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Forum: Seaplanes
06-12-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 761
Posted By JimCasey

We'd love to have you visit Florida Float...

We'd love to have you visit Florida Float Flyers.. It's north of Hwy 60 on Dover road, just east of Brandon in Hillsborough county.
Cross the RR tracks, Immediate right, then left. Retirees groom...
Forum: Seaplanes
06-07-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 761
Posted By JimCasey

SO4Me, It is Kind of you to say. I intend to...

SO4Me, It is Kind of you to say. I intend to salvage that onto Facebook, probably creating the Florida Float Flyers' facebook site. That site was originally created to be the FLFLFL website.
Forum: Seaplanes
06-04-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 761
Posted By JimCasey

No More

To the webmaster
I have taken down the website that served for Frequently asked questions.
I may resurrect it at some time in the future, but it was a supplemental site to my wife's dog-training...
Forum: Seaplanes
01-29-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,870
Posted By JimCasey

Everybody loves the Skipper except me. When I...

Everybody loves the Skipper except me.
When I got mine, I was astonished at how well it was packaged, and how easily it went together. Then I plugged in the radio and found it had a bad servo in...
Forum: Seaplanes
12-24-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,081
Posted By JimCasey

I use 2-56 screw eyes. They are just like the...

I use 2-56 screw eyes. They are just like the guides in a fishing rod. Pulleys are great if you want really scale modeling and have lots of disposable money, but screw eyes do the same job for mere...
Forum: Seaplanes
12-07-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,081
Posted By JimCasey

Check out this link and read the maintenance...

Check out this link and read the maintenance manual....http://aerocet.com/products/floats/by-aircraft-model/de-havilland-beaver-dhc-2-2/
Forum: Seaplanes
08-05-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By JimCasey

I love the Polaris but it's a little fragile to...

I love the Polaris but it's a little fragile to transport much. A Hobby King Skipper looks like a Polaris and is sturdier/faster and a convenient size. Mine went together in less than half an hour....
Forum: Seaplanes
08-05-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By JimCasey

Be sure to memorialize Art Schmitz, who was a...

Be sure to memorialize Art Schmitz, who was a longtime Firelands member and passed away on 6 July.
Forum: Seaplanes
07-12-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 408
Posted By JimCasey

Art Schmitz

I was notified by his family today, that Art Schmitz ("Lindart" here) had passed away on the 6th of this month.
He was my friend and a frequent poster to this forum, and one of the most talented...
Forum: Seaplanes
06-17-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 733
Posted By JimCasey

Buy a prop reamer. Prop reamers are stepped, so...

Buy a prop reamer. Prop reamers are stepped, so they cut true cylindrical holes. ( common reamers are tapered) At your favorite hobby shop, or Tower.
Forum: Seaplanes
04-04-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By JimCasey

Usually the bottom of the prop arc should be...

Usually the bottom of the prop arc should be about 20% of the prop diameter above a line between the tops of the floats.
10" prop: 2...
Forum: Seaplanes
02-10-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By JimCasey

>>>Any other tips or advice ?<<< Get used to...

>>>Any other tips or advice ?<<<
Get used to the cheek cramps you will get from having a silly grin the entire time you are flying.

To paraphrase Larry the Cable Guy " That there's FUN, I don't...
Forum: Seaplanes
02-08-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,145
Posted By JimCasey

Thanks for the kind words about the website. It...

Thanks for the kind words about the website. It has been so long since I updated it I have forgotten how.
Forum: Seaplanes
02-07-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,145
Posted By JimCasey

Good ol' Pactra dope works well as a sealer and...

Good ol' Pactra dope works well as a sealer and film coverings stick to it and WON'T come off.
Water Based PolyUrethane works well, too. Before you seal, Bondo or lightweight spackle fills the...
Forum: Seaplanes
02-07-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By JimCasey

I always run a strip of glass or carbon fibers...

I always run a strip of glass or carbon fibers above the step alongside the float. Extra reinforcement , and the step is a notch, where fractures start. I use 3/4 oz cloth, with WBPU varnish...
Forum: Seaplanes
02-06-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By JimCasey

Wise choice. Carbon Fiber spreaders work well....

Wise choice. Carbon Fiber spreaders work well. "Spreaders" SHOULD be called "ANTI spreaders", since they keep the gear from splaying out.

Traditional spacing is 1/4 of the span, but I have flown...
Forum: Seaplanes
02-04-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By JimCasey

Mark makes beautiful floats in a variety of...

Mark makes beautiful floats in a variety of styles (Flat bottom, v-bottom, round top, flat top, old fashioned, centerline with outriggers, ...almost as many ways as Bubba Gump had to prepare Shrimp)....
Forum: Seaplanes
01-04-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 847
Posted By JimCasey

rescue boat

It's hard to beat this as a rescue boat, but the state of Alabama says it's a powered craft and must be registered/licensed.
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1954126
Forum: Seaplanes
12-08-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By JimCasey

If you want to do it for "scaleness", check out...

If you want to do it for "scaleness", check out the photos of the cubs at Brown's seaplane base.
The cable linkage starts at the rudder horn, goes forward, thendown, then back to the rudders. ...
Forum: Seaplanes
12-08-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By JimCasey

If you want to do it for "scaleness", check out...

If you want to do it for "scaleness", check out the photos of the cubs at Brown's seaplane base.
Forum: Seaplanes
08-25-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By JimCasey

Deltas in my experience will roll faster than you...

Deltas in my experience will roll faster than you can count, but they can be a little sluggish in pitch. Tapered ailerons take a little authority out of the ailerons so the plane is not too...
Forum: Seaplanes
08-13-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,574
Posted By JimCasey

GB floats are favorites to pick on. They are...

GB floats are favorites to pick on. They are hollow and the mounting flange flexes. They can leak. That said, they are probably about the right size for an iggle.
See fhe FAQ section of my...
Forum: Seaplanes
07-25-2013, 02:37 PM
Forum: Seaplanes
07-21-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,778
Posted By JimCasey

RE: Ideas for connecting water rudder

How about a scale-like setup. Cheap, easy, weightless.
Come off the rudder horns (2 required- as in pull-pull), with stranded fishing line.
Go forward to the rear float strut,
Go down to the top...
Forum: Seaplanes
06-18-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,434
Posted By JimCasey

RE: 1st Float Plane

I have a standard answer for anybody wanting to start float flying: Take your favorite sport plane and add floats.  You'll be flying a familiar plane and your learning curve will be MANY slope-points...
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