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Anphibious Float question

PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:28 am
by gkremers
Pete or anyone else with Anphibious Floats.
Can you tell me the height from the top of the rudder to the floor. Trying to figure out if I can get the Highlander in the hangar with floats while the RV10 is on the lift.

Thanks
Gary

Re: Anphibious Float question

PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:49 pm
by av8rps
Gary,

I'm sure someone can give you that number, but there are so many variables (type and size of floats, incidence angles of rigging, etc) that it isn't necessarily going to be accurate unless you set yours up exactly like theirs. But I can tell you that if you build or buy some sort of dolly that you can put under the front of the floats, you can put the tail whetever you want it.

Many guys with bigger amphibs have to do that as most will not fit under a standard hangar door, and that works well to solve their issue. And it's a lot easier and cheaper tban a new hangar.

Paul S
central Wisconsin

Re: Anphibious Float question

PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:19 pm
by FlyerChief
From what I can tell so far mine will be at least 10.5 feet at the tail on Zenair Amphibs with 23" between the floats and the bottom of the plane. I should have an exact measurement in a month or so when I do the installation. Too cold lately to even work on the plane and floats. :(
Dan

Re: Anphibious Float question

PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:53 pm
by gkremers
I know there are many variables but just trying to get in the ball park. My hangar door is 14.5' clear height so that's not a problem. I've been playing around with scale drawings to see what may work. With a ballpark on the height I can do a profile plan view. I was measuring again tonight and think it may work. The choice right now is between the Zenair pre-punched kit and Clamar. The Clamar amphibious floats are almost twice as much so defiantly leaning towards the Zenair. I guess it would be a good fall/winter project here in MI. I plan on getting my seaplane rating late spring, more fun than a bi-annual.

Thanks
Gary

Re: Anphibious Float question

PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:24 pm
by Jack L
Gary,

PM me and I will give you Bob Dimond's contact info. His hangar door is 10' tall and he says the top of his tail is at 9'4".

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Re: Anphibious Float question

PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:37 pm
by av8rps
With that tall of a hangar door I doubt you will have an issue. I don't have my Highlander on floats right now, and never measured the tail height, but it along with my Kitfox on amphibs fits under my 11 ft door with plenty of room to spare. So I'm certain you won't have any problems with a door that high.

Re: Anphibious Float question

PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:09 pm
by gkremers
I'm not concerned about the door height. Trying to see if I can get the Highlander in with the RV10. I worked out a floor plan that looks like it will work if I move the lift over and back towards the rear wall of the hangar.

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Re: Anphibious Float question

PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:57 pm
by av8rps
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Re: Anphibious Float question

PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:51 pm
by AV8R Paul
gkremers wrote:I'm not concerned about the door height. Trying to see if I can get the Highlander in with the RV10. I worked out a floor plan that looks like it will work if I move the lift over and back towards the rear wall of the hangar.

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I love the Colors of that Highlander.

Re: Anphibious Float question

PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:57 pm
by bjdexter
I am a new member to the Wings Forum and just came across this question of tail height on a Highlander on amfib floats. I have a Highlander on Waterlander amfib floats and the tail height is 9' 5".
Bruce

Re: Anphibious Float question

PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:05 am
by gkremers
Bruce,
Thanks for the information. How do you like the floats? Is the company still in business.

Gary

Re: Anphibious Float question

PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:42 am
by pt17
Just found this post. Mine is 9'3".