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Old 06-21-2011, 06:19 PM
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Default Quick and dirty floats

I have a mini-telemaster I want to build floats for. Something quick and dirty that works. Not interested in anything that is fancy, just need to build before the 4th of july. Probably about 24" floats.

I have pink foam and can get balsa/ply for deck and attachment.

I am thinking about something flat bottomed with a step. No ruddder.

Anyone know of any on line articles or plans? Experience building Q&D floats?

Any insight appreciated!

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Old 06-21-2011, 06:39 PM
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Check out for lots of info on float planes and floats. You could also get a set of Herr Engineering floats, they cost about $16.00 and can be built in a day as they go together very quickly. also check out GWS floats, they are very inexpensive. Either one of these floats should work on your plane. I posted a link but it goes to a dog site, you need to go manually then go to the one about floats
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:26 AM
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Hi Crash,

Got some Herr floats but am saving them to use with a Cloud Ranger. I may just copy them? Couldn't find the smiles and wags site other than the dog site.

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Old 06-22-2011, 02:02 AM
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See the Cunningham article in Randy Linderman's website.

Basically you can bandsaw out a set of floats from insulating foam, and get them installed and functional in an evening.
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some more great float plans

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