First off, this is for the Anything CHALLENGE and should be a successor. Cool Features category and the Looks category is where this fits in.
Secondly, this is my first seaplane with my first bout of any kind.
-The Coast Guard and NATO operations needed a reliable seaplane that could repeatedly land and takeoff on the water. They needed it to be able to fly continually for days while still having livable and comfortable crew quarters. The "Sea-Spray" could fly for days and not need to land. It had sleeping quarters for eight crew members and enough food stores for months of flying. It had a full galley kitchen with a gas stove, an electric oven, and a built in toaster for anything you could dream of cooking. It could carry a crew of 16 if they worked opposite shifts and still have plenty of provisions.
-Trim to trim when no other Act. are on (except Act.8 because that's for the main plane engines)
Act. 1 turns on the deck lights.
Act. 2 turns on the search lights and unlocks the controls for the rear searchlight that is controlled with the VTOL Bar and the Trim Bar.
Act. 3 drops the small patrol boat. To use you must turn off Act.8 so the plane won't take off without you knowing. Keep the throttle under 5% at all times or it will definitely over-speed the engines. Yaw to steer. To go forward or backward, us the VTOL Bar to adjust the blade pitch. Put the VTOL Bar almost all of the way up/down (or it will over-speed) and slowly bring it back towards the middle. If you get the over-speed warning, just slide it back away from the middle. I found that 3% of the throttle and the VTOL Bar down just a little under the middle of the two lowest notches gave the best results.
- I hope you enjoy this as I took quite a bit of time to make it right. The flight characteristics were wonky at first but now it is pretty stable. I'd wait to takeoff until you get up to around 190 MPH. Have fun and please give me feedback!