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Old 03-20-2004, 02:10 AM
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Default Twin Cesssna Cardinal 177 on floats

Hello, today I will be TEST flying the Modelfly Cessna on floats but converted to a twin engine plane. Had a spare wing so decided to make the nacelles out of balsa and plywood. The fuel tanks are beneath the wings just like the twin otter. The plane is powered by two 46 FX so for power I am not concerned. It is 2 am and I cant wait.
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Old 03-24-2004, 02:07 PM
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Did it Fly??
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Old 03-24-2004, 07:28 PM
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Yes but the flight was very unstable. I needed heavier floats to have a better pendulum effect and more floating capabilities. I used the stock floats so when more weight was added to lower the center of gravity( to improve the pendulum effect) the floats could not hold that much. What I will do is to put 40 or 60 size floats from Great Plane and make a small hatch to carry more weight if needed and lower the angle on the engines and then do the test again which will be done by the end of April. But I am not giving up
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Keep us posted!

I have a Cardinal177 and I love it.
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Default RE: Twin Cesssna Cardinal 177 on floats

Please. Do not make it heavier. Anvils and engine blocks do not fly well. If you feel that you need more "pendulum effect, add 4" wingtip extensions with more dihedral-like a Gentle Lady.

I think if you add vertical stabilizer area, you will be happier.
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