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Old Nov 26, 2011, 08:50 AM
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1/9th scale Anderson Kingfisher

After some discussion with a fellow RCG'r I was convinced to rework the Anderson Kingfisher in the PSM style making it light and easy to build. I am most of the way through the design of the fuselage to make it easy to build without plans.

Here are the proposed specs
span: 48.66
length: 31.33
height: 10.66
wing area: 317.33

Proposed power
I am planning an e-flite 370 1360kv motor (Used a Neo 370 1000kv)
max esc 40a (Used a Great Planes 25a)
Prop size will be 8" (Used a 9x6)
Battery is a Thunderpower 3S2100

Estimated weight should be around 25oz giving a wingloading of 11oz/sq ft. ( Prototype came in at 29oz. Had only heavy wood to cut the kit from and used MonoKote on the wing as that was the only covering I had on hand.)

Controls will be aileron/ throttle/ rudder/ elevator. I will be designing the landing gear option for dual use, but not sure whether I want to go all the way with creating the retract function of the gear or make it land adjustable. I would like to know what others would want should they buy the airplane kit.
(Retractable landing gear has been designed and the next plane will get them)
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Old Nov 28, 2011, 09:19 AM
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Old Nov 28, 2011, 11:53 AM
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I got plans for a 80 inch wing span one that i was going to build one day. I could copy and get you a set Mike if your heart is set on one. Iam interested in any seaplanes Mike here is one i think you could tweek to fit your needs and it has folding landing gear. PDFs are here also made from depron. joe http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1529912
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Old Nov 28, 2011, 02:04 PM
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I got plans for a 80 inch wing span one that i was going to build one day. I could copy and get you a set Mike if your heart is set on one. Iam interested in any seaplanes Mike here is one i think you could tweek to fit your needs and it has folding landing gear. PDFs are here also made from depron. joe http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1529912
Joe thanks for the offer on the plans. I have looked at the Volmer and downloaded those plans already. As far as your offer on the plans I appreciate it and already have a set that was drawn by Champion. Yours might be interesting to look at though.
I already have a 3D model drawn up and am working on creating the parts file for it.
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Old Nov 28, 2011, 02:16 PM
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Joe thanks for the offer on the plans. I have looked at the Volmer and downloaded those plans already. As far as your offer on the plans I appreciate it and already have a set that was drawn by Champion. Yours might be interesting to look at though.
I already have a 3D model drawn up and am working on creating the parts file for it.
Mike
I will dig mine out and see who drew them if i can tell at all. A guy in the classifieds section was selling one all framed up and i asked him if he had the plans and if he was willing to copy and send them. I sent him 15 bucks and in no time had a set of plans. I just ordered Ivans twin otter and his albatross plan and will busy for a long time with those and one more small plane i wanted to build so i dont see building the kingfisher is in my future any time soon.lol Here is a 60 inch drake but they call it a sea cruiser ,60 inch wingspan and just a blast to fly. I have plans if you need for this one also mike. It could use to be lightened up a bit but still flys great. joe
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Old Nov 28, 2011, 03:13 PM
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I will dig mine out and see who drew them if i can tell at all. A guy in the classifieds section was selling one all framed up and i asked him if he had the plans and if he was willing to copy and send them. I sent him 15 bucks and in no time had a set of plans. I just ordered Ivans twin otter and his albatross plan and will busy for a long time with those and one more small plane i wanted to build so i dont see building the kingfisher is in my future any time soon.lol joe
Joe kind of sounds like me. I am doing the design work and will most likely have Zeke at Parkscale models sell the kit. I wanted to do something like the Drake but bigger than the one he did. I like hos small Drake, but I wanted something bigger to handle the wind we get. At any rate I plan to do it in the same style Zeke does the rest of the kits as an interlocking.
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Old Nov 28, 2011, 06:21 PM
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Kingfisher is a Great idea!...I have the Champion kit here and beings I like electrics and things lighter these days , may not build it...at 48"s...im in floatplane ectasy
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Old Dec 01, 2011, 08:09 PM
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how's the Kingfisher doing Mike?
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Old Dec 01, 2011, 08:48 PM
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I am plugging away at it Bruce. Along with getting the garage organized for the new toys coming Saturday
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Old Dec 03, 2011, 07:54 PM
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Doesn't seem to be much interest in something like this.
I just now found this thread - and I'm interested!!!

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Old Dec 03, 2011, 08:59 PM
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I just now found this thread - and I'm interested!!!

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Hey Geoff How are you buddy. Glad your interested.

Over the past week I have been doing a little on the design work as well as making room for the Lathe and Milling machine Have them home now so back to the design work.
This morning I dod a little on the Landing gear and figuring out the gear mount. Now that I have that figures out I think I can go ahead with the rest of the design work. I can post pictures of people are interested
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Old Dec 03, 2011, 09:39 PM
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of course we are......post em up
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Old Dec 09, 2011, 05:44 PM
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hows it coming along Mike?
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Old Dec 09, 2011, 07:51 PM
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I have the fuse completed the LG design, most of the wing completed working on the motor pod and sponsons now.
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Old Dec 09, 2011, 09:59 PM
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Here is a preview

Well as promised to some people here is a preview of what I have done so far. Still working on a few thing. I have the wing complete for the most part. Working on the sponson and motor pod and hope to have things done soon. Let me know what people think
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