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Old Apr 19, 2011, 11:46 AM
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Dynam Hawk Sky Flying Boat

I bought a Dynam Hawk Sky from graysonhobby.com. I intend to convert it to a flying boat by building up a foam float that will attach into the landing gear slot and convert the bottom of the fuse into a flying boat hull. I'm also going to attach a water rudder to the air rudder that it currently has.

I've seen threads on various forums of people putting 300 grams worth of floats on this 600g plane, and it makes no sense to me at all. I plan to add maybe a square foot of foam from meat trays at the most. I don't see any reason to add more weight than that.

Based on what I've read in this forum, the step should be about an inch behind the CG. Can I leave the bottom of the fuse behind the step alone and just add on the boat hull?

EDIT:

On a side note, the weight in the front actually needs to be there. I figured I could just slide the battery farther forward, but the nose isn't deep enough for that. I cut a slot in the nose for the weight and filled it with gorilla glue.
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