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Old Oct 13, 2012, 08:27 PM
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I built a Springer to use as a rescue boat, specifically to use at our joint boat club/airplane club events at the lake. The airplane guys run a Float Fly-in, and the boat guys get to rescue stalled float planes...

Also in the picture is a rescue boat with the traditional "S" pipe. It worked fine for smaller rescuees, but the off-center scoop limits the size of the model that can be scoooped up and brought back to shore. The smaller Springer, with its push ahead boom and 2.5:1 gearbox, is slower, but can handle larger and heavier models.

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