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Old Sep 24, 2004, 06:53 AM
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The Most Beautiful FThe world's most beautiful flying boat

First posting - still only a beginner but I love seeing graceful flying models.
I am attaching part of a 1970 American Aircraft Modeler (now defunct) article by Yuji Oki which I found recently. I have to admit that even 35 years later I can't disagree with his claim. Has anyone got the plans for this model or has pics of anything non-scale which you think equally beautiful?

Roger Kaye
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Old Sep 26, 2004, 08:09 PM
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What a beauty!

That is one very sexy airboat! Now where can I get my hands on some plans....

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Old Sep 28, 2004, 09:21 PM
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Look on ebay, I think I have seen plans for it in the last few days! Good luck. Jim
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Old Sep 29, 2004, 03:03 AM
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Thanks for the e-bay tip Jim but no luck. Lots of interesting stuff under flying boats including a 14ft Catalina!!!

Roger
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Old Jan 05, 2005, 11:52 PM
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I like it

Also I have one for you to look at

Magoverns Monster also called Custom Privateer
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Old Jan 06, 2005, 09:22 AM
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Hi there Roger
Not sure if you are looking for a twin seaplane or just one that has a flying boat fuse like the Mariner. Similar aircraft found in RCM plans service (just looked in my old RCM plans catalog):

1 eng. #732 Miss Grandin .60 eng 81-3/4" span
2 eng. #925 Micurator (Canadair) 2 .19 eng 73" span
1 eng. #1050 Laker .40-.46 eng 70" span
1 eng. #1052 Breguet Bre 790 Nautilus .40 eng 55-1/2" span
personal fav. 1 eng. #1060 Anderson Kingfisher .90-1.20 eng 108" span
1 eng. #1098 Sikorsky .45-.60 eng 76-1/2" span
2 eng. Grumman Widgeon 2 .61 eng 80" span
1 eng. #1214 Sea Dancer .49-.60 eng 72" span (looks very similar to Mariner)

There are others as well including a twin electric. These plans are easily available over the web and will come with the construction article copied from the original magazine. Also if you search the web, I believe I have seen a kit of the Mariner but do not remember it being a twin if that is what you are looking for.

Happy landings.
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Old Jan 06, 2005, 08:00 PM
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Sea Stylist

I think this is the sexiest sea plane i've seen.
There was a thread on here about it but it died.
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Old Jan 07, 2005, 10:55 PM
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Hi Roger, just found the float plane I believe you are looking for if it is a single engine aircraft you wish. Lanier R/C have a Mariner 40 and a Mariner 120. You can look these up yourself. Though both are ARF's, just maybe Lanier would still have some of their kits available or someone here may have a kit they are willing to part with. Best of luck.
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Old Jan 26, 2005, 03:20 PM
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Many thanks Sackie - thought this thread had died. Will chase up your info, but I have to confess it is the twin which really grabs me but a good hull would be a start. I tried to make a hull out of stock DACRON last summer but it sank when I did a test float!

Roger
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Old Jan 26, 2005, 04:40 PM
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I think this is the sexiest sea plane i've seen.
There was a thread on here about it but it died.
Cool what's the model so I can find the old thread.

Duh I just noticed the title of your post "Sea Stylist"
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Old Jan 28, 2005, 03:38 PM
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Hi again Roger,
I am in the process of beginning my build of the Anderson Kingfisher with the 108 in. wingspan from RCM plans service and they do mention in that construction article about substituting the wing ribs with those from a Sig large Cub's wings so I bought myself a wing kit. The reason for my mentioning this is maybe if you do acquire an ARF all you need to do is purchase a similar wing kit and make yourself a twin, kinda kit bashing or even ARF bashing....and then you would have the best of both worlds, a twin and a single, just swap the wings....food for thought.
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Old Jan 28, 2005, 05:59 PM
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Chech this one out It may not be sexy but it sure looks fast sitting there !!!

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Old Jan 28, 2005, 09:44 PM
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Most beautiful? Okay, beauty is in the eye of the beholder... No doubt it is a very good-looking boat, with its NACA-style hull, but to me it is typical of many 'boats of the era. Watching a Sea Cat come off the lake is truly gorgeous, something like the Privateer.

Most beautiful? depends...
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Old Jan 30, 2005, 01:24 PM
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Hi Roger,
I've got the plans for the Royal Marine. Nice plans with all the templets; on 3 or 4 sheets as I remember. I've had them for Quite a while now along with the magazine that featured it. I've always thought it was a good looking Twin, but still haven't gotten around to building it yet. It's on the to do list. I'm trying to finish up a Sea Cruiser ll and a Seamaster, and a Seabird at the same time right now to give this water flying a try this year. I've got plans for a lot of cool seaplanes. Including that big Privateer shown above. The hard part is descideing on which one to concentrate on.
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Old Jan 30, 2005, 01:28 PM
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Hey Komet44:
Thats one sweet twin you've got there. What is it? or should I say was it?
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