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Re: I wish there were plans....

Post by OrangeQuest » Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:29 am

Wow! That is pretty neat!

Very nice design.
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Re: I wish there were plans....

Post by BarraMan » Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:51 am

I’ve been a pilot for 47 years - but no thanks, I’ll give that a miss! 8O

If you are keen, there are lots of plans available for stuff that has a good chance of ending your lifecycle. :lol:

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Re: I wish there were plans....

Post by Netpackrat » Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:35 am

There's a number of amphibian plans out there but probably nothing that looks quite like that. A couple that come to mind are the Anderson Kingfisher and the Volmer Sportsman. The former uses Cub wings, while the latter uses Champ wings... Bet an A&P living in the bush wouldn't have too much trouble finding a set of one or the other.... :lol:

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Re: I wish there were plans....

Post by narfi » Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:18 am

Hehe yes of course. My favorite two currently are the sea bear out of Russia and the Gweduck. In the lower end there are several 100-150hp options with plans or kits as well. The Ospre looks decent.

I have been searching for years, I like the internal volume, which nearly all others lack as "small aircraft" and "large volume" don't mix well. This is almost identical to a sketch i drew several years ago in regards to a flying camper idea.

It is an interesting thought exersize. Weight limit for 2(or whatever number you choose) but living volume for same number.

The Wilson Global Explorer was a similar concept of huge volume on low power.

With this concept you have to be disciplined to understand the difference between volume and weight limit as overloading can easily kill you.

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Re: I wish there were plans....

Post by fallguy1000 » Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:02 pm

Looks like that thing could glide for miles.

What do I know. I am a bit scared of the flying beasts ever since my first flight was really bumpy.
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Re: I wish there were plans....

Post by Netpackrat » Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:00 pm

Personally I think a Volmer Sportsman powered by an IOF-240B would be a neat ride.

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