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Old Jul 02, 2011, 09:21 AM
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Old Jul 02, 2011, 09:36 AM
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This is a great thread, here's my contribution, the Sea Dart, OS40 FSR.
I haven't flown it yet, I bought it off of a fellow who received it in an estate inheritance.
I'm in the middle of repainting the fuse.
Should have it in the water this month.
Mike
Mike that looks like a sleek plane and its alot of work to strip planes and bring them back to life. My hats of to you and please post some finished and flying pictures. Mintie i will send some video soon if you send some of yours,I watched your scratch build and your plane turned out fantastic,cant wait for your flight. cheers . joe
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Old Jul 02, 2011, 04:27 PM
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[QUOTE Mintie i will send some video soon if you send some of yours,I watched your scratch build and your plane turned out fantastic,cant wait for your flight. cheers . joe


HI Joe....Yes will post some videos of the osprey....It has now done 17 flights after a very troublesome start.Ended up spending a lot of time to get it to fly nicely.

Some nice models turning up here ,but I would not expect a huge amount .In the club I belong to there are 40/50 members and as far as I know I am the only water plane flyer. cheers mintie
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Old Jul 03, 2011, 05:06 AM
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Adding a few more action shots of my Taylorcraft to this thread.

Loving all the pics, keep it going.

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Old Jul 05, 2011, 08:55 AM
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Scratchbuild Mavis

Kawanishi H6K - blue foam scratch build.
Flies like a big kite.

Phil
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Old Jul 05, 2011, 10:12 PM
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1/6 scale Vans RV6 the most popular homebuilt ever .
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Old Jul 07, 2011, 01:08 PM
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Hi guys.
Picture is my two new float planes that were first flown last weekend.
All went well............had a ball.
....Pete
FPV...I'm finding this irresistibly intriguing Pete. Got any videos?
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Old Jul 07, 2011, 04:02 PM
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My latest, flown for the 1st time at Colwick BWA event last weekend.
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Old Jul 08, 2011, 03:02 AM
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That looks great! Nice shot. I've just got my floats painted and ready but waiting for the Beaver kit which seems to be back ordered. I don't see a rudder on your floats. Why did you choose to not use one. How do you find the steering without it?
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Old Jul 10, 2011, 06:30 AM
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Old Jul 10, 2011, 05:15 PM
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Pete,
Absolutely Fabulous , nice plane, nice equipment too!
And I loved the Aussie accent!

Cheers,

al

Actually I love them all, excellent thread!
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 05:24 AM
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 09:39 AM
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 09:41 AM
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Seriously, yes...
I cannot believe such an apparently, large body of water doesn't have a ripple on it!
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Old Jul 12, 2011, 03:29 PM
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Dale,

I had a problem with the water rudder, the inner cable is a bit too flexible and that, combined with the 180 deg bend, meant that it wouldn't centre properly. And, as always seems to happen, I finished the model the night before and ran out of time to get it sorted.

Fortunatey the wind was light over the weekend so I managed to get away with no rudder but I did have a few 360s when taxying back to the bank!

I think I'll set it up with a closed loop system for the next event in September.
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