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Old May 02, 2015, 10:06 AM
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I used spackling compound on a similar gouge and it worked great..GG is a pain to sand.
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Old May 02, 2015, 10:07 AM
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I used spackling compound on a similar gouge and it worked great..GG is a pain to sand
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Old May 02, 2015, 10:16 AM
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Flyzone Tidewater

How does it stay? It seems like it would not bond and fall out. Am I missing something?
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Old May 02, 2015, 10:56 AM
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I used spackling compound on a similar gouge and it worked great..GG is a pain to sand
I have also used light weight spackling (DAP Patch N Paint)
Works good & I have never had it come loose.

Your are right about Gorilla glue being a pain to sand (especially on foam)
I have used Gorilla glue to fill gouges, but it requires a lot of care not to use too much & removing the extra as it drys (not that easy to do)
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Old May 02, 2015, 11:10 AM
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This is another product i use
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Old May 02, 2015, 08:51 PM
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It will sand, but the surrounding foam sands 10X easier. Be sure to mask it and use sanding blocks.
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Old May 03, 2015, 10:52 PM
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Tidewater Maiden

My flying buddy and I decided to maiden our water planes this weekend. Neither of us have flown off of water before so we were apprehensive about the results but am happy to report landings and takeoffs are much easier than expected.

My plane uses floats and it seems that the hull configuration of the tidewater allows it to handle better while manuevering in the water compared to mine. He also noted that the plane tends to dive while under full throttle which makes sense given the location of power system.

He is very happy with the plane and says it is a keeper so one more pilot giving it a thumbs up. Looking at the plane it appears to be a very good quality kit and he didn't mention any issues with the build. An orange rx was installed and once he got used to the smaller size of the plane it flew real nice and scale like.

Pics were taken with my cell so not the greatest.
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Tidewater- Rear Stabilizer

There have been many posts about the horizontal stabilizer and how "floppy" it is. For those that haven't attached carbon fiber rods, does leaving the stab as is have a negative affect on flight performance?
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There have been many posts about the horizontal stabilizer and how "floppy" it is. For those that haven't attached carbon fiber rods, does leaving the stab as is have a negative affect on flight performance?
I would say not. Although I do remember seeing a backward camera view of it shaking a bit in flight. (I'll see if I can find it) It will fly fine without bracing. It just tends to get bumped lots handling on the ground. Also a good piece of mind knowing it is supported.
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So I put the rods on and it seems vibration is more with vertical stab now along with a little horizontal stab.

Anybody else find this to be the case?

Is there a recommended position to place the cf rods?

Thanks!!
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