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Offline willkayak

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Eagle on floats
« on: June 19, 2020, 02:09:01 PM »
Has anybody built or heard of a legal eagle on floats? I feel like it would allow for more freedom for taking off and landing sites. Is this possible and if so does anyone have plans or ideas?

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Re: Eagle on floats
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2020, 02:55:37 PM »
I haven't heard of one on floats, not that it can't be done.  There is one on skis however, the Silver Slug.  Built by Scott Johnson in Wisconsin.



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Re: Eagle on floats
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2021, 08:48:11 AM »
I had the same question, floats on the xl??

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Re: Eagle on floats
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2021, 03:24:10 PM »
I'm fairly certain if someone had done it we would have pics/videos of it.  If the friggen Woodhopper can do it with a Rotax 277 the XL can...

You can be the first..!




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Re: Eagle on floats
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2021, 09:50:30 PM »
http://www.myfloats.com/  Zenair aluminum floats and Full Lotus inflatables.  The inflatables sometimes come up for sale on Barnstormers.  Muk-Tuk wooden float kits seem to be no more.

 

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