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Jul 21, 2012, 12:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Hit N Run
That is gorgeous!! I like the color combo!
If I didn't have a garage/basement full of planes already, I would make you an offer in a heartbeat!
Thanks HitNRun. Here's a few updated pics. Cowl will be painted soon and struts/jury struts are all done going to paint too. Will be flying this mostly off water so floats are mounted. Pull-pull wires on water rudder. Works slick.
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Jul 22, 2012, 09:51 PM
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That is a beautiful plane
Jul 29, 2012, 03:51 PM
Wada ya mean, over engineered?
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Here are a few pix of my flying partner's (northropn9m - Here on RC Groups, we've been building together since 5th Grade, and we're approaching old fart status now!) 1st generation, Hangar 9, 1/4 scale Cub, he's been flying it for almost 12 years now! She's fresh out of a complete overhaul and recovering and is powered with a Saito 180 - she's great on both wheels and floats! And also his scratch built Barnes BF-7A Silver Lancer! I think he's a pretty talented guy, it's great to have a friend with similar interests to hash out new 'ideas' with! ~ Robin
Last edited by cubcrafter60; Jul 30, 2012 at 10:08 PM. Reason: Corrected the Cub's age.
Jul 29, 2012, 05:03 PM
skumgummi dave
Love the BF-7A Silver Lancer. What a beauty!

Aug 03, 2012, 11:53 AM
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That Lancer is Sweet.
Aug 04, 2012, 04:55 AM
Slip the surly bonds...
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Here's something a bit more utilitarian! It's my own plan of a Britten-Norman Islander with the float conversion they tried as a mock-up but never got round to producing. The model is 72" span and built along "Ivan Pettigrew" lines from balsa with Solarfilm covering and weighs about 2 kg.

The model has had a chequered history. It first flew a year or so ago at Christchurch Harbour and then off grass at our field, but never had enough power and needed a better, stronger UC than I had built. Other things got in the way and she sat on a shelf for a year, but recently I moved my workshop from the house to a shed in the garden, and the Islander got to the top of the pile.

I soldered up a UC from 2mm wire and re-attached the floats. This arrangement is now very strong and (I hope) durable. I put in new more powerful motors and took her up to our reservoir flying site a couple of weeks ago when we had our 5 days of Summer.

Perfect! She tracks straight on take-off, flies as if on rails and lands really nicely. There is a landing sequence posted on Flickr by a friend here and she's in the picture below. If you want to know why she is sitting on a mat of weed, the slightly embarrassing answer is here at post #39.
Last edited by Sopwith Mike; Aug 04, 2012 at 09:38 AM. Reason: span
Aug 08, 2012, 12:43 AM
Never Fast Enough


Minimag on custom floats following this Float Design Theory.

Worked out very well. It's a great flier and easily fits in the trunk of any car. 40" wingspan.
Aug 08, 2012, 01:19 AM
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Here's a video of my Black Horse Liberty 182.
Cessna (1 min 42 sec)
Aug 08, 2012, 05:24 PM
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Newest float plane

Here are some pictures of my newest float plane. It is a Mako. It is a great flying plane, gets off the water easily, and is extremely aerobatic in the air. There is a thread here with pictures, videos and the free plans download. is offering kits also
Aug 08, 2012, 10:51 PM
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Having Fun!

The only thing more fun than a Slow Stick Flying Boat is a "customized" version. I'm quickly wearing this one out.
Aug 09, 2012, 01:52 AM
Art Schmitz
I know what Fred is saying ! I built several Jim Spencer Slow Stick Sea Planes and they served to introduce many to water flying. All mine had water rudders and 7 degrees of up-thrust.
Best bang for the buck.
Aug 21, 2012, 01:46 AM
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Finally done and ready for maiden. Hope to fly it tomorrow. All painted up and balanced.
Aug 26, 2012, 04:49 PM
71% of the world is runway . .
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Here is a picture of my next project.

build thread here


Aug 26, 2012, 06:42 PM
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Airfield Cessna 182 on Hobbyzone Floats

Had to modify the floats some to get the plane to sit in the water nice. Have video but I cannot get it off the camera?

This is the before and after shots.
Aug 26, 2012, 08:18 PM
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Love the look of a scale Cessna on float but want a larger, fuel one. Haven't decided to go with an ARF or build one from a kit or plans. Most likely a 40 or 60 size. Yours looks great.

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