparkflyers.com

See #1 Post for Mako and Mako XL build instructions

Specifications:
- Wing span – 42”
- Length – 46”
- Weight - (without battery) – 26 oz (with battery) – 37 to 42oz
- Center of gravity is 16 1/2” from tip of floats
- Motor: Suppo A2814/6 - 1400 KV (3s) or A2814/8 - 1100 KV (4s)
- Prop: 8X6E or 9X5E
- Battery: 3300 mah (4s) to 4000 mah (3s) (min of 330g battery weight needed to balance plane)
- Speed Control: 60 Amp
- 9 gram servos, 2 Aileron Servos
- 11 gram Goteck GS-9025MG Micro Analog 11g Metal-Gear Servo (STRONG) for rudder and elevator
- Servo Extensions Same as original mako. 300mm or 12inches. Longer will work to, but not shorter.

Motor-prop recommendations:
4s - Suppo A2814/8 - 1100 KV with 9x5e prop.
14.8v 3300mah battery (need 330g weight to balance plane)
60 amp esc

4s - Exceed RC rocket motor 3015 - 1300kv with 9x4.5e prop.
14.8v 3300mah battery (need 330g weight to balance plane)
60 amp esc

4s - SunnySky X2814 KV1250 with 9x4.5e prop.
14.8v 3300mah battery (need 330g weight to balance plane)
60 amp esc


3s - Suppo A2814/6 - 1400 KV with 9x6e prop.
11.1v 4000mah battery (need 330g weight to balance plane)
60 amp esc

See http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=1471 for pics and more information.
42 inch Mako XL Takes flight on the water
42 inch Mako XL Water Maiden in the Wind and Rain

42 INCH MAKO WATER MAIDEN IN THE RAIN (12 min 11 sec)

#3 WMParkFlyer Jul 22, 2012 06:56 PM

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Mini Mako



Product Details
The Mini Mako is a EPP foam parkflyer, designed to fly indoors during winter months, but it also flys very well outside. With its low center of gravity and light weight it makes a good beginner plane. It slides on hardwood floors, concrete, and black top. Sorry it does not fly off of water, grass, or snow.
Available at wmparkflyers.com
Specifications:
- Wing span – 25”
- Length – 27”
- Center of gravity is 10" from tip of floats
- Motor for light indoor flight: C2403 - 2100KV (2s 800mah battery)(7oz auw)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dproduct=12681
- Prop: 8x4DD cut down to 7" or 7x5sf prop
- Speed Control: 10 Amp
- 5 gram servos, 3 total

Kit Contents
Material EPP 9mm: All parts laser cut w / spar grooves.
  • Carbon Fiber 3mm X 2mm Tube 2 pcs. cut to the following lengths.
    #1) 21 inches 11 inches
    #2) 10 inches 10 inches and 7 inches
  • Carbon Fiber 1.5mm solid 1 pcs. cut to the following lengths.
    10 in. 10 in. (aileron) 17 in. (rudder) 6 in, Rudder connector
    Note: The 6 in. rudder connector is not in the PDF listed below. We need to correct this error as soon as I can get back to the Cad.
  • Carbon Fiber 1.2mm solid 2 pcs. each of the following lengths for trussing. (working from the front of the plane to the back)
    2-1/2 , 3-3/8 , 4.0 , 4-1/8 , 4-3/4 , 3-3/4
  • Carbon Fiber 1.2mm solid 2 pcs. 4.0 in long tail struts.
  • Mini Mako Wooden control horn and parts set.
  • Piano wire – ( 5 ) Z-bends and 4 straights.
  • Dubro E-Z connects ( 5)
  • Heat Shrink 6 pcs


Can be ordered in unpainted or painted 9mm EPP

Order Now at http://www.wmparkflyers.com/Pages/MiniMako.aspx

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#4 aircontrol Jul 22, 2012 06:58 PM

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Hi everyone,
The Mako is a depron foam parkflyer, designed to fly off of water, snow, and grass. It is fun to fly and easy to land. It flys well both fast and slow. I am very excited to see the Mako going into production, Greg does a wonderfull job on these kits, the plywood servo trays allow easy installation and removal of the servos, and the control horns fit nicely into the laser cut slots. Here are some pictures and videos of the Mako, hope you all enjoy it as much as we do.
:popcorn:

New fresh water shark (3 min 8 sec)

Mako from boat (5 min 12 sec)

MY VIDEO (4 min 38 sec)

Fiberglass hinge tutorial (3 min 51 sec)

Flite Test | Waterproofing Electronics (18 min 20 sec)


Some of my build pics.

#5 aircontrol Jul 22, 2012 06:59 PM

New Mini Mako
 
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Suggested Throws & Expo for Mini Mako
Elevator low rate, 30% Expo and 3/4" throw both ways.
Elevator high rate, 50% Expo and 1-1/4" throw both ways ( this is needed for a hand stand)
Aileron low rate, 30% Expo and 3/8" throw each way.
Aileron high rate, 50% Expo and 3/4" throw each way.
Rudder, 50% Expo and 1-1/4" or more! throw each way.

Some of my build pics!

#6 aircontrol Jul 22, 2012 06:59 PM

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Show us your MAKO!
One of the neat things about these threads is seeing other peoples designs and paint schemes, so if you have a Mako, please post some pictures.

#7 r/cdawg Jul 22, 2012 07:04 PM

You guys are going to love how this flies. Greg will be posting some video shortly which really shows what it is capable of.:cool::cool::cool:

#8 r/cdawg Jul 22, 2012 07:05 PM

I'll be doing some build pics and such in this post. I plan to start building my second one tomorrow.

#9 r/cdawg Jul 22, 2012 07:05 PM

I'm going to be renting a cottage on Lake Michigan in a couple weeks so I plan to post pics and videos in this post. Stand by, it's going to be fun. The Mako is a sweet plane. :popcorn:

#10 TMAC4123 Jul 22, 2012 08:16 PM

This is a great flying airplane! Easy to build and fly! For those who are 3D junkies, it will pop-top and and do rolling harries! Check out these video's out I have recorded! Here is one-
Tristen flying west Michigan park flyers Mako (3 min 43 sec)

#11 TMAC4123 Jul 22, 2012 08:20 PM

Here is another one
West Michigan Park Flyers Mako (4 min 39 sec)

#12 Russ40 Jul 23, 2012 07:32 AM

Very cool guys. I want one. When will the kit be ready for purchase?

#13 r/cdawg Jul 23, 2012 11:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Russ40 (Post 22240621)
Very cool guys. I want one. When will the kit be ready for purchase?

Hi Russ,

Yes the Mako is very cool. I think Greg is ready to ship these but he'll be on here shortly to confirm.

dawg

#14 Russ40 Jul 23, 2012 06:08 PM

Cool thanks dawg. I was in your neck of the woods last week. My sister lives in Wayland. I was up there for a visit.

#15 WMParkFlyer Jul 23, 2012 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Russ40 (Post 22246005)
Cool thanks dawg. I was in your neck of the woods last week. My sister lives in Wayland. I was up there for a visit.

You were in Wayland and you didn't stop by? You could have saved your self some shipping. I had 5 kits in the car left over from a show mid week. :(

I will have the buy now button up tonight and kits will begin shipping one week from today.

GM


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