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Author Topic: Canadair CL-215 Waterbomber - scratch build  (Read 6173 times)

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Re: Canadair CL-215 Waterbomber - scratch build
« Reply #75 on: April 20, 2016, 08:21:02 pm »
Maiden flight was successful!

Easy take-off, easy flight, and easy landing. Balance was perfect, and trim was almost perfect. The plane is stable and can fly very slowly. Wind was about 10kmh.

Jeff took the video. It is an unedited video of the maiden flight. At about 1:48 in the video the plane does a very slow low pass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzkgzObLIhk&feature=youtu.be
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Re: Canadair CL-215 Waterbomber - scratch build
« Reply #76 on: April 20, 2016, 09:27:56 pm »
Beautiful!!  It looks you have the differential thrust on when turning.  Did you have it enable?


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Re: Canadair CL-215 Waterbomber - scratch build
« Reply #77 on: April 20, 2016, 10:05:05 pm »
Yes, I left it on.
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Re: Canadair CL-215 Waterbomber - scratch build
« Reply #78 on: April 20, 2016, 10:17:10 pm »
Congratulations Michael.  It looks great!  There was no doubts about it flying.  ;D

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Re: Canadair CL-215 Waterbomber - scratch build
« Reply #79 on: April 21, 2016, 10:03:21 am »
I might have to make the trip down to your place for a day on the water when the Widgeon is done.  I have the wings nearly sheeted.  I'll be starting on the ailerons and flaps later this week.  Then it is on to the nacells.

For sure, Andre, you (and anyone else) are always welcome.  But don't feel limited to that.  We have float flies scheduled pretty much every other week this summer.  The first is a week from Saturday.  Will you be done?   ;D

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Re: Canadair CL-215 Waterbomber - scratch build
« Reply #80 on: April 21, 2016, 10:11:08 am »
That looks wonderful, Michael.  Congratulations!

I hope we'll see it flying from the water next week!

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Re: Canadair CL-215 Waterbomber - scratch build
« Reply #81 on: May 27, 2016, 03:42:58 pm »
Updates:

- flown off water twice, successfully.

- Winner of the Sept 2016 Model Airplane News Pilot Project of the Month.

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Re: Canadair CL-215 Waterbomber - scratch build
« Reply #82 on: May 27, 2016, 04:56:01 pm »
Congratulations..... You are becoming a regular in Model Airplane News. 

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Re: Canadair CL-215 Waterbomber - scratch build
« Reply #83 on: December 07, 2017, 02:57:25 pm »
Hi Micheal, Can you post the dimension of your water bomber? Length? and Wingspans? Thank you