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12-05-2003, 03:08 PM
Thought some might like to see the Husky I built...Not a well known aircraft.. Mine is 9.5' WS about 23 lBs and powered by a Enya 155...
12-05-2003, 06:24 PM
There was a full size ( Yellow ) that broke down on it's way through Vernon many years ago.It sat in front of Rick Thorburns house for several months while repairs were arranged.I always thought they were a good design but the size of an Otter with a Beaver engine
12-05-2003, 07:47 PM
Thought some might like to see the Husky I built...Not a well known aircraft.. Mine is 9.5' WS about 23 lBs and powered by a Enya 155...No WaY!
I love this a/c.. been wanting to build one ever since I saw it in the Aviation Museum in Winterpeg in 1985!
Tell me you got plans!!! Can you copy them?
Looks great on floats... are they amphibs?
More....more....moree...drool....droool :) :)
12-05-2003, 08:35 PM
Worked on one belonging to Bradley Air Services at Carp ont. when I worked there in the late 50s. Makes me feel like I belong in a museum.
Darren, I think I remember you saying that it got one flight but had some problems.... did everything get straightened out????
Any chance you will bring it to Shuswap next year??
12-05-2003, 11:31 PM
Yes I drew the plans myself from a 3-view in a CAHS (canadian aviation historical society) journal.. They are a little rough but what you see is what I made from them :)... I have have sent a set to a fellow in the states, I just charged the coping and postage ( I'm not in this hobby to make money)... And yes I have flown it before but it didn't come home in one piece.... You'll notice a non-scale sub-fin ( the full size never had one)... It was very mushy and Yawy in the turns... It does help a bit, but it still has some issues ( small ones ).. I want it to fly like a trainer and maybe I'm asking to much from it... I'll post more pics tomorrow if anyone interested...not at the comp that has them..
12-06-2003, 11:18 AM
Congratulations on a GORGEOUS piece of work. I'm sure you'll get the flight issues fixed! Way to go!!
12-06-2003, 01:53 PM
I would still like to get hold of what you have. PM me with details and we will work out payment!
12-06-2003, 07:14 PM
scaleguy plans are at most $ 40.00 cdn to your door... $25.00 for for plans and 10-15.00 for shipping...
Would love to see it at the Shuswap Fall Classic. Great looking model!.
BTW. Not familiar with Victoia BC. Where is that??? :) :) ;0
12-07-2003, 09:33 AM
Great looking airplane and what a flying site. :!: That second pic where you can see the reflection of the floats in the water is awesome.
12-07-2003, 09:37 AM
How do you like the Enya 155 FS>
12-07-2003, 10:23 AM
The Enya has plenty of power, my first flight was with a 120 but thought it was just enough. So changed to a 155...
I chose the Enya because of sentimental value :wink: ... The first R/C engine I ever got was a .19 Enya.. Got it for Christmas from mom and dad (mostly dad) when I was around 12... I loved that engine.. went in a C/L stuka that had a 3rd line for throt...Me and dad couldn't afford R/c aircraft, we were a single income family back then...Now I got Engines, Radios, Floatplanes, coming out of the ying yang..
But I still keep that .19 in its original box, its been there 25 years...
05-20-2004, 02:46 PM
I'd LOVE a set of plans too. I'm getting close to completing a Unionville Norseman (the 2.2m version) on floats. Already starting to think about my next project. I either go Beaver/Husky/Otter and try for a complete set of radial-power bushplanes, or go bizarre with an autogyro.
Since you're the closest thing to a Fairchild bushplane models expert I know: I don't suppose you know of a set of plans and/or kit for a Super 71???
05-21-2004, 04:46 PM
As I said the plans are a little rough and leave you with some imagination... I can take a digi pic of them to show you first, and cost isn't as much, as stated above... AAAhhh yes the 71.. They have a full size being restored in winnipeg, with a beautiful model of it to.... I have to toss-up between the same Norseman you built or a 1/6 scale Otter or the Super 71 in 1/6 scale, as my next model to build... No one would even now what it is if you brought it to a float fly :o ...Going to a float fly this weekend May 22-23 and next weekend to So I'll get on with making a set of the plans in a couple of weeks...OK
05-21-2004, 08:01 PM
The last Husky of the 12 built ,registered CF-EIR ,has been aquired by the Bushplane museum and is on permanent display here in the Soo.
For pictures and history go here:
Darren...are you taking the Husky up to Comox?? My dad will be there as a spectator...
05-23-2004, 12:16 PM
Sure thing, lemme know costs.
