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Dec 30, 2016, 06:29 PM
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Fun Flying Cabin Waco's at the Poplar Grove Airport (4 min 38 sec)

This is fun guess which plane I copied. Enjoy
Dec 31, 2016, 10:37 AM
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A Special thanks from the Hydro nuts


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Thanks to Steve, I found the plans for this great flying boat! 70" wingspan, 7 lbs. 4 oz. weight, Thunder Tiger GP 42s for power. Balsa and ply formers, balsa sheeted with light fiberglass over it. Haven't flown it yet, but hope to after the ice melts off the lakes.
I hope you post a lot more on this plane ..

Im obssesed with waterplanes ..flyingboats in particular scale and models Steve has made quite a few of these wonderful hybrids available in one place and provided the supporting information to hobbyists world wide.

I created the waterplanes sticky a long time ago to act as a sign post and resource base for anyone interested in the field ... but as Ive found sites go down ..links get broken and the net is generally very fragile over time as a repository for such fascinating but specialist interests ..
when Tapio Kuosoma K Kuosma's son made contact and gifted pretty much all his fathers work/ plans and rarer family beautiful made modeling films some years back . I became worried that unless they could be secured over a number of reliable sites it would be lost or dissipated, then lost ...
I originally had one plan T10 I bought second hand it was slightly faded and damaged but it put me on the trail of a Finnish Polymath who had a special talent for building flyingboat models - perfect in a land of lakes and forests..snow and ice and gave me a insight into a different world time wise.
The OZ and the thread I created on this forum hold the plans ..the original files tend to be too large and the movies especially but Steve and The OZ have taken on the plans as have the Wasserflug forum .. so they stand a good chance of getting into the hands of all you good folks building them.

Im still hoping there's a way of backing up the super 8 films.. to other places so they wont be lost he was a designer and composer among his other skills, so the footage of him working building using traditional materials and then testing and flying from shore lines and boats is very atmospheric... his work coinciding with the 50s post war modeling boom and the early evolution of RC flight as it does.

The prospect of E power systems, FPV and video applied to amphibians brings a striking range of possibilities to this arena and many of these vintage designs immediately can be seen as lending themselves to this role. take a look at he lake Hawk ...a large elegant flyingboat glider and a balsa builders feast of construction .

I'm watching here for waterplanes in particular but please add a cross reference entry to the sticky in waterplanes for those that follow, you can also explore the fascinating possibilities of being able to fly from water/snow and ice long grass etc ... perhaps we can tempt you These are fascinating designs and in many cases visually striking in a world of ARTFs and mass trends its interesting to get away from the herd. and out into the wilds.

Im also hoping to see a resurrection of the challenging skill f CL hydro flying ... team race but over water
Clive
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Jan 04, 2017, 11:21 AM
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Here's what I have build from outerzone, the Pilot QB2500 (planID: 1246) with ailerons and a Piper "L-21B" Super Cub (planID: 5114),
also equipped with ailerons. Nothing beats the reward of flying your self build planes.
Outerzone is simply amazing, keep up the good work Steve and Mary!
Last edited by High_Start; Jan 05, 2017 at 01:03 PM.
Jan 04, 2017, 11:48 AM
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There are some beautiful models being posted here. Larry, that's a very fine Waco model, I do have a soft spot for both biplanes and for scale models, myself. Hey, we can use that pic for the QB 2500, too. Very nice work.

Thanks guys.
Jan 04, 2017, 03:13 PM
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Nice to see that you've used my pic, thanks. I will add some lettering on the QB when I have time, but apart from that it's finished.
Thank YOU for your great work.
Last edited by High_Start; Jan 05, 2017 at 02:06 AM.
Jan 09, 2017, 08:16 AM
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Veron Impala scaled down to 70% from OZ plans. A great little flier.

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Jan 09, 2017, 10:41 AM
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Looks great, is it hard to fly without proportional control?
Jan 09, 2017, 01:55 PM
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Oddd. .. A 2.4 radio .. with bang /bang controls? even on Ailerons ?
Curious as to why?
Jan 09, 2017, 06:32 PM
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No ailerons. Just rudder & elevator.
Not hard to fly at all. The video below is from my first flight with the reeds set & no problem with control.

Veron Impala on Reeds (5 min 1 sec)
Jan 21, 2017, 01:10 PM
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Does anyone know what happened to uncle willie? Is he still living? How do i contact? Anyone got a fullname for him?
I loved his work and would like to know the story
Jan 21, 2017, 01:36 PM
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Does anyone know what happened to uncle willie? Is he still living? How do i contact? Anyone got a fullname for him?
I loved his work and would like to know the story
I bought a few plans from him on ebay many years back. I tried contacting him I'd guess 5 years ago and he said he was cutting way back due to severe illness. He didn't elaborate. I still remember the picture of his Racoon "Rascal" on his shoulder. I hope he's still among us. He did a good job cleaning up marginal old plans.

Joe
Jan 22, 2017, 12:29 PM
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Hi the sites gone and if I'm right sadly so is has he there was an explanation in the pre 1960 plans Thread in Vintage one of the guys had met him and was explaining how despite his carefully cultivated reputation he was a genuine old school draftsman and would decipher and re draw old plans that would have been impossible to restore till recently.
Jan 22, 2017, 03:54 PM
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Oh dang... im an engineering student in my mid twenties, if only there were more peopke like willy that i could learn from
I guess i'll have to make sure my studies aren't in vain!
Jan 23, 2017, 04:00 PM
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Oh dang... im an engineering student in my mid twenties, if only there were more people like willy that i could learn from
I guess i'll have to make sure my studies aren't in vain!
Take a click jump over to vintage and speak to the guys putting together the vintage Plans collections ................. they have hundreds of years of experience between them of plan models and building they also include real world full size aviation and engineering experts just remember guys like Californian Condor have done it all many times over and others are some of the finest intuitive craftsmen and women designers/engineers that you will meet . They had to build not just their planes but sometimes their engines and RC gear way back
Clive


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