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whats a good nice cheap gas float plane?

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Old 07-11-2004, 11:08 PM
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I was wondering what a good cheap gas float plane is? Between the price of $200 and $350?[sm=confused.gif]



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Old 07-12-2004, 08:04 PM
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Your favorite r/c plane, with floats.

Almost ANYTHING works well with floats if it's easy to fly with wheels. Trainer, Stick, funFly....
I have slapped floats on trainers, a telemaster, a H9 super stick, 2 Big LazyBees, and a SPAD, and they all fly nicely on floats...
Don't spend money on a dedicated seaplane, just get your favorite, most comfortable sky-driller, add a set of floats, and go get wet.
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Old 07-13-2004, 11:15 AM
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By "gas", do you mean fuel powered, or gasoline only?

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Old 07-13-2004, 01:19 PM
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Old 07-13-2004, 02:06 PM
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Hobby People/Global Aerophibian. When they are on sale you can get the plane, floats and engine (46) for under $200.

And it's a great flyer on floats or wheels.

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Old 07-14-2004, 06:47 PM
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You want CHEAP ?? How about the World Models Sky Raider Mach I for only $69.99 !! 65 inch Wing span, for a .40 size engine. My buddy is assembling one as we speak !
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The Aerophibian comes with wheels, wheel pants, floats, float struts, water rudder and all necessary linkages. And the instructions tell you how to properly set it up for float flying.

The Mach I comes with... wheels.

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Old 07-15-2004, 07:11 AM
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Geeze ! Now that sounds like a deal !

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Here's my two cents worth . I have flown a few float planes but one of my favorites is an LT40 on Great Planes 40 size floats . My brother makes and sells foam core floats at a reasonable price ( www.geocities.com/planefunfloats ) It looks good on floats and flies even better .
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Here's what that $ 69.99 Skyraider turned out to be !! Flys GREAT !

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