This is an optional E-flite Apprentice S Float Set. The E-flite Apprentice S floats are a great option that adds even more excitement to your RC flight experience. This lightweight, molded Z-Foam material float set includes everything needed to complete the floatplane conversion. Assembly and installation takes only minutes, and that's including the connection of a functional water rudder. The rugged wire struts assure the proper stance on the water so that tracking is always smooth and takeoffs are as easy as possible.
- Floatplane conversion takes only minutes to complete
- Durable Z-Foam construction
- Matching finish and trim scheme
- Mounting hardware included with pre-bent wire struts
- Attaches to factory-installed mounts
- Lightweight design with efficient hull shape
- Steerable water rudder with spring suspension included
Length: 32.4" (820mm)
Weight: 11.5oz (326g)
This product was added to our catalog on December 12, 2014
The support wires that go between the corners of the vertical struts are going to have a bend in them when you install them. I guess that's just the way they are.
These are NOT easy to take on and off. Installation and removal requires the removal of the prop, cowling and disconnect/disassembly of the front nose gear and linkage. E-Flite would have been better off integrating a servo into one or both of the floats as the cable systems (really just a flexible wire in a tube) is not great. It works but it's not great. Dual rudders would have been nice too.
All of that being said. The Apprentice flies AMAZING with these floats. The CG is perfect with no changes and water landings are a breeze and look amazing. When taking off, accelerate quickly. The floats do not do well slowly speedy up. If you accelerate too slowly and stay on the water too long, the plane will start to porpoise. Accelerate quickly and get off the water.