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Old Feb 07, 2013, 11:12 AM
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Picture of this winters two projects. One is an own design to test a different hull, the other is modified Laker. I do hope I have them ready to fly when the ice and snow is gone.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 06:13 PM
71% of the world is runway . .
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Its still in the very early desing stage but i thought it would be nice to post some pics . . .

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Old Feb 15, 2013, 06:55 PM
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Beautiful!

Looks like a challenging design exercise and build, Bart.
How big are you planning it to be?
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 07:40 PM
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The Mars looks awesome Bart! I need to learn to do 3D modeling so I can make models for my simulators
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 04:26 AM
71% of the world is runway . .
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@ petem , i attached a screen with the empire and short S23 together , both boats are in 1/16.5 the empire has a ws of 208cm

@ Warhead : thanks , i really like your goose desing !!

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Old Feb 16, 2013, 10:52 AM
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Candy for the eyes Bart!

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Old Feb 16, 2013, 01:32 PM
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Bart you've definitely caught the attention of all the flying boat fanatics out there myself included. Next up a Mars? Really? Watching closely and keep up great work!
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 01:50 PM
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Bart

What a talented man you are. I don't think I belong in this group.
I only build arfs and fly them. Nitro and electric.

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Old Feb 22, 2013, 03:01 PM
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The skill exhibited by builders here is spellbinding. Oh well, it gives us more clumsy folks something toward which to aspire. Here is my first effort, the GP .40 ARF on floats:
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 12:44 AM
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Not more clumsy, just less experience. Like amything else, the more planes you build, the better and faster you build them.
Now days, most people in R/C start with an ARF. Having time to build seems to be harder and harder to come up with.
I built and flew control line planes when I was young, but never got into R/C. Finally started in R/C with a .60 size Tower Hobbies trainer ARF. I was training with the Tower plane and building a Cub at the same time. Hadn't built a kit in 40 years but it all came right back to me.
The ARF guys would all do well if they build a kit. It teaches them the techniques they will need to repair the ARFs they like to fly.
I have several planes in my hanger that are whet I call rescues. They are ARF planes that were crashed and the owner had no desire to even try to repair it. I got them got nothing, or next to nothing and turned them into great flying planes.
We all started out someplace. Most guys now days start with an ARF but quite a few still make the effort to build at least one plane from a kit.
Don't sell yourself short because your plane is not from a kit. You are flying and that's what is important.


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Old Feb 23, 2013, 01:26 AM
71% of the world is runway . .
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Not more clumsy, just less experience. Like amything else, the more planes you build, the better and faster you build them.
Now days, most people in R/C start with an ARF. Having time to build seems to be harder and harder to come up with.
I built and flew control line planes when I was young, but never got into R/C. Finally started in R/C with a .60 size Tower Hobbies trainer ARF. I was training with the Tower plane and building a Cub at the same time. Hadn't built a kit in 40 years but it all came right back to me.
The ARF guys would all do well if they build a kit. It teaches them the techniques they will need to repair the ARFs they like to fly.
I have several planes in my hanger that are whet I call rescues. They are ARF planes that were crashed and the owner had no desire to even try to repair it. I got them got nothing, or next to nothing and turned them into great flying planes.
We all started out someplace. Most guys now days start with an ARF but quite a few still make the effort to build at least one plane from a kit.
Don't sell yourself short because your plane is not from a kit. You are flying and that's what is important.


Dave
I Agree , everyone does this hobby on its own level , i started with hand launch gliders years ago and i also had many arf planes.

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Old Mar 03, 2013, 01:37 AM
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i think the following photograph definately fits the "show us your float planes" title of this thread...


Wet Wings Model Flying Club put on its first public display at the Northern modelling Exhibition in Manchester UK this weekend..

show our float planes we did!




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Old Mar 03, 2013, 06:26 AM
71% of the world is runway . .
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Nice stand David !! you where right , your sunderland is done sooner than my Empire
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Old Mar 03, 2013, 07:23 AM
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went to Parker Canyon Lake (near Tucson, AZ) on Friday. had a great time. This is a 1/4 scale Cub with 160 twin.
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 10:40 PM
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Nice pics there guys. That is a beautiful cub you have there.
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