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Old Oct 29, 2011, 04:04 PM
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Video of TRITON Seaplane

Nice video, Ken.
Lots of power for so a small plane

Have smooth landings,
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Old Oct 30, 2011, 11:58 AM
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Hi, Hangar07
Yes, remember at our age everything gets smaller. Have a small shot of whisky (metaphorically) for me also... Cheers
Keep Them Flying ! Your friend, Ken
And by that I presume Ken you're referring to "appetite" of course, and I agree

Here is to bottoms up!
Cheers
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Old Oct 30, 2011, 01:32 PM
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Hey Ken,
Great Work man! I wish I still had my bits and pieces from a UM Mustang I had. May have to scrape together parts and give this one a whirl. Orion
PS. I used to live in Joplin about 7 years ago. Went to college at MSSU. Have family and friends up there that I intend to visit this spring. May have to get together and do some flying.
Hi, Orion
The AR6400 is about all I used from the UM planes. Other parts come from BSD.
When you visit in spring look me up, I should be around, I hope.
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Very cool, Ken! Nice work!
Pretty much taught myself to fly (and love micros) with the Kyosho Miniums and now have transferred my love of full-sized seaplanes/bush planes to my hobby addiction!
So what? So I am LOVING this plane! For the price of a burger and a couple pops I could be flying off most of the puddles around here! I'll be making MY purchase ASAP. -Scott
Hi, Scott
I really like your comparison. " For the price of a burger and a couple pops I could be flying off most of the puddles around here! " Yes, I think BSD has done a great job trying to keep the consumers cost down to reasonable on all their products.
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Ken, you have a very good style of building airplanes. Very convincing yet simple. Great work! Keith
Hi, Keith
Thank you for your gracious comments. I really appreciate them.
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Old Oct 30, 2011, 02:37 PM
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AWESOME!
I need one for when I visit my folks in Michigan!
BSD, hope you're making a lot, I think they're gonna go quickly.
Hi, Shawn
I'm sure it would look good on a Michigan lake. My video was in a almost dry Missouri pond. I think your correct about the first lot going quickly.
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Nice little plane !
Any idea on how soon they will be available ?
Hi, dc
Bob's waiting for the control cable to be delivered. Still shooting for November 14th.
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Hah, I love it, Ken. I can see the strong influence of my favorite flying boat design, the Puddlemaster.
What are your prototype's specs?? Dick
Hi, Dick
I don't know, I will have to look up the Puddlemaster. I've heard of it, but can't remember what it looks like.

Triton Prototype Specs
Wingspan : 16 inches
Length : 11 3/4 inches
Wing Area : 46.7 Sq. inches
Wing Loading w/Battery : 0.7002 Grams per Sq. inch
Weight : 28.6 Gram w/ Trim & Paint
Gear Box : GWJ 7mm 4:1 ratio
Motor : BSD SS Black 1.1 ohm
Prop : GWS EP-3030
Receiver : AR6400 2.4 gHz
Battery : 1S Li-Poly 160 mAh, weight 4.1 Gram

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Old Nov 01, 2011, 09:36 AM
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Puddles, et al

Those specs give a great wing cubed loading of just over 5! (Assuming your weight includes the flight battery.)

The hull cross section and simple lines are what reminded me of my Puddlemaster, particularly your shots from beneath the fuselage, but you raised the horizontal stab and tripled up the vertical stabs. Nice, I just may have to build it when Bob makes the kit available.

Ken, you ought to post a link to this thread over on the Waterplanes forum.

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Old Nov 01, 2011, 04:27 PM
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Ken, you ought to post a link to this thread over on the Waterplanes forum. Dick
Hi, Dick
I posted a link on the Waterplane forum yesterday at 10:39 A.M.
So far, no one there seems to be interested at all. Never know what will float ones boat.
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Old Nov 06, 2011, 01:43 PM
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Wow, I love that little plane. Very nice work. I'll be purchasing a kit when available.
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Old Nov 06, 2011, 02:08 PM
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Old Nov 28, 2011, 09:09 AM
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I see this one is up on the BSD website now. Which motor/gearbox do I need to order for it? I see an SS Orange, Red and Blue (but no Black). What is the difference between them?
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 12:43 PM
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I see this one is up on the BSD website now. Which motor/gearbox do I need to order for it? I see an SS Orange, Red and Blue (but no Black). What is the difference between them??
Hi, karlpenney

Yes, BSD has finally got the "Triton Seaplane" up on his web site at :

http://www.bsdmicrorc.com/index.php?categoryID=43

Gear Box : GWJ 7mm 4:1 ratio
Motor : BSD SS Black 1.1 ohm
Prop : GWS EP-3030

The Motor and Prop is not up on the BSD site as of yet, but he does have them, just ask. The difference in the Black motor is the ohms.

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Old Nov 29, 2011, 11:05 PM
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Ken,
I'm glad the kits are available. I'll get one from Bob the next time I order some stuff. Looks great. I'll probably copy one of your color schemes. Nice work.

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Old Nov 30, 2011, 11:17 AM
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Hi! Ken,

I was browsing various threads and came across your post on AeroBat - a cute little model. I know BSD (?) markets it but any chance you could point me towards any build thread and or plan? I really would love to build this little beauty but may be slightly bigger version (with your permission, of course Sir, )

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Old Dec 01, 2011, 07:02 AM
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Ken,

For obvious reasons, suggest you put the following (your words) into post #1 of this thread and also onto the BSD site under your airplane:

Triton Prototype Specs
Wingspan : 16 inches
Length : 11 3/4 inches
Wing Area : 46.7 Sq. inches
Wing Loading w/Battery : 0.7002 Grams per Sq. inch
Weight : 28.6 Gram w/ Trim & Paint
Gear Box : GWJ 7mm 4:1 ratio
Motor : BSD SS Black 1.1 ohm
Prop : GWS EP-3030
Receiver : AR6400 2.4 gHz
Battery : 1S Li-Poly 160 mAh, weight 4.1 Gram

Gene K
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Old Dec 01, 2011, 07:54 AM
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For obvious reasons, suggest you put the following (your words) into post #1 of this thread and also onto the BSD site under your airplane: Gene K
Hi, Gene K
Great idea, the specification are somewhere in the pages of this thread. But like you said, they really need to be on the first post. Glad you thought of that for me.
(Correction) I am not bad mouthing BSD or Bob. I know sometime it is impossible for him to get everything done. But, I will thy to spur him on as often as possible. ( Ha! Ha! )
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Old Dec 01, 2011, 08:04 AM
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I'll probably copy one of your color schemes. Nice work. Gordon
Hi, Gordon
Please, P.M. me your snail mail address and AMA number.
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