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RAF92_BattleHawk
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:46 pm
Post subject: Float planes

I was down at the local (man-made) lake not long ago, and i was watching a couple of guys put their RC planes through their paces. As i watched them start to land, i noticed one didnt have gear. It went and landed on the lake (shocking the local duck population). With my parents Rolling Eyes saying no to my first hobby (they wont let me get a paintball gun) I asked them if I could try my hand at RC. They said yes. so I started asking some questions, and one of the guys let me fly one of his 'trainers'. i've got about 3 hours on it. So now, i want to buy an RC plane. But I want to get a floatplane. Would this be the sensible option, and if I do get a floatplane, advice would be welcome.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 6:27 pm
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Well from what I know of 'em, if you get a floatplane make sure you get a boat too! Or some good waders at least. Not uncommon for new engines to quit when taxiing...run it rich so it doesn't lean out and die!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:19 am
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The guy at the shop recommended a different plane, the Hobbyzone RC Super Cub. just wondering if you guys have any other suggestions or another aircraft that would be better

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:04 pm
Post subject: Re: Float planes

Quite a few of the begginers (and old hands too) have had great success with the Sig LT-40. One member has that plane with floats.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 3:23 pm
Post subject: Re: Float planes

Sig planes are GREAT!

Don't ever use wood props on a float plane!

Learn to fly(and land) confidently before trying the floats. And yes, a raft or boat is a must. We used cheap Zebco reels with tennis balls to retrieve them if close enough(old rc boat racer trick)

ALWAYS wrap your receiver in a sandwich bag with a rubber band or tie-wrap to secure it. Use dessicant packets to draw in any condensation. A wet receiver will loose range and you will crash.

Happy landings!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:49 am
Post subject: Re: Float planes

Hanger9 makes several sizes of the Piper Cub. From 30-40 size up to giant scale. They even offer floats for those aircraft.
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