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Old Dec 16, 2011, 06:59 PM
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Maxford Hansa Brandenburg 29. My Dream come true!!!!!!!!!!!!

This has got to be the all time best float plane on my list,anybody have any thoughts? I will be getting this one for sure,theres some great stuff coming out these days! Brutus
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Old Dec 18, 2011, 07:43 AM
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It's been one I've wanted to scratch build for years too, I have a set of plans,, but other things always get in the way

I'd do it with a small 4 stroke myself
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Old Dec 18, 2011, 04:53 PM
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I hear you,I never have build time these days. The first two years after I retired all I did was build and fly but now its nothing but ARFs and even then theres little time to put one together let alone fly.That will change this spring so hopefully Ill have this one ready to go by then. Merry Christmas to all. Brutus
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Old Dec 20, 2011, 06:43 AM
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http://www.maxfordusa.com/hansabrandenburgw29.aspx As someone mentioned a bit of dullkote and its improved 100% in the looks dept. Brutus
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Old Dec 20, 2011, 03:41 PM
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The actual paint scheme was somewhat different , hexes of three different colours on upper surfaces , doped linen on underside of wings ( beighish ) and greyish blue on the sides and undersides of the fuselage and floats .
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Old Dec 21, 2011, 07:44 AM
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Yes,the infamous Lozenge covering! Lozenge covering is available from a couple of places if you want to spend the $ to recover. Id be happy just to be able to have the time to fly it as is. Now all they need to do is a Felixstowe so theres something to acompany it in the sky. Merry Christmas to all! Brutus
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Old Dec 21, 2011, 10:52 PM
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Here is mine , the camo is not the lozenge you were thinking of just simple hexes.

It flies very well loops , rolls , inverted , etc.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=987978
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Old Dec 22, 2011, 07:16 AM
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I love that! I wish I had the time and the skill to scratch build like that! My hats off to you my friend,those of lesser abilities will have to stick to ARFs . Brutus
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 07:51 AM
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Finally in stock,, I just ordered one ;-)

Anyone else have one yet, or am I the Guinea Pig?
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 10:36 AM
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Should be here tomorrow,,, No one has one yet??

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Middleburg Heights, OH, United States 09/22/2012 12:50 A.M. Arrival Scan
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:02 AM
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Will you do a build thread? This is one of my favorites! rc
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 01:29 PM
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Will you do a build thread? This is one of my favorites! rc
if you have not yet assembled a Maxford plane, you will be quite impressed. I would doubt there would be much substance to a build thread (unless making significant modifications) as there are generally only a few steps to assemble their models.

The planes I have built from Maxford are generally put together in an hour or two; it feels I spend more time on electronics install and programming than I do building the actual model...
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 01:33 PM
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Came home for lunch and found it before the wife did []

looks well packaged and very strongly double boxed,, I'll pull it out of the box tonight []
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 06:48 PM
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First impressions are pretty good, only one little ding on the float, must have been from factory not shipping

I see a few things that would lighten up the airframe. The wing tubes and landing gear are heavy duty, thus heavy, The landing gear could be carbon fiber and the wing tubes thinner and still be plenty strong IMO.

Construction and covering looks pretty nice, the only things I see is they didn't sand the fuse sides smooth and it shows in the covering, the engine area isn't 100% symmetrical, doesn't look terrible, but you can see it.

more pics here
http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y25...view=slideshow
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 08:31 AM
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if you have not yet assembled a Maxford plane, you will be quite impressed. I would doubt there would be much substance to a build thread (unless making significant modifications) as there are generally only a few steps to assemble their models.

The planes I have built from Maxford are generally put together in an hour or two; it feels I spend more time on electronics install and programming than I do building the actual model...
Looks like you're right, should go together quick, but I'll document it anyway so guys who find the thread know what's involved and what to look for. I must say, so far I'm not impressed with the Manual.

Had to take a look at the skis, they're made from molded Bamboo about 4.5mm thick, don't look to have any waterproofing on the bottoms, I'll rub on some furniture oil when the time comes. No hurry if ya know what I mean.

Once again, they came double boxed,, not really necessary, but nicely protected from getting crushed in transport.

I'll start the assembly tonight,
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