Super Cub with Dirk's Great Float's
Beautiful 25E Cub from our Canadian Friends
"I finally got a chance to get the floats wet that I purchased from you a few months back. I was originally going to put them on an old Tiger Moth kit, but that plane's experation date came up unexpectedly. So I mounted the floats to my 41" 3D Hobby Shop Edge 540 instead. Very fun and highly recommended. Thanks for supplying the hobby with floats."
"I got the 17" floats you cut mounted on my first foamie Tiggie. The Electrifly Tiger Moth. She weighs 10.2 ounces with floats and battery onboard. That means your floats with hardware added about 1 1/2 ounces to her overall weight! Amazing! The floats were filled with a mixture of thinned Future Floor Finish and micro balloons. Worked great! Then, I covered with purple Esaki tissue and thinned FFF. The final finish was Krylon silver. Very pleased with the results. She is a real floater, both on the water and in the air! Thanks for your great floats!" Dick
"Awesome floats! Flys perfect! Couldnt improve on a thing!" Shawn
"Well, got to fly the Cub over the weekend. Thanks for your help threw this build and for an awesome product Mark. I'm going to a BIG float fly this coming weekend and after they see these floats, I bet you get some orders soon.....take care" Drew
"The Floats work great, need larger water rudders, but everything else worked perfect, the ole gal seemed at home on floats!" Mike 67" Floats GT 80
"Wanted to let you know that they work great and thank you for the fast great service. I covered the bottom with 1/64'' plywood and coated the top with thinned down light weight spackle painted with Krylon H2O spray paint its a water based latex paint that worked wonderful." Brad Van Wormer (Hanger 9 Taylorcraft - 48" V-Bottoms - JC 28cc)
"Love your floats, and expertise. So I decided to put my beloved Ultimate Bipe on your floats, and ended up with a beauty…Flies beautifully…. Excellent product. Thanks!!!!!!" Joe
"I got her on and off the water, Thanks again for providing great info and products. Follow the the setup instructions and you cant go wrong. It really makes a first time float flyer feel like a pro when the plane almost takesoff and lands better than it does on wheels. Im recommending seaplane supply to every one I know." Matt
"Just a note to let you see how the 32” flat bottom floats turned out on my E-Flight Super Cub 25e. The floats were put together using 1/16th balsa for the bottom rear and 1/32d ply for the bottom front. I put 1/32d ply on the nose for protection and added 3/16th ply on the transoms. 3/4 oz fiberglass cloth was used on the top with 3 coats of Z-Poxy. 2 coats of primer followed by 2 coats of aluminum enamel. Each float weighs 9 1/4 oz" Thanks Bob
E-flite Super Cub 25e "Thanks for a great product, I purchased the 32" flat bottom floats. Your tutorial on the fiberglass finish was a great step by step guide, switching from the E-flite floats shaved about a pound off my AUW. Please keep making them, thanks!" Raed E.
Great Planes Stearman on 38" V Bottoms - 16lbs (should go up to a 40" float)
"I finally decided to use light weight fiberglass on the bottoms, full length, and Nelson Hobby water based poly paint, with light weight spackle to help prep the foam. One float weighs 94.9 grams and the other is 97.4 grams. The Tcraft handles it just fine, and think the 26" length is well proportioned for the model. Thanks for offering a great product!!" ......Randy M.
"Here is the Apprentice that we converted. Very light weight, completed floats are under 5oz. This was your 27” flat bottom." Brandon U.
"An excellent little (12'?) floatplane, (68" floats) she lands soft as a feather and really gets out of the water quick" Byhalia Al
"Thought I would send you a picture of a set of 50" floats of yours I completed and flew on my AstroHog. Looking forward to ordering more of your floats in the future. Thanks for making a great product." Anthony K. Missoula, MT
"Thought you would like to see your floats in action. Worked great, Thanks" Bob Hubbard
Escapade 40 "Came out pretty well (won model on the month for August)" Jim W.
