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Offline AndrewF

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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2020, 04:48:52 am »
Depends on their intended use.
If they are wheels onto which the aircraft is to be landed then yes, too small.
If however they are retractable beaching wheels (lowered after the aircraft lands on the water so it can drive up onto dry land) then they could be an appropriate size.

Yes, it was a purely aesthetic comment rather than a usability issue.

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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2020, 06:31:16 am »

ah yes, that's a good point : beaching gear wheels probably don't need to be that big

Maybe VTOL airplane could have such small wheels too ? (a very simple whiffing trick  ;D)

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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2020, 10:43:22 am »

Maybe VTOL airplane could have such small wheels too ? (a very simple whiffing trick  ;D)


Only if they can land very softly……………..
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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2020, 07:51:09 pm »
I've seen some helicopters with really small wheels.
I'm planning on using the kit wheels so it will be able to land on a runway.
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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2020, 11:47:28 pm »
I am probly wrong but I view helicopter wheels as being just to enable them to be moved about on the ground after they have landed.
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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2020, 08:23:21 pm »
The big choppers do taxi basicly like any aircraft would do. I always thought it strange for helicopters to spend a bunch of time and fuel taxiing out to a runway to take off but I suppose its to keep things organized and prevent them from running into each other.
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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2020, 04:47:41 am »

The big choppers do taxi basicly like any aircraft would do. I always thought it strange for helicopters to spend a bunch of time and fuel taxiing out to a runway to take off but I suppose its to keep things organized and prevent them from running into each other.


They don't do that much in these parts, the UK I mean. They power up the engines, engage the rotors and lift off, after checking with ATC of course.

However they do normal, fixed wing type approaches, then when they get to the airfield perimeter they 'hover taxi' to their allocated pad and land.
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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2020, 04:24:04 pm »
I was thinking of the MH-53 in particular. I've seen video of the V-22 doing both.
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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2020, 05:47:33 pm »
At my local airport the helicopters with skids tend to up and go from wherever they are parked, but as Kit said on approach they come in as per fixed wing and then air taxi to parking spot, the helicopters with wheels that I have witnessed have all taxied to the active runway and done a rolling takeoff though...
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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #24 on: March 21, 2020, 11:31:15 am »
Now under a model in place order. Maybe I’ll get something done on this!
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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2020, 11:38:06 am »
I think an A-10 seaplane is crazy enough not to need serious wheels for some actual use (here this is just a joke on a shelf, no?) ;)
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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2020, 01:57:27 pm »
I’m considering landing gear similar to the BE-200 with main gear retracting into bays on the side of the fuselage et the wing roots. I’ll post a pic later.
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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2020, 03:33:25 pm »
Well, I have glued the floats together!
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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #28 on: March 28, 2020, 09:24:29 pm »
I have glued the floats together!
Will two floats glued to one another make a single hull? ;D a little like catamaran?
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Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Reply #29 on: March 29, 2020, 12:10:39 am »
Inspired by ericr's A-10 plus CL-215 build
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