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04-28-2002 06:17 AM  15 years agoPost 1
That_guy

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Just how hard is it to fly off water? how many people do it?
Scott

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04-28-2002 02:43 PM  15 years agoPost 2
Alan Szabo Sr

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We do it here in Vegas a couple time a year. The only difference, depending upon the boyency of your floats, is when you land on water, you usually have to hit the throttle hold, or be very careful on pulling the throttle back slowley so you dont get to much neg pitch input which has a tendancy of pushing the floats deeper into the water. You can reduce the neg or just hit throttle hold when you are touching the water and let it spool down that way. When starting up you usually get the tail to spin around once untill you have enough tail authority.

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04-28-2002 03:15 PM  15 years agoPost 3
metalman

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I tried floats for the first time this year since we have several ponds on our flying field. I used Heli-Max floats from Heli-pros on a Raptor 30. With these floats the buoyancy is so great , I don't think you could sink them with negative pitch. Its fun to water taxi and make slow running take offs and landings. I didn't have any trouble landing or taking off with the gyro in H/H. Try it , its a blast.

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04-29-2002 04:33 AM  15 years agoPost 4
That_guy

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Thanks for your replys. I dont plan on trying it for about a year yet, as I have just started out.
Thanks,
Scott

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