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Old 05-25-2012, 06:59 PM
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I'm Building Two Giant Scale Floatplanes. These are my First Floatplanes. A 83inch CMP Cessna 182 and a 91 inch CMP cub. Both are finshed and fly great on land. I'm Looking for pictures of your Setups mainly for Struts-bracketts-pulleys- Water Rudders ect....... LETSSEESOMEINSPIRATIONALPICTURES !!!!!!!![youtube][/youtube][youtube][/youtube][youtube][/youtube]

I have Ralph "Seaplane" from Planefunfloats making 45 inchers for the Cessna and 42 inchers for the cub.

I wanted to go with Structural Aluminum Tubing so I found this tubing from Glen Torrance Models........I ordered 12 feet of it just to be safe :-)
http://www.flygtm.com/products.php?type=struts&kit=4000

I'm not Sure how Im going do to the bracketts or what to use for the Support cables that criscross between the Floats. (maybe rods and cleveses?)

I have 4 Large size Ernst water rudders on order.

I'm thinking obout ordering pulleys and cable for the pull pull rudders (I guess proctor pulleys are the way to go.......what size should I get?)

Not Sure how to set up the retract servo/cables for the rudders.

Anyways You guys should Have seen how long it look to do the lighting system for my Cessna. I want the Floats to look and function Just as good/realisticaly.

Thanks for the tips. I'll post pics of the build as I go along.

Here are a couple videos of my cessna and its Lights......it took a lot of time to get it to this point. :-)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1Be9X4XEjE[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuqLQ64qgJE[/youtube]

I'll get a video of the cub soon.


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Lots of good photos of Cubs on floats here:
Brown's seaplane base

If you Google it, you will get many other hits. 
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Thanks Jim.  I'll Keep you posted on both the builds.
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Update On the Floats. I'm Still looking for tips/pictures on how to mount these things with the Structural Streamlined Aluminum I have.
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although they are on hiatus from selling the site has some good reference photos up still

http://www.seacommander.com/index.asp
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