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Old 07 January 2006, 20:05   #1
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New invention.. unbelievable!

Unbelievable what some guys create.. check this out! for me the first flying inflatable RIB...
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Old 08 January 2006, 05:08   #2
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Cannot see that flyinging, too much weight I would guess. Looks more like a board publicity stunt I think.....

However that blue water does look very appealing..

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Old 08 January 2006, 05:33   #3
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Cant say its the same one but did see one at last years boat show that is used and works never seen it in the air
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I seem to remember one being used at RIBEX or SBS about 3 years ago.....Didn't it crash?
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No it does Fly

Its not a very good Micro Lite as you would have huge drag with the 3m rib Hull .... also would only be good for landing in very sheltered waters...... But it is intresting thought.
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Didn't someone post a picture of this thing flying, somwhere on this forum about 4 months ago?
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Old 08 January 2006, 07:43   #7
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http://www.medboat.com/watertoys/flyrib_photo.shtml
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I thought flying ribs were quite well established now???

Mate of mine had a flight on one being used commercially in Lanzarote - said it was great fun!!!

And there is the trip up the nile using them

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Cannot see that flyinging, too much weight I would guess. Looks more like a board publicity stunt I think.....

However that blue water does look very appealing..

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They certainly do fly, saw one in Corfu 2 years ago with 2 up no problem taking off and landing owner was giving pleasure trips
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they fly as you say-seen 'em over Florida several years back now. The one at Ribex had probs though-dont think it could cope with the weather!
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