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Old 07-10-2008, 09:44 PM
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Default Went swimming, err float flying

I met up with rcproptester to do some float flying today. This time I was smart and brought swim shorts with me. As you can tell, they came in handy.





I smoked a Scorpion 25A esc in my fate with the pond. Not too sure what Jeff lost.
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Old 07-10-2008, 10:08 PM
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[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP6JWciBoe8[/media]

Youtube video showing we really can float fly
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Old 07-11-2008, 02:33 AM
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Alot of people think float flying is easy.. or at least.. not that big of a deal to do. But you and I BOTH know, it takes some getting use to, and establishing a technique of sorts.. for taking off and landing. Not to mention, having your planes floats set up correctly as well.

Otherwise, we'd just bring an inflatable raft everytime we went float flying, lol.


PS: Nice pictures and video!!
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Old 07-11-2008, 02:38 AM
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I do not mind swimming out there, but next time I need to bring a large container of water. I was exhausted after sprinting out there.

I love the takeoffs; I like to ride the water for as long as possible and pull up at the last second. Landings to take a little skill. I had a blast!!!
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Old 07-11-2008, 02:39 AM
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the taking off part was easy....

The landing part was fairly easy too.... it was the gusty winds that caused my plane to tip over upside down that got me...

Good thing Bryan is a good swimmer....
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My plane all works.... Just checked it out.
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Old 07-13-2008, 05:49 PM
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About 15 years ago I wrote a float-flying article for my club newsletter.

It started out:
"There are three rules for float flying.
(1) You need a boat.

(2) Really.

(3) I'm not kidding. "

Experience has proven these rules to be valid.
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Old 07-13-2008, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Jim Casey View Post
About 15 years ago I wrote a float-flying article for my club newsletter.

It started out:
"There are three rules for float flying.
(1) You need a boat.

(2) Really.

(3) I'm not kidding. "

Experience has proven these rules to be valid.
Or be a really good swimmer... (right Liquidity?)
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Old 07-13-2008, 07:57 PM
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correct
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Old 07-13-2008, 10:46 PM
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I just read the float flying article in the July issue of MA.... He said you need a boat too...


Liquidity is not telling you that he went swimming in the same pond in Feb. for my very same plane..... without floats on it....
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And without a swim suit
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That is why we call him "little Bit"
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Old 07-29-2008, 01:16 PM
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The picture Jeff didn't want Bryan to see...

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i dont remember taking that picture
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uh huh...
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