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Old Jul 29, 2012, 12:02 AM
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Nice flight envelope on this plane.

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Old Jul 29, 2012, 06:43 AM
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I finally was able to get started on my new wmpf Mako today. Got the spars glued in and the hinge lines beveled and taped. Also spent some time putting a little paint on it. Turned out ok I guess. I should be able to see it at least.

Hope to get more done tomorrow so I'll post some more pictures.
Very Nice paint job Dawg, now git it done so we can see it fly!
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 07:45 AM
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Looking forward to you guys releasing the plans...

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I'm thinking this should be very soon. I know that John (aircontrol), the designer, was on vacation. I'm anxious to here others opinion of how it flies.
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 10:34 AM
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I'm thinking this should be very soon. I know that John (aircontrol), the designer, was on vacation. I'm anxious to here others opinion of how it flies.

Me too Dawg!!! I like the paint on your new Mako! Looks sharp! =)
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 08:16 PM
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Progress update:

Spent a couple hours today working on the Mako and I got to the point shown in the picture below. All that's needed is 10 minutes with a sanding block and the floats will be about done. Hopefully I can get some work done on the fuselage tomorrow evening.

Stay tuned.
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 05:00 PM
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A little more fun in the sun with the Mako at lake Leelanau.

Mako Shark off the dock (3 min 50 sec)
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 06:58 PM
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A little more fun in the sun with the Mako at lake Leelanau.

https://vimeo.com/46250855
Nice short takeoff run !!!

Hey no guts no glory !!! you had a perfect carrier deck out there ... I though for sure you were going to land on it !!! Maybe next time Sure would make for some good video !!!

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Old Jul 30, 2012, 08:40 PM
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Nice short takeoff run !!!

Hey no guts no glory !!! you had a perfect carrier deck out there ... I though for sure you were going to land on it !!! Maybe next time Sure would make for some good video !!!

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Next Time we go float flying, take a piece of your thick foam insulation and we will use it as a carrier deck to land on and take off.
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 09:01 PM
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Next Time we go float flying, take a piece of your thick foam insulation and we will use it as a carrier deck to land on and take off.
4 x 8 ft anchored at each end should do the trick I think I could have a piece for next time ... some yellow and black stripes for CAUTION around the edges should suffice. should we raise it off the water a foot or two to make the splash in's more dramatic
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 04:09 AM
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4 x 8 ft anchored at each end should do the trick I think I could have a piece for next time ... some yellow and black stripes for CAUTION around the edges should suffice. should we rais it off the water a foot or two to make the splash in's more dramatic
You the man Greg!
I would not go too high or we may see some busted soggy Mako's
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 10:47 AM
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You the man Greg!
I would not go too high or we may see some busted soggy Mako's

Im game for that!!!
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 02:01 PM
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 02:42 PM
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Great vids
you should get one!!
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 08:13 PM
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I just purchased a plane and now i wished i would of waited. This would be great to show off at NEAT FAIR rc fun fly this september. They have a nice little pond for us float flyers. If the plans come out soon I will make one for the event. RCRICH
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Old Aug 01, 2012, 08:23 AM
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I am still making steady progress on the Mako. I sanded the floats and moved on the the fuselage. The last Mako I built I didn't like how the fuselage ended up because I didn't have a good way to hold all the parts together while the foam-tac glue dried. This time it went much smoother because I pre-curved each piece of foam on the edge of my workbench before I glued it. This method only needed a couple of pins to hold things in place. Turned out much better.

The foam work is all done except for trimming the hatch so I will be starting the installation of the electronics this evening.

Stay tuned.
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