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Old Mar 24, 2011, 04:29 AM
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Cant wait to get one. I have the Guan li catalina now and I love it. Differential throttle is the way to go for water steering, I use a v-tail mixer and mix rudder and throttle.
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Old Mar 24, 2011, 04:39 AM
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Saw HK stocking this plane.. pretty tempting price even with recommended ep set.. nice vids and will wait your guys flight report..
Old Mar 24, 2011, 12:47 PM
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I have ordered this airplane. This is one of those planes where I just click "buy" before I even read the complete description on Hobbyking I just got to have it.
Will post some pictures and video once it gets here (from the other side of the world).
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Old Mar 25, 2011, 02:49 AM
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Foam Seaplane


Would of been better if it was had a plastic fuselage & EPP foam wings, but should still be good.
Me & a friend ordered two. I can't wait to get them.
Old Mar 25, 2011, 07:46 AM
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I watched the nitroplanes video and was very impressed ( might need a little rudder mixed with aileron). I ordered one of these planes yesterday(Hobbyking). The power system that they show in the video is the one I will use. I plan on using flaps and a lighting system and differential throttle for water handling. Thank you Hobbyking for this plane, now where is the Dehavilland Dash 8 ?
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Old Mar 25, 2011, 07:48 AM
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Just received an email saying that mine shipped today
Old Mar 25, 2011, 08:02 AM
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Why don't Hobbyking preposition a few of these in the states? I know about the USA warehouse but it has a limited supply of items.
Old Mar 25, 2011, 08:55 AM
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I'm a sucker for new waterplanes. I just ordered mine from HK with recommended motor and HD8040 3-bladed prop. Can't wait to start building!
Old Mar 25, 2011, 12:15 PM
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I'm a sucker for new waterplanes. I just ordered mine from HK with recommended motor and HD8040 3-bladed prop. Can't wait to start building!
On my CL-415 Canadair I'm going to use the HD8040 3-bladed prop also but make sure you get the reverse pitch brother of this prop to counter rotate and cancel out the torque effect.

Right hand HD8040 3-bladed prop
http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...idProduct=5247

Left hand HD8040 3-bladed prop
http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...idProduct=5249

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Old Mar 25, 2011, 03:42 PM
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On my CL-415 Canadair I'm going to use the HD8040 3-bladed prop also but make sure you get the reverse pitch brother of this prop to counter rotate and cancel out the torque effect.

Right hand HD8040 3-bladed prop
http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...idProduct=5247

Left hand HD8040 3-bladed prop
http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...idProduct=5249

Greg H.
Yeah, thats what I did on my Catalina. Forgot to order these that way this time. Thanks for the reminder.
Old Mar 25, 2011, 04:45 PM
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Anyone choosing any other motors or props? Be interesting to see what everyone uses.
Old Mar 25, 2011, 04:49 PM
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I have a sh*t load of FC 28-22 1200kv motors for my quadcopters so will try them with 8x4.5 cw/ccw props. ESC will be Turnigy PLUSH 30A since I also have few spare ones.

Link to the motors: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=5354

I'll report how it goes probably next week hopefully. Shipping from HK to Canada did improved a lot lately it's getting here in 5-6 days on regular airmail registered

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Old Mar 27, 2011, 04:11 PM
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Damn, now i have to buy one too.

Im in for the counter rotating 3 bladers too.

Looks like my lake is gonna have excellent bomber coverage this summer .
Old Mar 27, 2011, 06:58 PM
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I've never done a twin engine/ESC plane before. Rock crawlers yes I've done twin motors on them, but they use one ESC and either series or parallel wiring of the motors depending on the application.

When using twin ESCs on a plane, do you just hook a Y cable from the throttle channel to give signal to each ESC?

Do you unhook the red wire from each and just use a normal UBEC to power the receiver and servos or do you leave it hooked up?
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Old Mar 27, 2011, 07:07 PM
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I use a ''Y'' cable and unhook the red wire on 1 of the 2 ESC.


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I've never done a twin engine/ESC plane before. Rock crawlers yes I've done twin motors on them, but they use one ESC and either series or parallel wiring of the motors depending on the application.

When using twin ESCs on a plane, do you just hook a Y cable from the throttle channel to give signal to each ESC?

Do you unhook the red wire from each and just use a normal BEC to power the receiver and servos or do you leave it hooked up?


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