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Old 05-22-2017, 08:01 AM
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I'm not considering it, but has anyone ever seen an RV on floats? Is is possible?
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Old 05-22-2017, 08:15 AM
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A search should show at least three RVs on floats. I am also interested...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPvBZJXJvS0
http://www.eaavideo.org/video.aspx?v=1317872813
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Old 05-22-2017, 08:16 AM
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I'm not considering it, but has anyone ever seen an RV on floats? Is is possible?
Google search photos for - RV-6, floats

You should find the two (a 6 and a 7) that are most well known. There have been at least a couple of others.
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Old 05-23-2017, 05:42 PM
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I believe there was a 9 built in Alaska with floats. Big downsides: much more drag/slower speeds/higher cylinder temps etc. Low-wing airplanes are not very easy to dock on floats (how many other low-wing float planes have you ever seen....).
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Old 05-23-2017, 06:08 PM
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Default Eustace Bowhay

I think Eustace was the first. I'm sad there are so many who don't know about this key person in the RV community.
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Old 05-23-2017, 07:51 PM
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(how many other low-wing float planes have you ever seen....).
Not many, but there are a few unusual ones....

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