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Posted by Aussie Pete | Jul 03, 2020 @ 06:25 AM | 2,787 Views
I have been flying water planes for a number of years now .
My most recent model the large Sea Master 120 scratch build is just a great model to fly and handles the water so well.
After completing the North Star , I now have a favorite water plane.
It tracked perfectly in the water trials and first flew with a 4000 mAh 3S lipo with slow flying speed.
Second flight was very impressive with a 5000 mAh 6S lipo. What a joy to fly....and land on water.
I modified / raised the motor pylon 3 inch higher to accommodate a 12 inch prop and glad I did.
Apart from a couple clicks of down trim it flew perfectly straight ...power on or off.
Motor is a Eflite power 32 running a 11 x 7 3 blade prop...60 amp esc and 5000 mAh 6S lipo .
All up weight is 90 oz...quite light glides / floats around without power on surprisingly well.

North Star Electric 2020 (2 min 17 sec)

Posted by Aussie Pete | Jun 05, 2019 @ 06:23 AM | 1,423 Views
So many times I have been restricted to sitting in front, at a fixed location , looking into a FPV screen to do my flying , especially take off and landings.
Also there are times when the model has unknowingly flown behind a obstical and signal and video is lost.
So why not have the FPV screen attached to you and easily have line of sight available to you within a second or two.
Also in some flying sites it is not practical to set up a FPV ground station easily.
The best attribute is having line of sight and the fpv screen available in the blink of an eye and it being portable.
Unlike fpv goggles, you have the best of both views of your model without taking off goggles and trying to find where your model id in the sky.

FPV Shoulder video monitor (4 min 0 sec)

Posted by Aussie Pete | Jul 18, 2016 @ 05:37 AM | 4,102 Views
ventured out to a not so popular water falls that is only active a few weeks of the year.

Mannum Falls promo and pano (2 min 30 sec)

Posted by Aussie Pete | Dec 21, 2014 @ 10:38 PM | 6,017 Views
First flight of the modified vintage "Hobie Hawk".
eflite park 450....18amp esc....10x4.7 apc prop...1,000 mAh lipo.
Folding prop and small spinner yet to come.
I needed to add under 1oz to tail area to get balance correct.
20 minute flight in calm cool conditions.
Very happy.

Hobie Hawk electric launch (1 min 44 sec)

Posted by Aussie Pete | Oct 26, 2014 @ 09:12 PM | 6,039 Views
maiden flight of the Phantom F61 with APM 2.7 controller.

APM Phantom F61 Maiden flt (2 min 23 sec)

Posted by Aussie Pete | Sep 07, 2014 @ 09:56 PM | 6,313 Views
Slowfly on a calm day.

Slowfly fpv off the cliffs (3 min 45 sec)

Posted by Aussie Pete | Jul 22, 2014 @ 09:02 PM | 6,769 Views
Tarot 650 Ironman (5 min 48 sec)

Posted by Aussie Pete | Apr 27, 2014 @ 07:18 AM | 6,789 Views
Had this model sitting around for some time it was time to finish it and get it airborn.
Osd is my old Black auto stab or rth....has served me well for over a hundred flights on other models.
Skywalker (5 min 9 sec)

Posted by Aussie Pete | Mar 03, 2013 @ 06:50 AM | 7,915 Views
launching the QB (1 min 0 sec)

Posted by Aussie Pete | Jun 15, 2012 @ 04:06 AM | 8,324 Views
Sea Monster seaplane with video camera on the tail fin.

Sea Monster rc seaplane (3 min 42 sec)

Posted by Aussie Pete | Jul 01, 2011 @ 07:12 AM | 8,471 Views
FPV off Water (8 min 32 sec)

Posted by Aussie Pete | Jun 01, 2011 @ 05:26 AM | 9,563 Views
Twin Radian (1 min 26 sec)

Posted by Aussie Pete | Sep 26, 2010 @ 07:19 AM | 9,290 Views
second flight of new tricopter
Aussie Pete's tricopter (2 min 43 sec)

Posted by Aussie Pete | Sep 26, 2010 @ 07:17 AM | 9,304 Views
Pete's foamy
Aussie Pete's VTOL outdoors (0 min 30 sec)