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Old 01-10-2012, 10:01 AM   #1
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Default Cessna 182 with flaps + floats

Ok - this is the Skyartec 182 with Flaps .... from Hobby King.

I've ordered the floats set for similar sized model.

At back of my house I have this a wide slow river that when wind dies is like a mirror.

Idea being to save driving each time and fly literally out of back door ...

I need online links / advise on float flying ....

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Old 01-10-2012, 11:55 AM   #2
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http://www.smilesandwags.com/floats.html has tips and links you may find useful.

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Setting it up for adjustability was key for me when putting floats on my slow stick. Once I was happy with it I made thigs a little more permanent. As for flying - no wind at first, doing slow then high speed taxis to get use to the floats and going and off step. I ended up putting a water rudder on one float because I was burning up my batteries trying to taxi in the wind. With the floats it doesn't lime to taxi against the wind. Have a boat ready to go. Waterproof esc, receiver with corrosion x. Don't do the servos unless they are metal geared. I found the gears have the potential to swell a little from the oil. I made my floats out of pink foam. Show us some pictures as you go.
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Main area of concern at moment is the mounting ... as my Skyartec had to be modified to repair the wheeled undercarraige. Will mean cutting out the wood beam that carries main wheels.

Must admit having the river at back of house is very inviting !! Will have to sort a way to flip from wheels to floats and back without too much hassle.

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Just wondering if there is any recent updates on this plane?? I am looking for an e-plane to put on floats. I am wanting to use a 3015 1400 Kv motor that I need to replace broken drive shaft. I usually make my own foam/fiberglassed floats and plan on continuing this practice. Thanks, FF
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Sorry but the Need for Speed campaign has taken over my time and the Floats have gone back on shelf.

I have decided to go with suggested remounts to clear the battery hatch - WHEN I eventually get down to it.

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Subscribed....Just wondering if ya ever got around to putting floats on. I am wanting to do same thing on same plane. I have been searching and looking at diff floats and had question about removal and placing battery conflicts.

lil' old thread i know....but figuring putting floats on a plane might make it rain! and it looks like something I want to do with spring just around the corner..... One 10acre pond left and only about 1acre of water surface left!!
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It never happened ... too many other projects and work !

But these are the floats I have and they are good for the Skyartec 182 I have ...

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...r_EPO_182.html

Just needs a little work to clear battery hatch ... I considered making new bracket tabs in the floats to move fixing points....

I also considered whether I could use existing UC legs by removing wheels and hooking into mount tabs .... collet to fix.

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