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Oct 18, 2011, 06:39 AM
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Here's mine. Takeoff and landing on floats much easier than wheels. Flies OK, but alas is no more following a midair. I still have the home made floats though.
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Oct 18, 2011, 07:59 PM
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Looks very cool. I am going to buy a H9 Cub 40 and I will have the H9 floats for it next spring. Hopefully have the plane put together by the beggining of November.
Oct 19, 2011, 05:21 PM
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Toledo Special on Hangar 9 floats and the HK Icon A5.
Oct 22, 2011, 11:38 AM
Are we having fun yet?
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Originally Posted by russ_hillis
My Sig Kadet Senior, floats and a working bomb bay to boot!...
Nice! What size/mfg floats are those?
Oct 22, 2011, 03:53 PM
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actually they're cut on a band saw out of beaded foam & covered (not very well either)
Oct 23, 2011, 09:26 AM
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Minimag on Floats

This is kinda my workhorse parkflyer, handles rough terrain on 2" wheels and floats no problem. E Flight 450 outrunner and 9X6 prop, pops right off the water, which will be frozen soon and I'll be taking off the white stuff.
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Oct 24, 2011, 12:53 PM
Livin ta fly
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Originally Posted by Fast Guy
I built this little Herr Engineering Piper J3 Cub (35") kit last winter and finally got it on floats. Great little plane that's a very smooth flyer. Removed most of the dihedral and added ailerons to the wings. Made a battery hatch in the bottom for easy access. The floats are scaled down from a set of Great Planes floats I have on another plane. The floats are foam core construction. I hollowed out the foam to save every gram. The plane with the battery and floats came in at 12.5oz. I used some MonoKote covering I had laying around which added a shocking amount of weight. Next time I won’t be so cheap and get some ultralite covering. Still, it fly’s nicely even in a little wind. Likes the rudder to turn though.

Wing span 35"
RimeFire 300-28-22-1380kv
ThunderBird 18a ESC
Hyperion CX 3s 850 25c battery
APC 7x4 prop
Futaba S3114 Micro High Torque Servos
Did you have a set plans for your floats? Exactly what kind of foam did you use?
Oct 24, 2011, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Kuni

that fits

Here are some shots of my new, enlarged Savoia S.65 in 1:6 scale. Top-speed 170 Km/hr, driven by two Kontronik Kora 25 from 6S 5000mah.
Painting will have to wait until the winter arrives...

im in love with that waterplane, great job.,
Oct 24, 2011, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by sparkx38
Did you have a set plans for your floats? Exactly what kind of foam did you use?
Sorry, no plans. I have a plane with 40 size Great Planes floats so I measured them every 2" to get a cross section at that point and then scaled them down to be 75% of the length of the Herr's fuse. The foam I used was 2in. thick SM house insulation. Very easy to cut and shape. Covered them with MonoKote. The floats are surprisingly strong as you can see from the belly flop landing at the end of the video.
Last edited by Fast Guy; Oct 24, 2011 at 08:08 PM.
Oct 26, 2011, 09:13 AM
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This is my first attempt at float flying, and I am hooked! What a pleasure this is. I have a set of floats for my Kadet LT 40 that I think I will get set up as well. I am hoping they work equally as good on snow, since my skiis seem all but useless on anything but hardpack. Does anyone have any good tips on protecting the bottom of foam floats?, I am already noticing some wear. I was thinking about packing tape possibly or thinned out epoxy brushed on.
Oct 26, 2011, 05:42 PM
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You could buy some clear resign that is like epoxy, but cheaper. Just make sure that it is foam safe.
Oct 28, 2011, 11:57 PM
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hey welcome to RCG my flying friend! I love your flail plane! Hope your daughter doesn't miss it too much
Oct 29, 2011, 02:46 PM
usual old know-it-all
heres my first floater,maiden tomorrow.
Oct 29, 2011, 03:00 PM
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You can never go wrong with foam, they wont sink and are very light. joe

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