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Old Mar 04, 2009, 04:16 PM
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RCPowers F1 Hydro 3D

I always wanted a flying boat and I finaly got around to building one.
The one I shose was the RCpowers F1 Hydro 3D


All the pieces cut out




3mm carbon tube in place


Bevel the control surfaces


Verry nice hinge tape




Starting building the spons


I use 5minute epoxy for the spons




Making sure that they are watertight




Sealing them up


Cutting and sanding them down




On with the fusulage using UHU pur


Vertical stabaliser in place


Top on


Du-Bro hinges for the tail





Thats one days work.
Will post more as I go.
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Old Mar 04, 2009, 04:22 PM
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Nice work!

Nicely Built,

Very smooth lines.

I have made 4 of these including my special 3/4 size with a K/f Airfoil.

Keep posting the progress.

H2o Buffalo
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Old Mar 05, 2009, 07:14 AM
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Copping the canopy


Motormount






Hinge


Magnet latch for the canopy




Servo mounted


All servos mounted


Control rod


Ball-links are nice








Speed controller mounted


Training wheel wings on




Reinforcement of the spons




Testflight!








I was planning on only testing driving it around on the ground but after a short while I got a litle carried away...



Can you spot it?


Thats what happends if you fly in a small space on a maiden flight :happy:


Nothing to big, a couple of minutes on the bench and she's good to go \m/
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Old Mar 05, 2009, 05:29 PM
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Woo hoo!

Nice catch Mr. Tree!

Re-build and Refly!

All those nice aluminum control horns...and a towerpro motor??!!....aaak!

Just kidding I have one too.

This Bird really flies well with a parkjet motor and a 6x4 apc prop

Heres a video of mine :http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...=975630&page=2
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Old Mar 06, 2009, 03:02 AM
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Very nice pictures dadde! I'm also building one of these, just started to cut out the pieces. Wich Tower pro motor do you use? does it give enough power??

/Micke
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Old Mar 06, 2009, 03:39 AM
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H2o Buffalo: Hehe, yeah it does look a litle funny with the bling bling and the cheep-o motor But the towerpro motors are awsome!

I can belive that a parkjet motor and a 6*4 prop would make this plane really fly!

I use a verry tame setup on mine at the moment with a 2409-12T with a 8*4DD prop on a 2s1000mAh. I will change the prop to a 7*3.5 and run it on 3s to make it a litle more crazy

Here is a video of the boat flying in the Hjo harbor:
RCPowers F1 Hydro 3D (7 min 17 sec)


And here is another fun thing you can do with this plane:
Exercising the dog with an RC airplane (3 min 6 sec)
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Old Mar 06, 2009, 01:00 PM
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Good looking Hydro. Nice flying also.
I love those control horns, you wouldn't have a link to were I could find some do you?

Thanks
Jon
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Old Mar 09, 2009, 01:36 AM
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hi dadde, do you happen to have the tiled plan for it? I would like to build one for my self too
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Old Mar 09, 2009, 05:01 AM
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hi dadde, do you happen to have the tiled plan for it? I would like to build one for my self too
You can buy the plans here: http://www.rcpowers.com/f1hydroplane/f1hydro3dabout.htm

/Micke
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