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Thread: Norm's Flying Boat UL Flight Test Progress

  1. #91

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    There would be just one problem with what you propose. To heavy to stay Ultralight class. It is that simple I have never had an interest in building LSA class. I will persevere in the UL. I have been there with this plane I am going backwards now to the best configuration I had and then I will re-manufacture the the hull and rear floats. I can take some of the advise into a new hull but it will have to stay the same area and still use rear floats in the tricycle config producing lateral stability at the same time.

    The rear floats Are not the problem and never have been. Viewer and reader perception will be modified soon. One more test !
    Please read my post 86 most important to my evident view point.
    Last edited by Norman Langlois; 04-02-2017 at 08:19 AM.

  2. #92

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Langlois View Post
    There would be just one problem with what you propose. To heavy to stay Ultralight class. It is that simple I have never had an interest in building LSA class. I will persevere in the UL. I have been there with this plane I am going backwards now to the best configuration I had and then I will re-manufacture the the hull and rear floats. I can take some of the advise into a new hull but it will have to stay the same area and still use rear floats in the tricycle config producing lateral stability at the same time.

    The rear floats Are not the problem and never have been. Viewer and reader perception will be modified soon. One more test !
    Please read my post 86 most important to my evident view point.
    I agree about staying in the UL Class.

    Paul's flat surface and double step do not need to add weight, perhaps. You might like to see his latest designs. Let me know if you are interested in more discussions.

  3. #93

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    Updates?

    What's the latest on the flying boat?

  4. #94

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    I have been away since April 25 through May 17th. Since my return I have taken the plane out of mothballs and fire her up . Made repairs to the transport. All I am waiting for is the day to be flyable and the time to do so. I expect this week end may provide one. As in the previous posts. I expect to prove I have optimized the configuration.

  5. #95

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    Thanks

    Norm we are all pulling for you!

    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Langlois View Post
    I have been away since April 25 through May 17th. Since my return I have taken the plane out of mothballs and fire her up . Made repairs to the transport. All I am waiting for is the day to be flyable and the time to do so. I expect this week end may provide one. As in the previous posts. I expect to prove I have optimized the configuration.

  6. #96

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    I have achieved my goal. Though this mornings test is a bit tainted by wind conditions the area used was not effected. I have achieved the 6+ second flat water take off without an official stop watch and a better standard it is approximate. I am pleased regardless it means I can not get trapped in a place with no wind. She flies on command when up elevator applied

    The video a bit shaky but still good. I had waited for total calm conditions. they were predicted but not to be the air was ruff and conditions rapidly deteriorated I landed and before I even left it was UN-flyable wind conditions

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