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    RE: Mini Stik w/ tail drager set up

    yes,, that why I had to kick up the angle,, they act more like skis than floats,, maybe I'll make up a new set,, they could still stand to be mounted further forward aswell,, I guess I was in a hurry and didn't really notice myself until they were on the plane. Just goes to show, there's more than one way to skin a cat
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    RE: Mini Stik w/ tail drager set up

    Here's a scan from a near 20 year old photo,, this was a 20 size elder I set up the same way,, this one flew great too

    You can see the angles or more correct on that one

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    RE: Mini Stik w/ tail drager set up

    Reminds me of the Lou Proctor Antic on floats.

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    RE: Mini Stik w/ tail drager set up

    recent fly in, I've decided to redo the main floats, I'm tired of it wanting to nose over
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    RE: Mini Stik w/ tail drager set up

    Yep, I think if they are put on the other way and a hair farther foreward, It will work real well. My plane sits at a really nose up attitude in the water. When the power is put on it rocks up and on to step lifting the tail completely out of the water right away. Kind of like a water skier with the ski tips sticking straight up out of the water and then at "hit it" The skier rocks right up on the skis. I suppose that with the nose up attitude, it doesn't hurt that the engine is pointed up as well and helps pull it out of the water somewhat.

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    RE: Mini Stik w/ tail drager set up

    Float fly Sat. Morning so what better time to start the modification than today

    grinded the old mount off with the disk sander, ,needs more,,, slotted and cut the new mount pieces,, glue is drying as I type.
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    RE: Mini Stik w/ tail drager set up


    Jim Casey/Seaplane Nerd
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    RE: Mini Stik w/ tail drager set up


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    Glad you like it Jim

    need to CA soak the lite-ply and shoot some paint,, will need to fine tune the wire bends again too.
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    RE: Mini Stik w/ tail drager set up

    Paint touched up and ready,,, maybe I'll take it to the pond at lunch,, get my boy to make another video
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    RE: Mini Stik w/ tail drager set up

    It's looking really good now!

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    RE: Mini Stik w/ tail drager set up

    Short vid,, water handling is much better

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