Started by McColm, October 16, 2017, 01:08:39 AM
Quote from: salt6 on October 16, 2017, 12:07:32 PMI'd look at grafting some kind of boat hull onto the fuselage.
Quote from: Scotaidh on October 17, 2017, 01:52:30 PMIt seems to me that the top half of a Connie, from the windshield back to the tail, upside down, would be the great basis for a central float
Quote from: sandiego89 on October 16, 2017, 01:21:33 PMQuote from: salt6 on October 16, 2017, 12:07:32 PMI'd look at grafting some kind of boat hull onto the fuselage.Agree with Salt, the PBY hulls as floats would create a massive drag problem. The PBY hull is short and fat, resulting in a very slow aircraft, which was acceptable for patrol when endurance was a main requirement- but would be terrible for any type of passenger carrying Connie derivative. They Connie wing was designed for higher speeds, and putting two massive floats on it would totally compromise it. If you really want twin floats, pick a sleeker hull or floats than the PBY.
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