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Old Jul 19, 2004, 04:52 PM
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My Newest Sea Plane (Sea Shark)

Here are a few photos of my newest sea plane. She's a great flyer . Some specs:span 54.5 x 47.5 Length. 468 SQ. In power geared astro 2.38 on 9 x GP3300 cells with 11 x 10 ApC prop. 80 watts lb. 64 oz auw.19.7 wing loading.
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Old Jul 19, 2004, 04:54 PM
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what happened to the photos?

Ken-Ohki

"I make things do what I want them to, The hell with what they are designed to do."
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Old Jul 19, 2004, 04:57 PM
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photos:
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Old Jul 19, 2004, 05:40 PM
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Shark

Very nice Joel. Nice to see all balsa for a change. Hows it fly?
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Old Jul 19, 2004, 06:28 PM
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I was very pleased with the performance. Takes off faster than my friends puddle jumper, and has a great rate of climb. E-calc says around 1350 feet a minute. It has a glider airfoil so it has a very low sink rate.
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Old Jul 20, 2004, 09:25 PM
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Is that a kit?
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Old Jul 21, 2004, 08:16 AM
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No, It's my own design, but I hope to kit this plane a few others someday.
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Old Jul 23, 2004, 05:24 AM
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very nice plane

A very nice looking seaplane. Sleek and elegant look
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Old Jul 23, 2004, 10:28 AM
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Way cool! Looks like you designed a fantastic plane. Man, I'm lookin', but I can't see the answer. How does the wing attach? Is the battery swap with a hatch in front of the wing? Kinda hard to tell.

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Old Jul 23, 2004, 03:00 PM
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The battery hatch is just above the numerals on the fuselage. The wing is held in place with the traditional method of pins in the leading edge and 2 nylon bolts. They match the wing color so they are hard to make out.
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Old Jul 23, 2004, 04:35 PM
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Ah...thanks for the info. Again, beautiful build.

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Old Jul 23, 2004, 07:00 PM
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Joel,

Really nice lines: sleek hull and relatively high aspect ratio wing for a flying boat. I especially like the streamlined wing mount pylon, and very clever and strong battery tray.

Great job.
-Bob
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Old Jul 24, 2004, 06:22 AM
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Joel:

Very nice design. I have a PuddleMaster and I can see that your plane would be cleaner.

Why did you use transparent film on the top of the wing over the sponsons (floats) ?

David
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Old Jul 24, 2004, 07:45 AM
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The servos for the ailerons are located in the floats. The clear covering allows me to see if there is water in the float that might effect the servo.
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Old Jul 24, 2004, 08:07 AM
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Joel:

Very clever use of the space and an "enlightened" way of checking for water intrusion. Excellent design feature.

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