landplane


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landplane

An airplane with a wheeled landing gear that enables it to operate from hard land surfaces rather than from water and snow.
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Mayo's principal recommendation was to go over to the landplane, something Edgar Johnston could have told him four years earlier.
For example, the OS2U Kingfisher was not an amphibian, and could be fitted out as either a floatplane or landplane with fixed landing gear.
For example, you might get away with improperly positioning the ailerons in a landplane, but the penance for committing that sin in a seaplane could be a nasty flipover you never saw coming.
Significantly, no Taylorcraft landplane model produced up to this point featured a maximum gross takeoff weight exceeding 1320 pounds, making them all compliant for operation under the FAA's light sport aircraft standard.
DeRuiter told us that for Cess-nas other than the 182--which is the easiest to put on floats and for which there is a good source of aftermarket parts--unless you have an incredible attachment to your airplane, it makes economic and time sense to sell your landplane and buy a seaplane set up as close to what you want as possible.
By the end of the war, at least six German submarines had been sunk by British flying boats, as compared to one by a landplane. In addition, French flying boats had shared with a torpedo boat in the sinking of a German submarine in the Ionian Sea and had driven another German submarine ashore at Cartagena, in neutral Spain, where it was interned, and two Austro-Hungarian flying boats had sunk a French submarine in the Adriatic.
In its most basic form, a non-owned policy will cover use of a non-pressurized, single-engine fixed-wing landplane with no more than seven seats and no more than 450 HP.
In just twelve years--from 1935 to 1947Howard Hughes built and flew the fastest landplane in the world, set three transcontinental speed records, established a new record for around-the-world flight, and built and flew the largest airplane in the world.
7 in Engine: Liberty V-12, rated 400-420 HP Fuel capacity: 450 gal Oil capacity: 50 gal Cooling: water Landplane Seaplane Weight (empty/max) 4300/6915 lbs 5100/7715 lbs Max speed 104 mph 100 mph Cruise: 90 mph 85 mph Rate of climb 500 fpm 500 fpm Ceiling: 10,000 ft 7,000 ft Endurance: 2,200 miles 1,650 miles (14)
Significantly, no Taylorcraft landplane model produced up to this point featured a maximum gross takeoffweight exceeding 1320 pounds, making them all compliant for operation under the FAA's light sport aircraft standard.
According to seaplane instructors, the most commonly uttered phrase by a landplane pilot following the first seaplane lesson is: "My Gawd, this is fun.
A 200-HP Buccaneer performs on a par with a 150-HP landplane. Despite book numbers, owners report cruise speeds in the 105-115-knot range with fuel consumption of about 10 GPH.