Seaplanes ... rock

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  1. TomMonton

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    You got it. ..if this does hold up finally I'm going to do the same thing with the sled runners.

    It laminates well but I'm going to give it a couple three hours to tighten up 'smore.
     
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  2. JettaManDan

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    cool cool..once I get the Nosferatu done today or tomorrow I'm gonna start on my Mako...I may hit you up for build pics and tips!
     
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  3. jimpalmer

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    I've got my plans on the foam ready to cut out. Maybe another Christmas present for me.
     
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  4. I just downloaded the plans.

    What do you use for waterproofing not only for the electronics but what do you seal the foam with?
     
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  5. TomMonton

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    I used brush on water based polyurethane varnish to seal it then just yesterday I laminated some new skids over that.
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  6. I'm off to Staples today to get the plans printed.

    I just love how you painted yours, don't hate me if I copy you a bit.
     
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  7. TomMonton

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    Oh no way not at all. ..go for it.

    I'm always searching for new ideas. I'm eager to see what you do.

    The build itself is surprisingly quick and simple. Just bending sometimes can be a little nerve wracking. ...
     
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  8. Major parts are all cut out, man that's a lot of free hand cutting. lol.

    Hey TomMonton, the cf rods did you just use Foam Tac or did you use epoxy to glue them in? Also for the wood parts, as an example the 2 servo mounts; 1 has a circle in it and the other 2 extra rectangles, are these to be cut out to?
     
  9. TomMonton

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    I used epoxy. .. either/or will work just fine.
     
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  10. I edited my previous posting but you already replied before I was done, I had a question about the wood parts
     
  11. TomMonton

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    lol... fair enough.

    The only wood i had used was a one piece motor mount and the control horns.
     
  12. TomMonton

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    I didn't mess with all the various little wood peices. I cut the motor mount from 3/16 ply and epoxy'd it down.

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  13. Cool, on their plans most of it is pretty clear but then they just draw this little box or circle down in the corner and no description printed in it. lol What I think is the battery cover I am still trying to decipher all the little squares and score lines or is it nothing.
     
  14. When I was at Staples today I picked up a couple binders just in case, they were even in the clearance bin. So yes if it does work let me know also and how you glued then on? On my sled I used the plastic from my anti freeze jug and just hot glued them on, it's holding but probably heavy for the plane.
     
  15. TomMonton

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    I used foam tac as my medium. Essentially treat it like contact cement. Let it tac until it's dry on the surface and squash the two together.

    Hot glue works well too ... I just always seem to burn my hands at some point in the process.
     
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  16. TomMonton

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    I couldn't make any sense of all that either and instead took off on my own.

    I first enclosed the fuselage entirely in one continual piece to better achieve that gradual shape. Then I simply cut out the access door after I finished painting.

    Then I added a little AJmk2 handle for something to grab ahold of.
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  17. pileit1

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    Here's the MAKO just about ready for a test run. She's not as flashy as yours Tom, but she'll do I suppose. Just have a few loose ends to tie up. Test run won't come before next week unfortunately. That's okay, it will come together in good time. :)
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  18. TomMonton

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    I like what you did with the canopy and what do mean. ... it looks great.

    Just remember to keep the battery forward the fuse. Lower the rates on both elevator and aileron. Lotsa rudder...keep the throw rate there high.
     
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  19. Flybyknight22

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    Wow that looks nice Tom!
     
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  20. Looks great. That canopy looks racy. I see you added a couple cf rods in the uprights also.
     
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