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Spotted! New Flyzone Seawind - Coming Soon

The Hobbico team likes to sneak soon-to-be-released planes into the booth at shows and fly-ins. I spotted this all-new Seawind at the Horizon Indoor 2015.

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A Truly Amphibious Scale Foamie

Manufacturers have an uncanny knack of slipping hidden-gems into their booths at shows and fly-ins, and Hobbico seems to be the king of this behavior! This massive foam rendition of the Seawind was sitting in the Hobbico booth at the Horizon Indoor 2015, and there's virtually no info about it online; consider this your breaking news!

The Seawind is the newest in the Select Scale line of foam aircraft from Flyzone, and it sports fully-retractable landing gear for truly amphibious flying, as well as landing lights and a scale cockpit. I spoke with marketing specialist Josh Schiff from Hobbico at the Horizon Indoor about this beautiful plane, and found it's price point will be around $230, and it's scheduled for a release before Christmas.

RCGroups Video Interview with Hobbico's Josh Schiff

Photos of the Flyzone Seawind

Last edited by Matt Gunn; Nov 09, 2015 at 01:07 PM..
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Nov 09, 2015, 01:36 PM
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Must FPV this....
Nov 09, 2015, 02:02 PM
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Specs would be nice, at least the wingspan...
Nov 09, 2015, 02:07 PM
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Idc what the wing span is.... I want it in every size!
Nov 09, 2015, 02:14 PM
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Is it salt water tolerant?
Nov 09, 2015, 02:19 PM
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Is it salt water tolerant?
While the bottom and inside the gear recess areas are waterproof from the inside of the fuselage, salt water and RC really don't mix well... I would advise against it IMO.
Nov 09, 2015, 02:32 PM
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Well, it mixes about as well as fresh water and RC :-) That's why we have Corrosion X...

Guess you would need to know definition of salt water tolerant to properly answer. Are pushrods and fittings stainless steel? Any anti-corrosion features? But can always do a fresh water rinse...
Nov 09, 2015, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Hugeone
Must FPV this....
I know, right!? Would be a great scale FPV project candidate.
Nov 09, 2015, 05:34 PM
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show the retracts working!
Nov 09, 2015, 05:50 PM
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Is it just my imagination or does this one have flaps?
Nov 09, 2015, 05:57 PM
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Is it just my imagination or does this one have flaps?
It has flaps, as Josh stated in the video
Nov 09, 2015, 06:15 PM
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I bet there will be a lot of these on the water at Nall!!
Nov 09, 2015, 06:17 PM
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Well, it mixes about as well as fresh water and RC :-) That's why we have Corrosion X...

Guess you would need to know definition of salt water tolerant to properly answer. Are pushrods and fittings stainless steel? Any anti-corrosion features? But can always do a fresh water rinse...
It is pretty well known that salt water is much more problematic than fresh water when it come to model equipment. Much harder to control corrosion, even as much as CorrosionX helps.
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Nov 09, 2015, 06:48 PM
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If this lands as well as the Tidewater on water, it goes to the top of my "must have" list.
Nov 09, 2015, 07:39 PM
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Nice one Matt! Looks like a sweet plane.
The make or break for me, do you think that gear can handle taking off at the Patch?


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