Questions tagged [amphibian]

questions about planes that can land on both water and land.

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How can I fix the stalling of an RC plane after the addition of floats?

I'm modifying a RC plane into a bi-plane with floats and it keeps stalling. I don't have a bigger battery or better motor to add so how do I fix this? This is the biggest challenge I've ever faced.
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Why did America not build its own ekranoplan?

The Lun-class ekranoplan (NATO name: "Duck") is a ground effect vehicle designed by Rostislav Evgenievitch Alexyev and used by the Soviet and Russian navies from 1987 until sometime in the late of ...
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What are these vertical slats under the wings of the Be-200? [duplicate]

This is a photo of the Be-200, an amphibious aircraft, taking from a youtube video. I would like to know what are all those vertical slats underneath the wings? What is their purpose? To me they seem ...
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Flying an amphibian with ASEL privileges [duplicate]

So I have an interesting scenario: You hold an ASEL private pilot certificate in the USA with high-performance and complex endorsements. You also fly a Cessna 206 on a regular basis. Given that all ...
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What are the pilot rating requirements for amphibians?

I know that both land and sea planes require pilot ratings in order to act as pilot-in-command. What is the requirement to act as pilot-in-command of an amphibian? Is there a third rating or just ...