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Old November 7th 11, 09:22 PM posted to sci.military.naval,rec.aviation.homebuilt
David E. Powell
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Default UL flying boats

On Nov 7, 2:09*pm, george152 wrote:
Frogwatch wrote:
http://www.seair.com/flyingboat.htm


I had to post this as it just looks fun.


In the 70s early 80s every ultralight/microlight had provision for floats...
increased drag and lowered airspeed would take them from a fun machine
to one requiring the curvature of the Earth to get airbourne


I agree. The power avialable in an ultralight isn't that huge. Not
sure how the early float planes did it with early engines but they may
have had a higher ratio of torque to go with their hp.

It looks like a fun airboat/ul cross though, in an area where boating
is big, one could airboat around and do hops. With the hull it looks
more like a boat that can make it into the air than a pontoon-hulled
plane.

Some "standard" boats get airborne when they go too fast but that's
another thread.
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