Avroarrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2018 times:
Well the body looks like an old late 70's Camaro, who knows what the running gear is underneath though as the Camaro was rear wheel drive. I guess it could be a Vega as well as they were styled similarly, but it was RWD too.
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Avt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1934 times:
The bodywork is Camaro, but the drivetrain is Olds Toronado. The picture is from YVR, where there are a lot of floatplanes. The Toronado is used as it is front wheel drive. The frame is grafted onto the lifting frame, and is controlled hydraulically. I have driven one of these without the aircraft, and it is bizarre because turning the wheel to the left turns the vehicle to the right.
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29698 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1771 times:
Wee quite a few of those up here in ANC.
They are used to pull floatplanes up out of the water.
There are a couple of steel arms/platform extending out from the from front. All you have to to is drive this thing down a ramp into the water and let the floatplane float up on in. You tie it down and pull the plane out of the water.
They work really well.
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