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Old 12-30-2015, 11:06 PM   #11
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I really like my Durafly Seavixen.
Flys well and looks good in the air--very scalelike.

And I'm not a "noob"
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Old 08-27-2016, 08:44 AM   #12
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Re: Durafly Sea Vixen

After much searching, came across a build thread for a Sea Vixen elsewhere from plans you can get from the UK. Twin 70 mm's power it, 50" wingspan. Although the parts can be purchased too, and they are laser cut, it's definitely an old school build, completely wood. I think I'll order the plans later this month after my Visa cools down.

Figure if I enlarge them to 72" wingspan, I might get two 90 mm's in it. I still have over a dozen Hoaye EDF units left in stock, might as well use them.

Here is a picture of the finished twin 70 mm model from the UK website, they have a online store in the USA, us.trapletshop.com. If you are looking for plans, they have a really good selection of everything.
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Old 08-27-2016, 08:53 AM   #13
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Re: Durafly Sea Vixen

This is the what the basic framework looks like, yikes, that's a lot of work. Although I will use some plywood and carbon rod, I will be using hot wired cut foam for the most part.
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Old 08-27-2016, 09:24 AM   #14
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Re: Durafly Sea Vixen

Here is what the real jet looks like for those who didn't know. I think it's the best looking of the twin boom jets, rather sleek.
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Old 12-08-2016, 02:32 PM   #15
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Re: Durafly Sea Vixen

Recently assembled this model and am impressed with the fit and finish!
Chris spent the day working on the cockpit while a friend and I glued chunks of foam together.
Added working rudders and re-glued the nose wheel retract mount (moved it slightly forward to accommodate retracts from another model) . Proper pin hinges also added.
EDF is a CS 7010 with Turnigy 2855 2800kv outrunner for 4S. Same fan that we built for the HK Vampire. The fan and retracts were salvaged after the vamp was "retired".
An Eflite 60 ESC will be used along with an Orange RX with built in gyro (gyro also salvaged).
With the eflite 2800mah 4S pack fully at the CG was about 1/8" aft of what the manual specifies. Plane flew well but needed close to 3/16" down elevator trim. One wing needed extra weight to balance. A quarter was embedded into the tip to prevent a persistent wing drop at stall. The timer was set to 3 minutes (timer only runs while throttle is advanced above 1/4).
A 3300mah Zippy was used for the fourth flight and performance was noticeably better. With either battery the plane lifted off the runway effortlessly and cruises at 1/2 throttle.
My overall impression was it is a better plane than the Durafly Vampire but it is still too small for me to want to own one (no offence as I'm spoiled flying larger models).
1.51kg flying weight with eflite 2800mah 4S
Which weighs .33kg.
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