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Old Jan 21, 2013, 01:44 AM
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Was able to figure out the clearance problems of the prop clearing the floats without re-designing the landing gear; all I am going to do is place a to inch platform between the fuse bottom and gear! Presto problem solved. However I never thought about the problem of using a wooden prop, it would probably get chewed up pretty badly. I really like wooden props, particularly Xoars, however now that you guys mention it proably better to go with a nylon APC.

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Description: I am using the great planes 40 size float kit which translates to about the correct size.  Here I am comparing the die cut float mount locations to the custom locations more forward that will allow my existing gear to line up well.Name: Image00003.jpg
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Description: Blind nuts in place and mounting brackets dry fit to verify alignment, good to go.
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Description: Float sides laminated on along with fore and aft stringers cut and sanded to shape.  The other float spine waiting its turn.Name: Image00007.jpg
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Description: Both floats finished to the same stage.  Float on left needs to be sanded flush all the way around, at which point I will be able to move forward.

Basically happy with the progress I made this weekend the wood parts count is getting pretty low. I think about one more week I can start the finishing process. I hope.
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