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Posted by Murman | Mar 24, 2014 @ 09:13 PM | 12,595 Views
Designed by Scott Swanson, this plane handles great in the air and just as good in the water. Here is the thread containing plans and build notes. I bypassed the printing and cutting phase and bought a kit from Hoosier Cutout Service.

During the build, I decided to add LEDs for night flying/floating and here is the result. I am quite pleased with this plane.

SlowBoat night flyer 2 (2 min 33 sec)

Posted by Murman | Sep 30, 2012 @ 08:22 AM | 12,130 Views
I've always loved the look of forward swept wings such as the "Bird of Prey", and after flying one of Laine's wings at SEFF, I knew I had to have one. I ordered the foam cores from Laine, but before they arrived, I used an old wing from another plane and built one myself.
The wing is from an MSComposit Blade Dancer. It has a symmetrical airfoil and huge elevons since it's for a 3d plane. The fuselage is from a $2 styrofoam chuck glider bought from a toy store. Wingspan is 26.5". I'm using a Turnigy 2730-3000kv motor with a 4.5x4.1 prop and it shows consistant 70mph readings with the RCSpeedo app on my smart phone. After getting the cg right, this plane flies great and is my current "go-to" plane for both calm and windy days.

Posted by Murman | Apr 17, 2010 @ 09:35 PM | 13,191 Views
I'd like to take time to thank those here on RCG who have offered advice, answered questions, and helped me in many ways over the years. I thoroughly enjoy this hobby and you guys have made it a much more enjoyable experience by taking some of the frustration out of it.