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2015-04-04 3:35:33 PM  
+1
 
2015-04-04 3:40:31 PM  
*snert*

Nice work, subby
 
2015-04-04 3:48:46 PM  
Jane likes Dick

+1
 
2015-04-04 3:56:53 PM  
The identity of the pilot has not been released.

Soggy McDumberson.
 
2015-04-04 4:13:19 PM  
Well played, subby.
 
2015-04-04 4:13:19 PM  
Small Seaplane Splashes Saturday.  Sad.
 
2015-04-04 4:15:10 PM  

SwiftFox: Small Seaplane Splashes Saturday.  Sad.


Pilot presumably perplexed.
 
2015-04-04 4:16:35 PM  
Police said the pilot didn't bring up the plane's landing gear

Sterling?
 
2015-04-04 4:27:16 PM  

DerAppie: Police said the pilot didn't bring up the plane's landing gear

Sterling?


DAMNIT!! One away, beat me to it.
 
2015-04-04 4:27:50 PM  
That's ok. It's a sea plane, not a lake plane.
 
2015-04-04 4:31:26 PM  
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2015-04-04 4:47:45 PM  
See Dick dive.

Dive, Dick, dive.

See Jane swim.

Swim Jane, swim.
 
2015-04-04 4:51:06 PM  

vudukungfu: +1


MaudlinMutantMollusk: *snert*

Nice work, subby


GRCooper: Well played, subby.


These, and then some.
 
2015-04-04 4:56:58 PM  
Best headline I've seen here in a while.
 
2015-04-04 5:34:22 PM  
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2015-04-04 5:36:02 PM  
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/great album by a talented, funny guy
 
2015-04-04 5:38:57 PM  

GRCooper: SwiftFox: Small Seaplane Splashes Saturday.  Sad.

Pilot presumably perplexed.


copilot certainly confounded!
 
2015-04-04 5:51:45 PM  
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2015-04-04 5:54:16 PM  

name redacted: GRCooper: SwiftFox: Small Seaplane Splashes Saturday.  Sad.

Pilot presumably perplexed.

copilot certainly confounded!


Bystanders betwixt and befuddled.
 
2015-04-04 5:54:40 PM  
Without a pic I can't tell you if it was actually a sea plane or a float plane, yes there is a difference technically
 
2015-04-04 6:20:38 PM  

Oldiron_79: Without a pic I can't tell you if it was actually a sea plane or a float plane, yes there is a difference technically


The article refers to it as a sea plane

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2015-04-04 6:29:43 PM  
Incredibly relevant photo: my dad used to work SAR and was also a volunteer firefighter. They got a water rescue call and this is what was there when they showed up:
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Some dude from Texas thought he would just be a-ok to attempt a blind river landing after encountering bad weather. Hit a gravel bar and flipped his plane. He was fine; plane clearly was not.
 
2015-04-04 6:46:36 PM  
Looks like my seaplane. Buccaneer SX, or the Aventura.

If you don't lock the gear it'll come loose landing. On land, grass you can land ok and just loose some paint. In the water, you nosedive and get a bath. In theory the plane is "unsinkable" as it has enough foam and floats on the wing struts to keep it from sinking even fully swamped.

Early models though, if built incorrectly the tail foam filled with water and got very heavy. I've heard the tail foam adding over 90 lbs of weight. It's more of a safety problem on take off when your plane only weighs 300lbs and you increase it by 1/4 unknowingly.
 
2015-04-04 6:49:12 PM  

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: name redacted: GRCooper: SwiftFox: Small Seaplane Splashes Saturday.  Sad.

Pilot presumably perplexed.

copilot certainly confounded!

Bystanders betwixt and befuddled.


There's a sale at Penny's!
 
2015-04-04 7:37:22 PM  

aseras: Looks like my seaplane. Buccaneer SX, or the Aventura.

If you don't lock the gear it'll come loose landing. On land, grass you can land ok and just loose some paint. In the water, you nosedive and get a bath. In theory the plane is "unsinkable" as it has enough foam and floats on the wing struts to keep it from sinking even fully swamped.

Early models though, if built incorrectly the tail foam filled with water and got very heavy. I've heard the tail foam adding over 90 lbs of weight. It's more of a safety problem on take off when your plane only weighs 300lbs and you increase it by 1/4 unknowingly.


