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SuperSTOL Float Fittings

PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:48 pm
by kenryan
I'm getting to where I am going to be ready to cover the fuselage pretty soon. Before I do, I'd like to know if there is a float kit for the SuperSTOL. If not, can anybody tell me what would be good to do now, before the fuselage is covered?

Re: SuperSTOL Float Fittings

PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:16 am
by alan
Route your battery wires and your fuel hose, making sure to allow them to be changed every 5 years or so. Don't do like me and wire tie them securely in place. :-/

Alan

Re: SuperSTOL Float Fittings

PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:45 am
by Tralika
Ken,
On the Highlander the front and rear landing gear fittings are used for the float attachment points. Assuming the weight and balance on the Super STOL and Highlander are reasonably close you should be able to weld fittings at those locations. I would check with Jak for his input on this but if you want to come out take measurements on my air frame your welcome to do that. I think most people are using the Zenair fittings made for the Kitox. I haven't checked to see if those fittings will fit the Highlander without modification but at some time in the future I plan to do that. I haven't heard of anyone putting floats on a Super STOL. If someone has I hope they will step up and share their knowledge with you.

I'll give you a call when I get back.

Re: SuperSTOL Float Fittings

PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:34 pm
by gkremers
Ken,
You should call Jak or Troy for there input. Somewhere I read Troy did not recommend floats on the Super STOL. That was several years ago so I would go directly to the source. If you get the OK from them I would also weld fittings for the rudder cables, keeps them closer to the fuselage.

Gary

Re: SuperSTOL Float Fittings

PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:36 pm
by accent air
Hey give me a call I can go over the options with you thanks Kris griewahn 727-249-6109

Re: SuperSTOL Float Fittings

PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:00 pm
by kenryan
Thanks Kris. I will call.

Re: SuperSTOL Float Fittings

PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:25 pm
by Damien1309
Just for clarity. What is the latest on floats on the superstol? For us it would be a nice option. Does anybody know why it wasn't recommended and whether it is now? Has anybody done it?

Thanks
Damien

Re: SuperSTOL Float Fittings

PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:54 am
by av8rps
Originally Troy said no to floats on the Super STOL. But since then he's changed his mind and said with some minor mods it will work. I'd recommend checking with the factory for details.

Also fwiw, there is a guy in Russia that is flying a Super STOL on floats and he has videos of it on you tube.