This is a gangster 52 that i acquired as a wreckage after a mid air. Rebuilt and
put on a single float didn't work to well due to the float mount being to flexible
it is now flying off 2 floats and powered with a Super Tigre .51.
My first water Fan Dancer left and my current one right. The first was far better
than the current one, as it would sit on the tips without sinking. the second had
to have tip floats inserted into the wing, however there is enough control authority
to balance the plane on the single float for take off and landings the first one
was far better at touch and goes, you could even steer it like a boat leaning it
over to turn. I think the second ones trim is such that the float is slightly out
of line with the direction the plane flys. I shall possibly convert the current one
to a land plane and build another water one..
The above photo was taken at our club field when flooded. Due to the slow flying
speed the Fan dancer needs very little water to take off and land on. Here is a video
from this year flying a cougar from the same place.
Above is my cub I bought this as a wreckage, repaired the wing and rebuilt all the
front section. it makes an excellent waterplane powered by a super tigre .45. built
into the fuslage are bomb doors made from corex which i use to drop a small yacht
into the lake this modification was only found on the navy version and so technically
is non scale. This has now been desroyed in a crash i am currently restoring another
second hand airframe.
Above is my own design low wing corex model this made an excellent land or sea plane,
This picture was taken on a beach in Wales where i had just flown it off the sea.
I had no rescue boat but the water remains shallow for a long way out the super tigre
.45 engine was reliable and the flight completed sucsessfully. Left Ian, middle Me
and right Malcolm.
Below is a friends "g-wizz", a good flyer, mid wing aerobatic plane powered with
an irvine .46
A Greenly powered by a 38cc Zenoah built by a friend Barry, this is the LMA's entry
level plane. Its really a large trainer but is capable of many aerobatic manoeuvres,
it is great fun to fly as a land or in this case as a water plane.
Above is a friends wildcard, Makes a good float plane, I think i may put mine on
floats which is currently repaired but unflown, aquired damaged.
Above is a high winged flying boat called a water sprite, Flies well powered with
a magnum gp 42. the wing has recently been recovered and separate aileron servos