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Old 02-11-2006, 11:05 AM   #11
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Looks like a pop bottle cowl to me. It looks good to my eyes. Can't even tell it's a spad. Spectacular job IMHO.

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Old 02-11-2006, 10:27 PM   #12
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Cowl is made from a Canadian Springs 2 gal water jug ($3.50 at Food Basics) The plug was cast in Durobond 90 over a plywood base using the Sig 1/4 scale kit pvc cowl halves as a mold. It took a lot of rework to get it right and it would of been easier to just carve the plug from a block of pine.

Floats are 75% finished, ran out of 2mm silver coroplast. Have to wait a month for my order from ND Graphics to come in. I don't know how well the bottom seams will hold up to pounding water. I like to build light and add strength (weight) only if necessary.

Since each float is made up of two halves, I might mount a CD above the step to allow the float to roll on the ground....funky amphibs!!
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Old 12-06-2006, 10:17 AM   #13
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Just wondering how the coro floats worked out for you this past summer? Did they hold up well, did the seams hold togeather ok?

Thanks for any update info!!
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The coro floats worked great They leak a little but the water finds it's way out eventually. Final weight with all the hardware is 2 3/4 lbs. The Cub easily lifts off the water, even when I'm trying to do a scale takeoff at 3/4 throttle. The one water rudder is down all the time so it would snake a little if I wasn't smooth with the rudder. I added a strip of thin plastic to the iinboard edge of the floats to eliminate the prop spray. All the joints are held together with the stretchy, clear, 1" hockey tape (3 layers on the bottom seam). The stuff really holds! None of it has lifted or worn out on the bottom, even after a dozen flights off grass. The cross bracing is twisted .040 stainless steel wire. They loosened up after a while and needed to be twisted tight again.

Now you have me wishing it was summer Cub is currently hanging in the new Aircraft Spruce and Specialty store in Mississauga
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