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Old Oct 07, 2012, 03:58 PM
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Looking For Electric Slow Docile Flying Water Plane - Suggestions?

I'm interested in finding a ARF or receiver ready electric water plane that is a slow and docile flyer in the 45'-50" +/- wingspan range. A plane easily converted back and forth to a wheeled land plane would be a plus.

Thanks for any ideas!
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 04:23 PM
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Sounds strange but I absolutely love my HZ super cub. It's a little small for your requirements. I bought the bare airframe added a customrcparts.com motor mount for the Park 480 four ERC metal gear servos, an ESC from here on the classifieds. Spinning a 12X6 prop. With the flaps down, and power just barely on, you can practically walk along side it. Or you can rocket out after a very short take-off.

With a little creativity, you can paint it up nicely. I also do some aerial photography with it. Out of all my planes, this one gets the most mileage.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 09:27 AM
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^^^^

+1 HZ Super Cub LP on floats. A perfectly gentle & fun lake flyer. Even handles some wind. If you don't want to go the BL route, it flies fine out of the box. Just let the motor cool between flights. It practically flies itself.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 10:22 AM
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Is this the one you guys are referring too, it doesn't have flaps?: http://secure.hobbyzone.com/HBZ7380.html
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 10:29 AM
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I would agree that the Hobbyzone Supercub is a great flyer on floats. Even if you don't upgrade to a brushless motor. One buddy flew his just as it came from the box, as shown in the video below. Another upgraded his with ailerons and better motor. Regardless, highly recommended.

If you a Spektrum transmitter, I recommend you get the BNF version. The first video is of the RTF with its own transmitter. Second on the BNF. Only difference is type of transmitter. Second video also has some other planes - I think the Supercub is the second one.

Hobbyzone floats are excellent and we use them not just on the Supercub.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 11:37 AM
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Check out the new Flyzone Beaver.

Comes with evrything but the radio for $200.00

Floats with sterable water rudders.
landing gear
lights
flaps
battery

Also, comes with a RX and a "any link" module. So no matter what radio you have you can fly with the included RX.

Good reviews so far. Tough to find this much plane for $200.00

I'm gettin one.

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Old Oct 09, 2012, 01:02 PM
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Thanks, tacx!
Just ordered one. Tower has free shipping thru Thursday and $25 off a $200 order.

Hope to have it ready for our next (and last of the season) float fly on Oct 21st.

Joe
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 02:46 PM
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Your welcome, Joe

Thats allot of plane for $175.00

Let us know what you think once you get it.

Tom
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 03:13 PM
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Is this the one you guys are referring too, it doesn't have flaps?: http://secure.hobbyzone.com/HBZ7380.html
Sorry, I shoulda mentioned , I ADDED flaps. My bad. See pics in my blog. Click on my sreen name.


I gotta say, though, that Beaver is pretty sweet. I might have to pick one of those up.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 04:13 PM
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The Flyzone Beaver has everything you could ask for. I don't know what else you could add?
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 04:43 PM
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I have several different float planes and this one is the slowest and easy to fly. Takes 5 min. to swithch from wheels to floats.

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Old Oct 09, 2012, 05:45 PM
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you will NOT beat a Sig Kadet Senior on floats. No way, No how.
Anything from a .40 up to a 4-strole 1.00.
Mine's electric with 1500W outrunner.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 07:09 AM
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you will NOT beat a Sig Kadet Senior on floats. No way, No how.
Anything from a .40 up to a 4-strole 1.00.
Mine's electric with 1500W outrunner.
Won't argue with that, Jim! A Sig LT-40 is also another great float flyer.
For small planes, the Wilga is another great float flyer.
As is the Eflight Taylorcraft.

Joe
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 01:03 PM
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Here at Longham we have three Multiplex floatplanes; in size order Mini Mag, Fun Cub and Mentor. The Minimag and Mentor are on MPX floats, the Fun Cub is on own design, as well as one on MPX.

They all fly very well indeed, but the guy who has flown all three says the MiniMag is the best of them all, well balanced, easy to fly and mannerly.

For what it's worth!

Mike
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 08:02 PM
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The slowest and most relaxing float plane is the Sig Seniorita. Just throw some SEAPLANE SUPPLY floats on it and away ya go. Sloooooo and stable.
The Lt40 is good too but I have a tendency to fly all out.... it is a good stunter.
Again the Seniorita!
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