Seaplane Preparation / Part 1 of 5

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My original reason for building an airplane was to someday have it on floats. The construction plans do not provide any information specific for a float conversion so I had to research this myself.  During the early fuselage construction phase I visited with Larry Bauer who built a superb experimental seaplane pictured above.  Larry’s airplane is very similar to mine and uses the same Clamar amphibious floats that I would like to use someday. My visit with Larry was very useful in understanding how the floats are attached, rigged and controlled and in the next four posts I will describe the early airframe modifications that will later be used for transforming my taildragger to an amphibious seaplane.

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