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Old Jan 12, 2013, 09:39 AM
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I have flown the Escapade 40 for a season with EFlite Power 25 with wheels and Power 32 with pontoons. Plenty of power in both configurations.

Bought the fibreglass cowl. Well worth the money. To answer the question about the length of the cowl, after cutting the cheek pieces I had to really smoosh the cowl to force a fit over the Power 25. Wound up using short standoffs to ease the crush. Have to use standoffs anyway with the shorter Power 32 so adjusted to fit.

The Escapade is my goto airplane for windy days - has good penetration.

The large tailfeather surfaces stabilize pontoon flight - no need for a subfin. The pontoons are the Eflite 25 size. Put a second water rudder on as per prototype. Was going to attach a photo of the pontoon setup but my camera battery is dead. Will attach after charging.

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