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Old 03-31-2016, 03:21 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by FeartheCorsair View Post
has anyone tried to make a retractable float that would snug up to the fuse for better aerodynamics?
Yes, there was an article in either Model Airplane News or RCM back in the late 80's/early 90's.

It was exactly as you described- floats retracted into the lower fuselage

it was a pattern-type plane too.

It looked nice, but also looked like a lot of work. Only for the serious float flier or someone who lives on the water and would prefer to fly aerobatics over the water rather than have to drive to a proper club field
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Old 03-31-2016, 03:27 PM   #12
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And I found these a while ago, thought about that way as well

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I did a search on the Internet and there is examples of full scale aircraft using retractable floats. None that made into production
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Old 03-31-2016, 04:36 PM   #14
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Check our Vernon club website and check out Franks twin otter with his new floats. In the galleries.
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