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Old Mar 17, 2013, 04:12 PM
2 many planes...2 little time!
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Picked up the Flyzone beaver and added a couple things. Wanted the bush pilot look and found a couple stickers still waiting on a bigfoot hunting permit. Added the metal Alaska sticker, Also used twine and thread to make dock ropes and added foot grips on floats. I took 220 wet sand sanding paper and used stoch double sided tape. This is like regular scotch tape but stickie on both sides.Painted the anteneas black also. Just a few things to make it look scale. If you have any ideals let me know. This is a well built plane for the money.
Nice scale touches! It's amazing how much more 'depth' to the floats just a little bit of colour can add! Antiskid to the tops, and some warning stripes and the plane looks way better. Now, when you go to the extent Paul did on his..... well..... he had no choice but to super detail the rest of his airplane to match his floats! LOL

oh, ps... FYI your later comment on the engine in Pauls plane. The Beaver has a 'radial' engine. Rotary engines spin WITH the propeller, Radial engines are firmly bolted to the airframe and spin the prop. Most round engined WWI airplanes had rotary engines, while most post WWI to present are radial powered. Not trying to appear as a smart a.. just a clarification on terminology is all.
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 04:43 PM
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Does any one have a extra 3 blade prop?
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 05:12 PM
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Sorry SenLar, I had a couple of the 3 bladed variable pitched ones but sold off the spares.

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Old Mar 17, 2013, 05:39 PM
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probably been asked before but what's a good 3 blade size and pitch for the stock motor. I just want the look, without losing too much performance. And yes I want to still be able to have enough thrust for float flying plz
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 05:43 PM
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probably been asked before but what's a good 3 blade size and pitch for the stock motor. I just want the look, without losing too much performance. And yes I want to still be able to have enough thrust for float flying plz
I use a MAS 11x6x3 and get 275 watt of power and pulls 24 amp static.
I love the performance and you can see it on all my videos its not a problem on water at all.
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 06:26 PM
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got the screw out with soldering iron and switched floats to gear for first flight. Now for the weather.
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 06:32 PM
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oh, ps... FYI your later comment on the engine in Pauls plane. The Beaver has a 'radial' engine. Rotary engines spin WITH the propeller, Radial engines are firmly bolted to the airframe and spin the prop. Most round engined WWI airplanes had rotary engines, while most post WWI to present are radial powered. Not trying to appear as a smart a.. just a clarification on terminology is all.
Cheers
Dave[/QUOTE]

And I thought I knew everything lol, I didn't know that, kool info thanks
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 07:23 PM
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What kind of flight times are you getting at 'scale' speeds...and no aerobatics!! (although a Beaver Is capable...just makes the passengers scream a lot
Dave, just flying around at scale speeds and no gopro on it, I get ten minutes plus. I prefer to fly scale speeds instead of boring holes in the sky.
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 07:40 PM
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Thanks,
What kind of flight times are you getting at 'scale' speeds...and no aerobatics!!
I get anywhere between 10 to 14 mins with allot of touch and goes with the gear on. Never did floats yet so IDK about that
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 07:42 PM
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I get anywhere between 10 to 14 mins with allot of touch and goes with the gear on. Never did floats yet so IDK about that
Same for me on floats with my 3 blade prop
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 10:17 PM
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Can someone show me the way to a 3 blade prop? Thanks, is there a cheaper threadlocker than loctite
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 10:26 PM
Whaddya Mean, I Procrastinate?
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Can someone show me the way to a 3 blade prop? Thanks, is there a cheaper threadlocker than loctite
Here you go ....

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXBHKR&P=7

On the threadlocker, I don't know .. I only use LocTite ..

Russ
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 10:34 PM
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Thanks miniboy
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Old Mar 18, 2013, 10:04 AM
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that is a cool pilot
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Old Mar 18, 2013, 01:23 PM
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I spent a little time on Sunday night sprucing up the stock "radial" engine for the Beaver.
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