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Old 01-15-2008, 09:00 PM   #1
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Hi guys.... I'm putting a set of floats on a GP 40 Cub and I'm sure this has been asked before, but I would like to know if the step in the float should be in front or behind the CG and by how much and also the proper wing incidence in relation to the floats.

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Old 01-15-2008, 09:14 PM   #2
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A lot depends on whose floats you use.
For most common type of floats put the step on the CG plus or minus 1/2in. or so.
set tops of floats level and using an incidence meter ensure you have about 1 1/2 degrees positive on the wing.
It is normal to have the float tips a couple of inches ahead of the prop.
As I say it varies on whose floats you use, but these are basic guidlines.
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Here is a web site that talks about building your own floats and skis. On the left side of the page there is an artice from RCM magazine on how to set up floats properly. Just click on the article to enlarge it to read. I hope this helps.

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