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Old May 11, 2012, 11:35 AM
Ennnnncommmming!!!!!
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Raehm,

I know what you mean about eBay vendors, but cw-action-hobbies has almost 2,000 transactions with a 100% Positive Feedback rating. I'd buy from them.

Andy
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Old May 11, 2012, 03:56 PM
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Thanks, Andy!
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Old May 12, 2012, 12:48 AM
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Ya they have good Feedback that you can't hide from. I have had many eBay dealings... They have been some of the best transactions I've had as long as you watch ratings. Their mechants are some of the fastest shippers since that is one of the things they are rated on... Usually within a day. I have had a lot even send on Sunday as I do most of my shopping on the weekend. Again watch feedback and you will be happy.
Good luck
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Old May 24, 2012, 04:02 PM
71% of the world is runway . .
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New video

Hello ,

Here's a video of todays flight.

Electrifly G-44 Widgeon (1 min 53 sec)


Greets ,

Bart
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Old May 25, 2012, 02:48 AM
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flying a little fast there but she looks good. great landings!
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Old May 28, 2012, 04:21 PM
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Here a video of taken this morning , this time landings not so great.

Electrifly G-44 Widgeon summer morning (2 min 27 sec)


Greets,

Bart
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Old May 29, 2012, 12:06 AM
Ennnnncommmming!!!!!
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Nothing wrong with those landings Bart! Your pilot walked away unharmed and the airframe was intact!

Anything more than that is showing off!
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Old May 29, 2012, 12:17 PM
71% of the world is runway . .
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Nothing wrong with those landings Bart! Your pilot walked away unharmed and the airframe was intact!

Anything more than that is showing off!
that's true , but the landings in the earlier video's were better.

Greets,

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Old May 30, 2012, 10:28 PM
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I've had some of the same issues on some of my landings. I find that when I try to slow down and land the Widgeon like one of my land planes, I always get in trouble. Some of my best landings are those where I come in pretty fast and fly the plane down to the water. It's kind of hard to do, but I also let up a little bit on the "UP" elevator after initial touchdown to keep the plane from skipping. That's the same technique I learned to use on my EF-1 pylon racers and some of my faster WWII scale warbirds to keep them from bouncing back in the air.
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Old Jun 04, 2012, 02:01 PM
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I have to agree on the landing techniques. I have many float planes including high wing loaded scale planes and this plane is the most difficult to land smoothly. I find if I land it slightly slower than takeoff speeds then they are fine. Anything slower and it bobs and bounces no matter how hard I try to smooth it out. Land it fast, flying right down to the water and when it touches, let off the elevator and stay on the rudder to keep it straight while relaxing the throttle. That's all you have to do! Kind of defies all the rules you've learned with all your other planes. LOL
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Old Jun 04, 2012, 02:14 PM
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http://www.ivansplans.com/Flyingboats.htm Ivans comments on seaplanes and how they fly off of water is a good read for better landings and take offs too. joe
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Old Jun 08, 2012, 03:51 PM
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So, I just picked up one of these planes. My first twin engine and my first waterplane. I purchased the recommended motors and escs. I read about getting the 3 blade Master airescrew 9x7 props, do I need to change motor rotation and program the esc a certain way?
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Old Jun 08, 2012, 07:18 PM
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The recommended ESCs are already programmed.

To use the 9x7 counter-rotating props, you will need to connect the motor wires so that the left side (Port) motor rotates nomally and the right side (Starboard) motor rotates clockwise. The easy way to check for proper rotation is that the tops of the propellers turn inward toward the fuselage (TTI - Tops Turn IN).

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Old Jun 08, 2012, 09:04 PM
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Don't you mean (Starboard) motor rotates counterclockwise
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Old Jun 08, 2012, 11:05 PM
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Looking from the front it's clockwise.
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