Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Factory Float Kit Fuselage Problem

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2020
    Location
    Billings MT
    Posts
    4

    Default Factory Float Kit Fuselage Problem

    Im building an EX3 kit with the factory float option and am having a terrible time fitting my floorboards and forward baggage. It seems pretty apparent that i will have to notch the floorboards and the baggage floor to fit around the additional tubing in my fuselage. Just wondering if anyone else has come across this and if so how it was addressed. Thanks!!

    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by n.mike; 11-12-2020 at 03:14 PM.

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2019
    Location
    Pagosa Springs, CO
    Posts
    39

    Default Re: Factory Float Kit Fuselage Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by n.mike View Post
    Im building an EX3 kit with the factory float option and am having a terrible time fitting my floorboards and forward baggage. It seems pretty apparent that i will have to notch the floorboards and the baggage floor to fit around the additional tubing in my fuselage. Just wondering if anyone else has come across this and if so how it was addressed. Thanks!!

    I was sent a float fuselage by mistake, and had the same problems. CC does not address the differences caused by the tubing doublers and extra braces. I cut several notches in floors and also interior side panels. And I had to machine one of the pieces that support the belly stringer to fit around the fatter tube.

    John

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    East Lansing, MI
    Posts
    13

    Default Re: Factory Float Kit Fuselage Problem

    Same, Same.
    I have the Factory Float fuselage. No help from the manuals. I cut in the floor and side panels then made filler patches. Theyíre not pretty but I didnít want those gaping holes for stuff to fall through. Iíll have a carpeted floor so I think it will be fine.

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2020
    Location
    Chicago, Il
    Posts
    6

    Default Re: Factory Float Kit Fuselage Problem

    Good decision as well as good job. Post what will be when you will end.

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Location
    Littleton, CO
    Posts
    31

    Default Re: Factory Float Kit Fuselage Problem

    Here's what I did. I cut notches in the floor board to fit around the braces as small as I could and still get the floorboard in. In the extended baggage area, I cut notches and then made some small cover plates. My cardboard templates are shown in the photo.
    Attached Images Attached Images

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •