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    Sea Duck (Conwing L-16)

    At first i have to say: Special Thanks to rcspaceflight, SnowRocker88, nevenelestate and all the other people in the FT Forum for all the inspiration and Flite Test for the skills, that i have learned by building their airplanes!

    Here is my version of the famous TaleSpin Sea Duck!

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    My Sea Duck prototype has 900 mm wingspan, differential thrust and one inside elevator to reduce weight. Look how she flies:

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    It took a few months to plan and build this plane.

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    If you want to build your own Sea Duck, load the plan!

    DOWNLOAD FREE PLAN

    You can build this plane in different variants:
    AILERONS | 1 INSIDE ELEVATOR | NO RUDDER (SERVO x 3)
    AILERONS | 2 OUTSIDE ELEVATORS | NO RUDDER (SERVO x 4)
    AILERONS | 1 INSIDE ELEVATOR | 2 RUDDER (SERVO x 4 OR 5)
    AILERONS | 2 OUTSIDE ELEVATORS | RUDDER (SERVO x 5 OR 6)

    AIRCRAFT SPECIFICATIONS:
    LENGTH: 795 mm | 31.30 in
    WING SPAN: 900 mm | 35.43 in
    CG: 22 mm | 0.87 in

    RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT:
    SERVO max. 6: 4.4 g (TGY-1440A)
    MOTOR x 2: DYS 1806, 2300 kv
    ESC x 2: 12 amp
    PROP x 2: 5 X 3 (5030) 1 x CW & 1 x CCW
    BATTERY: 1300 mAh 3s (min)

    WEIGHT W/O BATTERY:
    max. 600 g | 21.16 oz

    You can use your existing Mini Power Pods (for example from the FT Mini Guinea) with the Sea Duck Adapter. Here are some pictures:

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    Have fun! :-)
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    Is this swappable pods or custom sized pods ?

    Have you tried water proofing techniques yet ?

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    It has custom sized power pods, but i am planning adapters for the mini power pods!

    I used layers of packing tape to waterproof the foam board.
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    Very nice I loved that show when I was a kid.
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    Added the Mini Power Pod Adapter!

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    Very nice build and thanks for sharing the plans.

    How did you design your plans (what software etc)?

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    Thank you!

    I designed the plan with Microsoft Publisher. That is all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AircPirateNinsei View Post
    Thank you!

    I designed the plan with Microsoft Publisher. That is all.
    You're the first person I've heard of that uses publisher. Most of what I've seen are done with photoshop or sketchup. Maybe you can add to the mix of instructional articles one day. I'd like to see how publisher differs from other methods. I still haven't settled on a method, they are all to hard for me so far

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    MS Publisher is almost like pen, paper and ruler - you also can use LibreOffice Draw, which is free!
    Last edited by AircPirateNinsei; 11-09-2015 at 06:19 PM.

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    A great way to "Mighty Mini" this Fun plane. The Sea Duck was on my list... I think I'll be adding the Mini-Sea Duck now. Thanks!
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