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Old Oct 27, 2002, 01:48 PM
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Canadair CL-415 Progress


I have been working on this puppy on and off for about 4 months now, and finally have some time to put serious effort into it. Its from plans published by Flying Models, designed by Laddie M. It has a 63 1/4 inch span, will fly on 2x 2.33:1 graupner gearboxes, long can 480 motors, and 8x1700 packs to start. I have made accomodations for a bomb bay so I can do simulated water drops using the retract switch on my transmitter. Lots of wood in this one
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Old Oct 27, 2002, 01:49 PM
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Another view of the CL-415 taking shape
Old Oct 27, 2002, 01:51 PM
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This is where the bomb bay is going to be. I still need to build the balsa bomb box, and fit the bottom panels in place. When activated, the doors will swing out to drop whatever I have put in the box, then swing shut again. Should be a blast!
Old Oct 27, 2002, 02:12 PM
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..looking great...


.....what issue of FM was the plan in..?

Bill
Old Oct 27, 2002, 02:31 PM
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so I can do simulated water drops using the retract switch
Using what to simulate water? Wrinkled clear plastic wrap cut into long strips?

Seriously though SlopeNut, she's looking real nice. Keep us posted.
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Old Oct 27, 2002, 04:05 PM
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I dont have the article handy, but I believe it was August of 2000. I had been eyeing it and re-reading the article for about two years before I started cutting parts.

As for simulated water, I am going to use baking soda for water, and pink powdered paint for slurry Should look a lot like water when it falls out of the bottom bomb drop.
Old Oct 27, 2002, 05:42 PM
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Greg looks great so far.Keep it up!!!KOMET44
Old Oct 27, 2002, 06:45 PM
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I am going to use baking soda for water, and pink powdered paint for slurry
Of course! The minute I read this I pictured a water drop over a fire and the baking soda would be great. Might be a bit powdery though and tend to "float" in the air; sugar maybe?

I want to see video, or at least a photo!
Old Oct 27, 2002, 08:51 PM
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The final powdery mixture will take some experimentation. I will try and get photos if initial flight tests go well.
Old Oct 28, 2002, 12:41 AM
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Both nacelles roughed out and the vertical built. Who knew the vertical would take soooooooo much time?!?!?!?!
Old Oct 28, 2002, 01:49 AM
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Wonderfull model !!!!

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Old Oct 28, 2002, 02:31 AM
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Great Choice in Aircraft
Local club Pres, has one and it flys real fine.
Sorry no Idea on componets?
Do you plan on gear or just seaplane conf?

Hmmm! (Bomb bay, White powder). That could start some bells going off, in deep dark underground rooms
Old Oct 28, 2002, 06:22 AM
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mmm, fire+sugar=caramel.
I always wanted to build one of those but the newsagents here don't get every issue of every magazine
Old Oct 28, 2002, 08:47 AM
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I live in the high desert here of New Mexico, so not much chance to fly off water. I am going to fly it on grass belly skidding it in. I am leaving off the pontoons for the wingtips as they will likely get torn off in a grass landing. I will save some precious ounces that way too. I will post a pic tonight of the horizontal framed up (stick built). Its nearly ready to cover!

Greg
Old Oct 28, 2002, 10:02 PM
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Just checked the date on the construction article. December 2000 in Flying Models.

Greg


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