05-24-2004, 09:12 AM
Yes took it to Comox and figured out a few more little bugs it had... Got it flying pretty good now and am comfortable with it.. Had about 2 deg of left thrust in the engine ( Opps guess I didn't get the firewall 2 deg to the right when I built her :o ).. So cranked it over 2 to the right with a couple of washers behind the engine mount.. Now flys ( can I say ) good... :shock: ... Go figure... I'll post some pics of the Comox float fly under a new posting....
I'll try and get some plans done this week DB then you can e-mail your address and I'll send them to you... After this weekend I don't feel so bad sending them to you cause it flew quite good...
05-24-2004, 12:17 PM
My e-mail in my tagline, lemme know when you're ready and I can send or Paypal you the $$.
Cheers for this...
05-30-2004, 05:08 PM
Havn't forgot about you DB... Just gota get the Old guy (dad) to take em down to the printing place and get them made... Here are some pics of them....
05-30-2004, 07:04 PM
Works for me!
How do you want payment? I can Paypal or send a money order. Or cheque if you're the trusting sort.
06-09-2004, 08:37 AM
I got the plans, there was a receipt inside the package that came the same day, but no indication of what the total should be.
06-09-2004, 04:23 PM
$30 should be ok... should be getting the other package soon to
06-09-2004, 04:52 PM
Another package? There's a third?
I have the plans and I have the AHS article you mailed separately. Is there something else?
07-04-2004, 12:22 PM
Derek I ment to ask you if you still have your norseman for sale??? I was just curious as to how much you wanted for it... Want to build of get a Norseman, but just don't have time right now to build the Unionville one...
Got 2 floatplanes in the works right now, and have a .90 and a 1.20 Enya 4-strk waiting to go in something..ie ( 7' Norseman),( 8' Beaver ).....
07-04-2004, 05:42 PM
I do...when I'm not thinking of hanging onto it.
Here's the text of a message I sent as an e-mail to another interested floater. It should answer most of your questions. I'd just underline that the price is negotiable, that I would REALLY prefer it if the buyer looked it over first (you gotta fly it, not me, and this is my first in 25 years...been so long I can hardly remember if I was any good as a builder back then, let alone now!), and that I can send some photos if you supply an e-mail address:
I've gotten back into modelling after 25 years. I've got no interest in flying, just in building. The Unionville Norseman I have right now is my first project in those 25 years out of the hobby.
Rather than add some wiring and pinlights to it and try to convince my partner it's the chandelier she's always wanted for the dining room, I thought I would see if I could sell it.
The fuse and floats are 80% finished right now. The floats need silk and sealing (or f/g if you prefer) and the mounting hardware needs to be matched up with the landing gear once I have the fuse finished and the wire mounted. The wings haven't been started.
I think I'll soon need to make decisions about installing a fuel tank and some other odds and ends, which is why I put it up now rather than when it's finished. The tank in particular will, I think and from talking to other Norseman builders, be a pain to install if it has to go through the access hatch.
I'm looking to make back the $200 for the kit and something for my time, glue etc. I'm looking at either the Unionville Tiger Moth or the 2.2m Beaver as my next project(so). I'm flexible on price, but for the sake of argument: $4-500???
I'm reluctant to sell it sight-unseen as I'm not yet confident that my building skills are back up to scratch. So I'd want to meet you somewhere (my address is below) if you're interested, so that you can have a peek at what's done so far and see if I'm producing something you'd like to fly.
Would feel safe flying??? :-)
As well, if you did decide you were interested, we can work out things like the hardware you want used for various purposes, or you can tell me to stay away from some things that you want to take care of yourself.
One thing I am very reluctant to take on is covering. My last couple of covering jobs were dope-on-silk (tells you how long I was away from things, eh?). The shrink-wrap stuff was just on the market back then and very expensive and heavy, heavy, heavy. It also makes sense to me that the buyer installs radio gear, engine and mounts etc.
That make sense?
I should have some photos back this weekend, so if you want me to e-mail you some JPEGs, lemme know.
08-10-2004, 10:39 PM
From the May 24 weekend float fly, there are a few shots of this Husky and others, if you go here (http://rhmac.proboards3.com/index.cgi?board=general&action=display&num=1091947187) and checkout the " Where I fly now " thread........follow the links at the bottom of each one to continue to the next one...........
08-10-2004, 10:40 PM
The weather was fine and the turnout was the usual high quality of fine float flying and good friends.........
08-11-2004, 04:58 AM
Very, very nice.
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