View Full Version : help me please

04-11-2006, 03:29 AM
i need help with building floats. can somebody tell me what size i need to build them to keep my airplane afloat? my aircraft's size is 31" long, with a 36" wingspan, and is 14 oz in weight. and it is a tail dragger. thanks! :)

Jim Casey
04-11-2006, 03:40 AM
Read this. It's the best single article ever for making and setting up a set of floats. Click on the pages and they blow up to readable size.


04-11-2006, 03:43 AM
thanks man

04-12-2006, 03:55 AM
you could probably use the gws floats...they worked good on my estarter

04-12-2006, 08:04 PM
ok i'll check them out later but im going to try to build them first and if they dont work out i'll try that. thanks :)

04-13-2006, 02:23 AM
Floats should be 75% of aircraft length. GWS are good floats & cheap, you can just use the top foam and leave the plastic top off for a light foamie like the Tiger Moth. Another good source is FoamFloats.com

04-13-2006, 06:59 PM
thanks again

04-13-2006, 07:04 PM
oh and mr jim casey i know it mentions the width of the floats but how high shoud they be? it dosent say. :confused:

Jim Casey
04-14-2006, 12:49 AM
If you lay out the angles and the lengths per the cunningham article, the float depth takes care of itself.

04-14-2006, 03:54 AM
ok thanks