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Old Mar 21, 2008, 07:13 PM
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This was in response to someone earler who wrote that e-flight should send there 1St planes to flordia cause they have better weather and can get info back faster
have you been on this thread??
Its back a few pages
Thank you for the explanation! I was L-O-S-T.... Most of the Horizon branded planes do go to Florida already, I think MustangAce17 buys every new one that comes out!

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Old Mar 21, 2008, 07:16 PM
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I had an Eagle 63 a long time back. Flew it a lot before going to floats. Glad I did because it is a little different animal flying off water, and you want to be comfortable with the plane. With your experience, it probably wouldn't be a problem though. As for me, I am going to speed a couple of months with fixed gear, then go floats this summer.

Watch the CG with a 9 oz motor as John said he was nose heavy with the Power 32 which is a 7 oz motor.

How are you getting your speed? RPM? Remember there is a slip effect so you don't get the top speed. I think it is about 80% to 90%, but I can't remember the factor exactly.

The stats came from BP Hobbies web site: http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id...27&pid=V736362
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Old Mar 21, 2008, 07:17 PM
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Ed, did you paint the front of the scoops with flat black? They look like holes!
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Old Mar 21, 2008, 08:01 PM
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Got video ? ? ? ? ? Even a flight report would do!
Maybe people are having trouble putting it together?
Glen
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Old Mar 21, 2008, 08:07 PM
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I just tore into my box and checked out all the parts, awesome! I currently have three planes on the board, GWS P-38, Nitro planes Bobcat, and a hangar 9 Spitfire. But I am going to have to bump this one up to the top of the list. I do have a couple of questions though.

Question 1. Should I fly this with out floats first prior to adding floats? I live on the water and I bought this plane specifically for the water. I just have 0 experience flying anything with floats. It should be one of the easier planes in my fleet to fly (Hangar 9 Corsair, funtana 50x, katana MD, extra 300 and a handfull of pusher jets and edfs).

Question 2. I have a BP 3520-7 motor which weighs in at 9.3 oz. with prop adapter and mount. It puts out 610watts with an 14 X 8 prop w/ a pitch speed of 47 mph at about 47 amps. Is this system too heavy? Too slow?

A prop change to a 13 x 10 should get a pitch speed of 62.5 but that seems a little fast for this type airframe.

So fellas waddaya tink?

I would really appreciated your input / advice.

Thanks in advance
My respnse to question 1 would be Yes, fly it on wheels first. I'm sure the Beaver is going to be a joy to fly. A rough landing on wheels will get you a few turf burns but a rough landing on floats will get you upside down in the water and likely a very damaged plane and electronics. You want to get to know the plane a bit before float flying.
I also live on the water and have a couple of water birds now but I will be flying the Beaver on wheels first....just to get a feel for it.

Mike
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Old Mar 21, 2008, 08:11 PM
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Spend a lot my summer in the Yukon. Blue sky,blue water and Blue beer.eh
Ahhhhh, life is good eh.

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Mike
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Old Mar 21, 2008, 08:21 PM
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Ed, did you paint the front of the scoops with flat black? They look like holes!
They are holes. I painted the inside of the scoops, inside of the cowl and the firewall flat black to hide everything to make it more realistic.

Ed
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Old Mar 21, 2008, 08:25 PM
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Nice Very Nice
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Old Mar 21, 2008, 08:28 PM
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Tks

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Old Mar 22, 2008, 01:13 AM
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Mounted the Esc on firewall.
Attached the small hardwood blocks that came for the cabin floor to firewall.Got rid of Ken.
Screwed the cowl to the blocks.
It gives quick install/removal of cowl to gain excess to the motor/esc.
Battery pack is in the cabin.Lots of room to move pack for proper c/g.
Lower battery compartment is a natural for a camera. Will replace the hatch with clear Lexan.
4" Du-Bro Big wheels,2" tail wheel.
2s lipo with regulator for receiver
TP 2915-5, 5s1p A-123 13x8 Xore
Bench cleaner.
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Old Mar 22, 2008, 01:35 AM
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K.I.S.S
Mounted the Esc on firewall.
Attached the small hardwood blocks that came for the cabin floor to firewall.Got rid of Ken.
Screwed the cowl to the blocks.
It gives quick install/removal of cowl to gain excess to the motor/esc.
Battery pack is in the cabin.Lots of room to move pack for proper c/g.
Lower battery compartment is a natural for a camera. Will replace the hatch with clear Lexan.
5" Du-Bro Big wheels,2" tail wheel.
2s lipo with regulator for receiver
TP 2915-5, 5s1p A-123 13x8 Xore
Bench cleaner.
I want pictures of those wheels on that plane.

I'm running the 6" Dubro Big Wheels on a 1/4 scale Husky. They are HEAVY wheels compared to foam.

Once again, I want pics.

Karl
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Old Mar 22, 2008, 08:26 AM
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3 bladed prop

I am also considering a 3 bladed prop primarily for the look. Is there any power advantage going three blade over two?
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Old Mar 22, 2008, 08:44 AM
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I am also considering a 3 bladed prop primarily for the look. Is there any power advantage going three blade over two?
3-blade props are generally less efficient than 2-blade props. They are mainly used for ground clearance issues and scale appearance.
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Old Mar 22, 2008, 09:43 AM
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I want pictures of those wheels on that plane.

I'm running the 6" Dubro Big Wheels on a 1/4 scale Husky. They are HEAVY wheels compared to foam.

Once again, I want pics.

Karl
You forgot to say "please" Karl.

I'm new to larger planes and I would like others to comment on larger wheels. I have some Trexlers and Dubro wheels. Are the stock wheels large enough to take off and land on grass? I see Dubro has some wheels that are rubber wheels inflated with air but without the air inlet to pump it up.

Has anyone painted the rims white like many of the actual Beaver photos show?

Another question. Did any "real" Beavers use wood props? Xoar makes electric wood props available from 3D Hobby Shop here:

http://www.3dhobbyshop.com/detail.aspx?ID=2115

I welcome your ideas,

Ed
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Old Mar 22, 2008, 10:15 AM
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Okay, I'm sorry.

Please may I see some pictures of your beaver with the 5" Du-Bro big wheels.

I am of course assuming that these are the ones you are talking about

http://www.dubro.com/catalog/pages/h...-37%20copy.htm

Looking at the weights, you can see why I am amazed that they would be a choice on a plane this size. My Husky at 20 lbs really doesn't notice 321 grams/wheel (6"). The beaver is a lot smaller and lighter, so 235 grams/wheel is a larger percentage of the total airframe weight.

Karl
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