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Old 04-20-2008, 09:51 PM   #1
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I'm putting floats on my unionville hobby 6' otter, I have setup the front mounts but not too sure how to do the aft mounts. I was thinking of silver soldering 5/32 landing gear wire inside brass tubing. Does anyone know how well this will work?

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Old 04-25-2008, 09:53 PM   #2
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Re: Float Setup

As far as the rigging to the Beaver, I'm not exactly sure how you should go about it. Using 5/32 wire with brass streamlined tubing sounds like a killer idea!

As far as soldering brass to steel, I've had much success. I use solid silver bearing solder with paste flux that I apply with a brush. I thoroughly clean the parts and rough them up with a little sandpaper, apply the flux then get the parts equally good and warm. Remove the heat and touch the solder in.

If the joint is nice and tight, you'll be surprised at how little solder you'll use.

Real silver solder is overkill by far for this application, but will work fine as well.

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Old 04-26-2008, 01:59 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply wymbly1971. I tried this technique a few days ago and must admit it works really well. I haven'ttried out the floats on the water yet so I'm unable to comment on how strong it is, but once I do get it on the water I will post the results.

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