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A cool little amphibious airplane

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Mailman, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    I know a lot of you guys love air planes. I saw this cool little amphibious plane on Instagram. It breaks down and is towable.
    For those of you who are just not spending enough money on motorcycles.....here’s your next money pit! :laugh2:
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  2. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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  3. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    What? So they’re knee deep in debt and not delivering planes as promised? And that little crash that killed their head engineer and test pilot? Details details......you wouldn’t let a couple small details stop you from giving these guys $200,000 of your pocket change would you? :pimp:
     
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  4. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge, is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    One thing I do like about it is the research that went into spin resistance... I consider that a must for the new generation of lightly trained sport pilots. With the leading edge cuffs they designed, it became highly spin resistant.
    Beyond that... it's an overpriced rich mans toy. Not much payload, not much range and can't even break a hundred kts.
     
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  5. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    That was a cool little video Jim. Thanks for posting that. This is totally non related but what the heck. I have gotten lost for hours watching sail plane videos taken high up in the Rocky Mountains. It is as dangerous as it is exhilarating. I was watching this one video once, where the guy was way up in snowy peaks and he dropped down behind a ridge and the wind died down. He got panicky and started looking for places to put down. He got out of it but it was pretty hairy. This is just for fun.
     
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  6. GLJ

    GLJ Never go faster than your guardian angle can fly. Top Contributor

    Mailman get off the internet and get busy on that bike.:D
     
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  7. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge, is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Yeah... Bruno Vassel is one of my insomnia favorites. ;) A very competent pilot.. and entertaining.
     
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  8. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    I’m multi tasking bro! Doing timed tests as we speak for my floats, BOOYA! :smoke:
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