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Old 01-01-2013, 07:18 PM   #1
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I resurected my original H-9 Alpha 40 trainer, installed Unionville Hobby skiis and went out today for our Frozen Finger: learned-skiis suck in powder. Anyone there running floats was fine. Anyone out there that can recommend the proper size floats for a plane of this type? Recommend a brand?
Also looking forward to float-flying too!

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Old 01-01-2013, 08:31 PM   #2
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Re: Float size recommendation needed

Hi, I flew my H9 Saratoga (40 size ) off floats on Friday on deep snow at our field. They work great on snow. They would be the right size for you trainer. Hope this helps.....Peter
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Re: Float size recommendation needed

Basic rule of thumb, measure from the back of the prop to the back of the fin/rudder post and take 75-80%. That's the float length. Step should be approx. at the c/g and a couple of inches of float out in front of the prop. Floats should be approx 20-25% 0f the wingspan apart.(c/line to c/line.) Prop clearance at bottom should be about 2 inches above the top of the floats.

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