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Old Jun 04, 2012, 04:54 PM
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I attempted my second maiden yesterday. It was a complete success and it flies great with the O.S. 70fs engines not to mention the sound. We were all impressed with how steady it flies and when using flaps with a little down elevator, it does not change attitude a bit.
Hi GIJon,

do you have enough power to take off with these O.S 70fs ?

I finally ordered mine ...I would like to go with 4 stroke nitro engines.

Anyone else fit this CL-415 with nitro engines ? Only electrics ?
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Old Jun 04, 2012, 05:00 PM
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Hi GIJon,

do you have enough power to take off with these O.S 70fs ?

I finally ordered mine ...I would like to go with 4 stroke nitro engines.

Anyone else fit this CL-415 with nitro engines ? Only electrics ?
Hi Pascal06,

The OS 70FS engines provide more than enough power. Take off is no issue at all. It flies quite nicely and steady as a rock.
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 06:03 PM
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I finally got my CL-415 back together after its crash a few years back. Hope to remaiden soon. I'm also working on making scale retracts for it. So for I have the geometry worked out, now need to just mount everything.
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 07:23 PM
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continuing work on the retracts. Nose gear is installed and I made up a waterproof compartment because the gear doors aren't water tight. Main gears are in the works, had to do a redesign. These will also have waterproof compartments as it might get some water sprayed in.
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 08:12 PM
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any pictures?
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Old Jun 22, 2012, 12:17 PM
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Hi Pascal06,

The OS 70FS engines provide more than enough power. Take off is no issue at all. It flies quite nicely and steady as a rock.
Thanks GIJon !

I would like to install a water bombing system like the one made by MR Aerodesign, we will see....

No retracts on mine, only seaplane !
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Old Jun 22, 2012, 07:09 PM
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Thanks GIJon !

I would like to install a water bombing system like the one made by MR Aerodesign, we will see....

No retracts on mine, only seaplane !
The water tank that MR Aerodesign is well worth the $150. Martin did a great job at designing it and it works very similar to the full size plane.
I had considered building a water tank for mine, ended up buying the CL-415 kit, water tank, and retracts. After building the tank I know that I couldn't have come close to building one as nice as the kit.
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Old Jun 23, 2012, 06:51 AM
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The problem is that the MR Aerodesign system doesn't fit in this plane : it's too wide and the bottom of the hull is different !

So I will try to make one myself...sure it will be not so nice as the Martin's system !
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Old Jun 27, 2012, 08:22 PM
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any pictures?
I had to strengthen the gears so once that's done I'll post some pictures. A lot more metal than I originally intended
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 01:17 PM
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Hey guys I just pulled the trigger on one, will most likely go electric (6s), and wondered if anyone has installed a cam or even fpv gear? Might be a cool platform for it. Any advice is appreciated!
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 12:14 AM
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I will be attaching a contour to the tail next time I fly it. FPV would be sweet, but this plane is best when you can see it from the outside. For FPV a cheaper smaller plane would suit the job better.
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Old Jul 05, 2012, 07:19 PM
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I maidened my CL-415 earlier this year flying it off snow but only got the one flight in. I finally got to fly it off water for the first time today. Flew great and I tried the flaps for the first time today. I have an airspeed telemetry in it and was cruising around at 1/2 throttle at 52mph and with full flaps had it down to 30mph in level flight and it will go even slower. Had one landing where I started the approach at a high altitude, I applied full flaps and pointed the nose down at about 70 degrees and dove for the lake, pulled out at near the bottom and set her right down on the lake. The flaps really helped preventing any speed build up despite the steep descent. What a fun plane to fly.
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Old Jul 07, 2012, 08:26 AM
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Whats the final weight you guys are getting?
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Old Jul 07, 2012, 10:26 AM
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Mine came in at 18.5# with batteries installed. I have mine set up a little different than most so that added extra weight so 16# is about the average I'd say. The 9-10# that the instructions claim is a joke, the airframe alone with nothing installed probably weighs that much.

Here's a few pics from my flight the other day. Going to cut the props down before next flight as I'm getting way too much water spray from them
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Old Jul 07, 2012, 02:51 PM
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WOW i may have made a mistake on my power choice I was planing on around 12-13lbs. Its the KMP 215 but i assume its the same. I have bought the Hacker A40-10S with ICE 75s spinning 3blade 13x8 hoping to get about 950Watts from each motors on 4S. Might have to reevaluate... I like to have more then enough power for water flying.
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