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Dec 01, 2011, 03:58 PM
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Pat, do you use a water rudder?
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Dec 01, 2011, 06:48 PM
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No water rudder--just a center beam of basswood from the step to the rear of the float.

The floats were described in detail in the Sept-Oct 2008 time frame on this thread. Here is the PDF
Dec 02, 2011, 02:30 PM
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No water rudder--just a center beam of basswood from the step to the rear of the float.

The floats were described in detail in the Sept-Oct 2008 time frame on this thread. Here is the PDF
Thanks for re posting these, Pat. In order to taxi with these.. is rudder enough to turn? I had a set of floats on a J-3 Cub and they worked fine, but I barely had enough room in the pond to make a U turn.

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Dec 02, 2011, 03:23 PM
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You don't need a water rudder with these floats--the TM will turn with the normal rudder.
Dec 02, 2011, 03:38 PM
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You don't need a water rudder with these floats--the TM will turn with the normal rudder.
Great. Thanks! I need to try this.

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Dec 02, 2011, 08:57 PM
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Buzz you have been saying that for years!
Dec 03, 2011, 02:10 AM
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Here are some shots of my TM400 from Thanksgiving. Photos courtesy my lovely fiancée.

Sorry for the lack of H2O in the shots - My Moth is yet to get her feet wet. Grass takeoffs and landings with the pontoons are a hoot though.
Dec 03, 2011, 09:32 AM
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Buzz you have been saying that for years!
I have? I was going to run for president of the Procrastinators Club... but I never got around to it.
Dec 03, 2011, 01:14 PM
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I have? I was going to run for president of the Procrastinators Club... but I never got around to it.
I also have a round tuit. It's where I file all my future endeavors.

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Dec 03, 2011, 03:03 PM
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Looks great Spencer, and lots of fun.
Dec 03, 2011, 03:16 PM
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Looks great Spencer, and lots of fun.
Yeah, Spencer... I forgot to comment on it. We used to land on the grass with floats... many moons ago. I fly helicopters, quads, run cars and boats... but I think the TM is my favorite. The others are too hectic at times. I like to put my Moth in a large slow turn...then trim it that way. Then I can walk off without the Tx and take pictures of it.

@Aeronca.. Someone actually gave me a round piece of wood about the size of a silver dollar. It was a "Round Tuit" printed on it. lol

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Dec 03, 2011, 06:52 PM
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More perfect flying weather today in central VA.
Dec 03, 2011, 08:50 PM
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I like to put my Moth in a large slow turn...then trim it that way. Then I can walk off without the Tx and take pictures of it.
Buzz
You've tried that too?!

Thanks for the comments guys. Pat, your Moths are beautiful!
Dec 04, 2011, 10:00 AM
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You've tried that too?!

Thanks for the comments guys. Pat, your Moths are beautiful!
Yeah, if there's no wind it will fly in large circles by itself until my timer goes off.


Hey, Pat... great pictures... I like the last one. Nothing better than a cold beer after flying.
Dec 06, 2011, 12:40 PM
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Here is more activity from last Saturday
http://dcmaxecuter.org/024DECEMBER20...PHOTOPAGE.html


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