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bawbeeseboy
02-19-2008, 03:00 PM
Hi All, Is There A Formula For The Placement And Hieght Of Wing Tip Floats? My Gws Bn2 Float Plane Is Nearing Completion And I Wanted To Know How To Set The Wing Floats In Relation To The Bottom Of The Hull.

pd1
02-19-2008, 04:16 PM
Hi All, Is There A Formula For The Placement And Hieght Of Wing Tip Floats? My Gws Bn2 Float Plane Is Nearing Completion And I Wanted To Know How To Set The Wing Floats In Relation To The Bottom Of The Hull.


Ideally the tip floats should just be slightly in the water when the plane is full displacement.

Just sitting there, they should keep the plane level.

When the plane is on the step, they should be high enough so as not to contact the water.

Contacting the water while on the step can break off a tip float.

Placement ,How far out to wards the tip, doesn't seem to matter.

Paul

bawbeeseboy
02-19-2008, 07:01 PM
Thanks Paul , Thats where they will be set.