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Old 03-16-2003, 09:36 PM
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I've got a wingo, and was wondering if with the floats it will take off water. thanks
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Old 03-17-2003, 12:57 AM
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Please forgive me. I read your post and my first thought was "Duh! Of course it will, that's why they sell them!"

However, after reading it a couple of more times I got to thinking that that wasn't really what you wanted to know.

I have read several threads where people don't have any problem getting a Wingo to lift off with the stock direct-drive motor. You will have even better success, though, with using the gear box for more torque. Either way, the floats really do work and you can takeoff and land with them.
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Old 03-17-2003, 01:31 AM
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now that i go back and read it, it does seem really stupid. but i've read other stuff about people building airplanes that won't ROW like the Herr Aquastar. Sorry. I guess i was really wondering, how do the floats work, and how much do they affect aerodynamics once in the air.
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Not sure about the Wingo floats, but a properly set up airplane should be almost no different flying with floats or wheels.
It may be slightly slower, but that is about it.
If you have trouble getting off the water, try going to a prop with a bit less pitch.
The small GWS aircraft all fly better off water with the 9 4.7 than with the 10 inch prop supplied in the kit.

Here are some videos to show you how well a lite stik flies with floats.

http://www.climateboatworks.com/video/videopage.htm

These are the Climate Models Pico / Micro floats on a stock GWS lite stik.
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