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Are There Any...

Sat May 22, 2004 10:32 pm

... twins towing gliders?

... motor gliders with floats?

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

I can't think of any! Can you?



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RE: Are There Any...

Sun May 23, 2004 2:01 am

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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Photo © Fabrice Gerbelot-Barillon

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

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