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Nov 17, 2011, 04:34 PM
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Well my lake froze over today. So with that another season comes to an end for me. Now the plane will go on skis and I will then fly on the frozen lake.
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Nov 22, 2011, 10:41 AM
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E-Flite Taylorcraft on floats


24" Seaplanesupply foam floats
Have not tried it yet... But should fly well.
Turnigy 3536 1300kv - 350 watts full throttle
Nov 22, 2011, 12:05 PM
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That is sitting very high up off the floats... which will be unstable on the water. I would cut those legs down a bit until the bottom of the prop arc is about 1/2" above the tops of the floats. In fact, there's no reason you can't use the stock landing gear legs.

But it's pretty
Nov 22, 2011, 06:10 PM
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A few more pictures of my son's plane that i first posted back on page 13 post 182. This time all the gear on it and my son with it. ( https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=182 )
It is a scratch built Kadet Jr.
Nov 22, 2011, 06:28 PM
Are we having fun yet?
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A few more pictures of my son's plane that i first posted back on page 13 post 182. This time all the gear on it and my son with it. ( https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=182 )
It is a scratch built Kadet Jr.
That's a really cool looking plane
Nov 22, 2011, 06:35 PM
My hangar is,... "almost" full
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My first float plane, a Splash-e enlarged to 60"ws with Sikorsky S-39'ish modifications.

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Nov 22, 2011, 07:25 PM
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All those look great.
Dec 24, 2011, 01:56 PM
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Some amazing planes in this thread!
After seeing them all I'm not sure if this counts as a 'proper' float plane but it's one I can heartily recommend for pure fun. It's the Aquarius which is a redesign of the Capricorn which was a redesign of the Robbe Gemini.
Quick and easy to build and a absolute blast to fly from water. Will also fly from grass, snow, ice, tarmac,.... whatever.

Short video: http://exposureroom.com/members/Lanc...dfe26b44bc185/
Dec 24, 2011, 05:13 PM
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Some amazing planes in this thread!
After seeing them all I'm not sure if this counts as a 'proper' float plane but it's one I can heartily recommend for pure fun. ....
Neat reflection of the lights off the water. A night flying water plane...hmmmm...I may need to build one.

Marc
Dec 25, 2011, 01:49 PM
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My latest , a Besson MB411 french navy WWI designed to be carried in a tube mounted on a submarine .
Dec 26, 2011, 07:43 AM
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A few pics of a set of new PK 2050 scale floats and rigging being water tested before the maiden under a 40% BH super cub.
Dec 26, 2011, 09:08 AM
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A few pics of a set of new PK 2050 scale floats and rigging being water tested before the maiden under a 40% BH super cub.
Very impressive.

-Jay
Dec 26, 2011, 11:51 AM
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My Cub had a sub-fin on the bottom of the fuselage. I think it was to help add side area behind the CG to counter the side area of the floats. Yours may be not need the fin, but if it seems to wobble in the air, you might want to consider adding one.

McD
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Dec 26, 2011, 01:27 PM
Close enough
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A few pics of a set of new PK 2050 scale floats and rigging being water tested before the maiden under a 40% BH super cub.
I bet that toy hauler in the background comes in handy when you're transporting the Cub!

Marc
Dec 26, 2011, 01:39 PM
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I bet that toy hauler in the background comes in handy when you're transporting the Cub!

Marc
It sure does make things easier at the shows and contests, will we see you at the Nall/12?
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