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Old Mar 10, 2015, 09:21 AM
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a puddle master at its best

do they make a ARF puddle master today for lipo batteries and a brush less motor?

i had 2 of these planes in their days they were great flayers despite of the heavy Ni cad battery packs and inefficient brushed motors
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Old Mar 10, 2015, 09:43 AM
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After Ace was bought out, someone else picked up the Puddlemaster and sold it under another name, something like Pondside. May still be available. As far as I know, they did not change or update the design, but why bother? Mount a lighter brushless motor in place of the brushed one, shift the Lipo pack around to get the CG right, and you are off to the races. It was lively on NiCds, you could probably get the same performance on less power because the power system would be so much lighter, and it would land like a feather. I bet something comparable to the Flyzone Beaver power system would fly it just fine.

Hmmm, might have to dig mine out of the "to be repaired" pile.

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Edit: missed the OP's "ARF" point. Never heard of an ARF version, but it is sure an easy kit to build, one the easiest I every built.
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Old Mar 10, 2015, 10:13 AM
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http://www.hobbyhangar.com/hhbaseline_006.htm

Pondside kit is down the page a ways

Also, on the homepage is the PS-36 . I can only assume this is "pondside-36".
http://www.hobbyhangar.com/hhbaseline_009.htm
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Old Mar 12, 2015, 10:43 AM
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After Ace was bought out, someone else picked up the Puddlemaster and sold it under another name, something like Pondside. May still be available. As far as I know, they did not change or update the design, but why bother? Mount a lighter brushless motor in place of the brushed one, shift the Lipo pack around to get the CG right, and you are off to the races. It was lively on NiCds, you could probably get the same performance on less power because the power system would be so much lighter, and it would land like a feather. I bet something comparable to the Flyzone Beaver power system would fly it just fine.

Hmmm, might have to dig mine out of the "to be repaired" pile.

- - Dave

Edit: missed the OP's "ARF" point. Never heard of an ARF version, but it is sure an easy kit to build, one the easiest I every built.
so its never been made an ARF
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so its never been made an ARF
this plane was such a good flyer that I hope some day it will be made into an ARF
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After Ace was bought out, someone else picked up the Puddlemaster and sold it under another name, something like Pondside. May still be available. As far as I know, they did not change or update the design, but why bother? Mount a lighter brushless motor in place of the brushed one, shift the Lipo pack around to get the CG right, and you are off to the races. It was lively on NiCds, you could probably get the same performance on less power because the power system would be so much lighter, and it would land like a feather. I bet something comparable to the Flyzone Beaver power system would fly it just fine.

Hmmm, might have to dig mine out of the "to be repaired" pile.

- - Dave

Edit: missed the OP's "ARF" point. Never heard of an ARF version, but it is sure an easy kit to build, one the easiest I every built It seems like all the younger people in the club don't even want to glue a stick together .
yes Dave it was , how ever when you have a hanger filled with ARF's
and thats whats out there now it is very hard to get the glue film covering hot iron fixtures and time involved with a kit now days
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