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Old Jul 14, 2005, 11:46 AM
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Any Foam Sea Planes Out There?

After reading about all the squirrelly take offs, lack of power issue due to added weight (using stock motors) and position/alignment problems when adding floats to a parkflyer sized plane (in the 10-25 oz range) I'm wondering if there are any inexpensive Sea Plane/Flying Boat type foam planes on the market that I haven't come across yet?

I would think that a pusher prop type setup (similar to the Hobbico Aerobird), or a smaller foam version of the Aventura might be a good. I'd bet if GWS put something like this out it would be a good seller!

Bill
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Old Jul 14, 2005, 12:38 PM
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GWS E-Starter Float Plane

Bill,

What is your definition of inexpensive?

I have the GWS E-Starter with stock geared S400 motor flying on a Kokam 3S1P 1500mAh pack and it works just fine on the stock GWS floats.

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Old Jul 14, 2005, 03:35 PM
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www.foamfly.com has a kit called the pelican
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Old Jul 14, 2005, 08:16 PM
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Thanks guys. I guess I wasn't very specific in my first thread. I should have said foam Flying Boat instead of Sea Plane. But the Pelican is not bad but I was hoping for something made out of preformed parts similar to what GWS offers and something preferably with ailerons.

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Old Jul 14, 2005, 08:22 PM
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Hobby Lobby has a couple that fit your description, but they are quite expensive (over $200).
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Old Jul 15, 2005, 04:27 PM
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May be this might be what you are looking for:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=371913
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