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Old Oct 04, 2012, 12:16 PM
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Nice pics!

Pete, do you have any photos or video of your bird with those vq floats?
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Next time I put them on I will take pics--should have done that already. I think they look pretty good on the plane. No video, I have never joined the video crowd, I don't even have a phone that will do video

I bought them from Hobby People on the 4th of July sale, I think. May not have been 4 July, may have been Memorial Day, but it was definitely Hobby People and they were on sale, got them for $69...Pete M
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 12:44 PM
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Nice price Pete. Is that a European store? Looks like it might be in Finland? maybe, if I'm looking at the right site. Are yours the .40 size?
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 01:06 PM
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All the VQ info you could ever want (except where to find the silver ones in stock). Blue Dolphin floats are in stock

https://hobbypeople.net/index.php/vq-glb/?catid=1979 (Hobby People and Graves are US based.)
http://www.gravesrc.com/category_s/445.htm
http://www.vqmodel.com/MateriePrime/...loat/Float.htm
-Josh
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 01:44 PM
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Thanks a lot Josh. Don't know if I have the nerve to put it on floats yet, but I would like to get a set for it.
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 10:48 PM
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Here's 2 more photo's. One from 3/4 front showing the lateral bracing of the floats and the 2nd from pretty well directly side on. In my opinion, it shows that the E-Flite floats are a little on the short size, when scaled down.

Note twin rudders on the floats.

Glad that these photo's have been useful to someone else.

P.S. The sound of the P&W Wasp Junior was sweet music to my ears.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 11:23 AM
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nice picts....what is the recommended size for a scale spinner for the Beaver?
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 12:54 PM
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hey will a castle creastions 50 amp esc work for a power 32?
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 04:15 PM
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hey will a castle creastions 50 amp esc work for a power 32?
Depends on your prop. What are you running?
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 04:18 PM
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im not sure Anixs just gave me one and a himax motor and i have not got a prop yet, what would u suggest
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 04:20 PM
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Nice! Which himax motor?
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 04:26 PM
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http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1749046


what prop and batt do u think that I should run?
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 04:42 PM
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Depends on what you want. The kv of that motor (1000kv) is a bit higher than the power 32 (770kv), but it looks like it'll work just fine.
From the Castle Creations Flight Calculator (http://www.ecalc.ch/motorcalc_e.htm?castle):
On 4s 3300mAh 30C, you could run a 11x5.5 and get 45A, 575w, 91oz thrust, 62mph pitch speed.
On 3s 3300mAh 30C, you could run a 13x6.5 and get 48A, 440w, 85oz thrust, 50mph pitch speed.
On 3s 3300mAh 30C, you could run a 12x6x3 and get 46A, 425w, 81oz thrust, 47mph pitch speed.

I'd suggest either of the 3s setups with a 3000-4000mAh batt (or two 1800-2200mAh 3s batts wired together in parallel).

I have a setup similar to the last one (it's in my avatar), and the performance on 3s is great, and I love the scale 3-blade look.
My setup is: Eflite Power 32, Eflite 60A esc, MAS 12x8x3 prop on 3s 4400mAh (2x2200 batts) or APC 13x6.5 on 4s 4400 (2x2200 batts).
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 04:46 PM
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ok but would I be able to use the 50 amp esc with the power 32?
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ok but would I be able to use the 50 amp esc with the power 32?
You don't have a power 32, but if you did the answer would be yes.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 04:49 PM
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no I have a power 32 in the Beaver right now, I am getting the Himax motor and the esc, Could I just keep the power 32 in the plane and use the 50 amp ESC?
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