Introducing the 39" EPP Puddle Star model designed by renowned EPP craftsman David Kyjovsky. The Puddle Star is an extreme full aerobatic, fully built up EPP fuse seaplane model. Designed for pure enjoyment with extra options for playing locations, from grass or even from the water this model is sure to bring a smile to anyone's face. Like all true 3d models over sized control surfaces combined with insane power to weight ratio makes the Puddle Star excel in both 3D and aerobatic performer. Not only can the Puddle Star be wild and exciting you can easily dialed-down throws for smooth linear and predictable handling. Ready to take off on the water or grass its a breeze since take offs are easy and smooth with just throttle control. Looking to take it even further for some insane 3d !!! Add some control mixing (rudder – differential thrust and elevator – flaperons) and turn your Puddle Star into something you have not seen before!
Wingspan = 39"
AUW = 13.7oz (depending on setup and battery size)
Recommended required components:
(2) 19-26g 1450-1750kv Out-Runner
(2) 10-12A ESC
(4) 5-7g servos
3s 650-850 mah with 6-7" prop
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I just bought my 2nd PS after flying #1 for 3 years. #1 survived a lot but lost out to a berm at speed...alas. I did not build #1for water but it is a killer ROG ship off grass and a hoot to land. I did add a thin plastic skid plate on the forward hull section (yellow office folder). I flew it on 850,1000,1300,1600,and 2200 3s. Build #2will be to move battery further in and go with 1300-2200 3s. #1 had 2206/1500kv and 7 x 3.4 SF props. Vertical to spare! Way cool sound too. Jim Donohue
Fantastic flyer!! The build was good. Very precise fit. I used 2 2206 motors 12 amp controllers .differential throttle 7\4 props just like the videos great 3d. Great on water.
After following the instructions for the water build and coating most of the fuselage and tail with thin laminate this RC became my go to at the lake. It's still light weight so 3D flying is easily achievable. The multi engine set up allows the opportunity to program some unique mixes into your programmable transmitter. And with the spoilerons programmed, this aircraft is as much fun to drive around on the water as it is to fly in the air. From larger lakes to 20' long puddles, this plane puts the fun back into RC sea planes! Thanks for this great design!
I am a fan of the Twisted Hobbies planes. Being a retired engineer I appreciate the quality of their kits and the flying skills they give us, this should not even be classified as a seaplane. unless you almost completely cover the plane with a plastic film it will suck up water! I fly off a lake in my back yard and have owned many Seaplanes