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Boeing 727 And C-130 Float Planes?  
User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1984 posts, RR: 3
Posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 8633 times:

Though I have seen and read quite a bit about unusual airliner modifications (in this forum and while surfing the 'Net), the idea of a Boeing 727 on pontoons is entirely new to me.

http://www.hydrolance.net/Common/727-200HLpontnLanding-Island.jpg

More here, including the US Navy Blue Angels C-130:
http://www.hydrolance.net/AircraftFlightPontoons-HARTH.htm

For those who simply would say, "Whatever floats your boat," flightless airliner-to-boat conversions (similar to that of the former Howard Hughes Boeing 307 Stratoliner conversion), go here:

http://www.hydrolance.net/page38.htm

For those who need a larger three-holer, you could buy one of these:



I know it's probably fantasy, but it makes for an unusual diversion, anyway!


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User currently offlineMKE22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1141 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8261 times:



Quoting Fanofjets (Thread starter):
Though I have seen and read quite a bit about unusual airliner modifications (in this forum and while surfing the 'Net), the idea of a Boeing 727 on pontoons is entirely new to me.

Hahaha I always wondered if this would be a good way for airlines to get people right to the water in mass (YES!). How cool would it be to see one of these?? (Won't happen haha)  Smile



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User currently offline2175301 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1069 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 7982 times:

Maintenance of the Engine and other aircraft items would be a real challenge.... You would need a floating barge with a crane.

I think you would do better by using normal marine engines in the water hull. Although, use of a "used" aircraft bridge/passanger "tube" might be a cheap way to build an interesting water craft.


User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 7927 times:



Quoting MKE22 (Reply 1):
Hahaha I always wondered if this would be a good way for airlines to get people right to the water in mass (YES!).

Fly... Nevermind, it'll end up being a 30 reply flamefest.  Wink



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