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Forum: Seaplanes
04-02-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,861
Posted By Mike Ferretti

RE: Your thoughts on water rudder

It worked ! If any one enjoys my drawing, post replies, and I'll make a pair of drawings on how I retract my water rudders from the transmitter...
Forum: Seaplanes
04-02-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,861
Posted By Mike Ferretti

RE: Your thoughts on water rudder

Note to all: If this works, here is a file attached with drawing of how I run my fishing lines fron the air rudder to the water rudders. This is "TopView" drawing. The dashed line indicates the...
Forum: Seaplanes
04-01-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,784
Posted By Mike Ferretti

RE: Largest Wingspan Beginner Float Plane RTF/ARF

Lvflyer55, I personally do NOT recommend low wing planes for float flying unless you are highly experienced. For High wing and you want large, hmmmm, every ones opinion of what "Large" is, is...
Forum: Seaplanes
04-01-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,861
Posted By Mike Ferretti

RE: Your thoughts on water rudder

Mudboger07, I believe trying to float fly with out at least one water to often be, what IMHO is a safety hazard. If you end try to fly from a location with any swimmers, or other users, then you've...
Forum: Seaplanes
10-25-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 961
Posted By Mike Ferretti

RE: Covering for .40 sized floats?

For something that's only going to flown off of the water only 2, or 3 times year, packing tape, I think is fine, especially if the floats are made of Blue, or pink foam. Both of these are a "Closed...
Forum: Seaplanes
10-25-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By Mike Ferretti

RE: Unionville

Arsenaga, in another thread in this forum the guys are building, and flying larger Beavers, and Are using +2.5 degrees for the wing. Do you have any down thrust set ito the mounting of your engine???...
Forum: Seaplanes
10-25-2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By Mike Ferretti

RE: Unionville

Dear Arsenaga: I have been float flying for many years. I am flying my fourth one now. I have a model beaver on floats that I bought from a friend of mine, { Thanks, Tom!!! }, on Scratch Built foam...
Forum: Seaplanes
06-25-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,516
Posted By Mike Ferretti

RE: Sig 1/4 scale Cub on H-9 Floats

Thanks Wayne, you are probably right. My friends 1/4 scale floats were probably another brand, not Hangar9.
Apologies.
M.F.
Forum: Seaplanes
06-23-2009, 07:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,516
Posted By Mike Ferretti

RE: Sig 1/4 scale Cub on H-9 Floats

SU29, I don't have any experience with Hangar9's 1/4 Scale Floats, but I did look at a pair that a friend bought.I do have experience with their 36 Inchers. The covering on the bottoms blasted open...
Forum: Seaplanes
06-22-2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 926
Posted By Mike Ferretti

RE: How much water rudder??

I.M.H.O, any one flying from a fixed area, or point from shore should at least try a water rudder. So unless you are going to be flying FROM a boat, or have access to an Island on a lake, or are...
Forum: Seaplanes
05-22-2009, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,097
Posted By Mike Ferretti

RE: Neptune Seaplane

Jrf, I agree with you about the foam tape. I t does sound to thin to be of any use for sealing the wing joint. So it sounds like the large curved sectionsare "Left-Overs" from the manufacturing...
Forum: Seaplanes
05-22-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,097
Posted By Mike Ferretti

RE: Neptune Seaplane

Jrf, I can almost guarantee you that the foam tape is supposed to be for sealing the joint between the fusalage and the wing. This is normally done by applying this tape to the wing mounting area on...
Forum: Seaplanes
05-19-2009, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,191
Posted By Mike Ferretti

RE: Hangar 9 cub on floats

Hanko, I agree with everything these guys have said. How ever, if you are Not going to glass them right away, and do some flying With the ultracote covering that is on them,I feel I should Warn you...
Forum: Seaplanes
04-16-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,087
Posted By Mike Ferretti

RE: glassing foam floats with minwax polyurethane

How Fuel / Nitro resistant is Water based PolyUrethane??? I use high nitro fuels. I've started using Klasskote Epoxy paint. If W.B.P.U.V. is not fuel resistant, can it be top painted with epoxy...
04-16-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 477
Posted By Mike Ferretti

Fuel Resistance & Compatability of P.U.V.

I'm seeing a lot of information about people " Fiberglassing" with PolyUrethane varnish acting as the "Resin" in the glass. Usually the water based type as this type has almost no fumes, and is...
Forum: Seaplanes
04-08-2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,195
Posted By Mike Ferretti

RE: covering floatplanes with plastic film

To all: in general I agree with Auggiee, and Pollmix the most. I have been flying a set of the first version Hangar9 36" arf floats for several years now. The covering seams on the bottoms blasted...
Forum: Seaplanes
03-11-2009, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,782
Posted By Mike Ferretti

RE: Beaver with floats

Marco, I just yesterday saw on "RichmondRC" an ARF 40 size beaver, they also sell matching floats. White, or yellow. If I were looking to buy a 40 beaver, I would strongly consider. I have seen a...
Forum: Seaplanes
03-10-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,782
Posted By Mike Ferretti

RE: Beaver with floats

Marco, I have a 40 size Beaver that I bought from a freind last year, who built it from a set of plans. WingSpan 76", Fuse length 44". I haven't gotten the plans from my friend yet, but assume, that...
Forum: Seaplanes
03-10-2009, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 493
Posted By Mike Ferretti

Survey of the Low Buck Glass Floats out there, and covering peeling on wood floats

Part # 1: To all: Please, lets here what you think about the Glass floats from ValleyViewRC, NitroPlanes, MaxFordUsa, or Sig. Of these the only ones I've seen mentioned here any where were the Sigs,...
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By Mike Ferretti

RE: Futaba 7UAP radio, what is it worth?

IMHO your new 6-channel radios are not any better than Super7, in fact worse!!! I have been using a super7 (Regular FM) for what seems like ten years now { did send it in to get serviced a couple...
Forum: Seaplanes
09-20-2003, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By Mike Ferretti

How do I fix a Leak In my G.B. Floats?

These darn things seem to be made out of thesame plastic that a milk jug is made out of! Is it a plastic that no glue will stick to? Somebody fill me in..............I've been told by members of my...
Replies: 0
Views: 374
Posted By Mike Ferretti

Need RF Module for FP-T3EGX

I need help finding a noarrow banded AM, or FM RF Module to fit an old FP-T3EGX Boat XMTR from some one. Can you help me.
Replies: 0
Views: 509
Posted By Mike Ferretti

OLd A.M. FP-T3EGX Boat XMTR

[size=0]can anyone tell me who might have a narrow banded AM module, or an FM module, to fit this Transmitter???It took the old FP-TD-AM RF Modules. I love how the Third channel is laid out on this...
08-10-2003, 02:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,581
Posted By Mike Ferretti

Miss Bud Hydro 1/12

One more thing dude, I think I saw your picture of your Boat. It sounds like you have water coming in at the spot that is the air intake of the tubine on the Full-Size??? If thats the case, go ahead...
08-10-2003, 01:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,535
Posted By Mike Ferretti

k and b outboard

I don't know what to tell you... I think maybe your experiencing what is actually NORMAL now. One flex shaft should last you at least one FULL day of running your boat or even racing. I actually run...
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