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Old Nov 14, 2012, 08:16 AM
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Beautiful........just stunning

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Old Nov 14, 2012, 11:33 PM
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Very nice cmelak. Great job on the build.
You really got me with the two parts of R/C I like the best. Flying off the water and biplanes.
It doesn't get any better than that!!!

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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:06 AM
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Seniorita EP on floats

Here are some pictures of my Seniorita EP (64" span) on foam floats.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:56 AM
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Here are some pictures of my Seniorita EP (64" span) on foam floats.
Gator, your Seniorita looks nice. Where did you get the foam floats?
-Burt
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 11:14 AM
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Hyperion Edge on Gee Bee floats

Here's a photo of my Hyperion Edge 540t 25e on blow molded floats. Flies on a 3cell 2500mah Lipo.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 11:17 AM
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Got some more flights in on the Goose over the weekend:

Foamie 59" RC Grumman Goose (4 min 9 sec)


Foamie 59" RC Grumman Goose : Flight 3 (5 min 34 sec)


Foamie 59" RC Grumman Goose : Flight 4 (0 min 0 sec)
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 11:27 AM
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Wow ! looks like you got your goose flying well warhead . I have been on that lake with 13 ft high waves one day and i wont do that again. joe
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 08:31 PM
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My first try at a floater! wish me luck!

If you see anything I did wrong, let me know? newby! especially float planes! but I do have a land Slow slick and fly it quite well...
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 09:47 PM
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Very nice Tupelo! Hard to tell from the pics but the step on the floats should be directly under the CG or a bit back. It probably wont be on the floats long anyway. Where did the floats come from?

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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:26 PM
Dixie Sky Devils AMA# 1015548
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Very nice Tupelo! Hard to tell from the pics but the step on the floats should be directly under the CG or a bit back. It probably wont be on the floats long anyway. Where did the floats come from?

Don
Tower Hobbies, GWS 535, Thanks for the info on the step down local to COG! good to know! I love these sticks!
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:55 PM
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Just as long as it balences right and the step is under the CoG, you should be good.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 12:36 AM
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Gator, your Seniorita looks nice. Where did you get the foam floats?
-Burt
Not sure where he got his foam floats but I get mine from Plane Fun Floats. They are cut from foam and sheeted with balsa. You'll have to some serious searching to find a better float.
http://www.planefunfloats.com/


Click the link and check out the floats.
Here is my Goldberg Cub with Plane Fun Floats.

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Old Nov 21, 2012, 12:41 AM
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every single plane except my cub is on http://slocanfloats.ca/ floats. only reason the cub isnt is i didnt build it and the previous guy did the built up CG floats for it 25 years ago.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 11:05 AM
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Slow Stick of Floats

Tupeloflyer:

Very nice job, but your floats are too close together. Your airplane will blow over in the slightest crosswind.

A couple of years ago I wrote a product review on the Slow Stick for Model Aviation. Part of that review concerned installing floats on it. Here is that part of the text.

Floats

GWS makes a nice, lightweight set of floats that are just the right size for the Slow Stick. So of course I had to try it on the water!

The floats come as a kit that requires the assembler to trim and glue the vacuum formed plastic bottoms to the molded foam tops. A hardwood backbone and wire struts are included along with all of the necessary hardware. Water rudders are not included, and under the calm conditions the Slow Stick needs, they are not needed.

Gluing the top and bottom of the floats together can be a challenge, but I found that using tape to hold the sides of the plastic parts up against the foam while the glue set (epoxy or aliphatic) worked well enough .

The wire struts and spreader bars that come with the kit are not suitable for the Slow Stick, so I bent new longer ones using the same size wires. I mounted the floats 12 3/4” apart and 6 1/2” below the fuselage stick, which makes the outward angle of the struts very close to the ideal 45 degrees. The step is about 1” behind the airplanes CG and the fuselage stick is about 2 degrees positive to the top of the floats. I bent the top of my new struts to match the shape of the Slow Stick’s main landing gear struts and I made a plywood sandwich to clamp them to the fuselage stick. At first the these struts seemed awfully flexible, but they worked very well on the water.

The Slow Stick is basically a water proof airplane. Give the ESC and all of the electrical connectors a bath in CorrosionX or similar waterproofer and you don’t have to worry about dunking it. Fresh water will not hurt the battery, motor, servos or receiver. I have flipped the Stick several times, retrieved it, blown the water off and taken off again.

Flying on floats

Flying the Slow Stick on floats is even more fun, if that is possible. It “levitates” off the water. The pendulum effect of the floats and the slightly higher wing loading seems to calm the airplane down a bit and gives it a bit more wind tolerance.

The only caution is not to try and run too long on the water. The GWS floats will tend to dart off to one side or the other if you try to hold the airplane on the water after flying speed is reached. Just let it take itself off. And don’t try to taxi crosswind, but that’s good advice for any float plane.

“Slow, smooth, relaxing and fun”. I am going to take the Slow Stick to every float fly I attend. Nothing is better for the late evenings after a busy, exciting and noisy day of flying the bigger stuff.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 11:15 AM
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Slow Stick Floats

Here are some photos:

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