HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Oct 10, 2012, 11:21 PM
Hawk Fanatic
SkylineFlyer's Avatar
United States, KY, Louisville
Joined Jul 2008
6,978 Posts
Paul, can you show us how YOU did the steps on the floats? I'd love to see them up close.
SkylineFlyer is offline Find More Posts by SkylineFlyer
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Oct 10, 2012, 11:22 PM
Registered User
Canada, ON, Toronto
Joined Jun 2010
286 Posts
50F and between 18 and 23mph wind... Not happy right now...

But I'm going to buy some snow skis for this plane, .40 size should be alright... ?
GP73 is offline Find More Posts by GP73
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 10, 2012, 11:35 PM
Hawk Fanatic
SkylineFlyer's Avatar
United States, KY, Louisville
Joined Jul 2008
6,978 Posts
No idea on the size. Not even sure on the equivalancy of the .40 size to this bird. Were you looking at Dubro's ski set?
SkylineFlyer is offline Find More Posts by SkylineFlyer
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 10, 2012, 11:49 PM
Registered User
Canada, ON, Toronto
Joined Jun 2010
286 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by SkylineFlyer View Post
No idea on the size. Not even sure on the equivalancy of the .40 size to this bird. Were you looking at Dubro's ski set?
No, these:

http://www.greathobbies.com/producti...rod_id=JADS340
GP73 is offline Find More Posts by GP73
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 11, 2012, 12:16 AM
Hawk Fanatic
SkylineFlyer's Avatar
United States, KY, Louisville
Joined Jul 2008
6,978 Posts
Those are cool, but way out of my price range. If you do get them, make sure to wax the crap out of the bottom of them, otherwise you'll start to get ice build up on the bottoms. Get some snowboard or ski wax. Its awesome stuff. Reminds me of my younger days. There was some wax called "mothers milk". It was white and shaped in the form of a ... you guessed it. LOL.
SkylineFlyer is offline Find More Posts by SkylineFlyer
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 11, 2012, 04:50 AM
Let me Fly please :^)
Paul-RC's Avatar
Montreal,Canada
Joined Mar 2003
3,357 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by SkylineFlyer View Post
Paul, can you show us how YOU did the steps on the floats? I'd love to see them up close.
Here you go.
I only use little strip of styrene ( StripStyrene item n0.165 .080 x .100" 2.0 x 2.5 mm from evergreen scale models
http://www.evergreenscalemodels.com/Shapes.htm

I got them at my LHS I wanted the " L " shape but he didn't have any in stock.

I simply sand of the strut were it will be in contact and also sand the plastic step and stick on with clear silicone adhesive.
Works well
Paul-RC is offline Find More Posts by Paul-RC
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 11, 2012, 05:00 AM
Let me Fly please :^)
Paul-RC's Avatar
Montreal,Canada
Joined Mar 2003
3,357 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by GP73 View Post
50F and between 18 and 23mph wind... Not happy right now...

But I'm going to buy some snow skis for this plane, .40 size should be alright... ?
I use my own skisI made many moons ago .
I made them out of fiberglass , they were my first attempt in making fiberglass parts and it turned out not too bad.
They shure go really well on snow
Thats my Unionville Beaver 40 size , dont have it any more its sold and the new owner never flew it yet he says he likes it hanging on the ceiling
Paul-RC is offline Find More Posts by Paul-RC
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 11, 2012, 05:59 AM
Closed Account
Joined Sep 2011
1,657 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by GP73 View Post
50F and between 18 and 23mph wind... Not happy right now...

But I'm going to buy some snow skis for this plane, .40 size should be alright... ?
Guys at my club fly off the snow with floats. I was going to by some skis and was told not to waste my money and just use some floats I already have.
ClosedAccount is offline Find More Posts by ClosedAccount
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 11, 2012, 06:04 AM
Let me Fly please :^)
Paul-RC's Avatar
Montreal,Canada
Joined Mar 2003
3,357 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by {}{steve}{} View Post
Guys at my club fly off the snow with floats. I was going to by some skis and was told not to waste my money and just use some floats I already have.
I do that too and when its nice powdered snow its actually loads of fun
Paul-RC is offline Find More Posts by Paul-RC
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 11, 2012, 12:21 PM
Let me Fly please :^)
Paul-RC's Avatar
Montreal,Canada
Joined Mar 2003
3,357 Posts
I could not resist so I made the tiedown ropes
I also replaced the quick links for the rudder cables like I did on the other servo arms , I prefer the ones that have a nut or metal lock ring instead of the big white plastic lock ring , 2 of them already popped on me when I was securing them.

I guess its ready now for the maiden flight
All I need is the good weather now and its not looking good for the next few days here................bummer
Paul-RC is offline Find More Posts by Paul-RC
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 11, 2012, 12:24 PM
Hawk Fanatic
SkylineFlyer's Avatar
United States, KY, Louisville
Joined Jul 2008
6,978 Posts
Paul, I'm flying you down here to redo my plane. You ready?
SkylineFlyer is offline Find More Posts by SkylineFlyer
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 11, 2012, 12:29 PM
Let me Fly please :^)
Paul-RC's Avatar
Montreal,Canada
Joined Mar 2003
3,357 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by SkylineFlyer View Post
Paul, I'm flying you down here to redo my plane. You ready?
ok thats great then I can warm up too in the southern weather

You got to work on your plane having fun
I just happen to be a big fan of the Beaver so it helps
Paul-RC is offline Find More Posts by Paul-RC
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 11, 2012, 12:33 PM
Let me Fly please :^)
Paul-RC's Avatar
Montreal,Canada
Joined Mar 2003
3,357 Posts
I'm not crazy about the water rudders, they look scale but they dont retract so I might have to work on those too eventually.
I'm even thinking of instaling little servos in the floats to work the rudders direction and retraction.
Will see
Paul-RC is offline Find More Posts by Paul-RC
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 11, 2012, 12:35 PM
Just some guy
D Johnson's Avatar
Joined Aug 2006
662 Posts
Paul, that looks superb!!

Dave
D Johnson is offline Find More Posts by D Johnson
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 11, 2012, 12:39 PM
Registered User
United States, MO, Fenton
Joined Jan 2012
1,658 Posts
Hello and thanks for all of the comments and info in this string. I have been wanting to get a Beaver for a long time. I was planning on building the E-flite arf but you all have me convinced this is the way to go. It will be delivered tomorrow so perhaps by early next week I can do a maiden. SkylineFlyer, your flight video and commentary are what did me in.
Thanks again,
Jay
Fentonflyers is offline Find More Posts by Fentonflyers
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion Dehavilland beaver DHC-2 Mk 3 peterpont Scale Kit/Scratch Built 14 Oct 16, 2009 02:03 AM
Discussion Dehavilland beaver DHC-2 Mk 3 peterpont Scale Fuel Planes 2 Jan 05, 2008 01:26 PM
Discussion Dehavilland beaver DHC-2 Mk 3 peterpont Giant Scale Airplanes 1 Dec 31, 2007 03:39 PM
Discussion Dehavilland beaver DHC-2 Mk 3 peterpont Parkflyers 3 Dec 29, 2007 07:32 PM
Discussion Dehavilland beaver DHC-2 Mk 3 peterpont Giant Electric Planes 1 Dec 29, 2007 06:39 AM