Twin scratch build hydro plane

by Sirglider | May 14, 2014 | (13) Posted in Just Fun

Second season of my twin hydro plane.

I have done some modifications on the wing. I have added ailerons to the wing. I have set them as flaperon so I can come for very slow landings.

I have also made modifications on the motor structure so that they are less flexible and a better look. 

See the original article for dimensions and setup of the plane.

 

COMMENTS

CJGFX on May 14, 2014
Very nice. The locations looks amazing too…
Have you though about putting some stabilisers on the wings like the Canadair planes? It would sit nicely in the water… Just a thought, happy flying
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Sirglider on May 14, 2014
Thank you for your comment. Stabilisers on the wing tips more touch the water and there can be a roll oscillation which might bring the plane into a problematic situation
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ohitstarik on May 17, 2014
Can you check the one on the Icon A5? I have one and its not a problem in flight.It might help.
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Sirglider on May 17, 2014
Thanks for the tip! I know these types of floats as well. I haven't tried them personaly but I don't have problem with my floating tips so far, so why more drag? ;)
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ohitstarik on May 17, 2014
Yeah you're right. If it ain't broke, dont fix it!
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Gravitysucks on May 14, 2014
Very nice ! I am such a sucker for sea planes.
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Kael87 on May 14, 2014
Lac Léman non pas lac de genève. Nice flying and very nice view of Léman Lake NOT Geneva lake. and nice plane too!
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Sirglider on May 15, 2014
Hehe! I wish it is so in english too, but unfortunately it is called lac Léman only in french ;)
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pintokitkat on May 14, 2014
Are there plans for this somewhere? It's beautiful.
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Sirglider on May 15, 2014
There are no real plans, but you can see the dimensions of it on the first article.
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marc60 on May 15, 2014
look for plans of the "pudle twin" Like here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=677376
grts Marc
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Kiowa Mech on May 14, 2014
Looks very nice.
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Sirglider on May 15, 2014
Thanks
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Michael763 on May 15, 2014
Do you use differential thrust? Nice plane, thanks for sharing.
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Sirglider on May 15, 2014
I have programmed two flight modes: flight and taxi. In the taxi mode, I use differential trust as I don't have a water rudder to guide the plane. I have set it on +/- 30% trust on each side. In flight mode, I don't use differential trust at all.
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marc60 on May 15, 2014
Hey sirglider,
nice build, nice flight. Still flying the hype UCF too? (saw you on the MBF forum :) )
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Sirglider on May 15, 2014
My UCF is now in maintenance to do some light control board adjustments (telemetry range problems). Beside of that it flies very well. I have now a NTM 3530 1100kV inside and I can fit two 2200mAh 3S in serie (one in the bomb bay) and it flies very well. I made also some nice flights on snow during the winter, but there was not enough snow, so only few flights. I hope to be able to fly it soon again too :)
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Twin scratch build hydro plane