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Jan 19, 2006, 04:27 PM
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Conwing L-16 (SeaDuck)


Since my old CL215 crashed after a broken wing in flight and the MartinMars is too big for small lakes, I will start a new seaplane, probably at 60in wingspan. I like twins and never make a twin-boom twin, so looking for twins on net I found the Talespin airplane, a Conwing L-16 named "The SeaDuck".
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Jan 19, 2006, 04:35 PM
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3-views and color scheme
Jan 19, 2006, 06:32 PM
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Just decided the size... It will have 161cm wingspan (63in)
Jan 20, 2006, 10:05 AM
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I will be watching with great interest. Thanks in advance for sharing your building skills.
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Jan 20, 2006, 10:13 AM
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the 3 views are not all to the same scale .. i ran across this when i had them enlarged .. This is on my todo list from Bluecor
Jan 20, 2006, 11:15 AM
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the 3 views are not all to the same scale .. i ran across this when i had them enlarged .. This is on my todo list from Bluecor
Really not... The front and top view are on same scale, the side view is larger, so I took most measures from top and front.

I printed the front-view enlarged to check the visual effect and liked a lot.

I am cleaning my modelling room to start it (need to fix my E-starter and link my Beech18 first), but will start it tonight probably.
Jan 20, 2006, 11:42 AM
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I will follow your build .. What material will you use to build it??
Jan 20, 2006, 01:39 PM
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I will follow your build .. What material will you use to build it??
EPS foam (white insulation foam), normally used on office air conditioning installations and electronics equipment packaging.

It is cheap, light, easy to cut with hot wire, easy to sando to any shape, and floats by itself, I use on most parts of my airplanes.
Jan 20, 2006, 01:49 PM
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used it many years ago .. everything i do now is 5-6 mm insulation foam

Good luck .. cant wait to see your finished plane..
Jan 20, 2006, 05:11 PM
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cant wait to see it. i was tempted to build the same plane. i used to watch that show.
Jan 23, 2006, 08:07 PM
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Nice progress .. keep it coming ..
Jan 24, 2006, 05:27 AM
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See this:

http://people.freenet.de/punikaoase/...6349961f3.html

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Jan 24, 2006, 06:34 AM
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Thanks, very nice airplane.

I forgot to make the "rooftop" style deck in front of windshilds, to look an existent model is much better to make it then from comics.

The flat hull will make mine look like having a smaller nose. In the other way, it will stay horizontally in water without tip floats :P

I usually make some adjusts to avoid this effect, like decreasing the height, but in this case it os not possible, since the prop may touch the water...
Jan 25, 2006, 04:49 PM
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New pictures from today...

Corrected the nose shape, glued all together but leaved hatches for internal access on front and over cabin.

This will provide me space to fit battery where needed to set CG and make entry points to fix-ups.

The fuselage will hold only the battery pack. Due to the twin tail boons, all servos will be fixed on wing, motors too, so the better place to receiver and ESC is on wing too...


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