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Old 11-27-2015, 05:16 PM
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I just got my hands on a really nice kit of the ROBINHOOD 99 by World Engines
and my plan is to build it to accommodate wheels, floats, and skis.

I would like to put a DLE 40cc twin on it but am wondering if it will be enough power
for flying with 56" floats off the water.

I am open to comments and discussion.

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Old 11-28-2015, 11:57 AM
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What you suggest sounds like a nice combination although the DLE might be a little weak on floats. I'm not familiar with the specs for that engine. The Robin Hood must be the easiest plane ever to swap an engine on.
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Yeh....I just watched a video on YouTube of a Robinhood 99 with a EVO 99cc Radial on the nose and it handled it quite well.
Wouldn't it be fun looking for that engine in the bottom of a lake!

I may think of jumping up to a 50cc class engine but I like the low vibration of a twin cylinder. Maybe the DLE 60cc twin would be a better choice.

I really like the idea of the Robinhood 99 on floats since everything is out in the open where you can get to it and makes adjustments easy especially standing knee deep in water. I know you're not supposed to have to get in the water but 99%
of the time you end up doing so. What's the sense of going to the lake without getting a little wet?
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The Robin hood is about the size and weight of a senior Telemaster although the airfoil is somewhat semi symmetrical. The big issue is going to be weight. If it were very light the DLE 40 might be OK but if you have the option I would go for the 60.
Just my two bits worth.
Peter

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