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Old 01-16-2013, 07:55 AM   #1
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Default Seagull ultimate 90-1.20 build

This is a short build thread of a seagull ultimate I will be building. I got this plane from a local hobby shop for $190.00 and all I can say is WOW.. this is a lot of plane for the money..I always like to have something different from the other guys so I will be removing the covering and going with my own scheme.. Here are some pics of the progress of the covering Job. I will be using ultracote colors flame red and cub yellow and navy blue.. I have not removed the covering from the vertical stab but will also be doing it in red..
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:08 AM   #2
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Default seagull ultimate 90-1.20 build

I will be going with a dle 30cc engine for power so I will hacking off about an inch from the firewall and adding some reinforcement.. I also moved the elevator servos to the rear of the plane to help balance the plane.. I will be removing the stock heavy landing gear and adding some fiber glass gear from great planes 27% extra 330.. Got the fuse and bottom wings covered and now working on the top wings..
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:19 AM   #3
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Default seagull ultimate 90-1.20 build

Got the top wings coverd and will now be working on installing the ailerons etc. To save on some weight I will also be removing the heavy pilot that came installed in the plane and removing all the wood from the bottom half of the canopy.. I will be installing a new lighter pilot that I made from a Halloween decoration that I got for 50 cents ( these are the best kind of pilots) which is extremely light weight blow molded plastic.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:22 AM   #4
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Default seagull ultimate 90-1.20 build

Things are now starting to come together with the ultimate. I have now got the floor cut out of the canopy hatch and the new pilot installed resulting in a much lighter than stock set up..I have also got the tail of the plane all together and tail wire braces installed and servos on the elevator ( I used Savox servos in the tail which are high torque and digital and over all a great working servo for the money). The great planes landing gear also turned out great, a little on the tall side but looks cool and I like the swept back look on these ultimates.. The Dle 30cc went on with ease and fit very good on the firewall and I will be swinging a 19x8 prop ( this plane should have plenty of power with this setup). Now I will be working on some graphics with the help of bandegraphix.com and getting them installed to add a little color to the bipe..
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:32 AM   #5
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Just got done installing the wings for some pictures, I still need to finish up with the graphics and install the wing servos. Throttle is all hooked up and good to go and now I am working on a gas tank.. I will have to make a removable tray and mount the gas tank to it so I can mount it up high in the front of the fuse. There is not a whole lot of room in there beacause you have to be able to fit your hand way up inside to screw in the wing bolts.. I also got the cowl cut out to fit around the engine and will now be sanding it down and getting it ready to paint.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:22 PM   #6
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Default seagull ultimate 90-1.20 build

Finally got around to drawing up some more graphics to add to the plane today..These are going to be cut out from ultracote and then trimed with a darker blue pin stripe tape from great planes. Also picked me up a e-flite Rhapsody 25e bipe the other day and got it built. It is a very pretty well built plane for the money..
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:02 AM   #7
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Jason, It's been a while. Did You get to maiden the Seagull Ulti? I' very interested in how she flies. TJ
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:09 PM   #8
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Weather here in Ohio is still a little on the cold side, but I did get to fly her the other day in the blistering 37 degree hot spell.. She flew very well. I forgot how fast these ultimates roll and it dont take much on the ailerons..the balance seemed pretty good with the dle up front and the elevator servos in the tail to compinsate for the gas engine up front. Has tons of power, and for landings, this thing lands like a trainer but you have to come in with a little power..
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:06 AM   #9
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Jason, Glad she did what You wanted. I recently started mine. I have a Saito 180 (I know.. to much engine lol) and had to mod the firewall and engine bay/box. Weather here is windy and rainy, but less rain than wind. Hope to have her in the air within a couple of weeks.
Since I am not well versed in covering yet, I decided to leave the stock scheme as it is for now. If she flies like I want., I am pretty sure I'll purchase another one and strip it down and do a kool covering job. Enjoy Your new toy!!! Best Regards, TJ
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