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Old 05-30-2004, 02:05 AM
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Old 05-30-2004, 10:11 AM
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holy crap.... thats a BEAST lol

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Old 05-30-2004, 06:19 PM
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Cooler than Snot and I hope someone does it, even thought it probably was just a lockheed sales department fantasy.
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yeah... but i dunno the C-130 has 4 blade props... My uncle is an engineer on one (in kuwait right now)
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Old 06-01-2004, 12:19 AM
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Interestingly enough that proposal has six blade propellors, A much higher aspect ratio wing and an entirely different shaped vertical surface. I suppose if I had as successful and longlived design I would be looking at ways to stretch the concept and configuration too. At any rate beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it is a beautiful floatplane.

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ORIGINAL: JohnBuckner

beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it is a beautiful floatplane
Agreed! I think it looks fantastic.

I would so love to see it take off from the water! Or land in the water and hit full reverse on the props, lol...
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Old 06-03-2004, 09:21 PM
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And I thought a twin float Dualist was neat!!
Too cool. One of YOU guys have got to do it. Uh......no water in Texas!! My story and sticking to it!!!!
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Old 06-04-2004, 07:26 PM
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Ok, I'll call your deal and give you another one. How about the designed but not built P-38. Idea was to take off and jetteson the floats and use normal gear to land. Need new tail assembly and attaching points. Never built.
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Wow! Never saw that one before!
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dang, who knows what else they came up with..[X(]
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And lets not forget the famed 'Spit on floats'. One way to ruin its curves and lines!!

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During the 1980's while I was in a C-141 USAF Reserve outfit I came across an article in "Airlifter" which I believe was military publication. The article was about some research that was being done with a C-130 (HOW-Hercules Off Water) model powered by four Supertigre engines. The bottom of the fuselage was covered with a typical seaplane hull with the required step configuration. Engines were mounted higher than normal above the wing to be kept out of water spray. The unique thing about this aircraft was the retractable "ski" (this is the only way I can explain it) jutting out from the bottom center of the fuselage. As I said, this device was retracted once the aircraft was airborne. I'm not sure who did the research, but it may have been Lockheed. I would have to go back and find the article again.
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Old 06-28-2004, 08:24 AM
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A couple of corrections to the above post. HOW stood for Hercules On Water. The wingspan was 8 feet and the ski was called a "hydro-ski" 21 feet long and 3 1/2 feet wide on the full scale ship. The extension would be 10 feet max landing and taking off in moderate seas. There would be auxiliary wing floats at the outboard wing to serve as stabilizers and fuel pods holding 400 gallons. Interesting to note that the article contained a quote from Rear Admiral John S. McCain, Jr. concerning the remote deployment of Marines as an important instrument of national policy.
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