View Full Version : Kavan Ford Tri-motor

08-14-2005, 11:04 PM
Hi all,
I have been looking at sea/float planes and I came across this: http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&W=000479358&I=LXGNL8&P=K

The 47.5 inch Kavan Ford tri-motor. Can anyone give me any info on this plane? good bad or otherwise. It has a nice scale appearance and a decent price. I have never owned a Kavan plane though and wondered if they make nice aircraft or not. Thank you kindly in advance,

08-16-2005, 08:40 PM
fellow at our club had one, and it wasn't exactly a good ROW model he ended up stomping on it as it frustrated him no end...he flies off water regularly, and is a pretty OK pilot, so I think it was model issues.....

08-16-2005, 11:38 PM
Hi Ron,
Thank you for saving me $150. I am going to put it toward a donald4 seaplane. Take care and have a great day,

Jim Casey
09-25-2005, 11:21 PM
It always looked to me that the step was 'way too far back on the float...both in regard to the float and in regard to the placement relative to the CG.

11-06-2005, 08:29 PM
We have one. We bought the float version, but built wheels on it to try it out. I thought it flew very well.
We used the stock motors, (all 3). That really sounds great in flight. I had planned to put the floats on for a recent float-fly, but didn't get around to it. I will be sure to check the step location when I do.

lindart aviation
11-29-2005, 04:28 AM
The completed Kavan Tri-motor on floats that was at the Firelands Floatfly had a $50 tag on it.....no takers....HTH art

12-06-2005, 05:17 PM
i have the non float version and it came with 2 -280's with the middle free spinning, after adding a motor in the middle and using a 2S lipo, it flew fairly well..like was said, the sound is very interesting..the floats i have are too small i think, they are foamfloats.com 19" version that i used on the 180 and some other 30+ inch WS planes

12-06-2005, 08:08 PM
The Kavan floats that come with the kit are 18.25 inches long.