> >> I've just got new Heli-Max floats for my Shuttle. The .30 size
> >> are much bigger than my old ones (about 5 years old). They are 22
> >> long, as opposed to 16.5 inches for the old ones. They are about
> >> inch bigger in diameter, too. At first i thought they'd sent me .60
> >> floats by mistake, but the package says they're .30 size. They
> >> slow the Shuttle down too, whereas the old ones made little
> >> to the performance.
> >> Anyone know why they changed?
> >Possibly to keep the tail rotor from hitting the water and turning
> >into a
> Hey! That happend to me! I hope they also improved those cheap
> that come with the floats. Better double them up with some steel or
> crack at the***holes in no time. Kinda' frightening when one of
> 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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