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Old Apr 22, 2011, 11:24 PM
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unless you do something to the tail, you will drag the horiz stab in the water and make taking off very tricky. I did almost exactly what you are talking about with an easystar, and finally took it back off. The stab would drag back and forth. Very tricky to get enough speed up to take off. I only used about 1" of hight, so if you went with 2" or more as Warhead said, and then cut it down a little, you might make something work.

There was also a plane I saw, think it was the shearwind, that had a single water ski like skid on the bottom, that went from flush with the hull at the front, to enough height at the rear to pivot off of for take off. You will need enough power though to go forward fast enough to have the ski lift the fuse out of the water.
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