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10-30-2004, 03:24 PM
hey all just new to the sight but have been into r/c for 7 yrs.
im just int the middle of a 120' wing martin mars and was woundering if anyone knows of anyone who might know of a plan for a dump system that would work for the flying boat????my friend here in comox has built one but has since left to tour for 1 year!!!any body have any thoughts??
10-30-2004, 05:25 PM
Hmmm skippy I'm giessing your in the Military as no one realy lives in Comox but CF personel! :wink: :lol: :lol:
10-30-2004, 05:41 PM
ahhh but you could be wrong!!!!!!airline not airforce
Am i correct in presuming that you have talked to Mike Benoit ?? He is the only one that I know of that has a working pickup and dump system.
10-31-2004, 10:35 PM
ahhh you know mike????
good friend of mine,he just sold his tanker this year and is now on course in ont
yeah my son and I entered the scale event 2 or 3 times, and my dad flies at Merville...
11-01-2004, 09:22 PM
i have flown there a few times but approach is very tight,i might know you dad as i an out at franks alot to p/u stuff for the martin.frank owns the hobbie shop at the air field in merville
11-03-2004, 02:30 PM
I gotta ask: where's you get the plans for the Mars?
If you promise me a set, I'll see what I can do about designing a dump/scoop system for you, how's that?
Now where's that napkin...
Did I mention I'm a humanities grad who can barely work a hammer?
Offer's still on the table though :D
11-04-2004, 03:50 PM
well im not to shure that they are for sale as i know the gent who put the plans together,but you offer sounds good.i'll contact the guy who put them together and ask.i'll do my best
11-09-2004, 07:27 PM
Are those Ivan's Martin mars plans????? cause his 10'er is now at the aviation museum here in Victoria (Sidney)... I think it was powered by four 400 elecs...... Just curious...
11-10-2004, 01:10 PM
ivan the great (you bet)his are powedr bye 400 elect,there is a nother fellow who baught the plans from ivan down is seattle,who i have been in contact with.
i'm going to be beefing up the wings so i can put 4 strokes in to it,
all about the sound for me.i have almost done the whole fus,and now
starting on the wing(3 sections)
11-10-2004, 07:41 PM
Need to post some pics of your progress.....We all love to see the whole building thing.....
Ooo and I imagine you'll have it ready for the Comox lake float fly :o ... :wink:
11-12-2004, 09:31 PM
thats my plan,to have it ready for the comox fly>>>>>>
in in the prosses of building a web page strickley for the building of the martin and a lot of pics that i have recived from my two friends who are pilots ont the aircraft,it should be done soon
ill have all the pic and more for all to enjoy
Skippy, I'm flying out to comox tomorrow morning.. I'll PM youi when I'm there, maybe we can get together.....
11-13-2004, 05:15 PM
ahhh im going to parksville tomorow to go flying@ the pdq air field
im off for the next two days sun and mon,but will be bact to work at the airport on tue through friday.look for me if you go through
11-13-2004, 05:21 PM
im off for the next 2 days sun mon,and on sun im going to be flying(weather permitting)ill eather be in merville of at the field in parksville.ill be bact to work at the airport o tues through friday,look for me.
skippy ,spag or steveo=will help ypu find me!!
11-16-2004, 11:44 PM
good to meet you nony
sorry we didnt have to much time.hope your flight was good.as well the seat you had.
send me your address and i will forward you the cd.
It was great to meet you - if only briefly. (the seat was GREAT !! ) I should be back there in the summer, hopefully with a lot more flying time available.
I'll see if my son still has the magazine with the Mars article in it. He lives in Nanaimo, and has to come up to the valley at least once a month...so it should be pretty easy to connect.
11-17-2004, 03:05 PM
Skippy were you at the Comox lake float fly this year...??? Did I meet you.. I had the Husky and T-Beaver.... Just wondering what you had???
11-17-2004, 10:40 PM
ahh yes you did,
didnt you get a little wet,or was that last year????
i was there with a tranner cessna,and my buddy was there with the 12' scale cub that went for a swim from about 100 feet in the air.
that really hurt to see.
did you camp there???we do
12-03-2004, 08:19 PM
By wet what do you mean???? What did I do.... :oops: And I remember your friends cub... Had a structual failer in the air, if i remember.... It was his Dads and they had it for 15 yyears or something like that....
If I get going I'll have a something new up there this year too.... Going to start on a 1/6 scale Bellanca Aircruiser.... But if not I'll bring the two same old same olds.....
No I didn't camp, we stayed with friends of my parents in Comox...
12-04-2004, 02:26 PM
i thought one of your planes went under for a bit(wet)but i do remember your planes..hope you have the new one out this year!!!!!!! i ass goes well i will have the martin out and up!!!!!!!my buddys cub should be back,we were working on it the other night.
still trying to get my web page up to get some picks of my martin...sorry
for the delay.
01-22-2005, 10:03 AM
Whats the address to get a set of these plans, I've been consiering building something like this for a long time now.
01-22-2005, 11:30 PM
hey don isent you a e-mail
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