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Old Jul 30, 2015, 03:34 PM
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Blohm and Voss Bv-238 seaplane built by my good friend David Plummer. It's truly a one of a kind and the only electric or gas RC version in the world that I am aware of.

David tells me that she has never flown. I hope to change that this spring or summer. Airfoil change might take place and a scale recovering.

Here are the specs....


Designer/Builder: D.F. Plummer

Date Started: 1 November 1999 Date Completed: 10 February 2001
Model Data/Statistics:
Scale: 1/18
Wing Span: 129; Fuselage Length: 101.5
Wing Area: 1693in2/11.75; MAC = 13.12; Aspect Ratio = 9.83
Wing Airfoil: NACA 23021 (Possible rework to a clark Y airfoil in 2012 TBD)
Stabilizer:
Span = 36.1; Airfoil: NACA 00135
Vertical Stabilizer/Rudder:
Height: 15.2"; Airfoil: NACA 0011
Motors: TBD
Props: MAS 3-blade, 10 x 6
Total Weight: as built - 394 oz/25lbs
Construction:
Balsa stick with most areas covered with 1/16 balsa
sheet; some light plywood was used in certain areas (wing torque
box, etc.); some blue foam was used in some area

Enjoy the pics.
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Old Aug 01, 2015, 04:02 PM
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Here are my attempts in water flying up to now.

Number one was a flying boat of my own design, painted as a crocodile. It used the wings of a Slowly as can be found in the scratchbuilt foamies forum. It had some issues, the motor was a bit week, the floats a bit to small and it had real bad dutch roll. I didn't fly it too often. Also because I can't seem to find a good place for water flying in my area.

The second one is a vintage model, a Pendulum Pete by Keith Laumer. You can find a thread here http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...5#post32310720
I enlarged it to 50inch wing span and put RC gear and an electric motor. It had its maiden flight off of water this evening. It came on step and took off real easily. That was just so much fun

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My Grumman Goose at the Hobbyking EU Fly-in yesterday :

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Some of my float planes and seaplanes at the last float fly hosted by the Thunderbirds RC club at Lake Worth here in Texas.
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My Grumman Goose at the Hobbyking EU Fly-in yesterday :

Cheers,

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Bart, your Goose has such a stately presence in the air. I remember watching the real Catalina Seaplanes fly out of Long Beach airport in the 70's. My parents would take my brothers and sisters and I down to the airport almost every Sunday afternoon and we would watch all the general aviation planes take off and land, from along the fence. Your Goose brings back many happy memories, Thank you.

P.S. Both sets of my grandparents immigrated to the U.S from Friesland!
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@ cbalgra , thanks for the kind words.

Intresting to hear you got Dutch grandparents. Friesland , nice place to live , lots of space.

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and here is a small video of todays flight. As you can see there ws quite some turbulence , should have gone to the other side of the lake.

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Grumman Goose in some turbulence (2 min 59 sec)
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Great video Bart.

Your Goose is truly amazing! I hope everyone can see that you have completely captured the spirit of the Catalina Seaplanes Goose. An amazingly accurate build sir! All you need is a scale Catalina Airport at Hamilton Cove.
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My Grumman Goose at the Hobbyking EU Fly-in yesterday :

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I'm sure she turned a few heads Bart. Very nicely done
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