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Old Oct 12, 2007, 06:14 PM
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Compare the Horizon Hobby photo to the original.
Looks great!!

Don
The airplane whose paint scheme the Taylorcraft 450 is wearing is not a clipped wing and doesn't have the modified rudder and elevators, it is just wearing the color scheme. I would still like to know the N number of the plane that the outlines are from, since they're so non-stock. Looking for a T-Craft owned by a Harold Hansen in Washington state turns up nothing so far. I found several other airplanes he's owned or does own but no clipped-wing T-Craft.
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Old Oct 12, 2007, 07:47 PM
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BEC,
I couldn't find any information about Harold Hanson either but did discover this site: http://gallery.taylorcraft.org/main....=153&g2_page=1
Interesting photos that might help you?
Good Luck,
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Old Oct 12, 2007, 10:50 PM
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I'll check with our VP and see what I can strum up for you guys.

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Old Oct 12, 2007, 10:53 PM
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That's a neat site. Lots of nice pictures.

I'm still hoping the fellow from Horizon can tell us the N number or something about the plane the big Hangar 9 model was based on.
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Old Oct 12, 2007, 11:52 PM
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Floats for E-flite Taylorcraft!!!

Guys,
Eureka, found an ideal set at:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...XJ927&P=7#tech

They are from Great Planes and looks like they will do very nicely!!!
These are not ready made and must be built.
Includes a water rudder!!!
Search is over.
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Guys,
Eureka, found an ideal set at:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...XJ927&P=7#tech

They are from Great Planes and looks like they will do very nicely!!!
These are not ready made and must be built.
Includes a water rudder!!!
Search is over.
Don
Don,

This one is 28 inches long? You said that the E-Flite J3's is too big at 21 inches???

Also, the Great Planes.....is:

SPECS: Length: 27.75"
Weight: 1.940lb (880g) with all mounting hardware <------
For planes weighing: 3-6lbs
From step to tip: 14.5"
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Old Oct 13, 2007, 09:42 AM
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Those floats will be way too heavy.

Need some lightweight glass foam jobs for this one.
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Old Oct 13, 2007, 09:58 AM
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Sorry guys, I was up late last!!!

Guapoman, you are right.
The E-flite Cub J floats are 28" long and weigh 28 ounnces. They are ARF fiberglass and look like a they would work with the Taylorcraft also.
http://h1071118.hobbyshopnow.com/pro...p?prod=EFLA500

Appreciate your comments on these.
Don
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Old Oct 13, 2007, 10:06 AM
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I hope you find something, but I have a feeling there's not much out there. When I was looking for something similar a few months ago I found either everything was way to big and heavy, or too small and very un-scale.
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Old Oct 13, 2007, 10:32 AM
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Hey guys, if you're looking for floats for the T-cart check this site out. Lots of size options and your choice on how to finish them.

www.seaplanesupply.com

I would go with the flat bottom floats. They might not be quite as scale looking as the V bottoms but water handling will be much easier. Just apply a little power and they'll pop up on the step and you're off. I would base the size on 75 to 80 percent of the fuselage length from the back of the prop to the rudder hinge line. Maybe John R. can provide us with that measurement. Overall length is 36" (probably from the tip of the spinner to the back of the rudder) so prop to rudder is approx. 33". 80% of 33" is about 26.5", so 26" to 28" is right. Also make sure to have approx. 3" to 4" of float extending forward of the prop and, for flat bottoms, just a touch of toe in. This formula, originally published in RCM by Chuck Cunningham, has proven to be very successful and the guide I have used for more than 20 years of float flying. I'm charging my batteries as we speak and will be heading out to do a little float flying this afternoon.
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Old Oct 13, 2007, 11:42 AM
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r/cdawg,
Good possibility, THANKS!
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Old Oct 13, 2007, 02:18 PM
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I'll check with our VP and see what I can strum up for you guys.

John

That's the answer we're looking for.

Hey John, Any chance this is going to be new series from E-flite? Meaning could we possibly expect to see Cessna of one form or another? Or maybe a Piper Tomahawk? Just wondering.. Could be fun--I'd love to see a Tomahawk. Neat little plane.
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Old Oct 22, 2007, 02:35 PM
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Another new series? Man when are you guys going to let up and let me go home for a day The boss doesn't let me out much as it is.

The Taylorcraft was a pretty big hit at I-Hobby. Most guys really seemed to like it.

As for floats for the T-craft, the E-flite ones are way to big and heavy. Not really sure if anyone makes a set for this size model. I personally haven't really checked.

Something else in the civilian side is what you guys are looking for. I doubt you will see anything from Cessna from us any time soon. Just cost way too much in the royalties we have to pay. Not sure about others, a good suggestion though.

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Old Oct 22, 2007, 04:28 PM
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I plan on getting the Taylorcraft and putting it on these float in 24" size. Do you think it'll be a good match? They supposedly weigh 3 oz each, before adding the mounts.

One more thing: if I use these floats, will that mean that I'll have to use the 480 motor rather than the 450? On a tangent, I have a CC 35 ESC; will the 480 motor work with that? (E-flite recommends a 40A ESC for this motor)

edit: these are the floats I want to use:
http://www.geocities.com/planefunfloats/
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Old Oct 22, 2007, 10:05 PM
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Got dibs on the first one my LHS gets in stock. Any ideas on a light weight pre painted pilot?
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