"Here's my GP Electrostik on your 34" floats. Finished simply with
lightweight spackle and latex enamel paint. It was a bit too windy to attempt a first flight last weekend, but it taxied well and it looks great!" Doug
"Hi, Mark I purchased your 22" float kit a few months back and told you I'd send a pic of the application. The floats have worked out fine and I'm quite happy with them." Best regards, Bob
Beautiful 16" floats "The Tiger Moth's specs are 29" WS, 260 square inches. The floats, sheeted with 1/32" balsa and covered with silver Esaki tissue and dope, weigh 2 ounces including spreader bars and landing gear legs. Ready to fly with a Thunderpower 2S lipoly on board, she weighs 15 ounces" D. Adams
"I have attached the pics of my E-flight Taylorcraft 450 with 27" Apprentice floats, they look great! Can’t wait till spring to hit the water! Great product, thanks again!"...Jason
DragonLady -"Thanks Ya'll - Your floats are the best!!!"... Neil
FOAMY ON FLOATS! Why not we can put anything on floats. It fly's surprisingly well on floats.
XS480 on 30" Floats "These are your 30in. floats with one coat of Polycrylic and one layer of AeroFILM, (Solarfilm), covering, center foam strip/spine is replaced with laminate of two strips 1/16 balsa full length.
Total weight of both floats w/out wires is 5.5oz.
Total flying weight of plane is 29.75oz."...Eric R.
"Can't say much for my finishing abilities, but the floats work great; got some tweaking to do but I did my maiden ROW & several more flights today. Thanks for the great, affordable product!" .......S. Carr
"My Hot Timers worked great. Flew quite well, but water handling was their strong suit. Only aerial maneuver I noticed a big negative impact on was inverted flatspin. But upright flatspin was improved. Vertical CG shift I guess. With Hot Timers, the Sig Something Extra still did its typical inside & outside loops, rolls, stall turns, cuban and reverse cubans, same marginal knife edge as without floats, slow rolls, lightning rolls, rolling circles, inverted passes. I was very happy with them." R. Hammel
"The 30" floats are covered with silver Ultracote with no balsa sheeting. I’ve gotten about 50 flights on them over the past couple months and they work great." Mike C.
"Anyway, thanks again for your great product!!"
Ignacio R. - Madrid, Spain
"I purchased your floats for the E-Flite Apprentice awhile back and finally got to maiden my Apprentice on the floats today and wanted to drop you a note to say they worked perfectly! I just wanted to say “Great Job” on these floats!"......Scott
My "Something Extra" on 34" Flat Bottom floats
Note the 3 point attachment, saves weight and adds no tail weight so you don't need nose weight!
Dave Lange's stick on 34" floats sheeted & covered
Guy Walsh's "Something Extra" 1st float plane "If I knew it was this easy to finish & put floats on a plane I would have got into float flying years ago, back to wheels in 10 minutes!"
U-Can-Do on 36" floats "Thanks for a great product"...Dan
Roger Schmelling's Ultra stick on beautifully glassed & painted 40" Flat Bottom's..
Eric Runfeldt's 28" floats on his "MM Tyro 150" (Eric recommends 30" floats if you want to try this setup)
MARV MIDDLETON'S ASTRO HOG ON 40" FLOATS
MAYNARD RUPP'S SOMETHING EXTRA ON 34" FLOATS "PERFECT FLOATS FOR THE SOMETHING EXTRA"
DAVE TURNER'S UPROAR ON HOT~TIMERS "GREAT FLOATS, EASY TO TAKE OFF & LAND"
WATTS & COMPANY U-CAN-DO'S ON 36" FLOATS
MIKE HOLMES - 36” FLOATS MIDWEST STEARMAN
~GLASSED & PAINTED ~
55” FLAT BOTTOMS ON A 110 RASCAL
~SHEETED & COVERED~
39” FLAT BOTTOM FLOATS ON A ULTRA STICK
~SHEETED & COVERED~
40” FLAT BOTTOM FLOATS ON A LT40
2 WATER RUDDER’S ~ SHEETED AND COVERED~
U-CAN-DO ON A TAKE OFF RUN ON STEP
TAILS OUT OF THE WATER– PERFECT!
OLD-TIMER’S A BLAST TO FLY ~ PLY TOP ~ LOW TEMP COVERING
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