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Old Aug 21, 2012, 12:15 PM
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Hi Furballll,
Thanks for the reply but I don't understand the velcro part

" as for making them removable you can for some blocks the shape fo the bottom of the wing and put velcro on there its plenty stong, mayby cut down the part that goes into the wing abit but keep some of it as a centering guide."

Do you mean I should add side blocks (wooden?) to the legs flush with the wing and velcro to the underside of the wing? I can see triangular blocks but I'm not sure that's what you mean.

If the tip floats are fixed do they not catch and cause a cartwheel if the landing is not level? This is what I'm worried about and why I'm thinking about removable tip floats.
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 02:46 PM
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sorry. make blocks and glue them to the upright part of the tip floats then attach velcro to the bottom of the wing and the block this will make them tear off and not break hopefully. i never did this on mine and i did hit a wave hard and and hooked a tip float that resulted in it breaking off at the wing. i have never had an issue with the tip floats on land they just skip along nicely almost never touch the ground.
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Old Aug 22, 2012, 10:36 AM
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Here's how I did it on mine. Glue the 1/32" plate to the strut while pushing it up against the underside of the wing so that it follows the underside camber. You can then permanently glue the float to the wing, or use nylon screws, or velcro.
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Old Aug 22, 2012, 07:32 PM
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Here's how I did it on mine. Glue the 1/32" plate to the strut while pushing it up against the underside of the wing so that it follows the underside camber. You can the permanently glue the float to the wing, or use nylon screws, or velcro.
Thanks for the pic Parkcity. Worth a '000 words

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Old Aug 23, 2012, 06:16 AM
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I did something using triangle stock to add width and then embedded magnets on each surface for attachment.
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 01:41 PM
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yes finding mounts and motors that take stick mounts is the biggest reason, but secondly most of the photos i have seen of the plane with stick mounts look weird. the motor usually gets placed out in front and higher due to the offset in most mounts.
agree... motor mount was one of my concern with this model :
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=916


still enjoy this twin ! didnt see much ground takeoff & hand launch ?
easy to do...

CL415 fpv (0 min 48 sec)
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 07:29 AM
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Interesting head gear .... What are the dodadds you have attached to your hat?

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agree... motor mount was one of my concern with this model :
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=916


still enjoy this twin ! didnt see much ground takeoff & hand launch ?
easy to do...

https://vimeo.com/48208053
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 10:12 PM
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Interesting head gear .... What are the dodadds you have attached to your hat?
its a TRIMERSION moded google to fly in FPV mode...
(fly with video down link to screen)
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Old Sep 06, 2012, 04:01 PM
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latest flight with the 415 :

Lac Bompton (4 min 17 sec)
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Old Sep 06, 2012, 04:39 PM
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Jealous....me.............hell yes..........

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Old Sep 06, 2012, 07:46 PM
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latest flight with the 415 :

https://vimeo.com/48976670
Bewdy mate!
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Interested in your aerial mast. Where can I get one and did you combine the 2 aerials into one?

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Old Sep 06, 2012, 08:53 PM
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Bewdy mate!Interested in your aerial mast. Where can I get one and did you combine the 2 aerials into one?Kev
aerial mast ? what you mean ?

thanks i have 2 HDkeychain camera location on my 415:
(flying with 1 camera only... one at a time)

--on top of rudder (fixed part) wich get plane on the field
--on the nose

this video was made out of 5 flight i'v done last weekend
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Old Sep 06, 2012, 10:20 PM
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aerial mast ? what you mean ?

thanks i have 2 HDkeychain camera location on my 415:
(flying with 1 camera only... one at a time)

--on top of rudder (fixed part) wich get plane on the field
--on the nose

this video was made out of 5 flight i'v done last weekend
Sorry, I thought I saw an aerial mast sticking up near the nose and that you were using it for your Rx with 2.4

There has been a few comments here that 2.4 might have a problem over water & a way to fix it is to elevate the aerials

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Old Sep 07, 2012, 07:19 AM
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There has been a few comments here that 2.4 might have a problem over water & a way to fix it is to elevate the aerialsKev
i do have fail safe happend to me but i was really far away with tree
blocking los... i strongly recommande diversity 2.4 receiver :
twin antenna or satelite RX addon
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Old Sep 09, 2012, 01:30 AM
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Do you waterproof your cameras?

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