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Old May 31, 2011, 05:43 PM
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So other than the $50 rimfire motor is there a good "less expensive" motor that would be good with this model? Maybe something from HobbyKing?
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Old May 31, 2011, 06:30 PM
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hello to all
just an info:

how many of you flies with a 2100 mAh lipo? my seawind now is a little bit nose heavy. Is it normal? could i fly? anyone has tried a bigger lipo?

do you advice to advance CG ?


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Old Jun 01, 2011, 12:12 AM
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Read back 2 or 3 pages- you'll find your answer
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So other than the $50 rimfire motor is there a good "less expensive" motor that would be good with this model? Maybe something from HobbyKing?
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Old Jun 01, 2011, 07:42 AM
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hello to all
just an info:

how many of you flies with a 2100 mAh lipo? my seawind now is a little bit nose heavy. Is it normal? could i fly? anyone has tried a bigger lipo?

do you advice to advance CG ?


thanks
I use 2200 3-cell packs all the time. They fly just fine. I balance my Wind on the Carbon Fiber spar.
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Old Jun 01, 2011, 09:01 AM
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...is there a good "less expensive" motor that would be good with this model? Maybe something from HobbyKing?
I use a Turnigy 2213-20 1050kv from Hobbyking that seems to work very well with the stock prop. If you want more horsepower and to spend even less you could go for the RCTimer 2830-8 1300kv. In either case you'll have to modify the firewall.

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Old Jun 01, 2011, 11:23 AM
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kingsflyer,

Did you have to add any weight to the tail to use 2200s?

With a KDA22-15M motor (~67g), it balance a little nose heavy with a Blue Lipo 1300 mAh 20c (~140g) all the way to the front of the nose. I'm guessing your motor is heavier?
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Old Jun 01, 2011, 05:34 PM
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i bought a seawind used (1 meter wingspan).. sorry for my question:
isn't a 8x3 propeller too insignificant?

wattmeter on my axi 1100 kv mounted on seawind shows:
60 watt , 5 amp!

please, which propeller do i need?
axi 1100 kv is good for you?
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Old Jun 02, 2011, 01:43 AM
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I'm using the Super Tigre .10 (1200 kv) from Tower at $20. It powers the Seawind nicely at my altitude of 6200' using various 2 and 3 blade props; typically 8x6 and 9x5. I typically get >150 watts and I'm about to test a Master airscrew 9x7x3 that pulls a bit over 200 watts.

The only problem with the ST .10 is that one needs to remove the plywood motor mount and build up something a bit different.
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Old Jun 02, 2011, 06:38 AM
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kingsflyer,

Did you have to add any weight to the tail to use 2200s?

With a KDA22-15M motor (~67g), it balance a little nose heavy with a Blue Lipo 1300 mAh 20c (~140g) all the way to the front of the nose. I'm guessing your motor is heavier?
I probably have a slightly heavier motor, I'm running an 9x6E APC prop, and I put the 2200 3-cell battery all the way back against the plywood servo mounting tray. No added weight to the tail.

If you use anything but the stock Rimfire motor, you will have to modify the motor mount.

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Old Jun 04, 2011, 04:53 AM
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I have had this plane as well, unfortunately it crashed about 1,5 year ago when trying to fly/land from ice. I had a large rimfire motor in it for more oomph, lovely plane, flies well, can handle spirals/loops very well too

Now i'm doubting whether i should get this one, or convert the glow plane version to electric, or get the ICON-A5 large scale...

What would you guys suggest? I plan on using it for FPV a lot then.
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Old Jun 04, 2011, 07:17 PM
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hello to all
just tried as suggeste a 9x5 apc propeller with a 1050kv motor .
2200 mAh lipo 3s. Just put lipo near ESC far away only 5 mm rudder / elevator servos. Wow it's perfect. Maybe A little bit heavier on nose ..

However : i would like to insert my gopro HD camera .. into seawind.
Has anyone experienced this mount?

I DON'T WANT to do FPV..
just record videos with GOPRO (100 gr)
i think to put gopro at the place of these 2 man inside cabin
and to put the lipo near the screw of wings ..
what do you think about?
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Old Jun 05, 2011, 07:08 AM
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It has been a long time since I have flown this plane. She is all stock with a military paint job (The old one was getting really dingy). Its not done but its functional again. Its been crashed so it has gotten heavier. It sits lower in the water and it take full throttle to get her off but other then that she flies like normal. I get about 7 min on her with about 3 minutes to spare. She is very conservative on lipo usage. I still love this plane and hope to start flying more again.

Jasons SeaWind (7 min 21 sec)


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Old Jun 05, 2011, 10:11 PM
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My Sewind RXR will be here tuesday ...Now I need to get batteries. I have a couple of 3s 2200 laying around...I am looking to get a couple new batts (HK) what is the best size? 1600 as recomended or the 2200's any help would be great
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My Sewind RXR will be here tuesday ...Now I need to get batteries. I have a couple of 3s 2200 laying around...I am looking to get a couple new batts (HK) what is the best size? 1600 as recomended or the 2200's any help would be great
If you start with 1000maH, you will get about 12 minutes of flying time on a new battery and non-water logged bird.

If you go bigger, the batteries are much heavier you will need calmer water to take off or she will start to porpoise and then might do a noise dive.

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Old Jun 06, 2011, 02:53 PM
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If you start with 1000maH, you will get about 12 minutes of flying time on a new battery and non-water logged bird.

If you go bigger, the batteries are much heavier you will need calmer water to take off or she will start to porpoise and then might do a noise dive.

Mike
1000 mAh will not give you 12min flytime.

My 2200 keeps me in the air for 7 min at half throttle and leaves me with 11.75 volts. That equated to about 3 extra minutes for go around or playing around in the water if I choose. As long as your lipo doesn't go below 11.4v you will not damage the lipo.

Before I crashed my Seawind the 2200 was just a tad on the heavy side but worked. I would recommend a 1800mAh if your plane is virgin and stock. However, if you have 2200's laying around you should be fine with those.
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