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Canadair CL-215 w/ PowerFunctions
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Amphibious firefighting airplane ("Super Scooper"), equipped with PowerFunctions, able to taxi via LCS
About this creation
Hi all,

this is a first aircraft, a Canadair CL-215 in minifig scale, meant to be taxiing on the airport of the future town.

Wingspan: 80 studs
Weight: 1050 g (batteries included)
Fits 2 whole minifig pilots
Power Functions gear: 3 PF M motors, 1 battery box, 1 IR receiver
100% Lego

Functions:

- engines (2 M motors)
- flaps (1 M motor)
- rudder (coupled with nose wheel which is steered via LCS)

The main building aspects here were the wings and the rear part of the fuselage which should have a smooth surface. Other than that it was quite a fun build although it took nearly two months.

Being a complete newbie in building airplanes I was very glad to see that I had some predecessors. It helped me a lot to look at their versions of the Canadair. That's why there are quite a few credits:

John Lamarck, Bombardier CL-415 (www.mocpages.com/moc.php/48319): measurements, proportions, wing profile

vincez01, Canadair CL-215 (www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=349590):
fuselage, landing gear

Zorko Huljic, Canadair CL-415 (ideas.lego.com/projects/29132):
tail

Last not least a big thank to my dear friend, the well-known Steffen Kasteleiner, who gave me a lot of advice.

Some more pics:







Wing:



The inner section of the wings (between the motors) is quite sturdy to carry the engines. Since the beam between engine and flap is only one stud wide the outer sections are built as lightweight as possible. Plus there is a built-in pre-tension to counterbalance the weight of the wingtips (plus floats) so that the wings are more or less straight when mounted.

Detail:



2 videos:








