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Norm Langlois

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Just a short landing video . I was looking at the time line .the first video was taken in 2012 and posted in March 2013 That then means the first flights were in 2012 . during the winter of 2011/12 I replaced the V -tail with current tail. I then had a few short flights during early summer 2012 leading up to labor day week end flights and video. the actual construction began in 09 finishing up with the V-tail that did not fly but did water tests. The original rear floats support broke down and they were also replaced in 2011
[video=youtube_share;0IjlTAjXrYA]https://youtu.be/0IjlTAjXrYA[/video]
 
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Norm Langlois

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I found a couple of pictures to share .I thought all may like. My wing before covering. This is not a kit ,it is all my design.Dihedral wing  and plane 001.jpgDihedral wing  and plane 002.jpg

I am in limbo till next spring .The plane is put away. I will be going to Fl. for the winter.
 

Norm Langlois

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Mid winter everyone must be in hibernation!

I have been developing and flying in the state of New Hampshire. I have very favorable State regulation. All aircraft for the purpose of take off and landing on waters of the sate are only required only to observe navigation rules and are exempt from boating regulations.
I would like to know how friendly the state of Florida is to this venue. I can not find state air regulations that applicable in comparison. Should I sell my home in NH and make Fl. My perminant residence,I need to find the answer favorable or sell the plane. Can anyone shed light on this subject?
 

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Rule number one... avoid Florida at all costs too many snakes in Florida... and flying cockroaches... big ones... stay in New Hampshire or move to the southwest for warmth... IMHO
 

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Moved to Florida myself recently, but not up on regs. RBochey's points are well taken - it is hot and muggy most of the year and bugs superior to what NH has. Wakulla Co., 30 miles directly South from Tallahassee is nice; lots of water, but only one airport in the county = grass strip near Panacea.
 

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Florida is very seaplane friendly. Some lakes are closed to seaplanes but most are not and some actively encourage seaplane operations. The Seaplane Pilots Association has a water landing app. What area are you considering? I can search lakes for you.
 

Norm Langlois

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I actually have a second home in Brooksville ,Fl as of this last year. All though it is in a 55+ and there is no storage allowed at the home.
I was thinking maybe of buying a new home outside of a restricted community.
I dont like covenants much. For now we are snow birds. Just looking at option.
 

Norm Langlois

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Since I expect to be spending my winters here in FL. I plan to go to Sun N Fun down in Lakeland I will poke a few for more answers about the local regulations. Florida is very different. The Counties regulate diff. as well . In New Hampshire it is State wide regulated. Water A body of 25 acres or more belongs to the state, and only a few rare exceptions are private associations.
Down here I have no clue can not find a thing by way of statutes in Fl. most only refer to airport licensing and private applications . That gives me a presumption that all air strips need and even water bodies need a permit issued to someone. for an airport for such use . Not logical but .
 

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Since I expect to be spending my winters here in FL. I plan to go to Sun N Fun down in Lakeland I will poke a few for more answers about the local regulations. Florida is very different. The Counties regulate diff. as well . In New Hampshire it is State wide regulated. Water A body of 25 acres or more belongs to the state, and only a few rare exceptions are private associations.
Down here I have no clue can not find a thing by way of statutes in Fl. most only refer to airport licensing and private applications . That gives me a presumption that all air strips need and even water bodies need a permit issued to someone. for an airport for such use . Not logical but .
The Seaplane Pilots Association (SPA) is a good source for the information. Lakes within town and city limits are under their jurisdiction and they have the right to close such lakes to seaplanes. There are a few closed lakes around Orlando and one other town. If they are not designated as closed, my understanding is one is free to land there. Also, no local government can stop you from operating on navigable water and Florida has a lot of that. I did my Searey training in Tavares and we were landing on several lakes around there. The closed lakes seem to be mostly small ones with housing developments surrounding them.
 

Norm Langlois

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I have created a photo stream on i cloud. It seems only ipad ,iphone ,Mac users can see these. I have icloud for windows on my PC but was denied when I sent myself an E-mail test invitation.

If anyone wishes to view this photo archive ,and has compatible device send me an e-mail you wish to use. I will send the invite

E-mail pjlucky282@gmail.com

try this link https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0kJtdOXm8VwHDv
 
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fly2kads

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I was able to view in on my Mac. Thanks for sharing! It was nice to see some wind underneath those wings at the end!
 

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I believe you had that plane once at the Sanderson's (YUF) fly-in in Greenland, NH. It was on a trailer with the wing folded (rotated), as I recall. I talked with the President of the Yankee Ultralight Flyers last time I was in Northwood, and, too bad, apparently the group is closed down now (he's still building his Corvair Fly Baby.) But they've mostly combined their efforts with the group down at Crow Island in Massachusetts, so in a sense, the annual fly-in will continue, just not so close by. Hope to see you continue testing and enjoying the creation over the lakes when you're up in NH. It's a really impressive machine for uniqueness. I was happy to see the load testing pics.
 

Norm Langlois

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Sorry I don't want to keep posting over myself
To update the Photo stream that link is all one needs to view. Since posting I noticed the whole stream is scrambled .I have tried to post comments in some pictures to explain. You would need only to drag your courser over an image to make any comments to appear if there is one. I also welcome any question about any photo.
https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0kJtdOXm8VwHDv
 

Norm Langlois

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I am not sure It was done with the correct numbers . I loaded each side of the wing with 1000 lbs of sand bags. With the intended gross aircraft weight to be 500 lbs.
Is the wings weight of 80 lbs included? Would this be a 4G load?
 
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