Heli-Max floats

Heli-Max floats

Post by kallend » Thu, 31 Aug 2000 04:00:00



I've just got new Heli-Max floats for my Shuttle.  The .30 size floats
are much bigger than my old ones (about 5 years old). They are 22 inches
long, as opposed to 16.5 inches for the old ones. They are about 1/2
inch bigger in diameter, too. At first i thought they'd sent me .60 size
floats by mistake, but the package says they're .30 size.  They sure
slow the Shuttle down too,  whereas the old ones made little difference
to the performance.

Anyone know why they changed?

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Heli-Max floats

Post by Ron Hodgso » Thu, 31 Aug 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> I've just got new Heli-Max floats for my Shuttle.  The .30 size floats
> are much bigger than my old ones (about 5 years old). They are 22 inches
> long, as opposed to 16.5 inches for the old ones. They are about 1/2
> inch bigger in diameter, too. At first i thought they'd sent me .60 size
> floats by mistake, but the package says they're .30 size.  They sure
> slow the Shuttle down too,  whereas the old ones made little difference
> to the performance.

> Anyone know why they changed?

Possibly to keep the tail rotor from hitting the water and turning your heli into a
submarine?

 
 
 

Heli-Max floats

Post by FlyBar0 » Thu, 31 Aug 2000 04:00:00


Quote:



>> I've just got new Heli-Max floats for my Shuttle.  The .30 size floats
>> are much bigger than my old ones (about 5 years old). They are 22 inches
>> long, as opposed to 16.5 inches for the old ones. They are about 1/2
>> inch bigger in diameter, too. At first i thought they'd sent me .60 size
>> floats by mistake, but the package says they're .30 size.  They sure
>> slow the Shuttle down too,  whereas the old ones made little difference
>> to the performance.

>> Anyone know why they changed?

>Possibly to keep the tail rotor from hitting the water and turning your heli
>into a
>submarine?

Hey! That happend to me!  I hope they also improved those cheap aluminum struts
that come with the floats.  Better double them up with some steel or they will
crack at the***holes in no time. Kinda' frightening when one of them falls
off in flight.
 
 
 

Heli-Max floats

Post by kallend » Thu, 31 Aug 2000 04:00:00




Quote:



> >> I've just got new Heli-Max floats for my Shuttle.  The .30 size
floats
> >> are much bigger than my old ones (about 5 years old). They are 22
inches
> >> long, as opposed to 16.5 inches for the old ones. They are about
1/2
> >> inch bigger in diameter, too. At first i thought they'd sent me .60
size
> >> floats by mistake, but the package says they're .30 size.  They
sure
> >> slow the Shuttle down too,  whereas the old ones made little
difference
> >> to the performance.

> >> Anyone know why they changed?

> >Possibly to keep the tail rotor from hitting the water and turning
your heli
> >into a
> >submarine?

> Hey! That happend to me!  I hope they also improved those cheap
aluminum struts
> that come with the floats.  Better double them up with some steel or
they will
> crack at the***holes in no time. Kinda' frightening when one of
them falls
> off in flight.

I didn't have either problem** with the old set. I did have problems
keeping the screws tight where the wooden boards attach to the struts.
However - the new struts don't look any different from the old ones.

** I could dip the tail rotor if I wanted to, by giving back stick.  On
the whole, I didn't want to.  It does look as if if will not be possible
with the new floats
--

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Heli-Max floats

Post by David Ti » Sun, 03 Sep 2000 10:47:44



Quote:
>Hey! That happend to me!  I hope they also improved those cheap aluminum struts
>that come with the floats.  Better double them up with some steel or they will
>crack at the***holes in no time. Kinda' frightening when one of them falls
>off in flight.

Has anyone else ever had this happen? Maybe it was just a vibration
problem?
David