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Jun 14, 2009, 11:50 AM
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right around 60 amps on the white on. And that big 4 blade prop doesn't help
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Jun 14, 2009, 12:00 PM
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Watts, sir. Watts.

mw
Jun 14, 2009, 12:35 PM
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oopse, around 900 watts

i also have my parkzone corsair pulling almost 800
Last edited by fnlrun; Jun 14, 2009 at 01:17 PM.
Jun 14, 2009, 06:38 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tooly
Attached: pic of a generic motor mount for the seawind, getting around the problem of the unusual hole pattern for the rimfire motors.

Motor is a Hyperion Z2213-16, which is pulling well on the stock 8x6 prop and still able to use the lightweight 1300 packs.

T
That's what I did as well. I think it's the simplest alternative as most motors come with an X mount and it ensures that I keep any thrust angles in the stock setup.

I needed to grind off the ends of the X so that I could fit the cowl and I needed longer screws so they would seat fully. Stock screws on most motors will only go in 1 or 2 threads deep with the ply in the middle.
Jun 14, 2009, 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by fnlrun
...around 900 watts...
Cool! This one runs right at 1kw so it should fly fine.

mw (taking topic to 71" SW thread)
Last edited by Mark Wood; Jun 15, 2009 at 12:07 AM.
Jun 20, 2009, 11:26 AM
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Hi guys,

How is everyone sealing the gap around where the wing is mounted to the fuselage? I also noticed that when I screwed in the mounting screw, that the back of the wing would not screw down flush all the way, so I had to use some hot glue to keep it down. There was gaps where water could get into the fusealage all the way around that area, and so I used some blue colored electrical tape to seal it, that way it matches the blue on the plane. It looks like blue trimming.
Any other ideas of different ways of sealing the wing to the fusealage area that would be more affective then my method?

Thank you!
Jun 20, 2009, 01:08 PM
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FnlRun, Quote "My dad has both the GP and EF Seawind and I can't tell you how many times his canopy has blown off.....I'm so tired of swimming"

See P. 72, post 1069. If you construct these canopy hatch latches, popping canopy will be a non-issue and you'll be doing much less swimming!
Jun 20, 2009, 07:41 PM
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Heads up notice:
July 3rd, I plan on videotaping my Seawind's maiden flight. It has been midified with a second aileron servo in order to provide Flaperons on the first flight, then it will land and the transmitter will be changed over for Spoilerons for the second flight, since I haven't figured out a way to switch the Airtronic RDS8000 over from one to the other while in flight.

The three position switch works great. I can get Neutral, 50% and 100% deflection.

Will keep you guys posted.
Don
Jun 20, 2009, 08:05 PM
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Sure you can Don, set the first position for flaps down, middle position for flaps neutral, and the third position for spoilers up. I used to do it with my RD6000, I'm sure it's the same for the RDS8000. Just use the end points to determine the amount of deflection in each direction. However you won't have two position flaps in that case.

Eric
Jun 20, 2009, 11:11 PM
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Fast freddy--- Several more hobby king magnets fixed the problem. I did suggest the slide-lock but apparently that was to easy for my ol' man
Jun 21, 2009, 07:35 AM
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Eric,
Thanks, I'll have to try that.
Much appreciated.
Don
Jun 21, 2009, 08:21 PM
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Anyone have an answer to how to seal the gap between the fuse and the wing?
Thanks
Jun 21, 2009, 08:31 PM
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read the threads.............
Jun 21, 2009, 09:33 PM
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some people use clear box tape. I used regular green automotive tape. I'd like to find something in white though...
Jun 21, 2009, 10:29 PM
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Someone listed a process by which to use silicone glue and plastic wrap to make a seal. It's somewhere back through this thread, in the 50's pages if I remember correctly.

Eric


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