West Michigan Park Flyers LLC is pleased to bring you the Mako Sea
Plane designed by John W. Van Baren. This plane has a twin hull design
for added stability during high speed water runs as well as improved
ground handling making it as much fun on the ground as it is in the air.
With its generous wing area and dual tail boom it sets in for some
really long and smooth glide paths. On more than one occasion we have
watched the designer set his transmitter on the ground and walk back to
his chair while the plane comes in and lands on its own. Just line it up
with the end of the runway trim up the elevator cut the throttle and
let the plane do the rest. You have to see it to believe it. Of course
this was done with a properly trimmed and tuned airframe but none the
less it is quite amazing to watch.
From high speed ground action playing follow the leader doing hand
stands (coined stink bugging) to flying in a group of mako's flying six
wide through the turns bumping wing tips. I would have to say this is
the most enjoyable airframe I have ever had the chance to fly. Its
flight envelope includes rolling circles, rolling loops and eights, pop
tops, high alpha rudder dips in the water, hand stands on dry land, as
well as power slides on the snow and ice. This plane is literally as
much fun in the air as it is in the ground.
Download it on realflight and try it out today: Download here
High Alfa flight
Hand stands and high speed water taxiing
Rolling circles, loops and eights
Inverted flight as well as knife edge
Kit Content overview:
6mm Ready Hobby Foam (Similar to Depron)
Wing sheet 1 and 2
Float Sheet 1 and 2
2 narrow part sheets #1 and #2
Carbon Fiber 4 X 3 Tube 3 pcs. Cut to the following sizes.
#1) 30 inches and 9 inches
#2) 15 inches, 15 inches, 9 inches
#3) 24 inches, 15 inches
Carbon Fiber 1.5 solid 2 pcs. Cut to the following sizes.
#1) 18, 5,5,8
16-1/2, 6-3/4, 6-3/4
Mako Wooden control horn and parts set.
Piano wire – ( 3 ) 90 degree ( 5 ) Z-bends and 2 straights.
Dubro E-Z connects ( 2 )
Dubro Micro E/Z Link ( 3 )
Heat Shrink 6 pcs
Fiberglass Adhesive Sheet 2) two inch strips.
3/8 X 1/16 Hatch Magnet ( 1 )
10-24 Flat head Machine screw ( 1 )
- Wing span – 32”
- Length – 35”
- Weight - (without battery) – 13.5 oz (with battery) – 18 to 22 oz
Items needed to complete this build. All items can be purchased below.
- Motor: 2212-2200 KV
- Prop: 6X4E or 6X5E
- Battery: 1500 mah to 2500 mah 11.1 V (2200mah is a good size with a 9min flight time)
- Speed Control: 30 or 40 Amp
- Four 5gram servos
- Four Servo Wire Extensions
Mako intro movie.mp4 from Greg Markley on Vimeo.