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rcpilotphil
10-08-2008, 03:04 PM
Hi People, I have a hobbico superstar EP and i want to know does anyone have plans to build floats for this??? wingspan 48.5--weight 43.5 oz length 36.1
Thanks Phil

donjiskra
10-08-2008, 04:34 PM
Phil,
No need to build a set of floats when you can get a set of beautifully crafted, reasonably priced from:
http://www.geocities.com/planefunfloats/

I have a set ordered from them and had great customer service from Ralph, who personally makes them. They are balsa covered foam.

I plan to cover them with an epoxy paint from:
http://klasskote.com/paint_store.html (http://klasskote.com/paint_store.html)

Remember the floats need to be 75% of the fuselage length.
So the 24" ones would work for you.

Regards,
Don

donjiskra
01-26-2011, 09:10 PM
Progress update:
Installed the first float on the Great Planes "Escapade"/
- Removed the landing gear and took off the wheel pants assembly.
- Ordered another Landing Gear for the rear support
- Painted both sets with Gloss Black
- Attached the rear set to the fuselage directly behind the wing
- Inserted Du-Bro 5/32 axles
- Mounted the first 27" PlaneFunFloat, with the step 1/2" ahead of CG

Looking good so far.
These are awesome floats from www.planefunfloats.com (http://www.planefunfloats.com)

Saddlebum
01-26-2011, 09:36 PM
Hi People, I have a hobbico superstar EP and i want to know does anyone have plans to build floats for this??? wingspan 48.5--weight 43.5 oz length 36.1
Thanks Phil

Take a look at these, Phil.

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=12975

They are for the .25 size airplane which is about what you have. I bought the .40 size version to fly my Sr. Telemaster off snow.

The quality is very good for short money.

...The Bum

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbyking/store/catalog/OR013A-01802.jpg

Jim Casey
03-25-2011, 01:52 PM
This float set is well reviewed. Every review I have seen reports good quality.
But look at the WEIGHT!
Reported weight 698 grams. Metric convertor says 1.53 pounds, or 24.6 oz.
THIS IS MORE THAN HALF of the weight of the superstar.

Meanwhile Seaplane Supply shows a set of 26" Foam Floats that came out to 5 ounces.

Which is going to fly better?

road king 97
08-08-2011, 07:57 PM
Iam with you jim i bought e flight floats for their cub and i use it for a paper weight now ,waaay to heavy . Sea plane suply is the place to get light weight floats. joe

JackM
08-09-2011, 11:45 AM
Another option is Herr floats from Sig. I just built a pair and they build easy and are light. I think I paid $16