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« on: August 06, 2017, 07:54:46 AM »

Many, many, too many years ago.  There was a magazine article either in Model Airplane News or American Modeler.  I think it was "ROW that Free Flight" or some such.  In any case, it walked through the process of float design and mounting.  Specifically, it showed how to calculate the float size sufficient to support the model.

I have a 1/2A that should lend itself to ROW, and would like to give it a try. 

Does anyone out there in Hip Pocket Land have a copy of that article.  It appeared in the late 50's to very early 60's.  Prior to '62, I think.

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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2017, 10:19:26 AM »

I don't have the article. If you have a 1/2A the floats from a Hydrostar would do fine. They worked on the Maverick that I had.
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2017, 12:40:27 PM »

Dan,

Twin floats look awfully heavy.  What did Mark Troutman's model have?  Also, in the pictures it looks bigger than 1/2A.
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2017, 12:51:43 PM »

Mark's plane that I flew this year is a Hydrostar from a kit.
Plans say 300".
TD 049.

My square winged effort was 275 or so with a AME 06. Scooty.
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2017, 07:21:32 PM »

If you know Bob Stalick he has an ROW article he put in our club news letter.Sorry I didn't keep it,it gives you all you need to figure out the size. One float in front two in back type.That is what I use on a 250 Ramrod with a TeeDee .049.I did take most of the down thrust out, so far 9 times I've managed to get of the water and none that didn't. We fly ROW here at all three of our contests still not very popular only 3 or 4 give it a try. Fun if you like different stuff.
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2017, 10:08:49 PM »

Thanks, I'll try Bob.
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