Dual Multi Floats and Wheels (oz14349)


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Dual Multi Floats and Wheels.

Quote: "Since learning to fly radio-controlled models, one of my ultimate aims has been to try water flying, especially since the Puget Sound area has been endowed with ample and beautiful lakes and rivers. So last winter, when we decided to take our vacation in the Okanagon region of British Columbia, which abounds with beautiful lakes, I decided to take along a water model of some type.

I had gone through a succession of models in the process of learning to fly and I had a Rookie (oz7611) fuselage and tail group, remnants of a previous crash. All that remained was to build a new wing and set of floats. The Rookie suited the bill perfectly - it had a low wing, it was easy to mount floats and to seal out water, and it had a large cabin area for the receiver.

During construction of the wing, provision was made for float attachment that would be rigid and strong, yet completely detachable within minutes and easily converted to wheels. A complete changeover from wheels to floats took only ten minutes' work. Thus, when finished, I had a dual-purpose plane. This feature is quite important for most modelers with only one set of radio gear and often only one plane.

To date, I have logged over 30 flights with floats and approximately 20 flights with wheels, The first test flights were made on Lake Washington with the aid of a power boat and under calm water conditions. The first attempted take-off was successful. I gave full power to the Fox 59, let the plane run out approximately 200 feet, fed-in up-elevator, and the Rookie lifted off the water beautifully. Six successful flights were made that evening..."

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  • (oz14349)
    Dual Multi Floats and Wheels
    by John Davis
    from Model Airplane News
    April 1966 
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 19/01/2023
    Filesize: 295KB
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