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Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 02-20-2012, 03:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,213
Posted By Jim Casey
Everybody seems to swear by the red-label...

Everybody seems to swear by the red-label corrosionX.
Available at marinas and FBOs most places. My son gave me a coupla' cans of it for Christmas-He had gotten them mail-order from Sporty's pilot...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 06-22-2011, 02:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,303
Posted By Jim Casey
www.smilesandwags.com/floats.html...

www.smilesandwags.com/floats.html (http://www.smilesandwags.com/floats.html)

See the Cunningham article in Randy Linderman's website.

Basically you can bandsaw out a set of floats from...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 10-08-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 13
Sticky: Pontoons
Views: 2,944
Posted By Jim Casey
Use the GWS floats. Generally about $10at your...

Use the GWS floats. Generally about $10at your LHS.

If you want to design and make your own, go here: http://www.flyinglindy.homestead.com/skisandfloats.html

Kayaks don't have a "step" that...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 06-17-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,715
Posted By Jim Casey
Well, you don't HAVE to have water rudders. I...

Well, you don't HAVE to have water rudders.
I have not offered this rant in a year or so, possibly that will reduce the number of vegetables hurled in my direction.
...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 06-08-2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,339
Posted By Jim Casey
My bad. the Polaris IS a kit. ...

My bad. the Polaris IS a kit.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=954314
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 07-31-2009, 01:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,715
Posted By Jim Casey
Easiest way: Hang a piece of pushrod wire down...

Easiest way: Hang a piece of pushrod wire down from your rudder to the water's surface. Solder a small piece of tin can stock to it.
http://flyinglindy.homestead.com/files/Flt05.jpg
the stated...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 05-17-2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,698
Posted By Jim Casey
Nicely said, Larry. I thought I had seen...

Nicely said, Larry.
I thought I had seen TigerMoths with a Cub-Style subfin to add Vert Stab area.
However, a query on Google Images for "Tiger Moth with Floats" revealed no images with...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 04-30-2009, 01:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,698
Posted By Jim Casey
Normal rule of thumb is that with the tops of the...

Normal rule of thumb is that with the tops of the floats level the wing should have a 2-3 degrees upward incidence.

Separation between floats is normally guidelined at 25% of wingspan, but with...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 04-16-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,797
Posted By Jim Casey
A few observations: 1. A little offset in a...

A few observations:
1. A little offset in a single water rudder is not too big a problem since it is only used for taxiing anyway. As soon as you goose the throttle your Water rudder will be out of...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 03-24-2009, 04:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,561
Posted By Jim Casey
My Buddy Dave bought THE Elipstik shown in Swass...

My Buddy Dave bought THE Elipstik shown in Swass rc dawg's avatar. They had dragged it out of the catacombs at Hobby Lobby and he saw it and said"I WANT it!!.
It has the stock 380 can with a...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 10-27-2008, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,826
Posted By Jim Casey
On top, they probably act as anti-slip devices so...

On top, they probably act as anti-slip devices so the crewmembers don't "faw down go boom". Teak is pretty good for being non-slippery and little strips are lighter than an entire teak deck.

On...
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