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Old 03-05-2012, 04:58 PM
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Yeap, it looks like you'll be doing extra sanding, but you should be OK,,

typical procedure is to lay down the fist coat thin to stick the glass to the part, then second coat fills the weave,, that one float looks like both coats have been applied partially. Just lay down the #2 coat sparingly and get ready to sand.

Sometimes when you do thin the epoxy it will make it "go off" quicker,, Those are pretty big,, I probably would have done one at a time.

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Thanks for the reply, Ive just spent the last three hours sanding them, came out just fine.
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:05 PM
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Thanks for the reply, Ive just spent the last three hours sanding them, came out just fine.

Weigh each float a put the heavy one on the right side.
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:27 AM
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Weigh each float a put the heavy one on the right side.
Why the right ?
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The planes tend to be torqued to the left by the prop, the heavier float on the right will help to offset it. Obviously you should try and get the floats to be the same weight but if not I recommend the heavy one on the right side. When I am taking off in a full scale float plane from glassy water(no wind) I always pull my left float----when I can hold the left float out of the water then I know that the plane will fly when I pull the right one out.
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The planes tend to be torqued to the left by the prop, the heavier float on the right will help to offset it. Obviously you should try and get the floats to be the same weight but if not I recommend the heavy one on the right side. When I am taking off in a full scale float plane from glassy water(no wind) I always pull my left float----when I can hold the left float out of the water then I know that the plane will fly when I pull the right one out.

I didn't think of that, great info there. Makes complete sense. I sanded both floats last night and there only off by 1/4 ounce. I think I will try to get them the same weight, but one will be heavier since I'm using one rudder, which will go on the right side. Thanks Sherman Hope to be priming and painting them this weekend, weather permitting.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:13 PM
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I'm just gonna send Sherman my floats to finish (for free). They'll get done fo' sure if I do that.
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:04 AM
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I'm just gonna send Sherman my floats to finish (for free). They'll get done fo' sure if I do that.
Come on Sweetpea-----you know nothin' is free anymore!!!!!!
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:18 AM
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I'll pay shipping
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I'm just gonna send Sherman my floats to finish (for free). They'll get done fo' sure if I do that.
What floats you building SWEETPEA ?
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That's a statrt!!!!!
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Here is my Hanger 9 Piper Pawnee 40 on Hanger 9 40 size floats and Saito 82a for power .
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:32 PM
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What floats you building SWEETPEA ?
I've got some 1/3 scale floats for my World Models Clipped Cub. Balsa covered foam right now. I'm going to fiberglass them.......eventually
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:02 PM
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I've got some 1/3 scale floats for my World Models Clipped Cub. Balsa covered foam right now. I'm going to fiberglass them.......eventually
Just throw some Monikote on them and get flying.
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Here is my Hanger 9 Piper Pawnee 40 on Hanger 9 40 size floats and Saito 82a for power .
THAT'S what iam talking about !!!!!
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Here is my Hanger 9 Piper Pawnee 40 on Hanger 9 40 size floats and Saito 82a for power .
The pawnee looks good on floats, just keep those wing tips out of the water!!!
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