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    true 4 seater amphibious pusher plans

    Have you built the aircraft? what would you want for the molds? Not a huge fan of the motor on a high pedestal though. What is your location? How did you acquire the molds?
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    true 4 seater amphibious pusher plans

    It becomes an issue with tractor props taking off and landing on water as the spray hits the prop. Float planes sit much higher on the water than a true amphibious and reduce this issue. Cooling is defiantly a concern, I will be placing my radiator, oil cooler, inter-cooler slightly in front...
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    true 4 seater amphibious pusher plans

    Definatly do not use silicone, sorry I had silicone on the brain. I used jb weld brand long cure time high heat epoxy. That Is what I Used in my sandrail build and have had no problems. All original 13b parts, reasoning the rotor housings are already alluminum, although weight is crucial in...
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    true 4 seater amphibious pusher plans

    So I have found an aircraft engineer and I am embarking on a one off aircraft. Feel free to follow along, Id love input from the aviation community. Please keep it positive, I know it cant be done and I am a fool, so leave that out and lend a hand. https://www.youtube.com/user/constechable
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    true 4 seater amphibious pusher plans

    Icon has a high wing though, its easier too get to much tip at 55 mph even with the sponson.
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    true 4 seater amphibious pusher plans

    I love the shearwater, beautiful plane. They were trying to certify it and ran out of funds and energy. Right now nothing on it is available. I chatted with the creator I guess hes flown it and passed certain steps but couldnt get funding for the next step. It has a v tail which overcomes...
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    true 4 seater amphibious pusher plans

    I would love and Icon 5 with 4 seat capacity and 300 hp. Thats my ultimate goal. A 2 seater does me little good for my needs.
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    true 4 seater amphibious pusher plans

    The seawind is the speed range I am looking for. It has the engine on the rear which requires much more structure and weight. It weighs 2300 empty and requires 400 hp to acheive the performance thats why it burns 16 gph. I almost bought a seawind kit but after chatting with seawind and a few...
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    true 4 seater amphibious pusher plans

    4 place 175 lbs plus 200lbs baggage plus fuel Traditional floats are very ineffeciant, so I am not looking to go that way. One mazda 13b original rebuilt with upgraded seals and such, slightly ported but not want to increase the rpm range much, turbo yes put out around 315 hp @ 6500 rpm 130...
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    true 4 seater amphibious pusher plans

    I have a friend in Idaho that has 13b in his four seat land plane. He is at around 8 gal per hour, that is where I got my fuel consumption data. His plane is around 1400 lbs ready to fly. Mine should be close to that according to my figures. The seabee is a very useful plane, not the most...
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    true 4 seater amphibious pusher plans

    I searched and found nothing, do you have a link?
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    true 4 seater amphibious pusher plans

    I appreciate the positive helpful comments. I totally understand the undertaking and do not need the lecture. I love the sea bear, but since Id need more power Id have to go with 2-13b's, of which I have, but then at 8 gallons per hour per engine I am now at 16 gallons per hour fuel burn...
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    true 4 seater amphibious pusher plans

    Its to slow as is. If I increase engines it costs way to much to maintain and fly as a twin. I know the behind cabin will be cut vertical to allow for propeller. We will have a front door and a rear hatch. Tail draggers are not my thing and way more expensive to insure. I know the changes...
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    true 4 seater amphibious pusher plans

    What are everyones thoughts on the Seabear? I found an engineer and he thinks that is a good starting point. Change to one pusher overhead and a tricycle retractable landing gear. Hes working on the balance and such. Just seeing what you all think. http://www.seabearaircraft.com/aircraft/
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    Tell us what you are building!

    I am 3 years into a 4 passenger amphibious airplane. Around 300 hp from a 13b turbo running around 6000 rpm's with a constant speed propeller speed around 2500 with my 2:40 prsu unit. I have the motor completed and dynoed, Haven't permanently constructed intake and exhaust as need in place to...
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