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Old Nov 17, 2008, 05:45 AM
Slipping the Surly Bonds
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***Sea BB 42", 34" & 26" Plans, Build Guide, Pictures, and Videos***

As promised, here are the plans for the Sea BB at the conclusion of the Blu-Baby Tribute Design Contest.

She was designed around the 42" UC wing version of Tony65x55's very popular Blu-Baby, and its innovative monoblock design.

Built per the plans you will have a very gentle and slow flying seaplane, that gets off the water with very little effort, and is very relaxing to fly. It is not an aerobat by nature, but will perform basic manuevers.

There is a build guide coming along that is nearly complete, along with plans for a 26" version. A 33" version has been requested, and will by released in the near future.

Enjoy and post your work, progress, and questions. I will answer as often as possible.

Thanks,
Ken

Sea BB maiden flight on the water (4 min 32 sec)


Edit: Added link to the wing bending video.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...hlight=blu+baby

Edit: add link to wing LE and TE dowel miini how-to for this aircraft here. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=8031

Edit: Added build guide. It is here in post #35.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...4&postcount=35

Edit: Added 34" plans in this post.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=147

Link to 26" plans http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...8&postcount=31

Edit: Added link to post with pics and information to get a rapid prototype cowl for the 42" version.

So here I am adding the model registry instead of maintaining it in the thread. It was getting redundant.

•G7042CBB - Blady Ady
•N6942CBB - Rolland Benson
•OO6834CBB - jojo
•N6734CBB - thechannelmast
•N6642CBB - bglasa
•N6542CBB - carr52
•N6442CBB - Sellers11535
•G6342CBB - Bloviationator
•G6242CBB - Apollo 11
•C6148CBBX - ibillwilson
•N6044CBB - Gwillh
•N5942CBB - Davovinch
•N5826CBB - TomTheGeek
•N5742CBB - Derek_S
•F5634CBB - ironjeff
•N5542CBB - rcgmc
•N5434CBB - TC1027
•N5342CBB - Hermesed
•PT-OMA - jpaniceto (5242CBB)
•G5142CBB - How Much
•N5042CBB - Dz1sfb
•G4942CBB - How Much
•G4842CBB - How Much
•G4742CBB - How Much
•N4634CBB - Sepcter
•SX4542CBB - Thanos
• LZ4563CBB – l.v.atanasov
• N4434CBB – Aeroknot
• N4342CBB – Computerdag
• N4242CBB – Fredtibblin
• N4142CBB – Sky Dancer
• N4056CBB - GB57
• N3942CBB - BatterysIncluded
• N3842CBB - Lennyboy
• N3742CBB - Lennyboy
• N3642CBB - Lennyboy
• G3542CBB - Coyote64
• N3442CBB - Popedan
• PH3342CBB - Wilco1967
• N3242CBB - Trteboe
• N3142CBB - Park Aviator
• N3042CBB - Twister782
• N2942CBB - CaptJ42
• N2842CBB - Charles Beener
• N2742CBB - Gene Thuringer
• N2626CBB - CBR600F2
• I2542CBB - Kitaro
• N2426CBB - CBR600F2
• N2342CBB - LoneStar702
• N2242CBB - Looney
• N2142CBB - Looney
• N2034CBB - Dz1sfb
• N1956CBB - Flashsolutions
• C1826CBB - Liam2317
• N1742CBB - Eric V
• N1642CBB - Design Geek
• N1534CBB - Sailor Jerry
• N1434CBB - Praymond
• 9M1342CBB - New Wing Man
• I1242CBB - F_crivellaro
• N1126CBB - Praymond
• N1042CBB - Cvoyles
• N934CBB - Bz1mcr
• N842CBB - Foamenator
• ZK734CBB - Mintie
• C642CBB - Supraman
• N533CBB - Springer
• N434CBB - Bz1mcr
• N342CBB - MacObsessed
• N226CBB - Dz1sfb
• N142CBB - Dz1sfb

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Old Nov 17, 2008, 06:58 AM
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thanks

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Old Nov 17, 2008, 08:11 AM
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SeaBaby is Outstanding

Ken... Congratulations on your design of the SeaBaby. It is a winner for sure. The SeaBaby will become a classic and deserves it's own thread.

Great Job. Bob
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Old Nov 17, 2008, 08:17 AM
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Nice job Ken, in both the design and finish. And super nice job on the plans.

Do you have a link for any videos?

I kind of wished you hadn't posted this. I already have a long build list and this will have to go to the top.

Rick
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Old Nov 17, 2008, 08:21 AM
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I love the look of this plane. Thank you very much for sharing the plans.
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Old Nov 17, 2008, 08:21 AM
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Shweeeeet!

Already, who's going to be the first to do a 200% with KFm3 wing?

kendall
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Old Nov 17, 2008, 08:28 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rickochet
Nice job Ken, in both the design and finish. And super nice job on the plans.

Do you have a link for any videos?

I kind of wished you hadn't posted this. I already have a long build list and this will have to go to the top.

Rick
Original video added to post #1 Rick
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Old Nov 17, 2008, 08:39 AM
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Ken

You have the "winner".

Thanks for the plans.
Now I can figure out how that motor mount works.

The Sea BB should make a great grass lander and snow mobile. LOL

Mike
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Old Nov 17, 2008, 08:42 AM
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Nice video Ken!

I really like how the Mosquitos swarmt he camera too.

I think that i will be putting this one on my build table this winter.
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Old Nov 17, 2008, 12:51 PM
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Thanks for the kind words my friends. I am looking forward to all that can be done with this one. I think a twin engine wing should not be too difficult and look more like the Widgeon.

Lets cut some foam,
Ken
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Old Nov 17, 2008, 01:00 PM
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I think a twin engine wing should not be too difficult and look more like the Widgeon.
Lets cut some foam,
Ken
Ooooh! Maybe a pair of the Blue Wonders.
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Old Nov 17, 2008, 07:33 PM
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Building the wing.

This is the link to a mini build log that I did within the Blu-Baby thread on adding dowel rod to the LE and TE of an undercamber wing. The wing that it was demo'ed on is the wing for the Sea BB.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=8031

Ken
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Old Nov 17, 2008, 07:53 PM
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Wow Ken, super job and great flying!! Man that thing will crank off the water in short order. Impressive stuff, I love it!

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Old Nov 17, 2008, 09:09 PM
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Paul,

Thanks! I found that out when I powered up to get on plane and she popped out of the water heading into shore (in the video).

Ken
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Old Nov 17, 2008, 10:38 PM
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Nice work Ken. It is on my list, 2 planes away, maybe one.

I have run out of equipment to build additional planes so I will need to place an order soon. Rx's, ESC's, motors, servos, the works. It will have to be done though. Planes must be built.

Looking forward to it. Thanks for the plans.

Rob...
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