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Old 05-23-2004, 01:03 PM
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Greg Covey
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Default RE: Monocoupe Conversion on Floats

My Monocoupe on floats was a good success at yesterday's float fly in the finger lakes of upstate NY. Although take-offs were a bit weak, we flew the Monocoupe five times during the day.

Once airborn, the plane still flew at half throttle but initially breaking the suction of the water contact required some skill and long take-offs. I will either try changing my prop from an APC 13x8 e-prop to an APC 14x7 e-prop or switch to an AXI 4130/16 that was not available when I did my original e-conversion last year.

I connected my other water rudder via a second flexible cable run. They had fantastic turning response in the water!

This plane simply looks nostalgically great on the ground and in the air!
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