FT Sea Duck

$46.00
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Description

OH-WEE-AY!!...  OH-WE-OH!!...  Welcome a real flying version of an iconic aircraft from an aviation themed cartoon called Tale Spin to the FLITE TEST FAMILY... The FT SEA DUCK!!  One of the goals behind making this plane was to celebrate other community members who have designed similar versions of the SeaDuck.  We also wanted to demonstrate the abilities of this cartoon made real along with giving ideas on fun activities you can do to keep the inspiration going long after a cartoon or show has ended.  Keeping the DREAM ALIVE!  

This plane is a twin engine,  3 channel airplane.  It is an amazing machine to build and even more fun to FLY!  The FT Sea Duck uses differential thrust capabilities which makes maneuvering on the water a breeze!!  Another awesome thing that this plane brings with it is, even though it is a sea plane, it flys great from a position on land as well for people who do not live near water or where water is not easily accessible!  If you are looking for a FIRST twin engine airplane, you have found it!  As you build this plane you will see that it was designed to fit either the B-twin power pack or the C-twin power pack for versatility(recommended)!  This plane was engineered to allow for people to be creative and go flying with their transmitters as well as their imaginations to build or fly something they maybe thought was iconic in their own aviation upbringing!  We are hoping this plane brings you as much fun as it has brought us over the past few months.  Also, Let us know what your thoughts are about it in the Review section below and we hope to see these "SEA" ducks in the air flying in formation soon! ;)

LETS FLY!!

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  • WEIGHT WITHOUT BATTERY: 2.45 lbs (1111 g)
  • CENTER OF GRAVITY: 2.5” (64 mm) from leading edge of wing
  • CONTROL SURFACE THROWS: 16 ̊ deflection – Expo 30%
  • WINGSPAN: 56 inches (1422 mm)
  • RECOMMENDED MOTORS: 425 sized 1200 kv minimum
  • RECOMMENDED PROP: 10 x 4.5 prop (3s) or 9 x 4.5 (4s)
  • RECOMMENDED ESC: 30 amp minimum
  • RECOMMENDED BATTERY: 2200 mAH 3s minimum
  • RECOMMENDED SERVOS: (3–4) 9 gram servos 

 

FT Sea Duck - Build

Please watch recent build videos before removing any paper from the foam! Some videos may use white foam board, which is no longer available and has now been replaced with water-resistant foam board.

Reviews

Reviews (11)

Dave B 1st May 2017

Seaduck kit

First speed build kit. It was as advertised, made build easier and quicker BUT I had trouble with inserting float strut into float without float splitting and bulging but they were still usable. I think the float width should be 1/8th inch wider. Also I ordered C twin electronics pack which dose not include XT60 Y power cable. I think it should be and FT could offset cost by including battery bag with battery orders and / or screw drivers. Those items are a nice touch but maybe could be reserved for new customers or on request or once a year. I am not an airplane pilot yet, except for control line 45 years ago, but I taxied the Seaduck around on puddled grass and when I turned into the wind it accidentaly leaped into the air about 10 feet after a few down wind hops which were smooth and successfully landed. But I paniced when it started to roll from a slightly side wind then I remembered I had ailerons which I deployed with drastic results since I am not a pilot yet. I have not set throws or rates on my trans. yet out of laziness to work through it so the plane instantly inverted and dove left wing down into the big blue ball called Earth. I must say this is a sturdy plane. The left wing tore nearly off at the left fuse. and the nose crumpled and split both top seams but it all glued back together with just a few wrinkles. It seems to have so much lift I could probably use bondo on it! It also snapped popsicle strut but float and pillon stayed intact. I suspect it will be a great flyer when I become a pilot. It felt good for the short time it was airborne compared to two smaller FT models I have crashed.

Gregory Hainey 24th Apr 2017

Sea Duck !!!

Recently purchased and built this plane. It, to me, is by far the hardest one yet to put together, but a fun project. I have a few foamies and I have a new favorite. This plane is outstanding! This is a real winner in my books, I absolutely love it. Thank you Josh and all of Flitetest.

Specifications

Specifications

SKU:
FT-SeaDuck-Plane