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ron ll
08-28-2009, 12:15 PM
Looks like it might have one of those winged keels. :) Pilot okay. Story here.
www.myballard.com

http://www.myballard.com/images/plane_upsidedown.jpg

paladin
08-28-2009, 01:49 PM
no boat posting in the bilge......:p

ron ll
08-28-2009, 02:44 PM
no boat posting in the bilge......:p

I think this particular boat mostly IS bilge.

Phillip Allen
08-28-2009, 03:00 PM
can anyone post "float plane" upside down?

ron ll
08-28-2009, 03:16 PM
,,aueld jeolj,,

Best I can do.

oznabrag
08-28-2009, 03:49 PM
can anyone post "float plane" upside down?

ǝuɐןd ʇɐoןɟ

paladin
08-28-2009, 03:50 PM
That's how I bought the floats for my Cessna 195....from a Curtiss Robin in that position.....although the plane didn't fare as well.....

Phillip Allen
08-28-2009, 05:45 PM
ǝuɐןd ʇɐoןɟ

pretty good...should of had the Aussies do it

oznabrag
08-28-2009, 05:48 PM
pretty good...should of had the Aussies do it

I did it that way so they could read it.

skuthorp
08-28-2009, 06:15 PM
The Brits did it with birds.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhS35f015SQ

ron ll
08-28-2009, 06:26 PM
When I try to flip it over to read it, my iPhone flips it rightside up. I wonder if we could get Apple to build float planes.

skuthorp
08-28-2009, 06:29 PM
Hmm, could you 'fly' it with an outboard and scuba gear? I once haad a lot of fun on a diving trip trying to ride a bicycle under water, hillarious at the time, several of us nearly drowned laughing!

Phillip Allen
08-28-2009, 06:31 PM
I did it that way so they could read it.

you're very generous...were you speaking about literacy?

oznabrag
08-28-2009, 06:36 PM
you're very generous...were you speaking about literacy?

Not at all, Phillip, it's just that, by the time our messages get 'Down Under' they're upside down, so I wanted to save them a little trouble.

Phillip Allen
08-28-2009, 06:57 PM
trollin fer Aussies and no one's biting

Bob (oh, THAT Bob)
08-29-2009, 05:44 AM
That crane looks expensive. I wonder if he could have flipped the boat rightside up by himself, using ingenuity. Flood one pontoon, part of a wing.

seanz
08-29-2009, 06:12 AM
trollin fer Aussies and no one's biting

It's your bait.......
Try steak and beers, they'll have your hand off at the shoulder.
:D

Tylerdurden
08-29-2009, 06:35 AM
It got deleted but Grass is the best in those situations. I flew several amphibious floats and I don't think I would want to land on the water like that ever unless there was no other choice and then I would be parallel to the shoreline.

ron ll
08-29-2009, 09:16 AM
It got deleted but Grass is the best in those situations. I flew several amphibious floats and I don't think I would want to land on the water like that ever unless there was no other choice and then I would be parallel to the shoreline.

I can't think of any grass large enough around here and what little beach there is is soft sand. The shore around here is mostly high bluffs and houses and trees. Not sure how much time he had but probably didn't have much choice.

Why was your first post deleted?

Mrleft8
08-29-2009, 09:31 AM
Guys.....C'mon! That's not a "float plane".... It's a "doesn't float plane"!

Tylerdurden
08-29-2009, 09:33 AM
I can't think of any grass large enough around here and what little beach there is is soft sand. The shore around here is mostly high bluffs and houses and trees. Not sure how much time he had but probably didn't have much choice.

Why was your first post deleted?

I was deleted for good reason as I was out of line responding to Ish.

We used to wet down the grass alongside the runways and land floats there, then launch with a dolly.
But if I had gear problems with an amphib I would feel that's the safest way. You may ground loop but one will not drown. ;)