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5859 REVIEW OF TRU'S NEW SEAPLANE
« on: October 02, 2009, 15:12:35 »

Review of 5859, the new seaplane from Toys R Us.

This wonderful seaplane was a gift from our younger daughter because she said that I was a brave little soldier. (But, more on that, later. And, in another topic.)

5859 is basically the same "flying boat" as 4445.

The biggest change is that 5859 is the civilian version of the police version (4445).

There are some challenges with construction, but let's start first with the box.

I used the camera on my iPhone which is only 2 megapixels. And, the photos were taken in subdued light without a flash.

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Re: 5859 REVIEW OF TRU'S NEW SEAPLANE
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2009, 15:51:32 »
This box front that you "IPhoned" looks almost identical to the 4445 you mentioned



The only thing I do not understand is the 35% difference in price. The 4445 is $10 more ($39.99) or the 5859 is $10 less ($29.99) ??? There is only minor accessory changes .

PS: All these apple references lately , did you get a new sales job  :lol:
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Re: 5859 REVIEW OF TRU'S NEW SEAPLANE
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2009, 00:04:43 »
Man!....Another "want" to add to my list  :P!
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Re: 5859 REVIEW OF TRU'S NEW SEAPLANE
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2009, 03:14:45 »


Since there are a few construction issues, let's look at the plans next.

First three pages (six pages in all).

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Re: 5859 REVIEW OF TRU'S NEW SEAPLANE
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2009, 03:16:22 »

The last three pages ...
« Last Edit: October 03, 2009, 04:02:46 by Richard »

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Re: 5859 REVIEW OF TRU'S NEW SEAPLANE
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2009, 04:02:17 »


On page 1, it clearly shows that the instrument panel sticker should be affixed before any construction takes place. What they fail to show is that the suitcase would be a bit easier to install at the same time rather than waiting until page 3.

Putting this seaplane together is a parent - child project. The instrument panel sticker is very difficult to line up properly. (I gently placed a very small portion of the sticky side onto the blade of an X-acto knife and guided it into place.)

The tail section is also a bit of a challenge (page 2). The horizontal stabilizer does not fit easily onto the top of the vertical stabilizer. It takes a bit of finger strength and a prayer that the whole thing doesn't break as it snaps into place.

The wing seems to be fairly easy to attach. It also comes off easily. Rather than following the instructions on pages 3 and 4, it might be better to attach the propeller nacelles (with propellers) along with the pontoons before attaching the wing to the fuselage.

As Ras has said, this seaplane is $10.00 cheaper than the Police 4445 seaplane. That's a very good reason for buying it. Especially if you have any intention of converting it to a Coast Guard or Navy flying boat.

If the weather holds, I may take it up for a flight this weekend. Watch this space ... ;)

BTW ... Andi did a very nice review of the Police seaplane (4455). Click HERE!


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Re: 5859 REVIEW OF TRU'S NEW SEAPLANE
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2009, 18:46:41 »


The weather was beautiful this morning!

So, I took this great little flying boat up for a test flight. She really handed well over the water.

Depending on the weather, I may take her up again this evening.

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Re: 5859 REVIEW OF TRU'S NEW SEAPLANE
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2009, 19:11:49 »
She certainly looks great, Richard.
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Re: 5859 REVIEW OF TRU'S NEW SEAPLANE
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2009, 19:18:17 »
that is yet again another beautiful picture of your planes in action
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Re: 5859 REVIEW OF TRU'S NEW SEAPLANE
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2009, 19:31:12 »



Thank you, Gordon and Ras ...

It's usually pretty easy to take nice photos over the beach here in Fort Lauderdale.

This one was taken with my 2 megapixel iPhone.

Thanks again and all the best,
Richard

« Last Edit: October 04, 2009, 19:40:20 by Richard »