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Old Mar 31, 2005, 08:52 PM
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i need your input on floats

i am looking at floats for my chopper so water landings are possible are these a waste of a chopper because they flip or something? and would training gear float?
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Old Mar 31, 2005, 08:57 PM
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dont juss look at it post something...
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Old Mar 31, 2005, 08:59 PM
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U ditch U die!

If you get it wrong landing on trying to take off again on water and ditch then your heli is toast.... not to mention all the water that gets sprayed into the electronics from the rotor blast. You will destroy servos, RX, mixer boards / ESCs etc ...
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Old Mar 31, 2005, 09:08 PM
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Judging from your last few posts I would say floats would be suicidal!!

Training gear float??

fill the bath.. try it out.. HAHA!!
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Old Mar 31, 2005, 09:10 PM
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ok i will maybe i just will! jk
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Old Mar 31, 2005, 09:11 PM
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ill tape balloons to the training gear
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Old Mar 31, 2005, 09:16 PM
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hahaha.... maybe you would be just better off with a balloon.

And you could even paint a helicopter on it!!
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Old Apr 01, 2005, 12:19 AM
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I've just started playing with floats for my Hummingbird. It really is a lot of fun. I cut up a water noodle for mine. I've seen people do the same with a Hornet, Shogun, and a TRex.
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Old Apr 01, 2005, 04:29 AM
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Old Apr 02, 2005, 04:14 PM
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Sometimes they flip.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ighlight=float

Use round or vee bottom floats.

BTW: the annual float fly is in a month. Maybe I should try again ; )
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Old Apr 03, 2005, 09:21 PM
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I wouldn't use lipo's. Lithium and water mixes explosivly.
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Old Apr 03, 2005, 09:28 PM
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Now that's just CS !
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Old Apr 03, 2005, 09:51 PM
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I wouldn't use lipo's. Lithium and water mixes explosivly.
I've crashed one helicopter in the pool, and flipped a plane on floats. Both had Lipos. Both lipos got wet (no explosion). After drying them, they worked fine.

Remember they are Lithium ion battreries. It's not pure lithium metal in there.
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Old Apr 04, 2005, 07:19 AM
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Really? I thought they were Lithium Polymer batteries?

Duane
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Old Apr 04, 2005, 01:21 PM
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Either way, the lipo's are sealed.

And if you crash hard enough to "unseal them", they're going to do bad things wet or dry.
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