SuperSTOL Float Fittings

For general discussion of the Just Aircraft family of aircraft.
Includes: Highlander, Escapade, Summit and SuperSTOL.

Moderator: scubarider2

SuperSTOL Float Fittings

Postby kenryan » Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:48 pm

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?
Super Stol Kit #299
User avatar
kenryan
Veteran Member
 
Posts: 267
Joined: Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:46 pm
Location: anchorage, ak

Re: SuperSTOL Float Fittings

Postby alan » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:16 am

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
If I had known I would live this long I would have taken better care of myself.
User avatar
alan
Veteran Member
 
Posts: 345
Joined: Fri Feb 04, 2005 1:39 am
Location: Baytown, TX

Re: SuperSTOL Float Fittings

Postby Tralika » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:45 am

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.
John Nealon
Wasilla, Alaska
Highlander Extreme #191
mykitlog.com/jnealon
Tralika
Veteran Member
 
Posts: 216
Joined: Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:49 pm
Location: Wasilla Alaska

Re: SuperSTOL Float Fittings

Postby gkremers » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:34 pm

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
User avatar
gkremers
Veteran Member
 
Posts: 403
Joined: Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:06 am
Location: Michigan

Re: SuperSTOL Float Fittings

Postby accent air » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:36 pm

Hey give me a call I can go over the options with you thanks Kris griewahn 727-249-6109
Kris Griewahn
Accent Heating & Air
super stol #280
User avatar
accent air
Seasoned Member
 
Posts: 81
Joined: Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:39 pm
Location: clearwater fl

Re: SuperSTOL Float Fittings

Postby kenryan » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:00 pm

Thanks Kris. I will call.
Super Stol Kit #299
User avatar
kenryan
Veteran Member
 
Posts: 267
Joined: Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:46 pm
Location: anchorage, ak

Re: SuperSTOL Float Fittings

Postby Damien1309 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:25 pm

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
Damien1309
New Member
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:56 pm

Re: SuperSTOL Float Fittings

Postby av8rps » Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:54 am

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.
av8rps
Veteran Member
 
Posts: 438
Joined: Thu May 12, 2011 5:01 pm


Return to Just Aircraft