reply to Shawn Weilerís article about the Hobbycraft Otter, the hardest part
Iíve found with building one is creating the double slotted flaps. All three
pictured here have complete scratchbuilt interiors. I cut away and repositioned
the control surfaces and lowered the flaps to the take-off position. The
amphibious floats are the kit floats, modified with bits from the scrap box. I
modified the hydramatic props supplied with the kits to counterweight types,
again with bits from the scrap box. The skis on AZX are scratchbuilt.
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is sn 001, in the colours of the first owner, Eastern Provincial Airways, ca
in the colours of Eastern Provincial Airways in June of 1961. It was lost in
Greenland in July of that year following an inflight fire.
is the last one delivered. Itís in the colours of Les Ailes Du Nord, ca 1970.