hybrid amphibious aircraft (excursion) from equator aircraft

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hybrid amphibious aircraft (excursion) from equator aircraft

Post by hal2000 » Mar 31 2017 1:49am

Thought you guys might find this long quest inspiring http://www.equatoraircraft.com/#_

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Re: hybrid amphibious aircraft (excursion) from equator airc

Post by amberwolf » Mar 31 2017 3:09am

That would be the same as this thread you created a week ago?
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... it=equator

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Re: hybrid amphibious aircraft (excursion) from equator airc

Post by hal2000 » Apr 08 2017 12:18am

Darn didn't remember posting it twice i'll try and delete one or the other

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Re: hybrid amphibious aircraft (excursion) from equator airc

Post by craneplaneguy » Apr 08 2017 12:56pm

Wow...... the "air lubrication system" I think is for injecting air bubbles under the hull to help break it loose on take off, very cool. Nose gear steering controlled by wires.....OK, I have electric steering on my car so why not?!

Hybrid use on an aircraft makes a lot of sense, I'd love to have something akin to my Plug in Prius's power train in my airplane, seriously. Lots of power, by both the ICE and batteries, for take off, then super economical cruising on a down sized and more efficient ICE. Re gen while descending? Sure, but it's going to kill the glide ratio.

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