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Jul 02, 2002, 08:56 AM
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Photo of son and I about to takeoff from pool


I was playing around by the pool and took a few photos. So far I have not flown much on the floats. I did a few touch and goes yesterday by at the lake but the wind was gusting so I packed up. I will fly a little more on my way to work. Although I have not had much time with them yet I can tell that they are going to work out great. JT
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Jul 02, 2002, 10:01 AM
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Cool! but can you land it in the pool?

What is that plane?
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Jul 02, 2002, 10:33 AM
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Looka like the GWS Beaver, but why, oh why did GWS use a Cub wing?

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( whose first non-commercial flight was in a Beaver, ca.1962, Nova Scotia Power Commision, orange on top, teal on bottom, flown by an ex-Spitfire pilot who happened to live acroos the street)

PS Nice looking floats, and crew
Jul 02, 2002, 10:41 AM
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Nice!!!!

Id be too scared to get floats for an airplane. if i crash on a landing everything would get fubar

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Jul 02, 2002, 11:31 AM
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Originally posted by Greg Covey
Cool! but can you land it in the pool?
You tempted me so I had to try. ! First two attemps were successful. Its nice because it slows down real well when it hits the water. Both times it landed perfectly. They were however both a little hairy and I almost chickened out but all went well. On the last one I hit a small branch of a bush beside the pool and landed crooked ans on one pontoon but it laid right down on the other one and stayed dry! BTW I have a 24 above ground pool. JT
Jul 02, 2002, 02:05 PM
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WHERS THE VIDEO JT?
Jul 02, 2002, 02:09 PM
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Will regarding our conversation this morning, They are very stable and I don't think that it is neccessary to go up to 20". I put them through the tests! John Tracey
Jul 02, 2002, 02:10 PM
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Re: Photo of son and I about to takeoff from pool


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Originally posted by JTinCT
I was playing around by the pool and took a few photos. So far I have not flown much on the floats. I did a few touch and goes yesterday by at the lake but the wind was gusting so I packed up. I will fly a little more on my way to work. Although I have not had much time with them yet I can tell that they are going to work out great. JT
that is so cool. Isn't photoshop wonderful!!!
Jul 02, 2002, 02:12 PM
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John, That wasn't Photoshop. I robbed them from my daughters doll house. The father kept falling in the water and getting wet! Sure glad he could swim!
Jul 02, 2002, 02:14 PM
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sweet.
yeah if it aint broke, dont fix it!
Scale planes have longer floats because they dont always ride at the exact CG, unlike our r/c brethren. Therefore shorter floats can do the job usually, and hand the weight savings over to the pilot!

now with the 17" float weight savings you can throw on the canoe!



Or have the dad do some wing walking!
Jul 02, 2002, 06:50 PM
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LOL! The photo is great! And here I thought that it really was you and your son!!


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