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Rutan Ski-gull

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Active Member
Jul 4, 2012
The Netherlands
Here is a interesting video on Burt Rutan, and his latest project.

Burt Rutan - "Struggles of a retiring airplane designer" - YouTube

After watching this video I was able to disseminate the following features.

Twin 70 hp engines.
Long-ez type construction, ie The availably to build from plans
Folding wings, that can be folded on the water and fit in a garage
Sailplane like wings
Try haul sponson configuration
Burt mentioned that the ski gull would be able to land in high sea states due to the water ski type configuration.

Does anyone know anything else about the Rutan ski gull? I think this might just be the perfect airplane for me.