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Old Jan 24, 2010, 04:36 PM
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Looking good !

If this lands as easy as the Polaris you shouldnt need the epp.
But it cant hurt :-)

I havent even started mine :-(
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Old Jan 24, 2010, 04:53 PM
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Well the Seadart goes together in a weekend and is much more docile than the BD5. I don't fly the BD5 much, it's kind of a novelty plane.

But, let's not hijack this thread any further.
really thinking of building this plane next weekend. dont care for the box like fuse and am thinking of modifying that part.

dont necessarily want more docile, would prefer more performance.
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Old Jan 24, 2010, 05:33 PM
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Thanks Bird! I'll take any advantage I can to keep the plane in relatively good condition. Sometimes my landings can be kinda squirrely. You do have to use a bit more carbon rod to stiffen the wing though. I'll be painting it this week. I'm not sure if I'll go with the traditional scheme or something else.
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Old Jan 24, 2010, 10:55 PM
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Okay Gents, the good news... She flies!!! Went to the field before work and let'er rip. The bad news, on the second circuit around the field while trying to trim her out, I lost orientation. She went in from about 50 feet. Slight damage to front end, but my 450mAh bat took out the cross member supporting the front fus. Taped her up and she was good as new. I have to admit, my flying skills could use some improvement. More good news, my wife was on hand with the BACKUP camera. Will post vids later this evening. Overall, the 1811 2000Kv/450mAh combo pushes her along quite well. I will do some repairs and seal her up for water trails. More to come.

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Sounds like your little seadart is jinxed Ksqm! Would love to see some video.

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Old Jan 24, 2010, 10:57 PM
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man, just watched the water vid!!!!! how cool is that! looks like its perfect for water!
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Marvellous Model.
Thanks guys
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Old Jan 24, 2010, 11:02 PM
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really thinking of building this plane next weekend. dont care for the box like fuse and am thinking of modifying that part.

dont necessarily want more docile, would prefer more performance.
If you do build it I'd like to see what you come up with on the fuse, for me ease of build was a priority. That is also why I don't fly my BD-5 much, the more effort a plane takes to build the less I fly it.

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Old Jan 24, 2010, 11:23 PM
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Thanks Bird! I'll take any advantage I can to keep the plane in relatively good condition. Sometimes my landings can be kinda squirrely. You do have to use a bit more carbon rod to stiffen the wing though. I'll be painting it this week. I'm not sure if I'll go with the traditional scheme or something else.
Your plane is looking great rcflyer, I like how you bent the sides in. By the way, you can consider adding the two cosmetic intake parts that I show in the third post. I don't know if you saw those.

Here are all the colour schemes I know of, not a big variety. I think only the first, second and fourth actually flew, and that the rest were painted that way after the program ended. I like the third one best.

Marcel
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Old Jan 25, 2010, 12:10 AM
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If you do build it I'd like to see what you come up with on the fuse, for me ease of build was a priority. That is also why I don't fly my BD-5 much, the more effort a plane takes to build the less I fly it.

Marcel
Pretty funny :-)))

For me if it's too much building ...
It never actually leaves the bench :-(

That is to say , I have a bunch of false starts
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Old Jan 25, 2010, 04:09 PM
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Has anyone tried this with FFF yet? I have some here that I'd like to use up before ordering some Depron, but if this model is not suitable for the 5mm fan fold I will just bite the bullet and order some 6mm Dep.

Would this make a good trainer for the Polaris (which I've built but not yet flown) or the other way around? In other words, which is easier to fly? I am with you; the Polaris was so complicated to build I am afraid to fly it!

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Old Jan 25, 2010, 04:34 PM
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Don,

The 5mm FFF should work just fine. Just be sure to cut the slots and notches the proper size for your foam (5mm versus 6mm).

Pat
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Old Jan 25, 2010, 07:40 PM
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Half-Pint Seadart

Well Gents, finally get to upload this video. I warn you, it's not premium quality, but she flies.
Seadart Maiden flight (1 min 22 sec)

Yes, that that sound at the end is a not so good landing. I think I may have inadvertently added left rudder at too low an altitude. Gotta keep trying. Thanks to the Misses for braving the cold and old camera.
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Old Jan 25, 2010, 11:02 PM
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Has anyone tried this with FFF yet? I have some here that I'd like to use up before ordering some Depron, but if this model is not suitable for the 5mm fan fold I will just bite the bullet and order some 6mm Dep.

Would this make a good trainer for the Polaris (which I've built but not yet flown) or the other way around? In other words, which is easier to fly? I am with you; the Polaris was so complicated to build I am afraid to fly it!

Don
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Don,

The 5mm FFF should work just fine. Just be sure to cut the slots and notches the proper size for your foam (5mm versus 6mm).

Pat
Don, we don't have that material here, but I'm sure you can go with what Pat said. I think this flies fairly similar to the Polaris.

Marcel
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Old Jan 25, 2010, 11:06 PM
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Well Gents, finally get to upload this video. I warn you, it's not premium quality, but she flies.
Thanks for the video ksqm, the weather looked terrible!

It seems like you had your hands full with the plane, or am I imagining it? If it is nose-diving with power it would be worth adjusting the thrust angle. You could simply add washers under the motor mount and trim the foam to clear the motor.

Marcel
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Old Jan 25, 2010, 11:21 PM
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Well Gents, finally get to upload this video. I warn you, it's not premium quality, but she flies.
looks like a pretty good flier. what motor is that?
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Old Jan 25, 2010, 11:22 PM
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what about dollar tree foam? thats my building material of choice.
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