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*Unofficial* FT Sea Angel

SP0NZ

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FT Sea Angel

Designed By: Josh Bixler, Andres Lu, and Jeremy Andrew Davis
Plans By: Dan Sponholz

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Description:
This is the FT SeaAngel. The Sea Angel is a unique aircraft modeled after Porco Rosso’s plane from the 1992 Hayao Miyazaki anime film made by Studio Ghibli as well as the 1925 racing plane, the Italian Macchi M33. It's sure to be a head-turner wherever you fly it.

The SeaAngel is a scale flyer that can be can be flown 3-channel or 4-channel with optional ailerons. The build process is challenging, yet rewarding so if you are new to building this might not be the plane to start with. For a top-mounted motor design, the plane balances well. It is a good first seaplane and can help you learn to correct for torque when increasing throttle.

The SeaAngel is sure to be a conversation starter and a great way to make memories with friends and family.

This plane was designed as a collaboration between Josh Bixler, Andres Lu, and Jeremy Andrew Davis.

Power Pack Comparability: Power Pack C

Speed Build Kit: Speed Build Kit

Specifications:
WEIGHT WITHOUT BATTERY: 1.4 lbs (635 g)​
CENTER OF GRAVITY: 2” (50 mm) from leading edge of wing​
CONTROL SURFACE THROWS: 12˚ deflection – Expo 30%​
WINGSPAN: 42 inches (1066 mm)​
RECOMMENDED MOTOR: 425 sized 1000 kv minimum​
RECOMMENDED PROP: 9 x 4.5​
RECOMMENDED ESC: 30 amp minimum​
RECOMMENDED BATTERY: 2200mAh 4s​
RECOMMENDED SERVOS: (4x) 9 gram servos​
FREE Build Plans: FT Sea Angel

Articles: RC FLYING BOAT | NEW FT SEA ANGEL RELEASE!

Release Video:

Build Video:


 
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JUSS10

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Dan, when are you planning to release the plans? Pretty excited for this one. Hoping it will be a good snow plane for the winter here in Michigan.
 

SP0NZ

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Dan, when are you planning to release the plans? Pretty excited for this one. Hoping it will be a good snow plane for the winter here in Michigan.
As soon as possible. After watching some of the build video, I have some editing to do with paper removal, cavities and reference lines, etc. Also need to get all the parts labeled. Looking at probably 4-6 hours of work to complete yet. Should be done in the next day or two depending on how much free time I can find to get it done.
 

JUSS10

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Thanks Dan! Wish there was a way I could help, I sit and do cad stuff all day. Thanks again for doing all this work for FT and the FT community!
 

w1lp33

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As soon as possible. After watching some of the build video, I have some editing to do with paper removal, cavities and reference lines, etc. Also need to get all the parts labeled. Looking at probably 4-6 hours of work to complete yet. Should be done in the next day or two depending on how much free time I can find to get it done.
You are a king among men, sir.
 

SP0NZ

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I made really good progress with the plans tonight while watching the Brewers and Packers win some sports. (y)

I'm hoping to get the free build plans posted for all of you no later than Wednesday night. Apologies for the delay, but this design was just way too detailed to guess at all the paper removal and small nuances. I'd rather they were right when you get them vs. rushed and have people have a bad build experience. Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding.
 
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I made really good progress with the plans tonight while watching the Brewers and Packers win some sports. (y)

I'm hoping to get the free build plans posted for all of you no later than Wednesday night. Apologies for the delay, but this design was just way too detailed to guess at all the paper removal and small nuances. I'd rather they were right when you get them vs. rushed and have people have a bad build experience. Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding.
Thanks for all of your efforts! You Rock!
 

SP0NZ

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Link to the plans has been updated. The Free build plans can be found in the new resources section of the forums.
 
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SP0NZ

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Plans have been updated to version 1.1 with the following changes:
  • Part (33) PONTOON duplicated (QTY 2) and should be mirrored for (33R) PONTOON RIGHT & (33L) PONTOON LEFT
  • Deleted extra "S4" text from Full-Size Key
  • Part (24) NACELLE STRUT LEFT & (25) NACELLE STRUT RIGHT missing 45° Single Bevel labels
  • Part (15) RIGHT CABANE & (16) LEFT CABANE bevel line was black cut line
Please update your files if you downloaded the version 1.0 plans. Thanks.