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Old 06-10-2012, 06:49 AM
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Looking for suggestions on what floats to get for my new Thunder Tiger 82" J3 Cub that I plan to dedicate to float flying only. Looking for something in the mid price range.
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The float size you need should be 75-80% of the fuselage length. I have the VQ floats from Hobby People & they are 36 inches long.
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any 40 size float would work pretty well - Great Planes, Hanger 9, Sig, Goldberg (if you can find them)..
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I looked at the TT website and got the specs on the J3 Cub. Any float around 34-38 inches will work. The step should be a half inch to one inch behind the CG. The center of the floats should be between 1/4 to 1/5 the width of the wingspan, so toughly between 16 and 20 inches. The front of the float should extend beyond front of the plane by an inch or two. A water rudder will help during windy days or slow speed taxi. You can get them from MaxfordUsa here:

http://www.maxfordusa.com/hz-40-fiber-floats-1.aspx

or from Tower

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXE981&P=ML

or you could fabricate them yourself:

http://www.seminolerc.com/EZ-Float-Design.html

That's all I have. Good luck!

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Thank everyone for the great advice. I'll start shopping around.
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