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Old 09-01-2014, 01:13 PM   #151
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Re: Beaver Fever in Southern Ontario


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Hey Trev,

While you're at it, you need to make some scale details for the floats.

It's common to see a canoe strapped to the side of the floats of Beavers.

You should get a block of balsa and just "whittle" one up in your spare time. It would be fun and all your internet friends would say it looks cool....

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Im thinking some moose hind quaters would be more rustic
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Old 09-01-2014, 05:46 PM   #152
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Re: Beaver Fever in Southern Ontario

Great idea for the float struts!
Just FYI, the amphib floats you got pics of are Wipline floats, chances are the ones of your kit are Edo's. there are amphib edo floats, however the struts will be slightly different, if you are going for scale purest detail! I can get you all the pics of straight edo's if you need any.
The front gear on the edo's is a lot different than the wips, should be lots of pics on the net!
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Old 09-01-2014, 06:03 PM   #153
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just a comment rudders are up for takeoff and landing on water down for taxi may need to add another servo just for that control as it will be too hard to control on takeoff and landing water drag and direction control
Oh!! That makes a ton of sense! Thanks very, very much. I have the perfect spot for a rudder retract servo. Greatly, greatly appreciated!!!


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Great idea for the float struts!
Just FYI, the amphib floats you got pics of are Wipline floats, chances are the ones of your kit are Edo's. there are amphib edo floats, however the struts will be slightly different, if you are going for scale purest detail! I can get you all the pics of straight edo's if you need any.
The front gear on the edo's is a lot different than the wips, should be lots of pics on the net!
Keep up the awesome build!
Oh cool! Thanks for the tip. I'll do some more research now that you mention the wipline vs Edo. The drawings specifically say Edo on them. If you have any pics readily available that would be great.

This is why I love doing these threads.. Massive help and very appreciated guys
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Old 09-01-2014, 06:10 PM   #154
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Re: Beaver Fever in Southern Ontario

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Hey Trev,

While you're at it, you need to make some scale details for the floats.

It's common to see a canoe strapped to the side of the floats of Beavers.

You should get a block of balsa and just "whittle" one up in your spare time. It would be fun and all your internet friends would say it looks cool....

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Im thinking some moose hind quaters would be more rustic
LMAO! A moose hind quarters!!! Too funny

Guys - I love the idea of a little added scale detail!! I notice on those pictures I posted there's a cool little paddle A canoe may be a little above my skill level, LOL!!
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Re: Beaver Fever in Southern Ontario

Thanks to the suggestion to have the rudders retractable on a separate servo (not linked to the gear retract), last night I fab'd up a hatch in the rear of the float which will fit whatever servo I'd like and will not need to be waterproof

I've now got access ports to all 3 sections of the float, so super easy for me to keep an eye on the water tightness of the float, LOL.
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Re: Beaver Fever in Southern Ontario

Last night I also got the side sheeting laminated together with Express Wood glue at a 30deg scarf joint.
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Re: Beaver Fever in Southern Ontario

And here's a few pictures of the this morning's adventures, LOL. The float is all sheeted

Still lots of sanding and blending of the edges to go (this is just a rough fab for now). once I get the other float to this stage, I'll glass them both and put on some scale detail and get them finished in white with KlassKote 2-part epoxy paint.
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Re: Beaver Fever in Southern Ontario

The plans say that the float package with amphibious gear should come in at 12lbs. So far the 1 float + retracts is just shy of 4lbs. I'd guess by the time I add some servos and glass/finish them, I'll be up around the 10lb mark.
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Re: Beaver Fever in Southern Ontario

Tonight's project is to start making up the nose of the float.

Both Andy's and my float kits were missing all the I-Beam pieces for the second float. I called National Balsa and they have sent out the missing pieces. Once I get the box of wood I can start on the second float.

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Re: Beaver Fever in Southern Ontario

Also - learning a lot about Wipline Floats (what I saw on that Beaver at Burlington Air) vs EDO (what's on the build table).

First 2 pictures are Wipline. Last 2 pictures are EDO. Big difference and from what I understand comes down to STC rating, load carrying and performance/handling preferences. Seems the preference on Beavers is EDO

Seems to be a bit of personal preference which people like more but I'd love to hear more about the pros and cons of each!! Anyone have any info they can share???

From what I've seen, a new set of EDO's for a Cessna 182 seem to cost around $90k Way more for amphibious.
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