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Flyzone Tidewater Seaplane 1055mm (41.5") Wingspan - TXR

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41.5" Wingspan Flyzone Tidewater Seaplane by Flyzone - Transmitter Ready (Tx-R) - FLZA3332

Make the Tidewater your first — or next — float plane! Fast to assemble without using glue, it boosts your confidence with predictable flight characteristics and easy water handling. Takeoffs are a snap, whether from water, grass or by hand. At full throttle, the Tidewater is fast and powerful. When it’s time to land, just point the plane into the wind, reduce speed and keep the wings level…it almost lands itself!

Motion RC Flyzone Tidewater flight review

First, we will say the Tidewater is an excellent first sea plane but it is equally enjoyable for those with a lot of sea plane experience. Due to the configuration of the Tidewater floats, it is very easy to take off and land on rough water. The stability of water takeoffs and landings is excellent. While you can perform scale takeoffs and landings with ease, you can also get off the water in as little as 25 feet if you have to get up fast due to rough waters. The Tidewater flies like a high wing plane without a lot of dihedral. In other words, it is not appropriate for a complete beginner but it handles very well for a pilot with a little experience. While the Tidewater is absolutely not a speed demon, there is plenty of power for loops and rolls. A little forward elevator is required to complete a roll. This is a plane which is a great gentle flier for scale flight. The Tidewater is a very stable flier, easy to takeoff, and easy to land.

The Tidewater is very straightforward and easy to build but there are some areas which need a little extra strengthening. First, we recommend removing the motor (3 screws) from the pylon. Once removed, you need to remove the motor from the "X mount" (3 screws) and add blue thread locker to the 3 screws which hold the metal motor to the metal X mount. We've had our motor come loose multiple times and finally added thread locker. However, DO NOT add thread locker to the 3 screws which hold the X mount to the plastic insert in the pylon. Blue Thread locker makes plastic brittle and weak. We also added hinge tape to the aileron and elevator hinges. All the Motion guys highly recommend this. The other area which requires some extra strength is the pylon attachment. Two screws attach the pylon to the wing. While the front screw is perfect, we feel the addition of a large washer (1" to 1.5" minimum) on the bottom of the wing when inserting the rear screw is absolutely required. The rear screw is plenty long to handle this extra washer. The guys at Motion RC also recommend adding a bit of hot glue to the rear of the pylon where it attaches to the wing. These simple fixes add about 25 minutes to the build process and will really add to your enjoyment of this plane. All the other portions of the build are very easy and very straight forward.

Features:

  • Fast, easy assembly without gluing
  • Powerful 28-30-1300KV motor provides plenty of power for takeoff from even short grass or snow
  • Durable AeroCell foam construction
  • Top mounted motor helps prevent againt propeller damage during take off and landing
  • With a wingspan of less than 3 1/2 ft the Tidewater fits fully assembled into virtually any car
  • Motor, servos and ESC are all pre-installed for your convenience

Includes:

  • 41.5" Wingspan Flyzone Tidewater Seaplane - Transmitter Ready (Tx-R)
  • Tactic TR624 6 channel receiver pre-installed in the fuselage

Requires:

  • Tactic AnyLink 2 SLT 2.4GHz Radio Adapter - TACJ2005 (not required if using a SLT compatible radio)
  • 4-6 Channel Radio - Click Here for recommendations
  • 3 Cell 11.1V 2200 mAh Lipo Battery - EPR22003
  • Lipo Battery Charger - Click Here for recommendations

Product Specifications:

AGE LEVEL : 14 and up
SKILL LEVEL : Intermediate
BUILD TIME : 1 Hour

Wingspan

1055mm / 41.5in

Length

915mm / 36in

Flying Weight

905g / 32oz

Power System

28-30-1300 kV brushless

Speed Control

30A, Integrated BEC, Ultra Deans connector

Propeller / EDF

9x4.5

Servos

9g×4

Landing Gear

Two wing tip floats

Required Battery

11.1V 2200mAh 30C 3 cell LiPo

Required Radio

4 Channel

Rudder

Yes

Flaps

No

Ailerons

Yes

Lights

No

Hinge Type

Foam

Material

Aerocell Foam

FEATURE VIDEO: Flyzone Tidewater Review from Flite Test
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