- May 26, 2006
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Mole said:Neat, but I am not sure that I understand why these would be more desirable than ordinary horizontal floats.
Bill Walker said:Can't remember where, but years ago I saw an illustration in a magazine of a P5M with inflatable vertical floats, coming out of the tip floats and the forward fuselage.
piolenc said:If you look up "vertical float" on the DTIC server you will find at least some reports on an operational test of a small flying boat (a Grumman if I recall) that was tested with EXTENDABLE floats that assumed the spar buoy configuration at rest but could be retracted to allow the airplane to take off and land normally. Here's one of the reports: http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/824113.pdf
Bill Walker said:Somebody else found my P5M artwork in another thread:
Jos Heyman said:Colonial, btw, sold all its assets to Lake Aircraft Corp. which explains the strong likeliness to the Lake Buccaneer.
Jemiba said:Bill Walker said:Somebody else found my P5M artwork in another thread:
Then you probably made several other drawings, too,