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Old 02-01-2013, 03:41 PM
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Hi every one. I am an rc pilot that is finally ready to try my luck on water. I have a 1/6 SIG cub and I just bought a set of floats from a guy at my club. The fuse measures 41 inches from drive washer to hinge line of rudder so I know that a 32 or 33 inch float would be ideal. The floats that I just picked up measure out to 36 inches. Will this be too big?or will it still get up off of the water. Any feedback or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Steve.
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It'll sit a little higher in the water and that always makes it easier to break free. Just get all the angles set right and get the step in the right place and you're golden. Go for it.

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yeah, if they are set up right, they'll work fine.....
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As long as your step is in the rite spot you will be fine..
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Thanks a lot for all of your answers. I figured it would be ok, but why risk a crashed plane just because I didn't ask. Thanks again and I'm sure ill be back with plenty more questions. All I know is I can't wait to try it on the water.
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I have had many float planes that the floats were perhaps too big and a few that they were to small but When selecting floats its always better to error on the larger side and like bikerbc indicated get the step in the right spot and she will be a sweet flyer.

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Ditto to all above, ALSO it is important to get the incidence right.
If in doubt, check the Chuck Cunningham article in Randy Linderman's website. There is a link in my website listed in my signature.

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Thanks a lot to all who took time to answer me, especially Jim Casey. Your website has been invaluable so far. Thanks again. Steve
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