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Old 08 December 2011, 13:59   #1
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Airdecks. They Fly! Really!

Perhaps I need to get a proper job, because I seem to have enough time to Google daft things.

One such daft thing was something called the Goodyear Inflatoplane, a truly inflatable plane that could be stored in a case 39" by 39" by 20". No metric here!!

The wings were made of 2 airship fabric panels, one on top of the other, joined by...........hundreds of nylon threads!!! Airdeck anyone?

These aircraft flew, and by all accounts they flew well. They took about 10 minutes to inflate, and carried a motorbike engine on a pylon in pusher mode. They were built in the 1950's. Apparently there's still one left.

So there you go. Who'll be the first to make one?
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Old 08 December 2011, 15:27   #2
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Thanks for the reference.




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Found reference to this thingie as well. Not bad for $12.5K US. Goofy name, though: Woopy-Fly...

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Old 08 December 2011, 16:40   #3
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How cool! thanks for sharing that tidbit with us!
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Old 09 December 2011, 14:31   #4
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Flying Airdecks.

Wow! Thanks for the vids, folks. I want one!!!!
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