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E-Flite Taylorcraft 450 on Floats

Old 05-27-2010, 06:33 PM
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Default RE: E-Flite Taylorcraft 450 on Floats

Hi Furn1593,

My name is Jim...u got a nice plane there....i havent flown mine yet.....but here r some pics......

Its got a park 480 motor, and a 12X6 prop....and will most likely need it, for my floats are abit heavy. I didnt go with any cables to tighten up the floats, but decided to go with twin rudders (tied together) controlled by one servo y'ed to the plane rudder. The extra(or third cross tie between the floats) helpedto tightenthe floats.

Didnt like the way the 2200 battery tied-in, so I built a more stable battery compartment ....to keep it in place.Battery is as far forward as i can get it (settling in about 1/2 inch from the firewall).

With the weight of my floats and the 480 engine, My CG is at the 2 5/8 inch mark .....i hope this will help give me more control of the plane, seeing i have never flown with floats before...lol

Take Care...by the way, i put your login name as a referral...so u might get something from RCU !!!!!!!
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Default RE: E-Flite Taylorcraft 450 on Floats

Greetings! I just acquired a Taylorcraft 450, that was assembled with floats, at a swap sale. It has no water rudder. I'm reading that having one or two is recommended. Can you share your configuration? Thanks
Old 01-09-2011, 08:34 PM
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I have a single water rudder on the floats I am building. I used the topnotch float kit found on their website. If you go there you can access the instruction manual and see how they build the water rudder. Mine is a little different and is actually retractable. How do electric airplanes stand up to water? I would think that water and electricity dont mix. Also does water get into the cooling hole on the bottom of the fuse in the back? Looking at it makes me think it would.
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I know old thread but have a Taylor craft putting on super cub floats,
i was wanting to know if you guys taped up the holes in bottom of fuse for float flying

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