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Jan 05, 2008, 07:28 PM
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I've been looking at this one too
http://www.3dhobbyshop.com/detail.aspx?ID=2097
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Jan 05, 2008, 07:30 PM
Hold my Beer and watch this!
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EBT = Electric Basic Trainer. The "Top Gun" elctric flyer at my field has one. It flys gentle and slow, but can still do aerobatics. He hover his

http://www.quietrcflying.com/Product...id=3DH-EBT-ARF
Jan 05, 2008, 09:26 PM
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Ebt


I have been flying for sometime. I am putting together an EBT right now. The plane seems to be well built. All videos indicate that EBT flys well. A friend has one , he has been flying for years, and loves it. thanks...Joe from Texas
Jan 06, 2008, 10:58 AM
In NY's beautifull hills
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Floats


Just came upon this thread--w/o reading the whole thing, has anyone put floats on one of these ?


Thks
Bob
Jan 06, 2008, 03:01 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by staggerwing
Just came upon this thread--w/o reading the whole thing, has anyone put floats on one of these ?
Thks
Bob
Not to my knowledge but I have a set of GWS floats that I used on my Mini Ultra Stik. Too cold right now.

CR
Jan 06, 2008, 04:27 PM
In NY's beautifull hills
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Thks CR. I have this kit & am going to give it a try for both snow & water
I noticed Tower has some plastic floats that would appear to work for a reasonable price ($33) but are currently out of stock

Bob
Jan 06, 2008, 04:37 PM
Rhinebeck CD-99,00,01,02
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The GWS floats work great for $11.
Jan 06, 2008, 04:40 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by staggerwing
Thks CR. I have this kit & am going to give it a try for both snow & water
I noticed Tower has some plastic floats that would appear to work for a reasonable price ($33) but are currently out of stock

Bob
AIR, the GWS floats are less than 20 bucks. They worked fine on my MUS. Look here:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...=MUS+on+Floats

These are foam with plastic Vee bottoms.

CR

OOPS! The link to my pics is in Post #11.
Jan 06, 2008, 04:55 PM
Renegade Fun Forever!!
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GWS floats on this plane? Have any pic's of your mounting?
Jan 06, 2008, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by rvincent
GWS floats on this plane? Have any pic's of your mounting?
Not on the T'craft yet. Shouldn't be too tough tho. Mount the floats to the main LG with the step at the CG. One would have to install a rear LG block in the fuse, fabricate or adapt a rear LG setup. If I was living in snow country I'd already have those floats mounted in lieu of skis.

CR
Jan 06, 2008, 06:42 PM
In NY's beautifull hills
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GWS floats


Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Smith
The GWS floats work great for $11.

Hi Tom,
Think we corresponded awhile back on something.
The GWS are 21" & have no specs that I can find on recommended model weight--does anyone here have any weights on models mentioned that have used these floats successfully ?
Tom, are you saying you've used them on the T Craft ?

Bob
Jan 06, 2008, 06:52 PM
Rhinebeck CD-99,00,01,02
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No Bob, I had them on a Husky. See photo. They worked great. Floats should be 75% of the length of the model from the back of the prop to the rudder hinge. That is a good rule of thumb to use. At 21" the GWS floats should be OK on models up to 28" long from back of prop to rudder hinge. The T Craft is 31" in that length so the GWS floats are a tad short but should work fine because the model is very light. With the step on the CG the floats should extend out past the prop by an inch or two to keep the model from trying to submarine when power is appied. It would be worth trying for an $11 investment. They work great on snow too because the bottom half of the float is hard plastic that slides like crazy on snow or wet grass. The tops are molded foam. Tom
Jan 06, 2008, 10:13 PM
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Taylorcraft on foam floats


I've put mine on some 25" long foam floats and it it works great off powdery snow. All the water in Maine is frozen right now for the most part so I'll have to wait for the water test. I have a taxi video loaded and I'm trying to get a flight one put up. Using the 450 outrunner and 11 x 4 wide blade slow prop works great and still does most aerobatics, but why would you! Fly bys and touch and goes are the thing. The water rudder is from the previous et up and the linkage is not hooked up. I think I'll make a bigger one if the air rudder won't handle it. Here are a couple pictures and a link to the taxi video.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=797097

Jay
Last edited by Jaybird; Jan 06, 2008 at 10:53 PM.
Jan 07, 2008, 06:17 AM
In NY's beautifull hills
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Thks Jay--sure looks great & what an inspiration to put floats on this bird !
Do you know the AUW ?

Bob
Jan 07, 2008, 06:59 AM
Wanted for breaking Ohm's Law
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RE: Floats, has anyone looked at the float kit by Top Notch Kits? It is 26" long and sounds like a prefiect fit for the Taylorcraft or their Cessna 195 kit, I have attached the PDF construction manual. I think they get $25.00 for their kit.

Enjoy!


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