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does this fly as good or better as the guan-li catalina?
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does this fly as good or better as the guan-li catalina?
I think they are very similar flyers but like the Canadair more so. Definitely worth the build!!

I just made mine into an FPV plane now. Flys great!
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I think they are very similar flyers but like the Canadair more so. Definitely worth the build!!

I just made mine into an FPV plane now. Flys great!
Nice! Look forward to some video's
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Hi All,

Just picked up one of these on an impulse buy (under US$40) to get me over the US$150 to get the free shipping currently on offer at HK. I look forward to reading through this thread and receiving this model. I have a tendency towards sea planes (Slow Boat, Fun Cub, multiple Polaris (Polarii))
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Hi All,

Just picked up one of these on an impulse buy (under US$40) to get me over the US$150 to get the free shipping currently on offer at HK. I look forward to reading through this thread and receiving this model. I have a tendency towards sea planes (Slow Boat, Fun Cub, multiple Polaris (Polarii))
Wow that's a great deal!! You'll love the Canadair cl415, it's a fun plane to fly!
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Anybody know where these kits are available? I can't seem to find anyone who has them, Those that carry them are OOS.
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Well, they are in the Russian, European and the UK warehouse. But that probably won't help you, i guess.

http://rcsearch.info/hobbyking/buddy...cl-415#catalog
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Well, they are in the Russian, European and the UK warehouse. But that probably won't help you, i guess.

http://rcsearch.info/hobbyking/buddy...cl-415#catalog
You are correct sir.
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One more setup

I've decided to upgrade my CL-415. It flew nice but take-off were a bit slow.


For this upgrade (see pictures) I have used plywood and mouting stick, did spend some time to put Dubro 6-32 x 3/4'' socket head cap screws and blind nuts.

As you all know, blind nuts will often move back and cap screws, if not perfectly aligned, have a very annoying tendancy to get stock and brake the threads.

Since I know that I will need to replace the motors from time to time or add washers to adjust the thrust angle, my main effort was to carefully assemble two identical mounting plywood pieces with the blind nuts ''sandwiched'' in between with hot glue. I then epoxyed that part on the foam firewall and mounting stick. Protected the blind nut ends with masking tape.

Once the epoxy was dry I gently screwed the cap screws in and out several times and used vaseline to ease things. Believe me all that extra work really paid off later.

By the way I also use vaseline on the servos exposed to water and put silicone on my ESCs.



On the electronic front this is my new configuration.

Motors
ESCs
Prop1
Prop2


So with 160 watts of power per motor instead of 100, it should be plenty. Hoping to get this scooper off the water in 20 or less feet.

Will report back after some trials.
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I've decided to upgrade my CL-415. It flew nice but take-off were a bit slow.


For this upgrade (see pictures) I have used plywood and mouting stick, did spend some time to put Dubro 6-32 x 3/4'' socket head cap screws and blind nuts.

As you all know, blind nuts will often move back and cap screws, if not perfectly aligned, have a very annoying tendancy to get stock and brake the threads.

Since I know that I will need to replace the motors from time to time or add washers to adjust the thrust angle, my main effort was to carefully assemble two identical mounting plywood pieces with the blind nuts ''sandwiched'' in between with hot glue. I then epoxyed that part on the foam firewall and mounting stick. Protected the blind nut ends with masking tape.

Once the epoxy was dry I gently screwed the cap screws in and out several times and used vaseline to ease things. Believe me all that extra work really paid off later.

By the way I also use vaseline on the servos exposed to water and put silicone on my ESCs.



On the electronic front this is my new configuration.

Motors
ESCs
Prop1
Prop2


So with 160 watts of power per motor instead of 100, it should be plenty. Hoping to get this scooper off the water in 20 or less feet.

Will report back after some trials.
Looks good! That should work just fine with that much power.
I had to go with the 2830-11 (1000KV) running at 4S (210 watts)to get mine in the air quick with all my FPV gear and a 4000mah battery in it!
Takes off in about 10 to 15 feet!
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Looks good! That should work just fine with that much power.
I had to go with the 2830-11 (1000KV) running at 4S (210 watts)to get mine in the air quick with all my FPV gear and a 4000mah battery in it!
Takes off in about 10 to 15 feet!
Where do you put the camera for FPV? I've been considering doing so open surgery to my Canadair and put in FPV as it's really starting to look beaten up anyway.
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