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Old 08-17-2011, 04:11 PM
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Hobbico Avistar on scratch-built floats.
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:38 AM
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Hobbico Avistar on scratch-built floats.
The Avistar is a very good trainer and an excellent plane to start with float planes.
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:16 AM
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got my slipstream beaver today
now i just need to find a good set of floats for it !
What engine are you going to put on the Beaver? Thanks Capt,n
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:28 AM
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What engine are you going to put on the Beaver? Thanks Capt,n
Lmao you said "BEAVER".
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:30 AM
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Hobbico Avistar on scratch-built floats.
This was the same Plane I learned to fly with. Might have to get another one and put floats on it! I have always wanted to try it but never really knew anyone here local to help me with it!
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:34 PM
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This was the same Plane I learned to fly with. Might have to get another one and put floats on it! I have always wanted to try it but never really knew anyone here local to help me with it!
Hey Hollywood; Here is a link that has some great information on floats and their setups. Hope this helps. http://www.smilesandwags.com/Floatsi...%20TUNING.html
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:51 PM
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This was the same Plane I learned to fly with. Might have to get another one and put floats on it! I have always wanted to try it but never really knew anyone here local to help me with it!

I sold mine, but still have the floats. I might try to get another one if I ever move out of the desert.
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:46 AM
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hey Ross, you would need big balloon tires with flat protection down there. haha. there was another avistar out at freeman lake this year too.
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Old 08-19-2011, 01:20 AM
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i had an RCGF 20cc and it flew it pretty scale with floats, but if I was gonna do it again I'd go DLE-30 ALL DAY LONG... As for floats I went went the Great Planes fiberglass floats and for $80 you can't beat them!

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Old 08-19-2011, 03:53 PM
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hey Ross, you would need big balloon tires with flat protection down there. haha. there was another avistar out at freeman lake this year too.
I'm sure my floats are better looking.
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Old 08-20-2011, 01:01 AM
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going with a dle 20
has a lil more steam then the RCGF 20cc
i want this thing to fly like a beaver not a hover beaver lol



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Old 08-20-2011, 06:09 AM
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going with a dle 20
has a lil more steam then the RCGF 20cc
i want this thing to fly like a beaver not a hover beaver lol
The Beaver that I flew at the Nall/12 used a 28 and was over powered, your DLE 20 should be plenty of power.
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:11 AM
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First flight from Tripple Tree

Hello
As you can see I am not much into posting and chatting but I thought you guys might like to see some Tripple Tree history. Attached are a few photos of my beloved N956MD SuperCub on floats. She has the distinction of being the first ever aircraft (full scale or model) to fly from Tripple Tree Aerodrome. I grew up in Woodruff and my parents lived there all of their lives, so when Pat decided to build Tripple Tree I could hardly wait to fly from the site. The photos were taken during the summer of 1997. N956MD is about 16 years old, has hundreds of flights and thousands of splash-n-gos on her. She is still flying today although a bit more tattered.

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Old 08-20-2011, 03:15 PM
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Here a pics of some water activities on the lake on the East side of Ocala. Pic#5 shows Gerry emptying a boot after he went beyond the call of duty and ended up filling both boots and it was not his airplane.
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:45 AM
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Hello
As you can see I am not much into posting and chatting but I thought you guys might like to see some Tripple Tree history. Attached are a few photos of my beloved N956MD SuperCub on floats. She has the distinction of being the first ever aircraft (full scale or model) to fly from Tripple Tree Aerodrome. I grew up in Woodruff and my parents lived there all of their lives, so when Pat decided to build Tripple Tree I could hardly wait to fly from the site. The photos were taken during the summer of 1997. N956MD is about 16 years old, has hundreds of flights and thousands of splash-n-gos on her. She is still flying today although a bit more tattered.

Thanks
Phil Kimbrell


This Cub has history at the Joe Nall, you will have to bring the Cub back for the Nall/12 as there will a bunch of Cubs on the lake.
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