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Old Mar 26, 2012, 04:29 AM
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the video we saw didnt convince me that it was airborne, i at first thought it was a high speed taxi test.

my 2 thoughts against it is that with the wings so close to the water it would need slats like the beriev 103 to keep airflow attached and also with the pontoons so far apart inner wing would probably be heavy to be strong enough to withstand water impact.

it also reminded me of many of our wig models that would not lift off unless it had a far aft cg which then made it too unstable OGE.
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