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User currently offlineBMAbound From Sweden, joined Nov 2003, 660 posts, RR: 4
Posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1325 times:

... twins towing gliders?

... motor gliders with floats?

... jump planes (skydiving) operating from water?

I can't think of any! Can you?

Thanks!

johan




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User currently offlineMr Spaceman From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 2787 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1232 times:

Hello BMAbound

Regarding this question .....

Are There Any ........ motor gliders with floats?

If you mean a motor glider in the sense of a nice smooth & sleek compostite sailplane (like the ones in these first 2 photos), well, I doubt you'll ever find a photo of one because the weight and drag that the floats would cause is completey against one of the main design purposes of a sailplane glider ........ to be aerodynamically slick (little drag), and very lightweight.


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I did find these types of motorized ultralight gliders on floats & skis. Big grin


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