amphibious weightshift

Discussion in 'Bush / Float flying' started by summitphil, Aug 25, 2014.

Help Support HomeBuiltAirplanes Forum by donating:

  1. Aug 25, 2014 #1

    summitphil

    summitphil

    summitphil

    New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2014
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    quebec canada
    Hi everyone,
    I don't know if i'm in the right section for this post if not, I'm sorry... here's my problem : I'm searching for complete plans for making a amphibious hang glider from scratch or maybe FIB. Thank you HBA

    PS... I' m sorry for my english writing.. I'm french canadian
     
  2. Aug 26, 2014 #2

    Joe Fisher

    Joe Fisher

    Joe Fisher

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    Messages:
    1,378
    Likes Received:
    374
    Location:
    Galesburg, KS South east Kansas
    Usually with a hang glider you would want to jump off a cliff. Do you plan to use a water fall?
     
  3. Aug 26, 2014 #3

    Topaz

    Topaz

    Topaz

    Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2005
    Messages:
    13,874
    Likes Received:
    5,486
    Location:
    Orange County, California
    I'm guessing towed behind a boat, yes?
     
  4. Aug 27, 2014 #4

    summitphil

    summitphil

    summitphil

    New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2014
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    quebec canada
    No im searching for double seat trike plans with 582 or 503 rotax but amphibious (or maybe something like Polaris FIB) that can land on ground or in water...
     
  5. Aug 27, 2014 #5

    summitphil

    summitphil

    summitphil

    New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2014
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    quebec canada
    Earlyier, I wrote Hang glider but google isnt always your friends...it's, rather weight shift control
     
  6. Aug 27, 2014 #6

    cluttonfred

    cluttonfred

    cluttonfred

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    Messages:
    6,448
    Likes Received:
    2,289
    Location:
    World traveler
    There are a few weight-shift trike/inflatable boat combinations, but they all seem to be ready-to-fly or pretty expensive kits. Here are a couple of links, one with rigid floats:

    Cygnet Aircraft
    Seair Technologies, Inc. Home Page
    www.scottstrikecenter.com

    Je ne sais pas beaucoup sur les pendulaires, amphibies ou non, mais je me debrouille en français, alors n'hésites pas à m'envoyer un message privé si je peux t'aider.
     
  7. Aug 27, 2014 #7

    Dana

    Dana

    Dana

    Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2007
    Messages:
    8,688
    Likes Received:
    3,065
    Location:
    CT, USA
    Thread title changed to show what it's really about.

    You could probably put floats on nearly any weightshift trike, but you'd need to add some means of steering when on the water as weightshifts don't have rudders.

    As far as I know, there are no complete weightshift plans out there, as sewing the wing sails is well above the capability of most amateur builders. There are some people who have built light trikes using tandem hang glider wings, but whether they could handle the additional weight of floats, I don't know.

    Dana

    I'm a second-hand vegetarian.
    Cows eat grass,
    I eat cow.
     
  8. Aug 27, 2014 #8

    Himat

    Himat

    Himat

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2011
    Messages:
    2,811
    Likes Received:
    654
    Location:
    Norway
    A word of warning about that, to me it look like the working principle of the “flying RIB” is different from other “conventional” seaplanes with three axis control. The difference I see lies in the interaction between the hull and wing at takeoff and landing.
     
  9. Aug 28, 2014 #9

    Dana

    Dana

    Dana

    Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2007
    Messages:
    8,688
    Likes Received:
    3,065
    Location:
    CT, USA
    Good point; a conventional seaplane needs a step in the floats to allow rotation at liftoff. A FIB doesn't, since the wing itself can pitch up independently. On landing, the Zodiac type hull of the FIB is probably more tolerant of a nose down attitude than a conventional seaplane float.

    Dana

    Beware of strange faces and dark dingy places, be careful while bending the law...
     

Share This Page



arrow_white