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Old 10-16-2015, 02:01 PM   #11
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Old 11-09-2015, 09:41 AM   #12
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Re: Float length

Length is a good starting point and a generality. Setup is the key=
1 - Enough float to float the aircraft.
2 - Float tip ahead of prop to keep the prop dry.
3 - Float step ahead of CG / CB.
4 - More Power.

Heer is My Funtana 50x 115 Saito 4-stroke, it floats it fly's and on floats with the oversize rudder behaves better than its reputation as one of the worst air frames at the flight line.

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Old 11-19-2015, 07:23 PM   #13
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Re: Float length

Hi Ron
Stick with the 75% rule for length and 25% of the wing spand for the stance 1/2" behind the Cof G for the step and also the wing should be about 2degrees positive to the floats
Also see seaplane supply they have a great colum on set up. This should work for you
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Old 12-22-2015, 10:30 AM   #14
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Re: Float length

The 75% length and 25% spacing is ball park. In my opinion and experience the 1/2 inch CG in front of step is too far foreword. I prefer the CG on the step or up to 1/4 inch behind. Makes for better and easier rotation on takeoff. An important factor is enough float in front of prop arc. Have found some of the float info from 15 or so years ago doesn't really apply any longer as float flyers have made changes since, that work well but older info can be used as a guideline.
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