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Old Feb 06, 2008, 12:06 AM
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Very nice pics MB,

The pond got bigger eh ! could imagine staying there even if the planes have to be flushed with sweet water before storing.....the fullscale guy's certainly have some extra job flying from sea...

thanks for sharing and have a good time in your winter resort Phillip
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Old Feb 06, 2008, 12:34 PM
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I love the two toned paint job on Meatbomer.

I guess he knows about salt water and electronics.

I really think the design is neat and from the images, it looks like it flies as well as it looks. I would be afraid of dropping the transmitter in the sea.
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Old Feb 06, 2008, 01:47 PM
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The Puddle just ROWs so easily and also splash and goes are so easy that even flying in the surf is real fun

i didn`t get it very wet, the electronics are mostly pretty well sealed and i`m looking very closely what my ESCs do, i`ll probably rinse them with purified water and WD40. i`m not usually flying in salt water so i`ll be carefull
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Old Feb 06, 2008, 06:08 PM
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CorrosionX water proofing

I use corrosionX (red can) to waterproof my ESC's, connectors and other electronics. It provides great water protection. Just spray it on and let the excess drip out of the unit. I have flipped my airplane over several times submerging my ESC's and they had no problem at all; just kept on running. Lewis
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Old Feb 06, 2008, 08:06 PM
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Beautiful pictures MB! Itís hard to choose but I think I like #3 the most. The silhouette of a twin engine seaplane flying in the sunset. Just gorgeous.
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Old Feb 07, 2008, 03:11 PM
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Thanks for the plans and great pictures. I may try the 66%. Might just be perfect for the pond in my back yard. Just got to keep it away from the gator.
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Old Feb 07, 2008, 07:07 PM
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Very nice pictures MB, glad to see you having so much fun!

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Old Feb 16, 2008, 02:29 AM
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Any news on your build Skyranger? it looked as if it was almost ready to maiden already

Cheers
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Old Feb 16, 2008, 05:10 PM
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Canít do anything else until I get my motors and stuff, and I canít get the motors until I get money. Pay isnít too high when youíre a kid.
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Old Feb 20, 2008, 03:23 PM
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Well I finally got all the parts in and got her ready for take off all I need now is unfrozen water and awhole lot less wind.

The wind around here the last two weeks have been crazy! No way to fly anything!
Thanks for all your help fellows!

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Old Feb 20, 2008, 03:35 PM
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She`s looking AWESOME longbike !!! Best box fuse i have seen so far even with all the germans that built it !

Can`t wait to hear from your maiden flight
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Old Feb 20, 2008, 10:04 PM
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Thanks meatbomber,

But I am German!!! Ha!Ha!
Ya cant wait to fly it. The paint I used on it by the way is that Krylon H2O spray paint and the stuff works great!

And I extented the wing tips a couple of inches also.

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Old Feb 22, 2008, 07:59 PM
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Looks very nice LONGBIKE! The blue/white trim scheme is very cool looking . Letís all hope it warms up and calms down for you as I canít wait to see her fly (Iím sure you want to see her fly too ). Great job!
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Old Feb 22, 2008, 10:09 PM
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Hey thanks skyranger,and thanks for your help with it also!

Ya I wish it were summer allready! Cant wait to fly, got this one and a Taylorcraft 450 e-flight that I just finished getting together to that I would like to put floats on after I get used to flying off the ground first.

Actully that is a cream and blue color, it does look like white thou in the pictures.

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Old Feb 27, 2008, 10:55 AM
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ALMOST BIRDSTRIKE !!!

During teh flying session at Lake Biel with Rawy and our Marlins i had a LOT of fun with the Puddle Monster... i also got the first good videos with the flycamone2 (because the temps where high enough )

During one of the touch and go's i had almost a duck-strike !

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YOur tipfloats seem to have very little incidentand almost paralell to the fuselage is that true or just because of the pics ? I got the best results by placing the at like 10-15į incident to the fuselage bottom and the hight so that when running on step both floats are out of the water.
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