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    Who makes scale Edo floats?

    Hi Guys,

    I'm building a 1/5th scale (77") Ziroli Stearman and I'd like to put it on a nice set of scale Edo floats. (See the attached pic.) Who makes quality scale Edo floats? I'm assuming that 44 to 45 inchers would be appropriate for my 59 inch fuselage. (The 75% of the fuselage length rule applies to biplanes too doesn't it?)

    Thanks,

    Harvey
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    RE: Who makes scale Edo floats?

    Try here: http://www.seacommander.com/
    beautiful epoxyglass floats.  You pay for the quality tho' .
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    RE: Who makes scale Edo floats?

    Unfortunately, I think they have been on hiatus since last winter, He had a post up about loosing his shop lease, now I see the company is for sale,,

    Balsa USA has a couple float kits too (built up)
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    RE: Who makes scale Edo floats?

    I email Sea Commander several time with no response. I wanted to include a float option on my 1:4 SR-9. They had some nice size strut fairings that would have worked well on my 1:8 scale Dornier Do-24T. But alas !!!!
    Kits: F11C-2 1:4, Do-24T 1:8, P-3 1:10, Howard 500 1:5, XFY-1 1:4, SR-9 1:4, V-22 1:6, B-25J 1:4, F+W C3603 1:5, B314 1:11, DHC-4 1:10

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    RE: Who makes scale Edo floats?

    Thanks Guys! Maybe Sea Commander will resurface or someone will pick up their inventory and continue on. Unfortunately, Balsa USA only makes floats in 1/4 and 1/3 scale. I need 1/5.

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    RE: Who makes scale Edo floats?

    I am still looking! AND hoping!! LOL,because I have found nothing!!! Looking for drawings for them are hard, and the proper size is so important to balance the A/C in the water as well as in flight!!!
    Kits: F11C-2 1:4, Do-24T 1:8, P-3 1:10, Howard 500 1:5, XFY-1 1:4, SR-9 1:4, V-22 1:6, B-25J 1:4, F+W C3603 1:5, B314 1:11, DHC-4 1:10

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    RE: Who makes scale Edo floats?

    Be Kind & Have Fun!
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    RE: Who makes scale Edo floats?

    ORIGINAL: bkind

    This guy makes a kit
    https://mraerodesign.securicom.ca/en...m?ProduitID=11

    Brian
    Thanks but $270 is way beyond my budget.

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    RE: Who makes scale Edo floats?

    When you consider all that comes with that kit,, IMO that's not a bad price
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    RE: Who makes scale Edo floats?

    ORIGINAL: scale only 4 me

    When you consider all that comes with that kit,, IMO that's not a bad price
    You might be right but it's still beyond my budget. I'd hate to think what the Sea Commander floats went for.

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    RE: Who makes scale Edo floats?

    Well 1/5 what? He calls those 18% Beaver that close to 5th scale for that plane. I bet they'd look fine on that size Stearman

    Shoot the guy an email, since it's CAD and laser cut, maybe he can cut a set slightly smaller for you,, you'd have to tinker with the pre made fiberglass parts or use wood for that area, but that wouldn't be to hard to modify.

    good luck,


    p.s.
    Sig has a 46" set, but their not a scale as those
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    RE: Who makes scale Edo floats?

    Did you know the exact length you need for your float ? MR Aerodesign can scale it at nearly any length you want.
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    RE: Who makes scale Edo floats?

    What type of scale EDO floats are you looking for? I can cut anything. The largest so far is 114".

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    RE: Who makes scale Edo floats?


    ORIGINAL: SeaPlaneSupply

    What type of scale EDO floats are you looking for? I can cut anything. The largest so far is 114''.

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    Mark,

    Thanks for chiming in. I've been looking at your website this morning . I THINK I need a set of 44-inchers but I need to measure the plans again before I'll know for sure.

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    RE: Who makes scale Edo floats?

    Balsa usa sells a float kit

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    RE: Who makes scale Edo floats?


    ORIGINAL: SIMCO

    Balsa usa sells a float kit
    Balsa USA only sells 1/3rd and 1/4th scale float kits. I need 1/5th scale.

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    RE: Who makes scale Edo floats?

    You keep saying that,, but a 1/5 scale Stearman Float isn't the same as a 1/5th scale Cub Float,, the Balsa USA size/scale (and many others) are based on their Cub kits.
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    RE: Who makes scale Edo floats?


    ORIGINAL: scale only 4 me

    You keep saying that,, but a 1/5 scale Stearman Float isn't the same as a 1/5th scale Cub Float,, the Balsa USA size/scale (and many others) are based on their Cub kits.
    Yes, I get that. However, the Cub floats are light duty floats. While BUSA's quarter scale floats might be the right length for my fifth scale Stearman, I'm afraid that they would look like light duty floats with larger-than-scale features.

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    RE: Who makes scale Edo floats?

    OK, I see where you're going with this,,

    Most available kits are just basic wood built up floats,, you can add as much scale detail as you want to make them look scale to your plane,, add more or fewer rivet line rows etc.

    good luck
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    RE: Who makes scale Edo floats?

    Check out seaplanesupply.com he is a great guy to deal with.


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