One Sheet SeaBee

Based on the Legendary SeaBee amphibious pusher airplane, this plane is an excellent flyer off ponds and other small bodies of water. The formed nose adds a good challenge for an intermediate level builder. This plane in Readiboard size uses about 1 1/4th sheets, and set up as Rudder/Elevator/Throttle is a great gentle flyer and lifts off the water surface easily.

Specifications: Span:  35.4"         Overall Length:  24"         All Up Weight: 10.6oz (less battery)

Recommended Gear: 1700kv 24gm motor, 7x6 prop (cut down to 6.5"), 2 9gm servos, 2s 900mah battery

Additional Materials: light ply motor mount & wing mounting reinforcements, 3/16" dowel LE spar, bbq skewers for fuse keel, music wire (.032) control rods, control horns, plastic canopy (shrink from pop bottle or make from foam scraps)

Build Log: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1625525  The build log on RCGroups includes the pdf files for part templates, pictures of the prototype build, and hints & tips on building and flying the plane.

 



One Sheet Seabee in the water

35.4" span OSS 1+ Readiboard sheets: $20 plus shipping

42.7" span OSS 1 full MPF sheet $25 plus shipping

 

 video of original OSSeabee - rb flying off water

 

OSS Seabee cut sheet parts list
Numbers refer to numbered parts on dtf and mpf cutsheets
updated 6/7/12
1 - wing step half (2ea) - KFM1 bottom step
2 - Float mast base (4ea) Outsides of float mast mount
3 - float sides (8ea) laminate 2 each side of each float
4 - motor cowl fwd horizontal lamination (3ea)
5 - motor cowl fwd former fits in fwd notch of 8
6 - motor cowl mid formers (2ea) fits in two slots of 8
7 - motor cowl aft former fits in aft notch of 8
8 - motor cowl stringer (5, 6, 7 fit in this)
9 - float center (2ea) mid portion removed for popsicle stick
10 - motor cowl skin
11 - aft fuse step and former
12 - fuse top rim doublers (2ea) reinforces rim under wing
13 - spray rails (2ea) glue to fuse lower edge
14 - canopy aft wall
15 - Main wing half (2ea)
16 - fuselage side (2ea)
17 - wing center reinforcement laminates under wing center
18 - main fuse former
19 -fuselage lower chamber mid former
20 - fuselage lower chamber aft former
21 - fuselage lower chamber fwd former
22 - fuselage lower chamber center rib
23 - motor cowl nose vertical 1
24 - motor cowl nose vertical 2
25 - motor cowl nose vertical 3
26 - motor cowl nose vertical 4
27 - motor cowl nose vertical 5
28 - aft fuse top surface
29 - canopy base
30 - fuse sub former #3
31 - fuse sub former #2
32 - servo tray
33 - wing center step/locator laminates under #17
34 - elevator half (2ea)
35 - rudder
36 - vertical stabilizer
37 - fuse pylon aft filler
38 - fwd fuselage bottom (2 halves)
39 - float mast base center (two pieces each)
40 - Horizontal stabilizer
41 - fwd fuselage floor
42 - aft fuse bottom
43 - middle fuse bottom
44 - forward fuse opening doubler (2ea) under canopy

 
 

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One Sheet Seabee