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Mako Sea Plane

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Part Number:PL-D-01-

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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.

Note: We are a small Mom and Pop manufacturer. We hand craft all of our kits to order one at a time! Kits can take 5-7 days (longer for painted kits) before they are ready for shipping. We run them in batches, so please understand your order may not go out immediately.

Download it on realflight and try it out today: Download here

Flight Attributes:

  • High Alfa flight
  • Hand stands and high speed water taxiing
  • Rolling circles, loops and eights
  • Pop Tops
  • 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.

5 Stars
Mako Sea Plane
I bought this kit about 18 months ago and I finally put it all together just a couple of weeks ago. its a super easy kit to assemble, and even a bigger joy to fly. I followed the build help on the forum to the letter and it flies so true and a great deal of fun. they recommend that you set both ailerons about 2-3 mm down from the level of the wing to prevent ballooning up and I highly recommend that you do. it works out perfectly. it instantly became one of my most favorite planes to fly. I like it so much I am building another one so I have one for the lake, and one for the rc fly park. I highly recommend this plane. I cant say enough about this plane. I absolutely love it.
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Reviewed by:  from . on 7/3/2016
5 Stars
So much fun!!!
I really like this plane. It’s probably the most fun I’ve had with an airplane in awhile. It flies so stable and can handle anything I throw at it. Was jumping it off snowbanks today and doing touch and goes. It’s way more fun than an airboat on the snow too. The build was good. Took about 10 hours for me not counting dry time for the glue. It was overwhelming when I opened the box and saw a bunch of random foam parts and wood and metal bits. I looked at the build instructions and they were a bit vague. I was able to manage and work my way through the build as the parts clearly only assemble one way. More pictures and descriptions of the pieces would be helpful in the build instructions. Other than that, the build was good. Followed the instructions and it flies like a dream. Truly a great plane for all types of flying. One of my favorites. I am running an emax 2215 1180kv on 4s with a 7x5 prop and it does pretty good. Only draws 15 amps at full throttle and can fly comfortably at half throttle. Should make for some long flight times.
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Reviewed by:  from MN. on 1/25/2020

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