Seaplanes ... rock

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  1. TomMonton

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    Very nice... look forward to see where it goes. I have had a lot of fun with this plane.
     
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  2. This is somewhat of a finished version of the plane completed. The "shark-look" fits really well to this design and is apt...

    Shark tooth with fin hatch:

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    The pirate man!

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  3. TomMonton

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    It looks like a store purchased plane with the emblems you've chosen.

    Sweeeet looking Mako and
    .... it's about time you built this one !!
     
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  4. andy_downs

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    that's really nice a great scheme looks store bought.
     
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  6. TomMonton

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    It's even fun in the snow...

     
  7. Haha. I dont think she knows him. But she knows the association of checkers to Nascar :)
     
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  8. Thanks! :)
     
  9. TomMonton

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    I have beat my first Mako senseless doing touch and goes and playing in the snow. My biggest concern is she is no longer and a long way from ever being water tight again.

    My first Mako still flys just fine and in fact I just checked trim to assure myself it's ready for when the snow flies. Today it 55°F outside

    I decided to build a second Mako and make this one considerably more water tight this time. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. TomMonton

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    I did finish the Mako build last night. All it needs is a little final touch of sand and some color.

    Mako makin.

    Now i need to hustle more because Kk has already gotten the jump on the MiG 2.88 twin.
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  11. I should build another one of those, I still have my crashed one hanging on the wall. :D
     
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  12. TomMonton

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    It's a surprisingly fast build once you get going. I spent more time messing with laying in cf bracing and hinge lines.

    You do have to cut a bunch of angles freehand is the only real twist but even with that. After a few cuts even that goes along pretty fast.
     
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    I had the printer warmed up this evening and made a quick print motor mount for the Mako.

    Pretty simple stuff really but let me know if you want a copy of the .stl file. [​IMG]
     
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    SeaDart is on my to do list
     
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  16. Couple suggestions Tom before you print it, add holes for venting plus a place to feed the wires through and I would also round those top to corners .
     
  17. TomMonton

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    The motor literally rides outdoors so heat/ cooling should not be an issue.

    I'll use sand paper if needed on pointy corners but the mount fits just inside the foam line. It shouldn't be necessary. [​IMG]
     
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  18. bogusbandit56

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    Is this build at 100% Tom?
    I wondered if you have considered building it bigger.
     
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  19. TomMonton

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    The original was made out of ply[​IMG]
     
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    100% scale.... all original plan.

    Yes
     
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