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Old Oct 23, 2015, 07:13 AM
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The Cessna 182 that is giving me real hassle on water ... will be giving up its first set of floats shortly.
They are too long for the PKJ ... but the main forward body is too short ... so my idea is to CUT them shorter on the aft section to basically provide more balanced for the PKJ.

They are light as made of solid foam ... and mounting is simply plates slotted in and epoxied into the foam.

Once I get home and playing ... should be able to post up a few photies ...

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Old Oct 29, 2015, 03:16 PM
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If only I'd known you needed a spare FunFighter motor I could have popped one in the kit box
Box arrived ... perfect order .................

I cannot say thank you enough ...

Cheers
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Old Oct 29, 2015, 03:22 PM
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Ok ... here are a few starter piccies ... just fitted roughly to give an idea of what she would look like ...

I used the old spare Cessna floats and I think actually they might just work !!















Weight increase is quite minimal actually ... the model is already grossly overweight. I am planning to swap out the 'hungry' heli motors for Floater-Jet motors - same as I use on my Tu144. That way I can reduce battery reqt's to a more reasonable size / weight. I can also replace those heavy 80A ESC's with something more appropriate !! They also are Opto - so I can get rid of the sBEC ...

You can see the Eagle Tree speed sensor is still there ...

It's more a 'Can it do it ..' project than a speed one. Interesting ...

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Old Oct 29, 2015, 03:36 PM
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Interesting...Of course if you don't video it it didn't happen
Glad the kit arrived safe and sound. I've still got another brand new one which I might build as a sloper. Kinda the opposite of what you have planned
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I started a thread in the FPV section for anyone FPV'ing this model
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2547550

Mine is 420g and still floats like a feather. Anyone flying heavier than this?
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Old Nov 29, 2015, 02:44 PM
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Project is not forgotten ... just delayed ....

Will be on it again shortly.

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I know the feeling. Got several projects on the go and now added repairs to my SAS Aztec sloper. My fault for trying to fly it in 50+ mph winds. Even with rubberised gloves I couldn't keep the wind from wrenching it from my grasp and tumbling it back across the slope's backside.
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