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Old Sep 28, 2014, 10:17 AM
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Great job SummitBill. I will have to add some of the tweaks you have done to mine this winter. Dash looks great...so do the floats and strut detail.
Very nice. Congratulations on the maiden also.
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Old Sep 28, 2014, 12:27 PM
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Only one word......outstanding!
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Old Sep 28, 2014, 07:23 PM
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Thanks for the nice comments, guys. It sure is a fun one to fly. Such a big presence in the air as it passes by. I really like the scale water takeoffs. Three more flights today and no aileron problem. Mixed in 10% down elevator with the 1st notch of flaps and 15% with full flaps, and it is perfectly trimmed. Nice to slow it down for landing. Had a lot of water in the floats. Surprised by that. I had sealed up the servo hatches with silver tape, but not the ballast hatches in the tips. Guess that's where the water got in. I'll seal that and go again and see if they stay dry.

Bill
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Old Sep 28, 2014, 07:42 PM
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I am guessing you have servos in the floats. In my other Beaver I think the water comes in at the push rods. I put a dab of silicone on them to keep the water out

I still have to play with my elevator/flap mix, I am not happy with it yet.
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Old Sep 28, 2014, 09:39 PM
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Hey Gerry,

The Hangar 9 floats have a very nice flexible rubber cone that you slide over the pushrod to the water rudder. The front of this cone is sealed to the back of the floats with silicone. Very little chance of water getting in there, but I'm not ruling it out. I probably had a third to a half a cup of water in each float, so something major was wrong. Going to seal it as tight up front as possible and then remove the tape and see if any water got in. Anybody else using them and have any suggestions?

I slowed down that flap deployment as well as adding in the down elevator and it felt good.

Bill
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Old Sep 28, 2014, 09:41 PM
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Hi Guys, just a word of caution. My beaver came with a black stopper for the fuel tank which I installed. At the field yesterday, I fueled up and had gas leaking bad out of the front of the plane. Pumped the remaining gas out and removed the prop and cowl to find the leak. Discovered that the black stopper had disintegrated into pieces and fell out of the opening in the fuel tank with other pieces inside the tank. I think this stopper that came with the tank was for glow fuel and not gasoline. I have since installed the the brown rubber stopper that is compatable with gasoline. Hoping no one else experiences the same problems as me. Will be contacting product support at Horizon tomorrow to let them know of this problem.
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Old Sep 29, 2014, 07:50 AM
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summitbill, thanks so much. I am going to model your panel. It is great.
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Old Sep 29, 2014, 08:34 AM
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EP Beaver question - curious how folks are managing removing the flight batteries to charge without damaging the instrument panel and control yoke? The plastic is so thin it doesn't appear designed to be removed after each flight. Or are folks charging in place?

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Old Sep 29, 2014, 08:38 AM
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What a fantastic looking instrument panel!

The cross braces need sealed as well on the H-9 floats as well as the ballast hatches and servo hatches.
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Old Sep 29, 2014, 09:06 AM
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What a fantastic looking instrument panel!

The cross braces need sealed as well on the H-9 floats as well as the ballast hatches and servo hatches.
Thanks for the tip, Barracudah. I'll seal the cross braces. I'll bet that's where the water was getting in.

Marksp, I'm removing the instrument panel and the yolk when flying. That way it is easier to pull out the battery tray and insert a new one. The pilot is attached by Velcro to the seats, so I just need to lift the seats and move them back, swap out the batteries and go again. When I'm done flying, I put the instrument panel and yolk back in.
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Old Sep 29, 2014, 09:09 AM
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summitbill, thanks so much. I am going to model your panel. It is great.
Thanks for the comment tclaridge. If you would like, I'll send you the black sticker for the throttle, mixture and prop levers. I have a couple extra. PM me your address.

Bill
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Old Sep 29, 2014, 12:28 PM
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Marksp, I'm removing the instrument panel and the yolk when flying. That way it is easier to pull out the battery tray and insert a new one. The pilot is attached by Velcro to the seats, so I just need to lift the seats and move them back, swap out the batteries and go again. When I'm done flying, I put the instrument panel and yolk back in.
Right on - thanks.

I have an EP fuse almost ready to fly, but never got around to sorting the battery management issues. I'll build up a tray similar to yours and get'er flying!

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