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Old Jul 21, 2014, 10:12 AM
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maiden pics

Here are three pictures of the maiden taken by a friend. They have not been cropped or edited yet.
Maiden took place in Gray, Maine on Forrest lake

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Old Jul 22, 2014, 07:00 AM
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Very Nice! What did you think about the Widgeon now that you've had a chance to think about your flight? Please tell us more about your flight experiences and impressions.

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Old Jul 22, 2014, 07:26 AM
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Been thinking about getting one and now im ready, but see there discontinued.But the catalina isn't, was it poor sales? Anyone see a site that has one?
If the Catalina you're referring to is the Great Planes Catalina, I have experience with both the PBY and the Widgeon. In my opinion, the PBY is more of a relaxing flyer whereas, the Widgeon is a relatively "hot" performer.

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Old Jul 24, 2014, 11:20 AM
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Very Nice! What did you think about the Widgeon now that you've had a chance to think about your flight? Please tell us more about your flight experiences and impressions.

McD
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The Widgeon was my first twin.I did the 3 blade mod and was otherwise stock.
It handled very nice on the water and flew excellent. It was very smooth in flight and fast. I didn't have the best landing i have ever done but there was no damage. After thinking about it- it was going faster then I thought so when i flared to land it hopped back up and I overcorrected. I think the answer is to let it settle on it's own when it is close to the water since it is so elevator sensitive. I have since added some expo to the elevator but haven't had a chance to try it yet,
I really like the plane and it looks awesome in the air- I keep expecting to hear boss da plane- da plane

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Old Aug 25, 2014, 10:51 AM
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water leak

Had a water leak in the tail section of the widgeon. After a lot of thought and not wanting to cut the rudder off and re-hinge. I took a small amount of 30 minute epoxy thinned with alcohol and poured it into the tail. It seems to have fixed the issue and did effect the balance much. I was able to move the battery a little more forward to get it spot on.

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Old Aug 26, 2014, 06:50 AM
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Nice fix! Glad you caught the leak. Water sloshing around in the fuselage tends to shift the CG with really bad consequences.
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Old Aug 26, 2014, 08:59 AM
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Something I came up with for dealing with controlling water in an RC sailboat was using paper towels to blot up leakage.

Water is going to get in somehow, so make a paper towel dam at the CG and any water moving back and forth in the fuselage will be blotted up and stored at the CG for removal.
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