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Old Feb 07, 2005, 01:14 AM
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To Sackie: Yes my model have triangular spray rails at the junktion fuselage sides and bottom. Very nessesary for a waterplane. The model is a very nice flyer, it flies on around half throttle ( I am using a OS 120 FS). One have to take off into the wind, as the wing floats sits a bit out on the wing it is very easy to get one to dig in if one have wind pressure from the side. I usually start the take off with up elevator until the model is on the step.

I liked the design of the model and made very few modifications. However I made the bottom up to the step from 50 millimeter (2") blue foam, cut and sanded to shape and then glassed. I like to have a bottom that can take running into a rock without getting a hole in the hull. The whole of the fuselage is glassed and the inside painted. I put the tank, a short Graupner 400 cc one, behind the engine. I might one day use a boxer twin in the Kingfisher. I also started to make a retractable landing gear for the model but that one is not ready yet. I must make a pneumatic cylinder for it. Also I want a air cylinder on the water rudder to be able to put it down after retracting the gear. I do not intend to take off from land but want to be able to taxi down the beach and then retract the wheels.

Christer
Haninge MFC, Sweden
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