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Old May 12, 2015, 09:10 PM
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Model Aviation's Sky Skimmer 52" waterplane

I've searched the RCG's forums and cannot find a build log for the Sky Skimmer featured in MA's May 2015 issue so I'll start one.

I received the plans from AMA last week and I began collecting the balsa and ply per the materials list including some orange and white Monokote (not too keen on the yellow transparent in the article only because I used that same combination on a recent build). Thank you Curtis Mees for generously giving me as much balsa as I could carry today!

The plane is much bigger than the MA article's photos suggest. It should be a great flyer!

If anyone else dives into this project, please add to this thread. I'm already thinking of some slight variations and I'd be interested to see what others are thinking.
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Old May 13, 2015, 11:54 AM
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Might want to move thread to Electric plane or Electric Sport category, I dont think this us a scale ship....
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Old May 13, 2015, 01:00 PM
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Or even to the -- Waterplanes forum

It looks like a poor mans version of an Icon 5.
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Old May 13, 2015, 06:45 PM
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Or even to the -- Waterplanes forum

It looks like a poor mans version of an Icon 5.
Wow....
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Old May 14, 2015, 10:02 PM
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Request to move thread submitted.

Took the material list to Joe Nall 2015's vendor row and went shopping! Picked up (2) 1/8" x 12" x 48" 6 ply popular for $19 per sheet, ten balsa blocks for $.50 each and various dowels. I am about set to start cutting my pieces.
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Have you made any progress? I've started a build also and have most of the pieces cut out. I was hoping someone was further along than I am.
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Old Jul 26, 2015, 06:50 PM
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Dgrr29....glad to someone else is working on this. I like to start with the wings on my scratch builds so I cut out the ribs and started there. Slow going with so many good flying days and other projects. I hope to have it done by the fall. October is typically ideal around here.

Let's share progress here. I suspect we'll learn things as we go (for instance, the rudder servo isn't on the plans....?).

Happy building!
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