FT Sea Duck

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The FT Sea Duck

From Flitetest: "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!"

Build Video

https://www.youtube.com/embed/24e7bR8cVbA

Flitetest Planes

Check out this Wiki page for more Flitetest planes and parts.

Specifications

Wingspan 56 inches (1422mm)
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%
Recommended Motors 425 sized 1200 kv minimum
Recommended Props 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

Laser Files

  • This build requires 7 sheets of foam board
  • Flite Test's Water-resistant (brown) foam board is strongly recommended, and required if you plan to do water take-offs and landings.
# Part Link
1 Right Wing
FT Sea Duck 01 RightWing.svg
2 Left Wing
FT Sea Duck 02 LeftWing.svg
3 Fuselage
FT Sea Duck 03 Fuselage.svg
4 Tail Booms
FT Sea Duck 04 TailBooms.svg
5 Tail Surfaces
FT Sea Duck 05 TailSurfaces.svg
6 Misc A
FT Sea Duck 06 MiscA.svg
7 Misc B
FT Sea Duck 07 MiscB.svg

Laser Cutting

The Lasersaur Laser Cutter is most often used for cutting foam board airplanes.

These power settings work well on the Lasersaur with Dollar Tree foam board:

Color Action Feed Rate Power Level
Black Cut 3500 100%
Red Score 6000 40%
Blue Etch 6000 16%


The Plane

(Josh Bixler for Scale)

SeaDuckJosh.jpg