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Old Oct 02, 2012, 06:59 PM
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Doing some tests on some foam using alluminium speed tape to simulate real floats , it would look great
Fantastic idea!
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Old Oct 02, 2012, 07:04 PM
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Fantastic idea!
It should work as it sticks like crazy , its light too , it has a dull color and it will dent like real alluminium floats
Cant wait to get mine..........friday is so far
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Old Oct 02, 2012, 10:26 PM
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I'm painting my floats with aluminum spray paint to simulate scale edo's. This is one cool Dehavilland Beaver foamie. I love the scale frise ailerons and fowler type flaps. I also reworked my flaps to get 45 degrees of throw in the landing configuration. Really nice features I have never seen on a foamie before.
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Old Oct 02, 2012, 10:40 PM
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I'm painting my floats with aluminum spray paint to simulate scale edo's. This is one cool Dehavilland Beaver foamie. I love the scale frise ailerons and fowler type flaps. I also reworked my flaps to get 45 degrees of throw in the landing configuration. Really nice features I have never seen on a foamie before.
What brand of paint are you using?
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Old Oct 02, 2012, 11:00 PM
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Scott, what did you change to get the extra flap travel?
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Old Oct 03, 2012, 02:31 AM
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Scott, what did you change to get the extra flap travel?
My guess is that he just install a longer servo arm to get more travel.
I'm planning to do just that to.
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Old Oct 03, 2012, 02:39 AM
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I'm painting my floats with aluminum spray paint to simulate scale edo's. This is one cool Dehavilland Beaver foamie. I love the scale frise ailerons and fowler type flaps. I also reworked my flaps to get 45 degrees of throw in the landing configuration. Really nice features I have never seen on a foamie before.
Yes from what I can see it really is a great looking model and thats why I will do more scale details on it.
What I did on a set of floats before is use krylon gray primer , then Testors Chrome paint and applied scale decals then finish in Tamiya clear spray , that made the chrome turn dull and really look grreat.
This time I want to try my alluminium aircraft speed tape at least under the floats to give it more protection but if it applies well I will do the complete floats
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Old Oct 03, 2012, 07:13 AM
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My guess is that he just install a longer servo arm to get more travel.
I'm planning to do just that to.
I am interested in knowing what servo arm spline matches the included servos.
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Old Oct 03, 2012, 07:16 AM
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Me too. What brand of servos are in this model?
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Old Oct 03, 2012, 07:17 AM
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I am interested in knowing what servo arm spline matches the included servos.
Would be good to know yes.
If I dont have a matching one I might just replace the servo with a bit stronger one since it controls both flaps.
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Old Oct 03, 2012, 09:43 AM
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Speed tape?

What is alluminum speed tape and where do I get it?
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Old Oct 03, 2012, 09:46 AM
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What is alluminum speed tape and where do I get it?
This is tape they use on full size aircraft for a fast fix known as 200 mp/h tape
got it a long long time ago from a friend.

I think alluminium duck tape would also do but might not be as protective
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Old Oct 03, 2012, 10:14 AM
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I'm just going to lightly spray my floats flat silver. If they get scuffed I can just dust them again with the silver. Duct tape is heavy. That 200mph tape is paper thin and very light.
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Old Oct 03, 2012, 10:22 AM
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I'm just going to lightly spray my floats flat silver. If they get scuffed I can just dust them again with the silver. Duct tape is heavy. That 200mph tape is paper thin and very light.
There is a very thin chrome duct tape and its light , I just dont know if it would resist to water.

If you dont fly off the sand where there are some rocks there should not be any problems.
Where I fly on the water I like to beach my planes and I need to protect the bottom of the floats.
Did it on my Icon A5 and its doing really well
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Old Oct 03, 2012, 10:23 AM
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A question if I may. I have a Hitec Flash 5X that I really like (but seldom use these days since going to 2.4 ghz), and would like to use it for this model since I got the Anylink for free. Could someone explain the sequence for binding this system and turning it on and off. The instructions seem to jump all over the place. I think it says on Futaba Hitec the transmitter has to be turned on, and Spektrum/JR has to be left off. There is a guy in my club who has a Toledo Special (E Flite 46 powered) on the Anylink and says it works perfectly. Not sure what brand radio he has it hooked to though. Has anyone linked a Hitec to the Anylink?
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