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Old Apr 06, 2012, 02:46 PM
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Very nice almost looks like a scale plane. Those struts are very cool.
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 04:32 PM
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Fast Guy did you also make the struts? Those are real nice. If so tell us more about the how
The struts are made from streamlined tubing and ends that I fabricated. They make for a very rigid mounting system and look cool too. A lot of work to make though. I also did my best to lighten the Great Planes 40 size floats. Came in very close to the weight of foam core floats but look alot better when the light shines though.
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 04:35 PM
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The struts are made from streamlined tubing and ends that I fabricated. They make for a very rigid mounting system and look cool too. A lot of work to make though. I also did my best to lighten the Great Planes 40 size floats. Came in very close to the weight of foam core floats but look alot better when the light shines though.
Nice real nice.
How are the ends joined to the tubes?
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 06:15 PM
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Nice real nice.
How are the ends joined to the tubes?
I made the ends a press fit and used Loctite 603 retaining compound to make sure they stayed together. The only way to get them apart without destroying them is to use heat. Hold very well. Hope this helps.
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 09:11 PM
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I made the ends a press fit and used Loctite 603 retaining compound to make sure they stayed together. The only way to get them apart without destroying them is to use heat. Hold very well. Hope this helps.
Thanks for the info.
again those are really slick
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Old Apr 08, 2012, 06:19 AM
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A few pictures of a 60% L-4 on floats being flown off as part of the inspection process for the AMA over weight permit. This L-4 belongs to underdog from Wisconsin. The L-4 will be at the Nall/12.
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Old Apr 08, 2012, 10:28 AM
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Wow, nice. Could almost go for a ride in that one
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 06:35 AM
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She has an Eflite Power 46 swinging a 14x7 prop, a Castle Creations ICE 75, powered by a nanotech 4S4000. FAB-U-LOUS combination


PS. Just saw this for anyone interested in a Saratoga. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1621001

No affiliation, no warranty expressed or implied, taxes, title, destination charge, extra. Dealer maintains all rebates. This should not be considered legal advice. Seek the counsel of your own physician before beginning this or any other airplane purchase. :-)
Thanks to dgfinch I now have a beautiful H9 Saratoga myself. I added floats to her and had my maiden this past weekend! What a great flyer!
Hanger 9 Saratoga on floats (5 min 0 sec)
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 08:26 AM
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Finally got to fly mine. LOVE IT !!!

1/4 Cub on Floats (5 min 59 sec)
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 09:27 PM
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Everything looks great everyone. I have never seen a 60% on floats, very nice.
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 10:03 PM
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Finally got to fly mine. LOVE IT !!!
Nothing hovers quite like a quarter scale Cub on floats. Very cool.

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Old Apr 10, 2012, 12:15 PM
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Nothing hovers quite like a quarter scale Cub on floats. Very cool.

Marc
thanks, wish I had just a little more power, but still fun to fly.
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 12:17 PM
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pics of my float plane

Here are some pics of my inexpensive 1st try at float flying. the club float fly is on the
24th,so I duck taped wheels on the the floats to trim her out before actually trying
the water.I will use a balloon on the rcvr and I sealed the esc so we shall see?
Dick
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 12:28 PM
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Looks like a winner to me R.A P. . joe
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 12:30 PM
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She'll be flying soon! 59" Grumman Goose >> [build log]
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