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Old Feb 01, 2011, 11:43 AM
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Hi Elmo -- If they're pretty close in size I wouldn't hesitate to adjust the servo tray a bit to fit the servos you want to use. The TS-11 is more servo than you need, though, in my view. My Seawind has basic 9g HXT900's all around and works great. I did, however, need to do a little bit of Dremeling to make them fit.

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Old May 31, 2011, 03:17 PM
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Can someone please tell me if this motor would have enough power to adequately fly this model with 3s 30c 1500 lipos?

http://www.exceedrc.com/63m14.html

Thank you for any advice! Ive got a three bladed prop for the motor already.
Old Jun 01, 2011, 08:43 AM
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Can someone please tell me if this motor would have enough power to adequately fly this model with 3s 30c 1500 lipos?

http://www.exceedrc.com/63m14.html

Thank you for any advice! Ive got a three bladed prop for the motor already.
This motor is too small.
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Old Jul 02, 2011, 07:55 PM
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I burned a similiar motor rated at 160 watts that I got from BP hobbies. I overstressed it trying to get good performance on a hot day. I won't use anything that isn't rated for at least 200 watts continuous duty. I also recommend at least a 1200 kv motor to get enough performance out of the small props that will fit this airframe.
Old Aug 05, 2011, 12:46 PM
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Found a new spot to fly out of and lov'n this bird. My first t/o had a little bit of a "submarine" splash (I forgot NOT to relax back pressure right after liftoff). Seemed ok but taxied back to be sure. Just as it got to the shore the motor started sputtering oddly. Turns out there was some water in the cockpit that shorted something. The ESC and rcvr are corrosionX'd, but it must have allowed some shorting somewhere on the batt connection. Once it dried out, all it good and it flies great. I now keep the plugs velcro'd on top of the batt vice the side.
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 02:55 PM
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Has anyone measured the gauge of the motor wires supplied with the Seawind EP? They seem pretty small.
Old Aug 09, 2014, 09:06 AM
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Seawind at Superland lake (2 min 31 sec)
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Old Aug 10, 2014, 08:34 PM
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Very nice video. How about a picture of the SeaWind showing how you set up your camera?

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Old Aug 11, 2014, 02:31 AM
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Engine Mount Angle


I recently broke the engine mount plate on my Seawind (not sure how - hard landing).

Anyway I thought I had glued it all back on correctly but now the shaft has a little up tilt which from memory and standard tractor setups obviously isn't right.

Before I have another go at it would someone be so kind to detail or post a couple of pictures of the correct engine / prop shaft angles (both from the side and top would be great).

Thanks for any assistance!!
Old Aug 22, 2014, 02:30 PM
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Built-up a brand-new Seawind airframe a couple of weeks ago when the old one began to disintegrate. Too much abuse I guess. With the new one I've added a bunch more LEDs for evening flying at the lake:

SeaWind ep with lights (0 min 20 sec)


This is a combination of a Turnigy navigation set, two Lumifly strips in the wings, and a bunch of bright whites salvaged from an old LED patio umbrella light.

For the most part I tried to make the lighting indirect, so the white lights are generally aimed at the plane itself or embedded in the foam to diffuse them. You can see that I've got a light in the nose of the fuse and another in the motor pod, and the two Lumifly strips are pointed into the wing rather than outwards. I find a glowing plane is much easier to orient than a bunch of pinpoints of light.

The LED controls are inside the hollow pod on top of the wing. A tight fit with a lot of magnet wire going every which way.

I also did some toothpick and carbon fibre reinforcing of the fuse, motor mount and wing mount prior to flight, most of which I think is already shown in this thread. One I haven't seen before is a strip of CF embedded into the top of the motor pod, running back about 5 inches. I'm hoping with less flexing I'll get fewer prop strikes on the top of the wing from my frequently bouncy landings.

Dave


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