Didn't they once refer to those as "amphibians" while flying boats had no permanent wheels?  IDK, just asking the man who owns one in the interest of being technically correct here on Fark.
 
2015-04-04 9:22:11 PM  

Monual: NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: name redacted: GRCooper: SwiftFox: Small Seaplane Splashes Saturday.  Sad.

Pilot presumably perplexed.

copilot certainly confounded!

Bystanders betwixt and befuddled.

There's a sale at Penny's!


The bartender said there were drinks on the house!
 
2015-04-04 9:39:43 PM  
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2015-04-04 9:55:34 PM  

mike_d85: [sonicsatam.com image 300x365]

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You bastard.

/Off to YouTube to find some reruns.
 
2015-04-05 1:41:50 AM  

stan unusual: aseras: Looks like my seaplane. Buccaneer SX, or the Aventura.

If you don't lock the gear it'll come loose landing. On land, grass you can land ok and just loose some paint. In the water, you nosedive and get a bath. In theory the plane is "unsinkable" as it has enough foam and floats on the wing struts to keep it from sinking even fully swamped.

Early models though, if built incorrectly the tail foam filled with water and got very heavy. I've heard the tail foam adding over 90 lbs of weight. It's more of a safety problem on take off when your plane only weighs 300lbs and you increase it by 1/4 unknowingly.

Didn't they once refer to those as "amphibians" while flying boats had no permanent wheels?  IDK, just asking the man who owns one in the interest of being technically correct here on Fark.


Well you have to get a seaplane endorsement and a tail dragger endorsement on your license/certificate to operate one legally. Unless you are flying under far103 as an ultralight.

There's no legal distinction as an amphibian. That's marketing. If the hull/airframe if what floats, it's a seaplane. If you land on pontoons its a floatplane.
 
2015-04-05 2:23:17 AM  

aseras: stan unusual: aseras: Looks like my seaplane. Buccaneer SX, or the Aventura.

If you don't lock the gear it'll come loose landing. On land, grass you can land ok and just loose some paint. In the water, you nosedive and get a bath. In theory the plane is "unsinkable" as it has enough foam and floats on the wing struts to keep it from sinking even fully swamped.

Early models though, if built incorrectly the tail foam filled with water and got very heavy. I've heard the tail foam adding over 90 lbs of weight. It's more of a safety problem on take off when your plane only weighs 300lbs and you increase it by 1/4 unknowingly.

Didn't they once refer to those as "amphibians" while flying boats had no permanent wheels?  IDK, just asking the man who owns one in the interest of being technically correct here on Fark.

Well you have to get a seaplane endorsement and a tail dragger endorsement on your license/certificate to operate one legally. Unless you are flying under far103 as an ultralight.

There's no legal distinction as an amphibian. That's marketing. If the hull/airframe if what floats, it's a seaplane. If you land on pontoons its a floatplane.


It's pre-marketing, it was a military distinction. PBY-5, seaplane, PBY-6 amphibian.
 
2015-04-05 7:56:10 PM  

aseras: Looks like my seaplane. Buccaneer SX, or the Aventura.

If you don't lock the gear it'll come loose landing. On land, grass you can land ok and just loose some paint. In the water, you nosedive and get a bath. In theory the plane is "unsinkable" as it has enough foam and floats on the wing struts to keep it from sinking even fully swamped.

Early models though, if built incorrectly the tail foam filled with water and got very heavy. I've heard the tail foam adding over 90 lbs of weight. It's more of a safety problem on take off when your plane only weighs 300lbs and you increase it by 1/4 unknowingly.


I'm going with Searey.
Aventura/Buccaneer: ribs visible in leading edge, no leading edge cuff
Searey: no ribs visible in leading edge, cuff in outer portion of leading edge
 
2015-04-05 8:08:24 PM  
aseras:

There's no legal distinction as an amphibian. That's marketing. If the hull/airframe if what floats, it's a seaplane. If you land on pontoons its a floatplane.

The FAA and the Seaplane Pilot's Association both disagree with your statement. Both amphibious seaplanes and amphibious floatplanes exist, but saying "amphibian" by itself doesn't say which kind it is.
 
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