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Old Feb 03, 2013, 02:56 PM
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Wada ya mean, over engineered?
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Paul - Do you have any friends or club mates that are into FPV? Some air to air video of your plane sure would be awesome! ~ Robin
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 03:07 PM
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Paul, sorta thought that about trying to remove the wing...pain in the butt. It will not go into the suv with the wing side to side, so I guess I'll have to try it lengthwise.

Bob
Old Feb 03, 2013, 03:19 PM
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Let me Fly please :^)
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Paul, sorta thought that about trying to remove the wing...pain in the butt. It will not go into the suv with the wing side to side, so I guess I'll have to try it lengthwise.

Bob
Bob this is in my small SX4
Old Feb 03, 2013, 03:20 PM
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Paul - Do you have any friends or club mates that are into FPV? Some air to air video of your plane sure would be awesome! ~ Robin
Yes I do and we did talked about it and we might give it a try
Old Feb 03, 2013, 03:34 PM
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Bob this is in my small SX4
Paul, now that would be an interesting picture to post.
Old Feb 03, 2013, 03:50 PM
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Paul, now that would be an interesting picture to post.
sorry Bob I'm getting old I guess
Old Feb 03, 2013, 03:53 PM
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I fit mine in the backseat of a Ford Crown Vic without removing anything.
Old Feb 03, 2013, 04:16 PM
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Paul,

What's the airboat you've got back there? It looks like it's made from a couple of Super Cub LP floats!

-Mike
Old Feb 03, 2013, 04:23 PM
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Paul,

What's the airboat you've got back there? It looks like it's made from a couple of Super Cub LP floats!

-Mike
Thats exactly it , I had a spare set and made my rescue boat, works really good and rescued 1 Icon so far

Here is the rscue
Jean-A5-Maiden-crash (1 min 47 sec)
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 04:25 PM
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Paul - I like your airboat by the way. I also noticed that you had an Icon A5 in there also. Do you like flying one better than the other? I've look at Icon also, I just like the looks of the Beaver better.

Bob
Old Feb 03, 2013, 04:29 PM
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Paul - I like your airboat by the way. I also noticed that you had an Icon A5 in there also. Do you like flying one better than the other? I've look at Icon also, I just like the looks of the Beaver better.

Bob
I like both but they have there own characteristics.
The Icon is a blast even on the water like a jetski
But........I love my Beavers
Old Feb 03, 2013, 10:19 PM
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Paul - Do you have any friends or club mates that are into FPV? Some air to air video of your plane sure would be awesome! ~ Robin
We have a couple FPV set ups and I was thinking that same thing. Might try to get some air to air stills with my GoPro on my quad- Greg
Old Feb 03, 2013, 10:59 PM
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Well I will be getting a new Beaver as soon they are in stock. Moved out to Arizona and my Beaver ended up getting messed up in the tail section in the move.
Old Feb 03, 2013, 11:59 PM
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Flyzone Beaver with GoPro at CCRCS 2-2-13 (8 min 2 sec)


This was my second attempt with the gopro on the plane. I removed the top hatch and built a replacement out of light ply and used two reusable zip ties to secure it to the spars. I added 3/4 ounce of lead to the tail to get correct cg but I think the camera and lead are a little too much for the airframe. It made for an interesting flight.
Old Feb 04, 2013, 01:20 AM
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Wada ya mean, over engineered?
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We have a couple FPV set ups and I was thinking that same thing. Might try to get some air to air stills with my GoPro on my quad- Greg
Greg, Paul - Hope this isn't too far off topic as it applies to something we're looking to do with our planes. Would love to see some footage like this with the Beaver - especially the take-off! The second video is a "making of" video of the first one and shows some of the challenges you (or we) might face!

FPV Air2Air Hydroplane (4 min 19 sec)
Making of: FPV Air2Air Hydroplane (4 min 54 sec)


These are on You Tube also but I think the vimeo videos are a bit clearer, just let them que up before you start. ~ Robin
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