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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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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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