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Old Jun 11, 2004, 07:13 PM
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Anyone know about float design?

I know this is probably the wrong forum but I'm hoping to get a few answers on this thread in "Waterplanes".


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Old Jun 18, 2004, 11:13 PM
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Get Andy Lennon's book R/C Model aircraft design. There is a whole chapter devoted to water planes.
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Old Jun 19, 2004, 03:25 PM
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You have to......

You have to get the floats on,keeping the C.G. in the right place to fly,AND in the right place to float level on the water.And be ready to fly with a dog of a plane.(compaired to what it flew like before the floats.
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Old Jun 19, 2004, 05:53 PM
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Greg: You talk a buddy into buying a float kit, like Sig, and trace the parts and build them out of balsa, not ply. If you have to; buy the kit and flog it after you've traced the formers. It's good fun. Tex.
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Old Jun 20, 2004, 01:39 AM
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Floats are Lots of fun.
See if you can find an Oct 2003 issue of Quiet Flyer. Has an article on building floats along with plans (not full scale). Check quietflyer.com and you can order the plans Kiona Plan #1620.
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Old Jun 20, 2004, 02:13 AM
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this calculator and diagrams are a good start

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