|May 09, 2007, 06:03 PM|
Float Design, Construction and set up links
We clearly need a floats design /build references Section.......... Now this is something that I have avoided as others like jim Casey obviously have more experience .............but the answers and links are just so scattered it makes it hard to get into for new comers - So what I suggest is I will gather and group stuff in one place here in terms of links under the heading of float design and set up .....You can PM me a link or put it up and I will see if my new status will allow me to edit (I will always try to credit the finder/provider and source in a description) it into or rather under the one heading.
I would like to keep this as a fairly concentrated reference source, But we clearly need a place to ask questions and trade ideas so if we pick up on some of the existing threads we should be able keep the ideas flowing and you can always start a new topic if you've got a particular model, problem or idea that you need to solve and plug it in with links
FAQ/ begginers tips http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1018892
Wilian...........building floats - try this: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=669715
French water-plane site- use a online translator- very good graphic details on float designs, construction and set up http://perso.orange.fr/j.s/hydravions/techniq.htm at
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/j.s/hydravions/text1.htm works well enough with google toolbar page translator
Float construction http://www.flyinglindy.homestead.com/skisandfloats.html
Vintage style three point floats- http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=683244
Best way to set up vint/tri point floats ,,Rutat... http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=227647 http://<br /> Lazy B floats http://w...d.php?t=860619 http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=860019
Oldtimer/vintage models on floats Sonic Boom http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=594234
Jimsp ..Simple |DIY floats http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=147465 or $1.97 floats http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=195067
Formula for bulding floats....Jeremy http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=375672
Straight tracking floats...whats the secret Tom F.. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=387595
Gouda FG \Floats http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=615553
Dirtstar1 Cus of all sizes on floats http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=580045
Aeronut 45 Steerable rudder on floats http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=526895
Amphibious floats /with wheels.... Newkid....http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=506905
RCU water rudder hook ups http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_5896209/tm.htm
More words of wisdom http://www.rcgroups.com/forums<br />...d.php?t=698433
Calculating volume http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1026733
Float set up again http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1021452
Light wt floats by Float flyer http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=497244
TELEMASTERS on floats http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_8566073/tm.htm
Siddus builds vintage style floats http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_87...tm.htm#8960944
float manufacturer but good info as well http://www.seaplanesupply.com/index.htm
Seacommander model floats http://www.seacommander.com/index.asp
More from Jim C http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1278713
Amphibious Floats HawkerTyphoon http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1215873
|May 16, 2007, 06:36 PM|
The Jet age flying boats
I suppose its the last thing to do its going to be more of an re-organising of some links but hopefully we will still suprise few regulars and introduce a few newcomers to the thread. excuse me whilst I sort it out it will take a while.
By 1945 the jet engine was here to stay http://www.history-of-flight.net/Avi...ge/whittle.htm
The huge Saro Princess was a jet engined strictly speaking......... but a turbo prop -the jets tuned propellors by the medium of a gearbox........ early jet engine design and turbo prop gearboxes naturally proved challenging individually to master ..together well it caused a fine airframe quite a few problems...and this was also a problem for other turboprops of the time on land or sea ........... the other significant large TP jet flyingboat of the time was the USA's Consolidated R3yTradewind Transports, 2 versions AKA the Jabbawocky undone by the engine technology problems
The biggest Convair Tradewind and model Ive ever did see
Pure jet flyingboats are a rarer breed and with the exception of a few western examples development in this field has largely fallen to the Russians best Known of todays decendants being the current Birievs.
French use translator http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/aecl...#histoire_1950
By the end of WW2 the jet engine was here to stay ... so if you looked at the Vidios of the Princess on its ramps you will see the another post war Saro design the Sr1A a jet fighter flyingboat ....nicknamed the Squirt
Now you can see one here, http://www.spitfireonline.co.uk/popup/other6.html
Plans at Seawings http://www.seawings.co.uk/seamasterplangal.htm
This is Fascinating and full of wonderful flyingboat stuff esp on the later types and the Martins.......so you thought I was biased ......... The Seaplane must return or the surface Navy is finished http://www.combatreform2.com/p6mseamaster.htm
More reading http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...rcraft/p6m.htm
Three jet types here Seamaster,
Model versions Peter Angus http://www.peterangus.pwp.blueyonder.../seamaster.htm , PSS version - http://www.pssaonline.co.uk/main-pag...%20gallery.htm and EDF -
1/48 scale plans Seawings http://www.seawings.co.uk/seamasterplangal.htm
at Fiddlers green http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/AC/airc.../info/info.php
Seawings pics http://www.seawings.co.uk/seadartpage.htm
Pilots account http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m...04/ai_n8940045
DF Model link at http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_51...tm.htm#5205730
and combined discussion here http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=454406
The Russian experience
Be R1 http://avia.russian.ee/air/russia/be_r-1.php http://wp.scn.ru/en/ww3/h/1376/1/0
Be 10 NATO code name Mallow http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=all6z7d3Vug
large Drawings zip http://126.96.36.199/translate_c?hl=...raw/be10r.html and http://translate.google.com/translat...lyboats%2ehtml
The latest and the biggest from Beriev the A40 Albatross http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0uFz...eature=related
|Aug 15, 2007, 06:10 AM|
Joined Jun 2004
Can anybody help. I've scrolled through these posts for any info/plans for a swoose, an old timer modified for float flying but can't find anything.
Have I missed it or is nothing here? If anybody knows of where I might get hold of a set of plans (at a reasonable price) or any info, please let me know.
|Aug 15, 2007, 06:06 PM|
if this isnt the one, try section two or three of page one
Swoose gullwing vintage beauty
Try going to that thread and asking or go to vintage and asking for a swoose.............
Sorry if this is short I am going to lose my connetion for a time..........not sure when I will be able to log on again.
|Dec 10, 2007, 05:39 AM|
Cheers Lsss I am going through one of lifes more difficult times at the moment and am only on a borrowed connection so keeping tabs isnt always possible.
When a site shifts ..and some seem to peminantly wobble a link will get you to a page one time try it again a few days later and it will only get you to the next level up! The Russian Video links for the Berievs and Ecranoplans is like that...you have to dig around to find them Smotir is the name to look for in that case.
Go back to page one for the modern Turbojet Beriev flyingboats under the title of Big stuff.
|Jan 20, 2008, 02:14 PM|
I ran across a very cool website with an incredible amount of old seaplane movie reel type clips available to download. you can download a low res for free, but they want cash for better versions. You can also preview stills of the clips:
Lots of Do-X clips, Dornier Wal clips, a Short Valetta clip. a 1931 Schneider Cup race and much more.
|Feb 11, 2008, 08:48 PM|
Ercoupe on floats?
My apologies if this subject has already been aired , but how's this for a cool ride:
Oops! Okay, so they aren't free plans, but the BUSA 1/3 would be a good source of "kit," and Ziroli has plans...
|May 20, 2008, 08:57 AM|
Jim Caseys site http://www.smilesandwags.com/floats.html follow the links and explore.
Sopwithmikes Saro Duchess proposal based on the Jet Saro design http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...07#post9904053
|Jul 06, 2008, 02:15 PM|
Joined May 2006
Seen wikipedia links?
Hi Your Airboatflyingshipness,
Have you seen this grand ensemble of Seaplanes, Flying boats and all things aquaflying? Sorry if you have this information already, Cheers, regards Al
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