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Old 11-10-2014, 08:12 AM   #1
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Default I still need float-rigging info

Sorry if this becomes redundant, but I haven't heard a word of response to a month-ago request for float-rigging info for my Zenair floats on a model IV. And I can't seem to get off a private message either. I know you float-fliers are out there, and I'm anxious to join the party. : )

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Old 11-10-2014, 10:08 AM   #2
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Default Re: I still need float-rigging info

Have you contacted Zenair? I can't imagine they wouldn't have info on how to mount their product.
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Old 11-11-2014, 07:01 AM   #3
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Default Re: I still need float-rigging info

I haven't contacted them, as their literature says to contact the airplane mfgr., which will be one of the next steps on the list. But I figured that contacting people who have actually hung zenairs on a model IV would be the way to go, rather than the McBeans, who probably have their hands full with the newer models, etc. I was just contacted by a person who gave me Paul Seehafer's phone number, and I'll call Paul, but that might be an imposition, so I'll wait a bit and see if he answers the group, then maybe the phone call will be in order.

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Old 11-11-2014, 06:08 PM   #4
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Default Re: I still need float-rigging info

Call him. He's a friend of mine and I can tell you if there is anything he loves to do, it's talking about floats on a Kitfox!

(Be sure to first charge the battery on your phone and set aside a sizable block of time for the call.)
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Old 11-11-2014, 06:54 PM   #5
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Hi Lynn,

I can't help but respond after Larry's intro

So first things first, what zenair floats are you trying to install? Floatation -Size (1150, 1200, 1300, etc), and are they a straight float or amphib? And what is your empty weight, engine type, prop, and your climb rate on wheels? That info will help to determine optimum step placement, and throat angle.

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Old 11-13-2014, 02:23 PM   #7
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Here is a You tube video on a Kitfox guy installing his floats this may help. I've never flown on floats so I am not sure if this is what you need. I finally watched the entire video, thank goodness he finally put on a shirt!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9y9ct0MndA
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Old 11-13-2014, 02:40 PM   #8
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http://www.zenairfloats.com/gallery-i-diff-designs.html

There are several photos that may help out.
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Old 11-13-2014, 02:54 PM   #9
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You might try to track down Paul Liedl in Minnesota, he had floats on his
Series 5/IO-240B which were pretty similar to the Zenith floats ... I don't
have his contact info any more, however with the magic of Google you could
probably track him down. He might be on the Matronics list also ...

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Old 11-14-2014, 02:06 PM   #10
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Have you contacted Zenair? I can't imagine they wouldn't have info on how to mount their product.
I called them the other day, and they sent me a drawing of a Kitfox on Full Lotus floats...not really what I was looking for. I feel like they are hedging for legal reasons, and told them so, but they say it's more of the many variations of the Kitfox models that come into play.

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