Beaver Float Plane
November 21, 2012 in Aviation
A few years back, we were fortunate enough to go on an Alaskan cruise and I managed to cross another one off the “bucket list”. I’d flown in a hot air ballon, a glider, a bi-plane, helicopters, all sorts of private aircraft and airliners, but never anything that could land on the water.
This 48th scale HobbyCraft kit was something less than top-shelf – at least in my opinion – but I replicated it to show the exact a/c we flew in. It was a ‘spur of the moment’ build and I see now that the dihedral failed me (the wings are droopy, aren’t they?) – funny how you notice things AFTER you’ve screwed up, huh? Anyhow, I’ve also attached a pic of the real thing so you can all see how miserably I failed. It was a fun little build, though – modeling something you actually got to fly in.
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