Vertical floats provide substantially greater stability in rough seas.Mole said:Neat, but I am not sure that I understand why these would be more desirable than ordinary horizontal floats.
Wasn't it rather the PBM-5 Mariner in the post JUST above yours? Or do you mean a P5M Marlin?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
Then you probably made several other drawings, too, which appeared in Bradleys Convair book ?Bill Walker said:Somebody else found my P5M artwork in another thread:
Hence the strong family resemblance between the Thurston Teal and the Lake Buccaneer... Thanks for clarifying that point.Jos Heyman said:Colonial, btw, sold all its assets to Lake Aircraft Corp. which explains the strong likeliness to the Lake Buccaneer.
Sorry, I didn't make the drawing, I just meant it was the one I had referred to several posts above.Jemiba said:Then you probably made several other drawings, too,Bill Walker said:Somebody else found my P5M artwork in another thread: