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Old 04-22-2012, 05:29 PM   #1
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Default HobbyZone Champ floats.

As spring approaches, I am getting ready to try out our new inflatable kayak as the "mother-boat" for our floatplanes.
First we have a set of floats for my Champ. I have flown it once before with these floats, but now I have added water rudders, so we'll see how that goes


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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 to locate. Also make sure the plane balances as per the instructions: Usually: on the spar.

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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 to locate. Also make sure the plane balances as per the instructions: Usually: on the spar.
Here's a different picture.


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Aha! Perfect!

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I built them from these plans. Just starting another pair, for the wife's Playmate.


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