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Old 09-11-2010, 06:31 AM
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,,,,,,,,,,,,It might not fit in the site.
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Hey Bob,
I saw your Blue Angels avatar by your name and thought you might like to check out one of my other projects. Now I just need to put some floats on it. [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6KKzmEYnLw]Fat Albert[/link]
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Old 09-11-2010, 06:58 PM
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The Fat Albert plane looks great. I was an Airframe Mechanic and Painter with the team 1952-1954. I saw all the beautiful models on this site and I thought that the Sea Cat might not be good enough to be with this site!!
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:13 PM
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The plane is as welcome here as any other,, now get that baby in the air and post a pic of it flying
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:46 PM
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Okay I will> I am just now getting over spine surgery at my kneck.I am having a little trouble bending my kneck, will be better soon. I am 78 years old.Built me first model in 1939. Been flying R/C since 1960.
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Sea Delta twin. My flying buddy Carl "Flaps" Laffert and I took a Diamond Dust kit and widened it by 12" and added a second engine. After flying it for a few years, we mounted floats. This is the result.

Power is two OS .46LA engines. Flies good on floats, too.

The last photo was taken after the successful test flight.
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Ed,
That's an interesting setup for the water rudder. Is that of your own design? Most of the ones I've seen are just stuck on the rear of one float.
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:45 PM
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Very nice Ed!!!
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here is my Bud Nosen Citabria flys nice with a tartan single
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Howdie guys,

I just finished my first float plane project. Actually, I've had this LA Racer .40 from World Models for a while. Purchased Super Flying Models floats from Horizon Hobby last week. Did it all in one Saturday. I am taking this baby to Lake Camanche in CA on a camping trip in two weeks with my family and friends. I hope she flies well.

Cheers to all!

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I got both of these from a friend .I haven't flew the float plane as of yet still working on it but the one with the landing gear i have and just love it ,It's electric and the float cub is glow .
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Old 09-12-2010, 08:16 AM
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Luker, you want to open the picture to full size before you copy the url, you copied the "thumb nail"


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Luker, just make sure you have enough vitrical stab area. you need about 10% of your wing area. i had to add a sub rudder to my citabria i'm about 12% now.
now it flys stright
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42etus,

The floats are fiberglass and came with that water rudder. There was a tube already through the float at that point. In addition, the rear of the floats is slanted forward, which makes mounting a water rudder back there hard.

You are correct in that all my other planes have them on the rear. This is the first time I have seem one like this, mounted near mid float. Seems to work.

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Old 09-15-2010, 10:12 AM
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Here is my old Falcon 40 kit with some home made floats. It was my first trainer, several years later I converted it to a float plane. It is not scale at all to any plane, but it works pretty good for what it is
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Old 11-26-2010, 09:17 PM
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I've got 2 recently completed, that I need to put up in the air now.
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Those are awesome! Now we need details!
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:27 PM
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Here's a picture of my Hangar 9 80" Cub at a float fly this past fall:



You can see more pictures of her here:

http://teamtracon.netfirms.com/event...bum=34&page=17

http://teamtracon.netfirms.com/event...bum=34&page=18

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I've got 377 hours in this exact aircraft as PIC. Talk about putting one over on the FAA. [sm=bananahead.gif]
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retired
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Sig 1/5 scale electric.
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These shots are great! Especially the one skimming with the reflection!
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Wow ya gotta love Cubs...

Nice pictures..

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I'M looking for some help! I have a slow stick from SA and I want to convert it to floats. Anybody out there know where I might be to tap in such knowledge?
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