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Best parkflyer w/ floats?

Old 03-29-2004, 09:29 AM
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Default Best parkflyer w/ floats?

I am trying to seek out a great park-flyer that can accommodate a set of floats.

I am already aware of the Cobra sold at Hobby Lobby :



But what other options are out there? Thanks in advance!!! [8D]
Old 03-29-2004, 10:31 AM
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Default RE: Best parkflyer w/ floats?

Just about any parkflyer can be modified with floats. All you have to do is modify a spot on the fuselage for the rear mount. There have been quite a few GWS Beavers modified to fly off water, along with Slow Sticks and others. Find a plane you like, and find out what you have to do to install floats.
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Default RE: Best parkflyer w/ floats?

you might want to look into the soarstar. it uses the wingo floats and seems to do a pretty good job. it's a little tippy and you definitely want to wait for a no / low wind day but it takes the extra weight well.

just a thought
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Default RE: Best parkflyer w/ floats?

I'm now thinking about the "Multiplex SkyCat Park Flyer Kit 42.7" " and putting her on a set of sturdy and light floats. It's 97% polypropylene particle foam. Thoughts?

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXEXV0&P=0




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Default RE: Best parkflyer w/ floats?

Check this out. Beaver with home made floats made from tv packing foam.
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Old 03-30-2004, 04:03 AM
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Default RE: Best parkflyer w/ floats?

well im in the middle of makeing a set of floats for my parkflyer, i dont know why, there are no ponds around... ei.. it might come in useful sometime.....

anyway the floats are best to be the full length of the fusalage and thinner at the back then at the front, thats so the front is always out of the water because if it catches the water then it would be all over.
you can atatch them to you plane by thin pvc or strong wire, attatched with screws or in my situation a full surface that is rubber-banded to the plane, or at least thats the plan i still have to cover the floats,
i carved them both out of polystyrene foam would they be ok without covering?

a bunch of gws planes would be ok, the hobby lobby wingo does well with floats apparantly but still, most planes would work, you could try to make flats that clip on to the origional landing gear.

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