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Old Sep 05, 2012, 02:59 AM
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Ivan Pettigrew Short Solent - Finaly......

Hi all.

Many years back, i saw the thread titled "Ivan Pettigrew Planes - Build Threads and Videos" and fall in love with huge but light water planes with low cost motor. I ordered a few plan including Short Solent. But when I opened the plan I realized that it is toooo huge to build on my 35"x12" working desk.
I am not sure what was happened to me but I suddenly have started to build Short Solent 7 weeks ago. Now wing is almost completed and started assembly of fuse today.

Here is some pictures so far.

Please be noted that my building is not so nice as other people did.

Naoto Sakaue
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Old Sep 05, 2012, 03:20 AM
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Testing Short Solent (0 min 35 sec)
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Old Sep 05, 2012, 04:23 AM
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Looking good sofar mate, I keep signing up to these Ivan's Solent build threads knowing that oneday I will take the plunge myself and every bit I can pick up reading these will help!
Good luck
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Old Sep 05, 2012, 01:35 PM
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Looking good sofar mate, I keep signing up to these Ivan's Solent build threads knowing that oneday I will take the plunge myself and every bit I can pick up reading these will help!
Good luck
Craig
I did the same. Readiness is needed to start building.
I have decided it when I went to the lake nearby and saw people flying plane.

I have been watching your "Peter Rake Heinkel" thread and waiting for the kit being released.

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What a beautiful lake! It reminds me very much of New Zealand (and British Columbia, too).
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Old Sep 06, 2012, 06:43 AM
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What a beautiful lake! It reminds me very much of New Zealand (and British Columbia, too).
Nature of Canada is much more maleficent and beautiful, I think. In here everything is small scale.
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Old Sep 06, 2012, 11:32 AM
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Nice how much amps are these motors drawing at max power ? and do you think the solent will be over powered or will it be just wright?

Here's my build thread :

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1719075

Greets,

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Old Sep 06, 2012, 05:17 PM
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...over powered or will it be just wright?
..

Bart

haha good one..
http://www.enginehistory.org/Wright/Wright%20J-5.pdf

However the Solent employed British engines.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_Solent
The Bristol Hercules.

Always fun to watch and 'Ivan build' esp a flying boat.
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Old Sep 07, 2012, 02:54 PM
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Nice how much amps are these motors drawing at max power ? and do you think the solent will be over powered or will it be just wright?

Here's my build thread :

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1719075

Greets,

Bart
I haven't check current yet. It is about 250w/motor. Total will be 1kw. This is first time for me to build flying boat and do not know how much power is required for her to take off from water surface. I used ....

Turnigy Park480 Brushless Outrunner 1020kv x 4
Turnigy TAE-45A ESC x 4
Lipo is 3S but capacity is not decided yet. (2 Lipos, one for each side.)
And heavy silicon code is used to hook up ESC to Lipo.

I know it go against Ivan's design concept. But I couldn't find suitable blushed motor and gear down set easily.

Anyway, I will post drawing current later.

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mmm 1kw of power , thats a lot !! cant wait to see how it flies.

For my Short s.23 im planning to use this engine's



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Old Sep 08, 2012, 03:29 PM
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Bart

The lake I am going to fly her is surrounded by mountain and a bit more windy then flat land where I always fly my planes. I afraid of influence of wind to a big but right weight plane. I am just a worrywart. I tend to choose bigger one always.....
I guess smaller motor like yours is enough judging from the movie how nice Ivan's Solent flys gracefully with brushed and geared motor. 4 motors need 4 ESCs. ESCs have to be installed close to motors. And cable from ESC to Lipo needs to be relatively long. That made wing heavy, 1.8kg(4.0Pounds).


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Old Sep 11, 2012, 11:51 PM
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Hummmm......wondering how to build accurately.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 03:33 AM
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Nice to see another Ivan build underway. I suggest you alert Lukez to your thread if you haven't done so already. As you know, there are a number of Solent builders out there, so plenty of help on hand, should you need it.

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Old Sep 15, 2012, 06:26 PM
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Thank you Trevor.

Luke gave me an advised to start a new thread so that he can put a link to his thread when I posted a reply to Matt's thread just to show another Solent building is going on in far east. I hope he has a chance to notice this thread. (^_^

Some more progress...
Wondering how to cover rear half of fuse where has sexy curve.
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Old Sep 15, 2012, 09:13 PM
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Looks great mate, you are progressing quickly!

Cheers
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