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Old 17 November 2006, 01:25   #11
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What in the world are the outriggers for? Not enough weight in excess tubing, so he added those?

Lovely job following the cutout line on the rudder, as well.

Given the guys engineering, I'm not sure I'd trust the boat in the water; certainly not in the air.

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Old 17 November 2006, 04:10   #12
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The design on Codder's link was built based on a hang glider so it would be possible to land without it getting wet allowing it to take off again. It would be interesting to see this creation landing on water equipped with a paragliding canopy as it would collapse and go in the water leaving the pilot to gather in (30 square metres plus) soaking wet fabric, motor back to dry land (without the canopy getting sucked into the prop) and then dry out until ready for the next flight.

The concept seems ok (despite the practicalities of landing), I have had several hundreds of hours flying paragliders with and without a paramotor (and trike undercarriage) over the last 15 years and can vouch for the activity being less risky than most people would believe but landing in water is a real headache. I just can't get my head around this one.

I wouldn't trust them to make an 'A' frame let alone and airframe ! The welds would not pass a visual exam, I doubt they would stand up to stress.

A freaky alternative can be seen here:

http://www.hovercraft.com/content/in...index&cPath=53

To the future prospective owner - 'Happy landings'......R.I.P.
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Old 17 November 2006, 04:52   #13
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It would be interesting to see this creation landing on water equipped with a paragliding canopy as it would collapse and go in the water leaving the pilot to gather in (30 square metres plus) soaking wet fabric
Maybe someone could design a canopy based on the sort of technology used for kite surfing!

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Old 17 November 2006, 04:53   #14
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Thats not welding, more like chewing gum painted over and the rudder what a work of art
Somebody registered on Ebay needs to ask the seller a question:

"Did you weld that or did an exceptionally loose pigeon land on the transom?"

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Old 17 November 2006, 05:02   #15
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Somebody registered on Ebay needs to ask the seller a question:

"Did you weld that or did an exceptionally loose pigeon land on the transom?"

I asked about the weight it would carry

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Old 17 November 2006, 11:27   #16
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Somebody registered on Ebay needs to ask the seller a question:

"Did you weld that or did an exceptionally loose pigeon land on the transom?"

Go on! You know you want to!
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So who's bidding on it
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Old 18 November 2006, 07:21   #18
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Curiosity got the better of me, it would seem the current high bidder is willing to pay 1800 for this death trap. The funny thing is the last thing they seem to have bought on eBay is....

...A Superman suit !
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