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Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 02-11-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,182
Posted By Jim Casey
Water-Based Polyurethane is good stuff. Does not...

Water-Based Polyurethane is good stuff. Does not attack foam, is chemically resistant to almost everything, No toxic fumes, easy cleanup until it dries. I use it as a sealer and as a resin for...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 06-04-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,085
Posted By Jim Casey
So how did it go?

So how did it go?
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 04-29-2013, 03:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,797
Posted By Jim Casey
The only time I had an electric fail to respond...

The only time I had an electric fail to respond to full throttle, the ESC was bad.
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 04-01-2013, 01:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,536
Posted By Jim Casey
Contra-rotaing props are very useful on twins. If...

Contra-rotaing props are very useful on twins. If done right it adds a huge perforamce gain to the aircraft. Perhaps I should rephrase: if done wrong, the plan's performance sucks. The RAF ordered...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 02-25-2013, 12:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,245
Posted By Jim Casey
>>Do floats work better on "dry" snow,<< As...

>>Do floats work better on "dry" snow,<<
As long as it has not refrozen with a crust.. That'll chew up the bottom.
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 02-17-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,245
Posted By Jim Casey
Thanks for the kind words. Good luck with your...

Thanks for the kind words. Good luck with your floats.
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 02-16-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,245
Posted By Jim Casey
You're probably OK with the length. It's...

You're probably OK with the length. It's measured (Goodness knows why) from the propeller washer to the rudder hinge line, so you may be within the limits of the guideline anyway. And it's only a...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 02-07-2013, 01:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,396
Posted By Jim Casey
This is the DF jet my flying buddy Warren built...

This is the DF jet my flying buddy Warren built after he exceeded self-disassembly velocity with the fan on a Polaris. For all the extreme wonderfulness of a Polaris, they WILL flutter. This one is...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 02-04-2013, 02:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,396
Posted By Jim Casey
Hey, Joe! Doin' fine. Here in Glorious Florida...

Hey, Joe! Doin' fine. Here in Glorious Florida where the wind is always at 5 mph straight down the pond, and the temperature is always 82 degrees.

I have GOT to get a pic of Warren's jet-thing. ...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 01-29-2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,396
Posted By Jim Casey
My buddy Warren put a 70mm ducted fan on a little...

My buddy Warren put a 70mm ducted fan on a little polaris. It went so fast it ripped the wings off. He rebuilt it in balsa-as a true delta, and it's an amazing airplane.
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 01-22-2013, 02:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,396
Posted By Jim Casey
Alf, a few thoughts: -Your floats appear to be...

Alf, a few thoughts:
-Your floats appear to be mounted at a lower incidence than the currently favored guideline of 2-3 degrees positive wing incidence to the top of the float.
-The floats are...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 07-28-2012, 01:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,314
Posted By Jim Casey
Product Report: Plane Fun Floats

PlaneFun Floats

I decided to build a Kadet Senior in January, exclusively for Float Flying. I sent an Email to Ralph Smith at PlaneFun Floats to order a set. We communicated back and forth...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 07-28-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,439
Posted By Jim Casey
You have been quiet for too long. How's the...

You have been quiet for too long. How's the Kittiwake coming?
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 07-20-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,837
Posted By Jim Casey
You're right, I flew a .40 once-it was like...

You're right, I flew a .40 once-it was like flying a Stik.
Still, GP should offer the literature for download. What could it hurt. And I lump GP and Tower together because they are both divisions...
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 07-19-2012, 02:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,418
Posted By Jim Casey
Pusher glo engines overheat rapidly on the...

Pusher glo engines overheat rapidly on the ground--the prop blast is not there to cool them as it would be in a tractor mount.
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 07-19-2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,837
Posted By Jim Casey
25% of the chord back from the leading edge is a...

25% of the chord back from the leading edge is a safe place to start. you'll probably experiment with cheating it back a bit. In small increments. When it gets hard to land and wants to float the...
Forum: Aircraft Reviews 07-09-2012, 02:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,283
Posted By Jim Casey
Cool Airfoil!

Cool Airfoil!
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 06-21-2012, 12:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,439
Posted By Jim Casey
There are those who make their own rules, but...

There are those who make their own rules, but running the tip floats down so the bottom of the tip float is at the height of the top of the step has worked for me.
Having very high tip floats...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 06-16-2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,887
Posted By Jim Casey
I missed the June 3 deadline. Sorry. most...

I missed the June 3 deadline. Sorry.
most components will live if they get wet IN FRESH WATER and are carefully dried. But not the ESC. I nosed my plane over and IMMEDIATELY shut off power. ...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 06-12-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,439
Posted By Jim Casey
The fuselage is not super roomy. plan ahead with...

The fuselage is not super roomy. plan ahead with the location of your servos, battery pack, receiver, etc. You might want to make the top of the fuselage into a battery hatch.
Aileron servos in...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 06-07-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,439
Posted By Jim Casey
It was my first floatplane. I tried it...

It was my first floatplane. I tried it tail-heavy once and it was scary. I tried it nose heavy and it flew well but did not want to flare.
No real problems with the torque-rod aileron setup, but...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 06-06-2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,439
Posted By Jim Casey
I had a Kittiwake, and I had a lot of trouble...

I had a Kittiwake, and I had a lot of trouble with the tip floats catching on the takeoff run. The aluminum struts to the MAIN Float were soft and when the TIP floats caused a big splat at takeoff...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 05-19-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,887
Posted By Jim Casey
Not hard to find:www.corrosionx.com

Not hard to find:www.corrosionx.com
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 04-26-2012, 03:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,438
Posted By Jim Casey
Aha! Perfect!

Aha! Perfect!
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 04-25-2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,438
Posted By Jim Casey
It may just be the picture, but th floats seem to...

It may just be the picture, but th floats seem to be mounted a little too far aft. Put the step under a point at 40% of the wing chord. or about 1/2"-3/4" behind the balance point if that's easier...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 04-09-2012, 03:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,063
Posted By Jim Casey
They are no longer listed in the SIG website. ...

They are no longer listed in the SIG website. Googling "Gee Bee Floats" produces very few hits.

Fiberglass floats appear in the Maxford site, and if you check the weight they weigh a...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 04-09-2012, 03:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,063
Posted By Jim Casey
Here's one:...

Here's one: http://www.toddsmodels.com/product_p/geeq2000.htm
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 04-08-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,063
Posted By Jim Casey
OK, the world may start spinning backwards for me...

OK, the world may start spinning backwards for me saying this, but SIG offers GeeBee floats. They are blow-molded plastic-like a detergent bottle. I have been among their harshest critics. Bit if...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 03-23-2012, 12:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,921
Posted By Jim Casey
use floats 75-80% of ( i don't know why) the...

use floats 75-80% of ( i don't know why) the distance from the face of the prop washer to the rudder hinge line. In your case: 42 inches.
Two place to get floats: Planefun floats and Seaplane...
Forum: Seaplanes E-Powered 03-02-2012, 01:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,887
Posted By Jim Casey
The experiment cannot continue without large...

The experiment cannot continue without large doses of tequila.
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