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Old Jun 27, 2007, 02:46 AM
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Anyone flying an E-Go models "Coot-A" seaplane out there?

I'm interested in opinions on this seaplane.


Cheers - Phil
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Old Jun 27, 2007, 05:21 AM
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I will check, but I think it is reviewed in the latest Airborne, doesn't mean much that it is a positive review but eh!

Given up on flying the Catalina off water?
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Old Jun 27, 2007, 05:43 AM
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Havent flown one yet but had one in my hands, nicely put together, ROG without wheels, handlaunch seems a non event, and the videos I have seen of it taking off water show it does it pretty easy.

I think Jeremy_D has one and was planning to fly it off water this week, Jeremy where are you???
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Old Jun 27, 2007, 06:04 AM
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Given up on flying the Catalina off water?
ha ha - no way mate, just waiting for some still weather on a Sat or Sun morning.
With the rain this week, the lake should be have some water in it by now.
Will drop past it this friday arvo to scope it.
I'm just considering 'extras' for the day.


cheers Mark



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Old Jun 27, 2007, 06:36 AM
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Plenty of water in that Woodvale part of Lake Joondalup if Gnangara is too dry. Remember to let me know if you line up a definite day and I will come for a look.
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Old Jun 27, 2007, 07:21 AM
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No worries there,
I've looked at the Woodvale spot but I'm too chicken of the trees to be honest.
At Gnangy there's plenty of space & the water is only inches deep
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Old Jun 27, 2007, 07:35 AM
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Trees are bad, my hotliner had a nasty collision with one on the weekend - http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=704459
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Old Jun 27, 2007, 08:10 AM
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yea tell me when your going aswell i've always wanted to see a seaplane in action.
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Old Jun 27, 2007, 08:35 AM
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Trees are bad, my hotliner had a nasty collision with one on the weekend - http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=704459
owwww
that hurts. I know that feeling too well.
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Old Jun 27, 2007, 06:43 PM
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Looks a bit like this one

http://www.art-tech.cn/english/Artic...?ArticleID=149
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Old Jun 27, 2007, 07:09 PM
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Yep, that's the same one just re-badged as per the E-Go Cessna etc.
For anyone out there interested E-Go have informed me that they will NOT supply an "airframe only" kit - you will have to accept it with the supplied trx, NiMh & chgr.
Which is a shame - if you want one from E-Go, you'll have to take it with the landfill components as well.

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Old Jun 27, 2007, 09:58 PM
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[/Yep, that's the same one just re-badged as per the E-Go Cessna etc.
For anyone out there interested E-Go have informed me that they will NOT supply an "airframe only" kit - you will have to accept it with the supplied trx, NiMh & chgr.
Which is a shame - if you want one from E-Go, you'll have to take it with the landfill components as well.]




So why not call it what it is?
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Old Jun 28, 2007, 07:38 AM
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It flies fine - Even had mine taxing in the back yard while it was flooded the other week. Anyway I wrote the positive review about it in Airborne and had alot of fun flying down at the little river near the m2 in Sydney. It flies fine, which is why I gave it a positive review.

Getting used to steering on water was a first for me but it didn't take long to get the hang, just start slowly for the first few runs.

When landing just hold some power in the final approach and gently flare on touchdown. In the air it is nice, I like to kick in a bit of rudder to really pull it tight in the turns but the ailerons are just fine.

For your first flight do not do it off water, take it down to the park and ROG or handlaunch to get it trimmed out and flying hands off. Once you are comfortable with it then have some fun on the water.

I have also since the review added some silicon at the top and bottom of the balloon that the BEC is housed in. This has completely water proofed it as you can get some drops and spray in through the front cooling hole.

The radio gear is fine - it's not a jr or a futaba so you are limited to approx 500m in range but on a model this size you would be crazy to fly it outside of 150m for safety sake and orientation. The radio is nice and is similar to the early twister radios which means when you get bored of it you can use the 4ch radio gear in something like a foamy.

Make what you will on my advice and information on the model - as I keep seeing in these forums, a positive review doesn't mean much - :'(
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Old Jun 28, 2007, 07:45 AM
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The box for this one does not state it is EGO. I called it the "EGO" in the reiview because they are the distributer.



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[/Yep, that's the same one just re-badged as per the E-Go Cessna etc.
For anyone out there interested E-Go have informed me that they will NOT supply an "airframe only" kit - you will have to accept it with the supplied trx, NiMh & chgr.
Which is a shame - if you want one from E-Go, you'll have to take it with the landfill components as well.]




So why not call it what it is?
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Old Jun 29, 2007, 06:15 AM
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Cheers Jeremy.
Much appreciated.
Is it robust enough to turf into the car for a 'just in case' sort of plane?

I must 'fess I won't buy the magazine so I'll ask here instead.
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