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Old Dec 06, 2007, 11:38 AM
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H9 48" Taylorcraft

Hello,
I have one of these on order & have decided to try floats w/ it which will be my first float plane.Planned power will be a BP A2217-9 however it could be inadequate w/ the floats ?
It looks like the .40 size H9 floats for $55 might be a good choice.
--would appreciate any comments--suggestions.

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Bob
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Old Dec 06, 2007, 11:45 AM
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My 1/6 cub on floats has an AUW of 5.5 lbs , 400watts is more than enough . It will take off on 3/4 throttle and fly on 1/4 throttle.

Hope that helps.
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Old Dec 06, 2007, 01:57 PM
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Bob,this plane is way to small for the .40 size floats,I have the EPP Minimag ones on my Hacker Sky Arrow edf and they should work well here to although I haven't tried it on water yet.Keep in mind this planes flies on 150-200 watts and the minimag is supposed to fly with floats on a brushed speed 400.

just looked up the motor and looks like a great choice,should get off the water fine.
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Old Dec 06, 2007, 04:43 PM
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I would think the E-Flite floats would be a closer fit for the plane.

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Old Dec 06, 2007, 05:16 PM
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Mike,they would probably work but still look a little big,this plane is the same size as a my hobby zone supercub and people have put it on gws floats and it works well,but a friend said the gws ones leak to easy so that's why I used the Minimag floats. I just went in the room and the Super Cub looks great with the floats under it plus they are at least 75% of the fuse which I've heard is also right from my float flying friend.I'm gonna pick a set up for it soon.
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Old Dec 06, 2007, 09:43 PM
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I'm planning on using mine on my 3D Hobby Shop 53" Trainer.
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Old Dec 07, 2007, 06:27 AM
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I have two planes on GWS floats and never had a leaking problem.
If not sealed properly when assembled that could cause leaking.
I used 30 minute clear epoxy to join the halves together
Filled in any gaps with lite spackle then used Testers White Spray paint to finish them off.
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Old Dec 07, 2007, 08:12 AM
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Bob,

Go to this site www.seaplanesupply.com and click on floats. They list floats especially for electrics and I would order a set 26" long. If you check the Taylorcraft thread in the Parkflyers forum there is a lot of discussion about putting it on floats. You should have no problems with BP A2217-9 as it is basicly the same as the recommended Park 450. Flat bottom floats, while not as scale, will be easy to get off the water.

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Old Dec 07, 2007, 11:35 AM
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Thks guys for your float input so far & the tip on the park flyer thread.
Thread feedback is among the few sources I trust .
The 28" E-Flight F/G flloats look like a possibility & @ 28 oz made me question the AUW to size the motor as the few beginning threads I read indicate the plane as being heavy for its size so don't want a lead sled w/ oversize mtr & batts to accomodate floats.
The foam floats I'll look into--seems like a covering of light F/G cloth w/ polyeurthane would be needed ?
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Old Dec 07, 2007, 11:56 AM
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I made foam floats for my cub, covered with 1/16 balsa and fibreglass with WBPU, I will check the weight when I get home and post . They have a 1/4 x 3/4 wood spine full length and 1/4 plywood inserts at the attachment places .
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Old Dec 07, 2007, 01:20 PM
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The foam floats I'll look into--seems like a covering of light F/G cloth w/ polyeurthane would be needed ?
I've finished foam floats by sheeting with balsa and then covering with monokote. I've used Ultrakote right on the bare foam which works well and is reasonably light. I've used packing tape and I've even painted the bare foam. All of these methods have worked well and the last three ways are the lightest. Good luck and keep us posted.

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Old Dec 07, 2007, 03:58 PM
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My Cub floats are 36" long x 4" wide at the step and weigh 9 oz. each
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