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Old 05-20-2010, 06:03 PM   #1
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I found a nice combination of plane and motor. I had a really good set of floats built for me, and I had decided on an Ultra Stick 60 for my plane. I went with a Saito 1.00 for the engine, and it's a really great flying combination! I had a small issue because I went with the original gas tank from the ARF kit...it was only 11 ounces. I kept going dead at anywhere around 7 minutes to 7 minutes and 10 seconds into the flight. That's 38 seconds per ounce due to hauling the floats around...ouch! I had to do a little surgery and install a 16-ounce tank. But I installed it closer to the CG so I wouldn't have the CG changing so much during the flight as a whole pound disappeared...so, according to my figures now, I should have just about 10 full minutes per flight. I was doing about 12 minutes without the floats, so that was a little bit of a surprise. The club member assigned to the "Boat Duty" that day was doing more than his share of grumbling about me. Hungry little motor for sure.

Very aerobatic even with the floats, very positive control on the water, and when you give it the juice it's like a speed-boat just slapping across the little ripples on top of the water until you touch that elevator. All in all, it turned out to be a VERY nice combination. I'm quite impressed with it.

I'll try to attach a couple of photos of it here.

~ Jim ~
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