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Jan 19, 2013, 08:42 AM
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Question

2 inline engined plane ?


Was there such a small American flying boat ? After WW II.

I am probably confused. It had 1 tractor engine and 1 pusher . No web search shows such a plane.

Rich
Last edited by cyclops2; Jan 19, 2013 at 01:57 PM.
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Jan 19, 2013, 11:42 AM
Slip the surly bonds...
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Originally Posted by cyclops2
Was there such a small American flying boat ? After WW II.
You could start on the Short Sealand, but that was British. The Republic Twin Bee had two pushers - inline I think.
Jan 19, 2013, 11:15 PM
Parkcityflier
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Dornier had a long history of this kind of setup. After WWII they came out with modernized versions. The US Navy never had anything like this in their modern seaplane flying boats.
Jan 20, 2013, 09:14 AM
An itch?. Scratch build.
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I tried a few searches as well, no luck.

The nearest would be something like a Dornier Seastar for an inline push-pull configuration as the props would still need to be well above the water.





Could not find any American manufacturer of anything similar. I doubt that any home built aircraft would have gone for anything so complicated.
Jan 20, 2013, 11:59 AM
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See what happens when you get really old.


Can not remember stuff.
Jan 20, 2013, 12:45 PM
An itch?. Scratch build.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cyclops2
Can not remember stuff.
You remembered where you started a thread, that's quite an achievement for some
Jan 20, 2013, 07:41 PM
Parkcityflier
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Originally Posted by Sopwith Mike
You could start on the Short Sealand, but that was British. The Republic Twin Bee had two pushers - inline I think.
Years ago, I got some time in a twin Seabee. As I recall, the twin engines were not inline, but rather left and right, on the top of the wing. Nice flying airplane, though.
Jan 20, 2013, 09:16 PM
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How about a Savoia Marchetti S 65

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=782344
Last edited by lake flyer; Jan 20, 2013 at 09:26 PM.
Jan 21, 2013, 06:35 AM
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I had a senior moment.

I can recall ( MADE UP ), it having them inline for the torque free flying if 1 engine failed.

Only thing that has failed ? Is my mind.

We now return you to normal flying.

Thanks to all.
l Rich
Jan 21, 2013, 07:15 AM
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Maybe ?


The Dornier Seastar. Modern design of old Dorniers.


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