LoPresti's Spectra Aircraft

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  1. Dec 7, 2019 #1

    Bill-Higdon

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    I don't remember seeing this discussed before
     
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    FAA.GOV shows "N9168 has Reserved/Multiple Records" and
    prior to Deregistration
    Name ISLAND AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Street 10 GRANADA AVENUE
    City MERRITT ISLAND
    State FLORIDA Zip Code 32952.
    Certificate issued 1969, so I don't know how current the video is. Or even if it is the same seaplane.
    Cleaver idea, though.
     
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    Is that what became the "Seawind" ???
     
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    Seawind - Thats what I thought too.
     
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    To the best of my knowledge, the Seawind is a completely original design. I've never even heard of this one before. Interesting.
     
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    Well, I have heard the name before and seen pictures of the design. I did set he drawings for a scale model airplane in some model airplane magazine long time ago.
    Obvious the plans for the model shown at the end of the video.
     
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    0924091608.jpg Long before the Seawind there was the Porschel Equator P-300 (recip). Developements like the turbine powered P-400 did away with the drivelines and gearboxes to the prop.
    Its in the December 1971 issue of Private Pilot Magazine. Wish I could get a better pic to post, but hopefully this Wiki link will fill in enough details.


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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P%C3%B6schel_Equator.
     
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