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    Scale/Semi-Scale Sea Plane Setups-PICS!!!

    Guys,

    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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    RE: Scale/Semi-Scale Sea Plane Setups-PICS!!!

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

    If you Google it, you will get many other hits. 
    Jim Casey/Seaplane Nerd
    http://www.smilesandwags.com/Floats.html

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    RE: Scale/Semi-Scale Sea Plane Setups-PICS!!!

    Thanks Jim.  I'll Keep you posted on both the builds.

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    RE: Scale/Semi-Scale Sea Plane Setups-PICS!!!

    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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    RE: Scale/Semi-Scale Sea Plane Setups-PICS!!!

    although they are on hiatus from selling the site has some good reference photos up still

    http://www.seacommander.com/index.asp
    You're so smart,, you figured out how to read this!! Or maybe ya just got lucky??


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