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    Micro Sea Plane

    Hi, I would like to see a Micro Sea Plane!

    There is an FT video for stuff done with Ultra Micro electronics called "Micro Plane Proyects" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrRHxwcK7Z4&t=35s

    We have a bunch of pools (few lakes and plenty beaches) down here in Costa Rica and it would be quite nice to build something that can fly off from a pool, fly around it and land back in the water again while being small enough not to bother other people around.

    The cool thing about this is that you can carry it anywhere!

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    Hola Jose!

    There was a post not long ago that had a nice and stable little float plane. You might find this interesting.
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    If you like that then check out the forum thread where you can see more including videos.
    http://forum.flitetest.com/showthrea...ght=micro+duck

    But please tell us more about yourself. Cuéntanos about your time in the hobby, what you've built/flown, and maybe how popular it is down there.

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    Hi Jim,
    That's a nice little fellow! I'll try that out just for fun! Still, it is a bit too big for what I was thinking....

    About me.... I started on RC when I was 5 with an old Futaba AM transmitter (those were dark days for rc...), so I've built my fair share of planes (mostly out of balsa for nitro engines) since it was a bit difficult to get them down here... Over time I've flown Nitro planes, Gassers, Helis (thankfully I got rid of them!), electric cars (started on the original RC10), nitro boats, electric boats and now I'm getting into Electric planes (so far so good!).

    I've already built some of the FT small models, and one of my favorites is the Pun Jet! That thing really calls for your skills and attention! Now I adopted an Eflight ultra micro bipe that is junk and I'm looking to build an ultra micro sea plane that I can store under my car's seat so I can take it anywhere!

    My actual hangar is basicly: 100cc QQ Pitts Python, Modeltech Magic (v1), Pun Jet, Bloody Wanderer, Mighty Mini Sparrow, RA Cores Nitro Gremlin and Morris Hobbies 0.35 Sukhoi

    The hobby down here has always bin a a bit small because the flying grounds are not so abundant, but lately, with the small electric planes it has been growing a lot and you are starting to see people flying on regular parks and socer fields.

    I think that's about it on me... so.... Thanks for the welcome

    Jose

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoseCR View Post
    Hi Jim,
    That's a nice little fellow! I'll try that out just for fun! Still, it is a bit too big for what I was thinking....
    How small do you want the plane?
    Always remember this when you are struggling with something, "It is possible.....just not in a way you know yet".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grifflyer View Post
    How small do you want the plane?
    I was thinking in something like this size:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrRHxwcK7Z4&t=57s

    JoseCR

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoseCR View Post
    I was thinking in something like this size:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrRHxwcK7Z4&t=57s

    JoseCR
    you'd probably have to do a custom build if you want one that size.
    Always remember this when you are struggling with something, "It is possible.....just not in a way you know yet".
    check out my Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtx...o5Z9_6b-uVZpgQ

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    micro-duck?

    I like where you're going with this idea. have since I've seen it. the AP-sea duck is a A-motor class, but you're looking at brushed or 5g motor class... that is in a class of it's own.

    What about taking the sea duck and printing it to WR card stock. get the guts from the C-17-Transport from Banggood and use that. It would be basic flight style. (throttle and diff for up and steer). Or use a Micro-F-22 Raptor Build setup or the nnTigerMoth setups, and a bunch of 1.7g servos.

    Which breaks down to:
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