Coming Soon - WMPF Skinny Dipper

The Skinny Dipper is a soon-to-be-released foam 3d float plane from WMPF. I got a chance to interview Greg about it and see it fly at the 2015 Horizon Indoor.

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A Highly Agile Depron 3D Float Plane

There was plenty of new and soon-to-be-released goodies to feast the eyes upon at the 2015 Horizon Indoor; one plane that caught my eye was an all-new design from Western Michigan Park Flyers. The Skinny Dipper is an all Depron 3D airframe with a set of lightweight floats. While watching my friend Tristen perform endless rolling harriers with the Skinny Dipper, then fly slow approaches straight and level to Lake Spektrum, I realized the Skinny Dipper is a great platform for almost any average skill-level pilot.

There's not a whole lot to tell at this point, except that the Skinny Dipper will be available around December 15th 2015, and we have a recommended electronics setup below. I'll post more information as it becomes available.

CLICK HERE for the WMPF homepage.

Recommended Setup:

  • Motor: SunnySky Angel 2216 KV1250
  • ESC: 20 amp
  • Servos: Four 9gram
  • LiPo: 1300mah 3 cell

Interview with Greg Markley and Flying Footage

Coming Soon - Western Michigan Park Flyers Skinny-Dipper Foam 3D Float Plane (5 min 3 sec)

Last edited by Matt Gunn; Dec 02, 2015 at 10:02 AM..
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Dec 02, 2015, 03:34 PM
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tallflyer's Avatar
Is a non Float version coming also!
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Dec 02, 2015, 04:07 PM
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Matt Gunn's Avatar
Not that I know of, but check out their inventory. They have many planes almost identical to this one in size and performance.
Dec 02, 2015, 05:33 PM
I have no friends
Did he say $79? For a depron kit?
Dec 02, 2015, 06:15 PM
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It's a great flying plane! Very versatile!

-Tristen
Dec 02, 2015, 08:43 PM
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Wow! This reminded me of a thread I created several years ago "Clip-On Floats" for Foamies!

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1091565

Foamies on water is great fun!

Ricky
Dec 03, 2015, 02:14 PM
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Cool plane for dome flying. but $79.00 for "Everything except the electronics"....Really for foam?? download some plans and you could build it for less than $20.00
Dec 07, 2015, 10:37 AM
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I think 79.99 is par for a high quality depon kit like this. This means that it has a all high quality components it also comes with floats. This is also a rare breed too, it's a high performance 3D with floats!!! It compares to all of twisted hobby's prices, because it is a bit bigger when still being in the same price range as the smaller planes from RC factory.
Dec 08, 2015, 06:48 AM
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I suck at building these from scratch so 3D float plane for 1300 packs sounds like cheap fun.

As a comment, I wish RCGroups would include the physical specs on these announcements consistently.
Dec 08, 2015, 09:04 AM
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One thing to do for certain is trace all the parts on to poster board so you can make another in the future.
Dec 09, 2015, 06:23 PM
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[QUOTE=rickgode;33345799

Foamies on water is great fun!

Ricky[/QUOTE]

Foamies on water are great fun. We've had great time the past two summers flying various versions of these off the lake at a local park. The Skinny Dipper is fully 3d capable, able to handle a surprising amount of wind, and an absolute blast to fly off the water or snow. You guys really need to try one.

Also, if you've ever flown EPP from water you will really appreciate the fact that it is Depron and will not absorb water like EPP tends to do. This plane flies like a balsa plane and but also retains the easy flying characteristics of a "foamy". It is quick to build and can be equipped with inexpensive electronics to make it a great "fun per buck" plane to fly.
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Dec 09, 2015, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve Merrill View Post
Cool plane for dome flying. but $79.00 for "Everything except the electronics"....Really for foam?? download some plans and you could build it for less than $20.00
No credit for design, laser cutting. Bending wire and packaging? Nobody is getting rich here bud. Very fair pricing at WMPF. You get a lot more for your money than you see at first glance.
Dec 11, 2015, 01:00 PM
KlonWarz
Looks like a really fun foamie! rc
Dec 16, 2015, 12:10 AM
nikos98
How can I pick one of these up, flying off the water is awesome especially in 3d
Dec 16, 2015, 11:54 AM
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How can I pick one of these up, flying off the water is awesome especially in 3d
We just finished the build instructions. It will be available VERY soon. You could call in your order tonight or wait another day for it to be on the site.

GM
Wmparkflyers.com
616-667-1809


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