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TomMonton
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Thank you for the reply and suggestion, but which one of the ones submitted would be the easiest to both operate on water and in the air?
Go with the Polaris. It has a lower center of gravity than the Mako.

Translating to easier transition from water to air and for landing. I've flipped the Mako over on water before in a cross wind.
Fly like your mad at it.
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KK
Tom, Dan,

Mostly on ground/grass to air which one is better? Mako or Polaris? I guess, I will be looking forward to build one of these myself. I have flown the Mako and I love they way it slides, turns on grass on a dime but have not flown the polaris yet... Although, I do like the looks of Mako better...
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TomMonton
On grass, snow or ground travel I would probably grab the Mako. It sits a little higher up and will grab air underneath better to lift off. The Polaris on grass took a longer to get up enough forward speed to lift off.

The differences are slight but noticeable.
Fly like your mad at it.
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F1wanabe
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Hi there everyone from the forums. ^_^

I was wondering if anyone has or know of any other plans/designs like the RCPowers hydro-jet or Air Hogs' Storm Launcher? If so could any of you post a link or forum thread, please? I mean something like goes on water, land, and air. I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks in advance to all who replies back. ^_^

I agree with Bogusbandit. The polaris is one of the most fun planes I've flown!

But the Aqua Jet is an even nicer flying plane! A little (lot) more sporty...

Even our FRC Guppy is grassable....
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bogusbandit56
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I agree with Bogusbandit. The polaris is one of the most fun planes I've flown!

But the Aqua Jet is an even nicer flying plane! A little (lot) more sporty...

Even our FRC Guppy is grassable....

There`s a couple of nice flying planes
Did you try spraying silicon polish on the hull to displace the water?
Wot, no Depron?
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F1wanabe
Not polish, but I did JettaManDan's trick which is glue a strip of plastic from a milk jug onto the bottom- very slippery!!
Oh, in the words of Yoda, "there is another..."

On Water...
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bogusbandit56
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Not polish, but I did JettaManDan's trick which is glue a strip of plastic from a milk jug onto the bottom- very slippery!!
Oh, in the words of Yoda, "there is another..."

Your Icon certainly flew better than the one I bought from Hobo King, which was a tip stall disaster.
I also noticed how much it looks like a helicopter before the wings went on.
I would like to get my hands on Scott`s design and build an aerofoil wing for it. I think it would make it a smoother flying model.
I love amphibious and sea planes and one of my favourites is the Gruman Goose.
Wot, no Depron?
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bogusbandit56
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I agree with Bogusbandit. The polaris is one of the most fun planes I've flown!

But the Aqua Jet is an even nicer flying plane! A little (lot) more sporty...

Even our FRC Guppy is grassable....

I flew the Guppy off a frozen pond
Wot, no Depron?
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SukhoiLover
Um, but how does the X-32 do on WATER. I does look like a basking shark, but I'm not sure those big mouth rascals get airborne that well either.
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F1wanabe
According to Ian it does well on frozen water . Unfrozen water? Not so much....
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Grantman
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I love amphibious and sea planes and one of my favourites is the Gruman Goose.

Big Goose fan myself. You can still buy a new Turbo Goose for 3.5 mil from Antilles Seaplanes, had to settle for a scratchbuilt.
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bogusbandit56
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Um, but how does the X-32 do on WATER. I does look like a basking shark, but I'm not sure those big mouth rascals get airborne that well either.

I can`t tell you how the Guppy flies off wet water but the best non amphibious plane I have accidentally landed in the creek is my Pancake. With its tiny 4x4x3 props I could coax it to the side and grab it.
I`ve been thinking of making a version with sponson`s
Wot, no Depron?
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JettaManDan
Polaris by far is the best ATV plane....I've had mine for years...gave it to a buddy who has given it new life. I'm not a fan of the icon..build is a bit complicated and the hull makes ground stuff a bit tricky. The hydro works well too..just not a good grass plane. I have a Mako cutout and ready for a build...just haven't gotten around to it. Milk jug for the bottoms/sponsons of any of these planes makes them great on all surfaces.
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TomMonton
Forgot I had recorded these a couple years ago.
Fly like your mad at it.
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FED50H




Just make decisions harder....more options...
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