Comments

 I made it 
  August 15, 2014
@CC: You mean the Monorail Subway? There need to be more LCS modules first. It's no problem having a subway underneath, the changes between subway and overhead railway (which is the main thing since it's only possible by monorail) will be quite tricky. @Kurt's MOCs: Thank you very much!
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  August 14, 2014
When are you planning to make that subway?
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  June 3, 2014
Great work on the CL-215. The proportions are nice and the colour scheme is awesome. I like your videos as well. Keep up the good work!
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  May 25, 2014
Quoting arwenromel hanna this is really a great job.. I like it
Thank you very much!
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  May 21, 2014
this is really a great job.. I like it
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  May 17, 2014
Quoting M2com McKinney It's hard to make a realistic looking plane, but you've done it! Fantastic!
Thanks a lot, glad you like it!
 I like it 
  May 17, 2014
It's hard to make a realistic looking plane, but you've done it! Fantastic!
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  May 17, 2014
Quoting E T I love canadair. The most helpful airplane on earth. Think what he is able to do bringing tons of water to save many lives against fire ! What a model! Great job mate!
Yeah, I love them, too. Thank you, glad you like the model!
 I like it 
  May 16, 2014
I love canadair. The most helpful airplane on earth. Think what he is able to do bringing tons of water to save many lives against fire ! What a model! Great job mate!
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  May 16, 2014
Quoting Elk Guard Fantastic work, great attention to detail!
Thanks a lot Elk!
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  May 16, 2014
Fantastic work, great attention to detail!
 I made it 
  May 14, 2014
@Matthew: Thank you very much! @Nick: Glad you like it! @David:Thanks a lot! @Dr. Monster: Glad you like the presentation, too!
 I like it 
  May 14, 2014
Awesome!
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  May 14, 2014
It looks superb and seems to work really well. Not easy to do both - bravo!
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  May 14, 2014
Amazing work 10/10 - Just like the real thing! :)
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  May 14, 2014
Fantastic plane. Great pics and info too.
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  May 14, 2014
@Marin: Glad you love them! @Nils: Thanks bud. Yeah, I've seen it, very nice! @clayton: Thank you very much, glad you like it!
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  May 14, 2014
Love the rotating propellers.
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  May 14, 2014
Great stuff, pal! What a great result of this development process. Great job and well worth the TLCB blogpost (http://thelegocarblog.com/2014/05/12/canadair/)! :-))
 I like it 
  May 13, 2014
Excellent work! I love the use of curved slopes on the wings and tail. That's really cool that it's motorized, and it's all beautifully hidden. I love the cockpit very nicely detailed. Excellent work!
 I made it 
  May 13, 2014
Thank you very much guys, glad you like it! @Yann: Thanks. Yeah, I've seen them in France, too, very impressive aircraft. @Frank: Thank you! They can turn much faster, but due to their design there's no thrust at all - not even a sound ... :-( @T.J.: Glad you like it that much! @Henrik: Many thanks! It's as realistic as it can get, but certainly there is still room for improvements. @Cheryl: Thanks a lot! @Sinan: Many thanks mate! @Michael: Thanks a ton! @Vinny: Thank you very much. I've seen those planes several times in the South of your home country and wanted to build one of them for a long time. @Sam: Thanks pal! @Tom: Many thanks! @Alex: Thank you. Yeah, without those planes it would be much worse. @Steffen: Danke dir. Ich hoffe ja, nicht mehr so viele Flieger bauen zu müssen ... ;-) @Henrik: Many thanks, glad you like it. Yeah, I've seen it, very nice. @David: Glad you like the functions, too! @Starscream: Many thanks mate! @Karol: Many thanks! @Steffen: Glad you like it! @Matt: Thank you very much. As said, I love your version, too. Of course, that's a missing feature ... ;-) @Sven: Thanks pal! Ich wollte einfach sehen, ob so was mit dem LCS machbar ist - war ja überhaupt nicht klar, ob das mit so einem Brummer klarkommt. Aber ich hab da auch richtig Bock drauf, mal andere Sachen zu machen. Das Gute ist ja, man kann alles für die Stadt verwenden ... Serienbau hört sich gut an, ich melde mich die Tage mal per Mail. @Jet: Glad you like it!
 I like it 
  May 13, 2014
Very cool plane! It exactly looks like the real one! I saw one landing on the see one time in south France ! It's very impressive! And the functions are perfect! This should seriously be a set! 8-) 5/5
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  May 13, 2014
you ll need the propellers to turn a lot faster to make it take off! xd, joking aside, the plane rocks, and the functions are very cool!
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  May 13, 2014
This is an awesome plane Marcus! This has to be my favorite airplane I have seen yet!
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  May 13, 2014
Nice build! -Good way to use the slot car system; The turns looks more realistic now, when it is a plane that takes them...
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  May 13, 2014
What a great looking plane.
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  May 13, 2014
Absolutely perfect..
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  May 13, 2014
Perfect!
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  May 13, 2014
WOW you did a fantastic job on this great plane !
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  May 13, 2014
Should be a set. Fantastic stuff mate!
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  May 13, 2014
Excellent rendition of this plane! I really like the PF you included, congrats!
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  May 13, 2014
Nice! I've seen a lot of these on my vacations in Croatia, because the Mediterranean shrubbery tends to catch fire a lot in the hot summer months. Usually only half an island has actual trees because the rest burned down. And when you think it's going to be okay the forest starts burning and next year the whole island is covered in short pine and dried grass. But what can you do? it's nature.
 I like it 
  May 13, 2014
Herzlichen Glückwunsch - hast du ganz klasse realisiert! Was für ein toller Auftakt für einen ersten Flieger... 5/5 :-)
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  May 13, 2014
A really nice model of this amphibious aircraft. The sleek exterior, makes the model appear lifelike, and the color scheme is perfect. By the way, have you seen the TheLegoCarBlog May 12?
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  May 13, 2014
An excellent looking version of this aircraft. The power functions are a real bonus, especially the working props.
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  May 13, 2014
Magnificent work Marcus. This is a stunning aircraft!
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  May 13, 2014
Wow! Excellent build! Looks just like a real. Perfect!
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  May 13, 2014
Great plane!
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  May 13, 2014
Awesome! Great recreation of one of my favorite aircraft. Now, if there were only a way to equip it with a functional water tank... :-)
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  May 13, 2014
Wow my friend, i'm really excited. A Canadair with sooo many great details and functions. Really really cool!! Ich bin echt total begeistert weil ich nicht im geringsten damit gerechnet hätte das du auch mit Flugzeugen anfängst. Da sieht man mal wieder wieviel Potenzial in dir steckt. Hast du echt wieder total klasse hinbekommen. Ich bin im Moment auch wieder ganz gut mit Lego beschäftigt, da ich den VW Amarok nun in Serie baue für Freunde aus dem Amarokforum wo ich auch Mitglied bin.
 I like it 
  May 13, 2014
Beautiful, it looks really good in studless!
 
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