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KeninAZ
09-21-2010, 12:53 AM
I flew years ago. I was about an average flier I guess.
I got back into RC with a Slow Stick but got bored pretty quick but it was a good learning to about electrics for me.
I then got greedy and went back to glow and a plane I should not have built and crashed it on the maiden doing things I should not have been doing.
I now have a new Flyzone Super Cub I am going to work with to get the feel of ailerons again.
I have a real desire however to try a seaplane as I have a really nice 15 acre lake that gets very little use just a few minutes from my home.
Is there such a thing as an entry level seaplane out there?
I can build one if I have to, it's just been awhile and I am gearing up to build again now.

KeninAZ
09-21-2010, 01:01 AM
OK, I just found a thread out there which also contains information about making the floats for the SS I have. I might already have my own answer but I would be interested in hearing about others too.
Thanks Chellie!

Originally Posted by CHELLIE http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=639693#post639693) IMHO a Slow Stick fitted with floats would be the best beginners sea plane. WHY?
1. super lite
2. does not need a lot of power to unstick.
3. flies slow to land
4. Cheap :D

http://static.rcgroups.com/forums/attachments/2/1/9/2/5/t130173-236-thumb-slow%20stick.jpg

kenchiroalpha
09-21-2010, 01:17 AM
Hi Kenin
Ive been looking at getting one of these
http://www.parkflyers.com/Hybrid_Air_RTF_Electric_RC_Plane_p/3001.htm
http://www.enjoyhobbies.biz/-c-3/guanli-catalina-radio-remote-control-4ch-electric-emulational-airplane-rtf
http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=1137
Im leaning towards the Super Cub
Take care
Hank

kenchiroalpha
09-21-2010, 01:22 AM
OK, I just found a thread out there which also contains information about making the floats for the SS I have. I might already have my own answer but I would be interested in hearing about others too.
Thanks Chellie!

Originally Posted by CHELLIE http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=639693#post639693)
IMHO a Slow Stick fitted with floats would be the best beginners sea plane. WHY?
1. super lite
2. does not need a lot of power to unstick.
3. flies slow to land
4. Cheap :D

http://static.rcgroups.com/forums/attachments/2/1/9/2/5/t130173-236-thumb-slow%20stick.jpg

Hi Kenin
On page 4 you will find floats for the SS
http://www.radicalrc.com/category/Slow-Sticks-&-Hop-Ups-249
Take care
Hank

KeninAZ
09-21-2010, 01:45 AM
Thanks, after making this original post I found that one showing the build for the floats.
I have a new Flyzone Super Cub. I don't know if someday I could convert it as I don't know if it would have enough power.
That and it's a tail dragger but I would think that could be worked out too.

Larry3215
09-21-2010, 01:48 AM
If you dont mind building from foam and you dont mind it not looking like a conventional seaplane and you dont mind me tooting my own horn...... my Capricorn design is the best seaplane/flying boat around.

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26120

Flys off water, pavement, mud, snow, gravel, ice, grass, etc. It can be extremely, wildly aerobatic and yet as stable and tame as any trainer.

Can be built any size you want from mini to mega :D

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=135825&stc=1&d=1285029912

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=135826&stc=1&d=1285029912

SHADY
09-21-2010, 02:50 AM
Larry.. I am lovin the gigantic Polaris.... Very cool...http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/grinser/grinning-smiley-003.gif

KeninAZ
09-21-2010, 04:10 AM
Very interesting, and I have not built anything out of foam yet and had very little experience so far with it. I will have to take a look at the thread.
If you dont mind building from foam and you dont mind it not looking like a conventional seaplane and you dont mind me tooting my own horn...... my Capricorn design is the best seaplane/flying boat around.

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26120

Flys off water, pavement, mud, snow, gravel, ice, grass, etc. It can be extremely, wildly aerobatic and yet as stable and tame as any trainer.

Can be built any size you want from mini to mega :D

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=135825&stc=1&d=1285029912

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=135826&stc=1&d=1285029912

CHELLIE
09-21-2010, 04:25 AM
If you dont mind building from foam and you dont mind it not looking like a conventional seaplane and you dont mind me tooting my own horn...... my Capricorn design is the best seaplane/flying boat around.

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26120

Flys off water, pavement, mud, snow, gravel, ice, grass, etc. It can be extremely, wildly aerobatic and yet as stable and tame as any trainer.

Can be built any size you want from mini to mega :D

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=135825&stc=1&d=1285029912

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=135826&stc=1&d=1285029912

I Always knew that Larry had Water on the Brain :D Just kidding :Q Your just having to much fun Larry, Take care, Chellie

CHELLIE
09-21-2010, 04:31 AM
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lots and lots of info here, Enjoy, Chellie
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crash-rc
09-22-2010, 10:02 PM
Doesn't fly Zone make a set of float for the Super Cub or is that Park Zone

KeninAZ
09-22-2010, 11:43 PM
Not FlyZone to my knowledge. This is a brand new model that just came out and is just now really in supply and it's a tail dragger too.

crash-rc
09-23-2010, 01:50 AM
You could use a set of GWS floats on it $14.00 at towerhobbies. they would be a hair short but your plane is so lite, they would work though. Sig manufacturing has Herr Engineering Floats that is a balsa kit that would work perfect on your cub. I highly endorse these floats very light weight and real easy to build. I seal the out sides by painting on a coat of thinned epoxy then spray paint.

Bellylander
12-22-2010, 04:33 AM
This is my favorite SS seaplane modification it is easy to do and it helps with stability because the battery is stored in the hull down low.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=359356

road king 97
01-03-2011, 08:14 PM
Here is different kind of float plane with the same thing you are talking about. Mine is nitro powered but i have seen them electrict.Mine is called a sea cruiser.It has a 60 inch wing span for a 40 size nitro but i have plans for the smaller one that they are making electrict. My old girl here is 14 years old and she needs some new make up. lol joe

Bill G
01-22-2011, 06:13 AM
I'd go for the GWS floats on your Slow Stick. The molded hull looks good, and they are a good looking all-around float for many planes. I've used them on several planes, and keep a spare set for whatever I may build in the future.