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Apr 19, 2008, 04:56 PM
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We had four Seawinds at our float fly this morning. What a sight. Water and wind stayed that calm for over four hours.
Mike McD
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Apr 20, 2008, 02:50 PM
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Mike, that's quite a sight, AWESOME!!!!
Thanks,
Don
Apr 20, 2008, 07:02 PM
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Sweet! Are those all setup about the same?


I see only one stock spinner
Apr 20, 2008, 09:09 PM
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No spinner for me. Each one is set up different. Mine is stock as in the review. Two have Hobby City motors and batteries, and one has a Hacker 20 20L. They use from 1250 to 2100 3-cell Lipo packs and they all fly great! Common points are that they all balance on the spar and we all use CorrosionX on the electronics and full up elevator to takeoff.
Mike McD
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Apr 20, 2008, 09:42 PM
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Here is a short little vid I made today where I grew up. To my left is light-poles on the dock I always have to dodge


Home Sweet Home Seawind Flying (2 min 51 sec)
Apr 21, 2008, 06:10 AM
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Nice Video, COOL. I'm still amazed everytime I see one fly at how well this little plane flies. It grooves so well and flies so true and always looks great doing it. I'm planning on taking mine to SEFF next week and I'll be flying it off the grass. Hope to get someone to video it for me.
Mike McD
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Apr 21, 2008, 02:33 PM
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Do you think this plane could carry a 4.4 oz camera for AP? Possible mount with 4.5 x 1 inch hole thru canopy and not much camera above canopy. Not a whole lot of drag.
Apr 21, 2008, 02:40 PM
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I don't think the drag or the weight would be a problem, however, the water would be a BIG problem for your camera. Camera electronics and water don't mix well. If it's a waterproof camera, then it might work.
Mike McD
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Apr 21, 2008, 06:08 PM
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4.4oz.

I don't think I would have enough power with my little tp1320 to get it off of the water before a wing tip digs in and destroys my momentum .
Apr 21, 2008, 10:23 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tekajo
Do you think this plane could carry a 4.4 oz camera for AP? Possible mount with 4.5 x 1 inch hole thru canopy and not much camera above canopy. Not a whole lot of drag.
Weight shouldn't be a problem, but CG could be tricky. Since camera is entirely forward of CG, might need to relocate the battery.
Apr 24, 2008, 08:25 PM
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you can add me to the list of satisfied seawind owners. what a great little plane. I'm new to using lipos though, i'm just wondering what kind of flight times people are getting with the recommended setup 28-30-950 rimfire motor, with different battery packs. i've got tp1320mah and tp2100's.
Apr 24, 2008, 08:38 PM
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I have had flights as long as 20 minutes with the TP1320 3S pack and "stock" motor, but typically only go for about 15.
Apr 25, 2008, 12:30 AM
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Message for coolboarder, questions on cool video.


Hi coolboarder, Guys,
Had a chance to view your excellent video of your seawind in "Bottleneck Flyin" . Very nice mate, great handling seaplane, very nicley flown, good music and editing. I guess you used a hat/head cam ?(track anticipation by head movement.)
Q1. What method of sighting do you use?
Q2. Can you put it on and get the same aim point everytime?
Thanks buddy, very enjoyable, reply if you have the time, cheers,
regards to all, Al
Apr 25, 2008, 10:54 AM
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Hey coolboarder,
Would it be possible to post a link to the "Bottleneck Flyin" site?
Sure would like to see the vide.
Thanks,
Don
Apr 25, 2008, 11:52 AM
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Hi donjiskra,

It's on post# 530, above, also known as "Home Sweet home Seawind Flying".
Sorry for misleading you. regds Al.


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