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>> Home > Forum > Boat Specific Chit Chat! > Fireboat and Sunderland together again
Fireboat and Sunderland together again
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dbninja
(Captain)





Forum Posts: 92
14th Mar 2013 20:07  
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an historic moment captured In minature..

my restored 1/16 scale fireboat on the water with the ultimate fireboat accessory...

my 1/16 scale flying model of the Shorts Sunderland flying boat!

must be the first time In 60 years the two were seen together on the water


86" scratchbuilt electric Sunderland was test flown 10th March 2013 In really awfull weather conditions 10mph wind with 15mph sheer crosswind around 70 degrees to head wind. It was raining quite heavily as you can hear the rain splashing against the side of the camera, model Is very very light only weighs 6Lbs without flight batteries and got tossed around like an empty carrier bag
so no apologies for the fight against the elements during the test flight.

but It flew In way less than Ideal conditions

for video highlight the link below and open link
http://youtu.be/VjmYjRRc_mg

David


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teeps
(Seaman)





Forum Posts: 4
20th Mar 2013 10:26  
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Huge respect, David. I hadn't read your post In detail, and wasn't expecting this to be a flying Sunderland... so when It took off, I actually gasped.
This Is a fantastic feat, and In the prevailing conditions you describe - bl**dy well done!
Tim.

Dave M
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1527
20th Mar 2013 14:05  
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Very Impressive David. As an ex model flyer I admire your skills In flying In those conditions with all the surrounding trees. Both models are a credit to you. Subsequent flight posted on Youtube looks much more placid.
Very well done 😀


Live long and prosper

Dave
dbninja
(Captain)





Forum Posts: 92
20th Mar 2013 22:06  
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thanks All

do a search on vimeo for Sunderland and you will find an excellent video by vimeo user AK68 of the next outing and flight of the Sunderland In much better weather conditions... I just cant work out how to post the link on here..?

the water level camera Intro Is excellent.. then I throw the Sunderland around a bit as I get to explore Its flight envelope... not very scale but great fun!

then after a couple of water landings (including the odd bounce) I slow things down for some nice slow passes... you can hear a vibration from one of the motors caused by an out of balance prop and a loose motor bulkhead, and one of the dummy exhausts ejects Itself from the airframe
so all the usuall prototype gremlins for a scratch built model

David

dbninja
(Captain)





Forum Posts: 92
20th Mar 2013 22:11  
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nice flying shot of the Sunderland

d


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RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2305
6th Jan 2018 22:10  
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Found this a bit late but-
Brilliant 👍👍👍 I'm jealous as hell. Very well done indeed!
Cheers Doug 😎


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
pmdevlin
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 364
16th Jan 2018 23:15  
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wow you must have been bored Doug resurrecting that! It was taken in the north west of England, Carr Mill lake. David built the Sundy from scratch, he doesn't use it much now, it was always tempremental getting the 4 motors to have equal thrust. That was the last time he used the fireboat, he is juts into planes now. I was surprised how iconic that picture was, and considering this forum is the birthplace of the fireboat website there wasn't many comments. Here is the sundy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TEVdHSuqvo&index=17&list=UU...

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2305
16th Jan 2018 23:45  
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Hi Paul, not bored - curious!
Stumbled over it while looking for something else.
Brilliant video, thanks for the link. 👍
Was it you who built the superb Catalina I've seen here???
Cheers Doug 😎


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
pmdevlin
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 364
17th Jan 2018 19:19  
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which catalina is that Doug? I have one, but its a foamie Dynam, not scratch built

Paul

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2305
17th Jan 2018 23:03  
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Hi Paul, just back from bowling training, averaged 207 was happy with that 😊 I don't know about scratch build or not but here on the site is a wonderful video of a flying Cat model. Title was something like 'Not quite a boat ...' I have the Airfix 1:72 kit of this plane and was considering trying to measure it and scale it up to make plans for a working model!!!
Cheers Doug 😎


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
pmdevlin
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 364
17th Jan 2018 23:47  
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have you a link Doug, I cant find it, It might be mine! ha ha then I can give some info to you. My Avatar is the Canadair that featured in Expendables 2 Stallone movie, I like flying boats, !

cheers
Paul

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2305
17th Jan 2018 23:57  
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Hi Paul, It WAS you 😉

https://model-boats.com/forum/hobby-chit-chat/28936?goto=289...

Saw your post and vid on 15th May 2017, my gast was flabbered!!
Would still love to know where you got the kit or plan and what the motor / batt setup is. Cheers Doug 😎
PS I like flying boats too! Spent some time a few years ago looking round the old flying boat harbours on Malta 👍😉
PPS loved the CCR soundtrack as well, right up my alley 👍👍


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Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
pmdevlin
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 364
18th Jan 2018 00:08  
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yes its me!

Dynam Catalina with 2200mah 3 cell lipo, gets about 8 to 10 mins flight time, here with the tide out and me trying my best to land on a puddle!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxefbO2ucow&t=1s

available in a lot of rc model (plane) shops, and more so online, motors esc etc all preinstalled, you just need to add rx and batt and fly (after some essential easy mods!)
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?1455058-Dynam...

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2305
18th Jan 2018 00:29  
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Great, thanks for the info Paul. Brillo👍
BTW re landing on puddles: how about a threshold marker and maybe chucking out an anchor on touchdown? 😉
Following your original vid link (from 15th May) on YouTube are two brilliant vids of the original in action with many close ups both inside and out in flight.
Cheers Doug 😎
This is now on my MUST HAVE list 😉


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2305
18th Jan 2018 01:55  
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Oh Jeez! What have you started?😉
Just found a Dynam Cat version 2 in USAF livery in a German model shop and ordered one!!!!!!! What are the essential mods you mention? Mods to the elevator or aileron horns ? Saw a YouTube on this!!
How do you fancy a trip to Munich to teach me how to fly it????😉
Long time since I flew anything (except a Victor tanker simulator at RAF Marham!!)
It's future operating base will be the Ostpark lake in Munich, pics attached. Complete with Biergarten 😉 Thanks again for the info Paul, cheers Doug 😎


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Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
pmdevlin
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 364
18th Jan 2018 09:23  
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ha ha! well done!

ok, read that rcgroups link, its invaluable. Dynam (parent company is detrium) they make real nice airframes, but they are somewhat budget when it comes to quality control, but a little work, and they become nice models. Maybe we should start a new thread? I will👍