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    1. Woodenwings
      I was just reading about your thread from 2006 re: Leather Disk sandwich shock absorber. Dr.D was always very impressed with this detail and showed it to me one afternood when i was visiting (i'm friends with his daughter). it was cool! Any ornithopter action these days?

      I'm also working on a small amphibian (flying boat). i have decided on a Fournier style Mono wheel/outrigger with a steerable nose wheel. i came across your drawing (looked familiar) when looking for suspension threads.

      Would love to see/compare your concept some time.

    2. Othman
      Hi Craig,

      Thanks for asking. I've put that design away a while back and have went through a few more since then. The little flying boat is still something I want to pursue one day as I never seem to lose complete interest in it. Personally I think it would be a whole lotta fun. There are some design challenges relating to the propulsion system. I was flip flopping between a fuselage mounted engine driving two remote props (this would be a bit safer, but have cooling and vibration issues to consider) or two smaller engines mounted on the pylons (simple installation, but have to consider one engine inoperative case).


    3. craig saxon
      craig saxon
      I just found your thread on the flying boat twin you were working on. Nice looking airplane. Did anything ever become of it?
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