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Old Feb 24, 2013, 11:34 PM
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Mermaid depron water/park flyer ***Plans***

Hi all,

Here is my new water/park flyer loosely based on the Mermaid M6 amphibious light sport aircraft.

Depron Mermaid on grass (1 min 36 sec)


The wing span is 1050mm (41").

Construction is all 6mm depron with some carbon and plywood reinforcement. I used the following equipment:

Motor: 2212-06 (2200kv)
Prop: APC 6x4E
ESC: 30A+
Lipo: 3S 2200mah
Servos: 4x Hitec HS-55

The model is a nice and docile flyer that can do gentle aerobatics. It easily takes off from short grass. I have not flown it from water, but taxi tests did not reveal any problems. I will update the thread when I get a chance to do some water flights.

Enjoy!
Marcel
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 03:53 AM
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Looks great Marcel, thanks for posting the plans and very detailed build guide. Do you have any flight videos? I look forward to reading (and hopefully seeing ) your water flights.

Thanks, Aus.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 05:18 AM
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Thanks for the plans Marcel, looks great, can't wait for the water video!!
Aus looking forward to catching up next weekend.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 05:58 AM
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Vlesie,
This is just too sweet! I have to build one. Will be cutting on the Iron Phlatprinter. Would like to have a KF2 panel on the wing.

Just a great subject. Kudos to you,

Ken
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 06:00 AM
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Looks like it would make a great FPV ship as well.

Ken
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 08:06 AM
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Marcel

thanks for plans, going start this one tonight!
question on motor, dont you mean 2212-06? same motor as full size Drongo and Polaris? i cant find any info on the 2012-06 motor is the reason im asking, thanks!


-pete
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 10:06 AM
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Marcel,

Excellent work as usual!

I took the liberty of tiling your plan for both letter and A4 printing, hope you don't mind.

Ted
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 11:51 AM
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 12:11 PM
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Vlesie,
This is just too sweet! I have to build one. Will be cutting on the Iron Phlatprinter. Would like to have a KF2 panel on the wing.

Just a great subject. Kudos to you,

Ken
Plus one on the KF step on the wing.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 01:42 PM
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Hi is there a A4 plan version?
Nice plane.
Love it.
Thanks.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 02:23 PM
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Hi is there a A4 plan version?
Nice plane.
Love it.
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See post #7

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Old Feb 25, 2013, 04:58 PM
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You done it to me again viesie ! Its another great plane i have to build. Thanks so much for the plans. joe
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 08:02 PM
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I fly your Drongo and was going to build your SeaDart but now I will have to build both. Another beauty.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 08:17 PM
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Joe (cracksmeup) sent me a link. Very nice! Thanks to you for the plans and build info!

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