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EDO 1070 floats on a Merlin sport 65

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Rob Adams
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#1 Posted: 6/6/2010 10:13:22

Hi .

I'm currently restoring a Merlin sport 65(advanced ultralight) It has a continental A65 for power. my question to any body with float experimence  is ,will a set of EDO 1070 floats work on a plane like this. 

Thanks Rob



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Russ Holmes
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#2 Posted: 3/30/2011 20:22:23


GEDC0377s2.jpgHello Rob

I've put a pair of EDO 1070's on my Kitfox Model 3 with a Rotax 582. I had two flights late last summer and the performance was encouraging. Climb on the VSI was around 450 fpm at around 900 lbs. I don't have the records here now to provide weight and temperature but it was about 900 lbs. I'm hoping to finish the climb test requirements this year so can't say for sure what the results will be at gross weight. S[peed was around 72 MPH and it lifted off easily.



Rob Adams
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#3 Posted: 3/31/2011 14:34:04

Russ

Thanks for replying. I'm all over the place with these floats ,I had a chance to buy a set of EDO 1070 's. I end up buying a set of  1650 full lotus floats off Ebay brand new. I'm  wondering if these will even work with my plane . Alot of people I talked to said the 1070 "s would be to small ,But after seeing your set up they look really good. I'm no were near flying yet with this plane. I'll send some pictures when i figure out how to down load them from my camera.

Rob