I just installed a set of ARC floats on my NexStar. Everything is balanced and aligned. It looks real nice. However, I haven't flown off of water yet. I am a proficient flyer off of pavement and snow, and I'm a little nervous taking off of water. I have some questions for float flying...
- What size of prop should I now use?...I know aerodynamics will change with the increased weight and right now I am using a 11x5 nylon Master Airscrew prop on an OS46fxi. Should I change this? BTW the empty weight of the plane is now about 7.5 lb
- Any suggestions on water-proofing the switch which is currently on the outside. I plan to water-proof batteries and receiver inside a balloon sealed with duct tape.
- Is it ok to fly off of salt water? I plan to use WD-40 to lubricate the engine after each flight.
- What about the holes where the landing gear snaps in? I assume these should be sealed?
Thanks for your responses. I'm a little nervous, but excited about float flying