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Old Mar 17, 2015, 01:02 PM
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Multiplex Acromaster - Needs Floats

I have an old Acromaster that I learned to fly aerobatics on that I want to convert to floats to fly off the water 1-block from my new office. It weights about 42 ox. RTF, has tons of power.

What size floats (foam) do I need and where do I get them?

Thanks!
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Old Mar 17, 2015, 03:21 PM
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The floats should be 80% of the length from the prop nut to the rudder hinge line.
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Old Mar 18, 2015, 10:33 AM
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The floats should be 80% of the length from the prop nut to the rudder hinge line.
Thanks Charlie, seaplanesupply.com's web site appears to be down, but I found this:

http://www.smilesandwags.com/floats.html

which linked me to this:

http://www.planefunfloats.com/

which looks like an option. I'm kind of looking for EPO foam, though.

Thanks again.
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Old Mar 18, 2015, 11:05 AM
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Definately not EPO foam - they do need a fiberglass or rigid shell of some type. But they finish up being very light if you are careful. I have a pair I made for a 16 pound gas model.

The site works for me. In fact yesterday I reminded myself I wanted a set of the little 10" micro floats for my UMX Beast and ordered them. Should be a hoot-and-a-half on floats. Sure is a hoot without them. I plan on using coffee-filters applied over epoxy and brushed smooth for the hard covering; then spray painted.
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Old Mar 23, 2015, 11:16 AM
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Well, I'll be, seaplane supply's web site works on my phone...

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