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Old Oct 22, 2008, 06:57 PM
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pwu1,

The Eva Sport has more stability than the Flashback. For casual flying this is a good thing but for pattern flying, this is a bad thing. The Flashback will do exactly what you tell it to so you have to fly it all the time. Personally, I prefer the Flashback. It will knife edge easily and is a great plane to learn pattern flying.

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Old Nov 10, 2008, 10:11 AM
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Mountain Models Floats?

Quick question...

Has MM ever thought about making float kits available?
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Old Nov 10, 2008, 10:17 AM
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Quick question...

Has MM ever thought about making float kits available?
Why yes, we have. I might even have a couple sizes of built-up balsa and foam floats drawn up. Of course, I haven't had time to test them yet though.

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Old Nov 10, 2008, 10:27 AM
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Time always gets in the way doesn't it?

I am in the process of my first build...the Dandy and was thinking about making it a float plane. I figure that way I could fly it off the snow this winter as well once the water freezes over.

I saw some plans for some simple floats made out of foam insulation but thought it would be neat if MM made sets specifically designed for some of your planes.
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Old Nov 10, 2008, 05:23 PM
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Floats , Hmmm.....
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Old Nov 10, 2008, 05:51 PM
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Why yes, we have. I might even have a couple sizes of built-up balsa and foam floats drawn up. Of course, I haven't had time to test them yet though.

Brian

Heh, hey, hey...me too

Be my guest, you go first and I'll buy some from you.
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Old Nov 11, 2008, 01:04 PM
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Is there a "home thread" for the EZ series? I have a couple of questions about the EZ Scout.

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Old Nov 11, 2008, 06:00 PM
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Mountain Model Scout

...Looks like cool little sport plane,I just took delivery of one also.You can read the other build details here:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...light=MM+Scout
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Old Nov 11, 2008, 06:18 PM
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Is there a "home thread" for the EZ series? I have a couple of questions about the EZ Scout.

Dave
Dave,

This one is the main EZ Series thread: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=752214

The EZ Scout is now my favorite small plane for most situations. We'll see (perhaps) how it does on skis later this winter, and floats in the spring, perhaps..... (especially if purpose made floats become available).
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Old Nov 11, 2008, 06:21 PM
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Oh, i don't have one yet! But as you can see, (and as I had forgotten), skypileit, I had posted in that other thread. It seemed to be focused on the low wing scout, however, hence my question.


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Old Nov 11, 2008, 06:24 PM
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Dave,

This one is the main EZ Series thread: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=752214

The EZ Scout is now my favorite small plane for most situations. We'll see (perhaps) how it does on skis later this winter, and floats in the spring, perhaps..... (especially if purpose made floats become available).
Thanks, BEC -- the thread's title confused me, as it references the Sport. But it looks like I've attracted an appropriate audience.

Dave
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Old Nov 12, 2008, 06:56 AM
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Looks like there would be a market for MM brand floats
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Old Nov 16, 2008, 02:32 PM
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Electric glider

I realize gliders might not be your biggest seller. But I believe there is a market for an electric glider. Most of the gliders on the electric glider forum are modified sailplanes. It would be good to have an electric with plans,and a recommended motor,to take the fabrication and guess work out.
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Old Nov 16, 2008, 02:56 PM
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Crowfly, the three channel Dandy was designed as a small motor glider. It won't thermal really well, but it is easy to build and fly. Were you suggesting something larger, i.e. 2 meter-ish?

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Old Nov 16, 2008, 04:12 PM
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Out to fly my SB Sr. with an AXi 2814/20 in it. Looking to have LOTS of fun.....

Added later: Yes - definitely lots of fun - having just a bit more prop is definitely worthwhile. I need to try a 13x6.5 next. The motor windings barely got above 100 degrees F with the 12x6.

Also, I was test fitting a soon-to-be-available from Fiberglass Specialities fiberglass replacement cowl for the SB Sr. See the picture for an "in the raw" look.
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