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Nov 25, 2012, 11:36 PM
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Now that's really cool! Nicely done!
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Nov 26, 2012, 06:42 AM
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Very cool! Can't wait to see that in person Steve.
Nov 29, 2012, 07:26 PM
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I've wanted to build a CL for years. I even have some plans for a glow version I was going to convert to electric, but it was too overbuilt. When I saw this at HobbyKing I was all over it until I saw what they wanted for freight. I see the US is out of stock now too. Overall, how is the build? And how is the take-off from water for those that have tried?
Thanks,
Jay
Dec 01, 2012, 08:26 PM
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water drop video


The build is very easy. Just glue the parts together and install your electronics. The plane flies as easily from water as it does from grass.

Here's a video I made today of my friend Steve's taking off grass and dropping water on the runway. See post 1095 for pictures of the water tank mod. (This video was made from my iPad which has no zoom)

The Guanli Canadair CL-415 superscooper water bomber (3 min 53 sec)
Dec 02, 2012, 02:08 PM
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New to the forum, and I hope to make some contributions - but - I need to find where to buy the kit so that I can begin. HobbyKing is out of stock for who knows how long. Any other suppliers?

Love the looks of this bird, and hopefully I can find the kit so I dont have to go with the PBY, even tho it looks nice too... Thanks!

Michael
Dec 02, 2012, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by wmcneal View Post
The build is very easy. Just glue the parts together and install your electronics. The plane flies as easily from water as it does from grass.

Here's a video I made today of my friend Steve's taking off grass and dropping water on the runway. See post 1095 for pictures of the water tank mod. (This video was made from my iPad which has no zoom)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkojptitPO4
Great video and mod. Did you coat the bottom with tape or anything to protect it?
Dec 02, 2012, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by guaglione87 View Post
New to the forum, and I hope to make some contributions - but - I need to find where to buy the kit so that I can begin. HobbyKing is out of stock for who knows how long. Any other suppliers?

Love the looks of this bird, and hopefully I can find the kit so I dont have to go with the PBY, even tho it looks nice too... Thanks!

Michael
I have seen an ad in one of the RC plane magazines, sorry I cant remember which. It wasn't for Hobby King, but looked like the exact same plane, only this one included the motors and ESCs. I suggest looking in the mags to find it, or do an online search (would probably be a lot faster).
Dec 02, 2012, 06:00 PM
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I have seen an ad in one of the RC plane magazines, sorry I cant remember which. It wasn't for Hobby King, but looked like the exact same plane, only this one included the motors and ESCs. I suggest looking in the mags to find it, or do an online search (would probably be a lot faster).
http://www.kmp.ca/index.php?cPath=35
Here is the other plane I was referring to. Good luck.
Dec 02, 2012, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by BigD1961 View Post
I have seen an ad in one of the RC plane magazines, sorry I cant remember which. It wasn't for Hobby King, but looked like the exact same plane, only this one included the motors and ESCs. I suggest looking in the mags to find it, or do an online search (would probably be a lot faster).
http://www.kmp.ca/index.php?cPath=35
Here is the other plane I was referring to. Good luck.
Looks like it has the motors and props, but not the ESCs.
Last edited by BigD1961; Dec 02, 2012 at 06:04 PM. Reason: Spelling
Dec 02, 2012, 08:44 PM
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http://www.kmp.ca/index.php?cPath=35
Here is the other plane I was referring to. Good luck.
Looks like it has the motors and props, but not the ESCs.
Looks like it lists that its not included, then that it is in the description.... In any case, it's far from the HK price point.

I've done the internet search already and have not come up with anything. There are fiberglass models that are much larger, and also much more costly.

Just didnt know if anyone else is selling a similarly priced kit.
Dec 03, 2012, 11:37 AM
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Bottom Protection


I put clear packing tape on the bottom of the hull and floats. I have about 20 flights off of dry grass so far and the tape has some marks on it but is not wearing through yet.
Dec 05, 2012, 02:41 AM
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Built Water Drop System


Hi everybody,

due I get on "wattflyer" not so much reply - and for adding here a bit more to the widely discssed basics - here is my water dropper:

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/show...d=1#post891043

Dec 09, 2012, 02:44 PM
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Donuts Anyone??


If you were ever wondering how this plane does on snow or with differential thrust......

Hobbyking 52" Canadair CL-415 Winter Flying (5 min 33 sec)
Last edited by KTL13; Dec 09, 2012 at 04:30 PM.
Dec 09, 2012, 07:39 PM
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nice flight ktl

donuts were fun to do with mine right till i decided to play with the small tree out in the middle of our field, i was on purpose trying to fly low and around it and finally got to cocky and smucked it a couple of weeks ago.

if you want something else thats a riot to do that mine did great, is to go up into a stall turn and punch full trottle at the top and down elevator. it tumbles like crazy, you can take it one step further and ad rudder and ail as needed and flat spin it inverted or knife spin it. might be really fun with differential thrust.
Last edited by furballll; Dec 12, 2012 at 02:38 PM.
Dec 12, 2012, 02:30 PM
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I had an aileron servo fail on mine while in flight and push the left aileron full up and stick there. I compensated with full right aileron and was still able to do a nice landing on the water just using rudder and elevator. The servo may have gotten wet or just been a bad one from the start. Anyway, I have replaced it and the plane is ready to go again. I love this plane!


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