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Old May 08, 2007, 12:27 PM
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Ivan Pettigrew Short Sealand 480 -New Video Added

Okei people, since Lukes thread is taking off I figured I might as well make my own also, my build is almost completed and I figured I can post some pictures and perhaps some movie if I can get soemone to shoot some.
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Old May 08, 2007, 02:25 PM
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flypilot, I'm subscribed! Kind of smart, waiting until construction is pretty much through to start your thread - you can't leave anyone hanging that way, and get to blast off right from the start with the good stuff!

Can't wait to see her on the water.


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Old May 09, 2007, 12:19 AM
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I love watching this guy fly at the wack. My dad and I have been trying to buy this one from Ivan for the last year or so. Ivan won't sell it. He says its is best flying boat that he has done. So my dad and I bought some plans. Just need to get motivation to build it.

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Old May 09, 2007, 01:21 AM
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Hehe, Thanks Luke, I have had a thread going over on a another forum for a while and inspired by your thread I thought I should at least let everybody know that there are other scratchneewbies out there

I really envy you guys up there in the north beeing able to see legendary people, I think I can call him that, like Ivan fly his great looking birds.

I'm for sure hooked on flying boats by now and will for sure buy a kit of Acme Aircrafts Grumman, that thing looks great...and perhaps any other kit that may be when Ivan and Acme get together at Chilliwack...
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Old May 09, 2007, 04:10 AM
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Fly,
Always nice seeing another of Ivan's plans coming to fruition. It's amazing the similairity in design of the Sealand and the Short, of course. The best thing about this similairity is that tackling another of Ivan's plans will be that much easier.

Look forward to seeing your completion...

John
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Old May 09, 2007, 04:48 AM
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Fly,
It's amazing the similairity in design of the Sealand and the Short, of course. The best thing about this similairity is that tackling another of Ivan's plans will be that much easier.


John
John, The Sealand IS a Short. Just to keep you on the right track, Short Bros were the manufacturers and they specialised in flying boats. I assume you meant that the Short Sealand was similar to a Short Solent, thats hardly suprising, being built by the same company around the same time.
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Old May 10, 2007, 03:12 AM
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John, The Sealand IS a Short. Just to keep you on the right track, Short Bros were the manufacturers and they specialised in flying boats. I assume you meant that the Short Sealand was similar to a Short Solent, thats hardly suprising, being built by the same company around the same time.
I meant to say "Solent", sometimes the fingers have their own mind!

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Old May 11, 2007, 11:02 AM
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Some pictures from covering...which is almost complete...finnishing with details after first flight is complete..
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Old May 11, 2007, 01:58 PM
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Excellent more flyingboats and more from Ivans stable. I'm plugging this in to the data thread in waterplanes but here is a period add for the Sealand.
Note the Egine thrust lines in relation to the LE.this was based on the early version the late Hughie Green TV personality test flew one .found some problems so Short' s went back and alteredthe hull amongst other things.
There is one in India or pakistan and one in Serbia of all places.
http://www.seawings.co.uk/
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Old May 12, 2007, 02:33 AM
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Fly,

The Sealand is coming along nicely. A couple of questions...What type film are you using for covering? How did you finish the bottom half of the fuse?

John
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Old May 12, 2007, 03:30 AM
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Hi there folks,
Yes it is indeed, as I today did the maiden on my Sealand....
One word...graceful :-) It flew very slow and was very easy to fly, no bad tendencies at all...

For covering I used fiberglassing for the hull and plain plastic covering for everthing else.. :-)

My temporary pontoons worked great, that means, the one that was still attached hehe, one of them fel of during assembly at the lake, and I forgot to bring glue...well I wasn't going to let that ruin the day, fly it should...

After a couple of short taxi runs it was airborne into the light breeze that was blowing. A little bit of trimming and all was great..

With the motors I was using, which I measured last night, put out plenty of power, at full throttle it would climb almost vertically, consequently half throttle to 1/4 throttle was used for cruising. Landing was just a matter of throtle back to idle once on final and just fly in with a smal flare at the end, keeping a little power on at the end og the flare will give a very scale like landing with a long "roll out" :-) It been almost two years ago sinceI last flew a seaplane and I have surely missed it, really enjoyable...

Motors produced according to my measurments: 117 Watts and around 11 Amps with a APC 8x6e prop. More than enough to fly this plane.

And another thing confirmed, at least to myself, The DX7 works perfectly on waterplanes

Well its of to the detailing job now that I know it fly well...Cowlings, pontoons, windos and some other semi scale detailing is next.

Luke: If the Solent flies somewhat similar to the sealand you have nothing to fear, it flies slowly and safe, and it handles the wind quite well.
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Old May 12, 2007, 04:11 AM
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Very nice !

I remember building a 1/72 plastic model of the Sealand, I guess in the early 60's. It was from FROG I think.

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Old May 12, 2007, 05:51 AM
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So what do you think? Should I color the windows black like Ivan or lett them bet like they are?
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Old May 12, 2007, 09:48 AM
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Well I colored them, and added some curtains as well...and the registrations of course
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