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Old May 09, 2007, 07:03 PM
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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
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Old May 10, 2007, 06:25 PM
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thanks, airship!
your database is amazing!
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Old May 16, 2007, 07:36 PM
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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
http://avia.russian.ee/air/usa/convair_tradewind.php
http://www.answers.com/topic/r3y-tradewind
http://aeroweb.brooklyn.cuny.edu/spe...olid/r3y-2.htm
The biggest Convair Tradewind and model Ive ever did see
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_23..._5/key_/tm.htm
http://www.aviation-history.com/convair/tradewind.html

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

http://fire.prohosting.com/hud607/un...ra1/index.html
http://avia.russian.ee/air/england/saunders_sr1.php
http://www.airliners.net/search/phot...nct_entry=true

http://www.seawings.co.uk/saunderspage.htm
http://www.seawings.co.uk/saroA1WRgal.htm
http://1000aircraftphotos.com/Contri...lborg/2769.htm
http://tanks45.tripod.com/Jets45/His...SRA-1/SRA1.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A431272
http://translate.google.com/translat...l%2fSra1%2ephp
Now you can see one here, http://www.spitfireonline.co.uk/popup/other6.html



Martin Seamaster

Plans at Seawings http://www.seawings.co.uk/seamasterplangal.htm
http://aeroweb.brooklyn.cuny.edu/specs/martin/p6m-1.htm
http://aeroweb.brooklyn.cuny.edu/spe...tin/xp6m-1.htm
http://www.aviation-history.com/martin/p6m.html
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
http://www.marylandaviationmuseum.or...ft/25_p6m.html

Three jet types here Seamaster,
http://translate.google.com/translat...LJ:en%26sa%3DN
http://translate.google.com/translat...LJ:en%26sa%3DN
Colours http://wp.scn.ru/en/ww3/h/1281/3/0

http://www.vectorsite.net/avcmast.html

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

Convair Seadart
at Fiddlers green http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/AC/airc.../info/info.php
http://avia.russian.ee/air/usa/convair_seadart.php
http://www.airbornegrafix.com/Histor...es/Seadart.htm
http://66.249.91.104/translate_c?hl=..._article%3D514
http://steeljawscribe.blogspot.com/s...bel/Sea%20Dart
Seawings pics http://www.seawings.co.uk/seadartpage.htm
http://www.airliners.net/search/phot...nct_entry=true
http://www.paulnann.com/Make.asp?Mak...f=pn_w1245.jpg
http://translate.google.com/translat...LJ:en%26sa%3DN
http://aeroweb.brooklyn.cuny.edu/spe...lid/yf2y-1.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


Be10

Be 10 NATO code name Mallow http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=all6z7d3Vug

http://avia.russian.ee/air/russia/be-10.php
http://www.ctrl-c.liu.se/misc/RAM/be-10.html

http://66.249.91.104/translate_c?hl=.../sea/be10.html
large Drawings zip http://66.249.91.104/translate_c?hl=...raw/be10r.html and http://translate.google.com/translat...lyboats%2ehtml

Be10N http://66.249.91.104/translate_c?hl=...sea/be10n.html
Colours http://wp.scn.ru/en/ww3/h/714/1/0

The latest and the biggest from Beriev the A40 Albatross http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0uFz...eature=related
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Old Aug 15, 2007, 07:10 AM
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swoose

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.

Thanks.
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Old Aug 15, 2007, 07:06 PM
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if this isnt the one, try section two or three of page one
Swoose gullwing vintage beauty
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=280904
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.
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Old Sep 07, 2007, 11:51 PM
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Excellent source for free plans

http://plans.aerofred.com/ is an excellent site to join and get free download plans. There are some lemons, and some that come out quite crap, but for the most part these are excellent plans.
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Old Dec 09, 2007, 04:52 PM
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new web address for seaplanes at aviation trivia

Here is the updated url:

http://aviationtrivia.info/HISTORIC-SEAPLANES.php
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Old Dec 10, 2007, 06:39 AM
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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.
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Old Dec 17, 2007, 09:42 PM
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Check out this web site for information on floats and float flying
www.seaplanesupply.com
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Old Jan 20, 2008, 03:14 PM
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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:

http://www.britishpathe.com/product_...hword=seaplane

Lots of Do-X clips, Dornier Wal clips, a Short Valetta clip. a 1931 Schneider Cup race and much more.

Enjoy!
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Old Feb 11, 2008, 09:48 PM
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Ercoupe on floats?

My apologies if this subject has already been aired , but how's this for a cool ride:

Ercoupe

Oops! Okay, so they aren't free plans, but the BUSA 1/3 would be a good source of "kit," and Ziroli has plans...
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Old May 20, 2008, 09:57 AM
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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
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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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...d_flying_boats
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Old Jul 14, 2008, 10:15 AM
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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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...d_flying_boats
Its grown since I last consulted it but its a worthy addition ...a few more specialist searches of Airliners.com might be worth adding and theres new threads comming up in Scale that should be fitted in ...gotta get a connection
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http://www.hi-litesbyhigh.com/OtherC...SeaPlanes.html
A new find French flyingboats.

http://uncleted.jinak.cz/ADC_fra.htm#flyboat
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