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Old 12-28-2010, 09:30 PM   #1
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Hi All,

Had a great time today despite old man winter....built a set of "floats" for my 450 clone using foamy swimming "noodles" and some cpvc pipe...

They work great and flying off the soft stuff is great fun..

I plan on building another set for another chopper... if anyone is interested I can do a bit of an informal "build forum"

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Old 12-28-2010, 10:12 PM   #2
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Re: Flying in the snow!! Floats on a 450!

So cool !!!
I much prefer paddles, don't you know
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:42 PM   #3
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Nice job!!
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:04 PM   #4
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Re: Flying in the snow!! Floats on a 450!

Nice, I would be interested. I used hot water pipe isolation on my normal landing skids and tail.
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