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Old Jul 27, 2014, 03:45 PM
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What electric Seaplane do you fly....Pros/cons. I need one.

I am looking for an electric seaplane to take with us in our motorhome and that I can fly while we RV. We camp at lakes, rivers and other areas with water.

What are you flying and what are your likes and dislikes about it?

Thanks,
Fred
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Old Jul 27, 2014, 06:55 PM
I just want to go fly!
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United States, MD, Towson
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not really a seaplane but i fly this all the time. water proofed all the electronics with corrosion x and it works amazing. great flying plane with the floats. i have the p-47 motor in mine with stock esc and stock prop. sometimes i use a 3 blade for extra slow speed grunt. dusk flights over water with lights are magic. good luck and have fun. Walt p.s. oops! not a arf. sorry.
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Old Jul 28, 2014, 01:41 PM
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I fly a variety of seaplanes at the lake-GP Seawind, Flyzone Tidewater, HobbyKing skipper and a 72" flying boat called the Madge III. If you have never flown off water I would recommend the Tidewater. Very easy to take off and land, sturdy, can be disassembled and put back in its box. Cons for tidewater- 30 amp esc gets hot-upgraded mine to 40 amp, foam hinges break requiring installing new hinges( minor inconvenience) and unbalanced prop and spinner. I just balanced my prop and fly without spinner. The skipper and the seawind are both great fliers but need a little more takeoff room and a little more skill. The skipper needed to be repainted to make it more visible. My seawind has seen many crashes even been on fire and still flies!( after repairing of course!)
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Old Jul 28, 2014, 03:46 PM
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Old Jul 29, 2014, 12:31 AM
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Hobby King Coot A.

Looks quite scale in the air, and has good ROW and flight characteristics. I love mine.
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Old Jul 29, 2014, 11:37 PM
UMs & parkflyers... for now.
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Polaris, Slowly, and the Rufe (Floatplane Zero variant)



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Old Jul 30, 2014, 10:19 AM
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The Tidewater is a great water flyer. Super easy to takeoff and land and reasonably aerobatic in the air.
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