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Jan 29, 2018, 10:34 AM
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Bombardier CL-415


This thread is more of a follow-up to my 2010 build of the CL-215 and stems from the new drawings of the aircraft on the Seawings website at the Plans gallery pages. It is to the same scale and the major changes are to the -415 aerodynamic alterations and the engine nacelles.

I particularly like the "Securite Civile" colour schemes worn by the French "Cormorans" and my friend Tim Calvert at Model Markings has them on file should you wish to have a set.

There is a superb book on the Scooper and Super Scooper with a large number of colour schemes "Les Bombardiers d'eau" and this is also available via the Seawings book pages.
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Jan 29, 2018, 10:38 AM
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Here's the plan, on two A1 sheets. Steve85 of Summit Model Aeronautics is planning to offer a short kit with both the 215 and the 415 details, and will have a printed plan as part of the deal. I'll include a link as soon as it's up.
Jan 29, 2018, 12:09 PM
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A picture's worth a thousand words as they say, so Mike just posted 32,000 words worth of water-bomber! Drawing up the cutfiles for the CL215/415 is well underway, and I should be able to start cutting in a couple of weeks. As Mike mentioned, our intention is to offer a CNC-cut short kit capable of being built as either the radial-engine CL-215 (my personal favourite) or the turboprop-powered CL-415, complete with rolled, laser-printed plans. Pricing will be determined once the cutfile is complete, so check back often.

Steve
Jun 13, 2018, 04:58 AM
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Mike, did you fibre glass it before covering ?
Jun 14, 2018, 12:51 AM
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Mike, did you fibre glass it before covering ?
Not this one, and she is still flying despite a number of adventures, including a sleep-over on our lake, caught in some weed, and a duel with a swan, which she lost.

I glassed the hull of two previous depron boats but I'm not convinced it is necessary, even if you fly off grass.
Jun 14, 2018, 04:55 AM
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Thanks.

I should have asked is the covering paint plus the markings from Tim Calvert ?

I have started the fuselage and am finding it a relaxing build.
Jun 14, 2018, 05:22 AM
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The paint is Dulux emulsion mixed to RAL 1028 (roundel yellow) but Tamiya acrylic Cub yellow would just as good. The red is signal red RAL 3001. You can see most of the RAL numbers on the March 18 newsletter at cdmfc.org.

Yes, the vinyl is by Tim and I'm sure he has the cut files on record

Mike
Jun 16, 2018, 11:36 PM
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If you were not going to use the RAL colors/colours then the markings are unlikely to match...fwiw.
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Jun 19, 2018, 06:47 PM
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Looks like red and yellow to me.

This is a great thread mike, having just had a go at building a depron ribbed wing like this, I wished I’d found this first.

I’d like to have a go at building this but I’ve only got access to 3&6mm depron here, I know you skinned it in 2mm. Would 3mm make a huge difference?
Jun 20, 2018, 12:17 AM
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Looks like red and yellow to me.

This is a great thread mike, having just had a go at building a depron ribbed wing like this, I wished Iíd found this first.

Iíd like to have a go at building this but Iíve only got access to 3&6mm depron here, I know you skinned it in 2mm. Would 3mm make a huge difference?
Red and yellow it is! 3mm would make almost no difference, just adjust the rib depth to compensate. I only used 2mm because it was available, my other models were skinned in 3mm. Good luck!
Jun 23, 2018, 03:50 PM
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At last I got my son to come out flying and use the camera. He's ace behind the lens and got some great shots of the model on a superb day. Analysis of the battery charging shows that the power consumption is around 120mA per minute. The 3-cell 1300 batteries I used took between 500 and 600 mA to recharge to full capacity after 5 minute flights.

Rather shaky video - even shows a big barrel roll at the end!
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Jun 28, 2018, 01:27 PM
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Super job!
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Jun 28, 2018, 02:08 PM
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Nice flying little water beast....

Really looks the part.

Spit100
Jun 28, 2018, 02:31 PM
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Thanks guys. My favourite plane of all time.
Jun 28, 2018, 03:11 PM
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Mike, you look great in the shorts and the plane is a winner. The weather, though. Is that really the UK?

Jim


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