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shepherd
11-01-2008, 11:57 AM
OSPREY 2. 2-place amphibian.

I have the opportunity to pick up one of these pretty cheap. It's built from plans and the one I'm looking at is about 80% complete. Not very fast - only 130 mph - but it would be fun. I always wanted an amphib...

shepherd
11-01-2008, 12:00 PM
This one looks better IMO.

coz
11-01-2008, 12:00 PM
OSPREY 2. 2-place amphibian.

I have the opportunity to pick up one of these pretty cheap. It's built from plans and the one I'm looking at is about 80% complete. Not very fast - only 130 mph - but it would be fun. I always wanted an amphib...

Shep! you know the deal :rolleyes:

http://pittsburghdish.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/please_stand_by.jpg

Pics please! :D

EDIT: ok I got ahead of myself, sorry :o

coz
11-01-2008, 12:04 PM
OSPREY 2. 2-place amphibian.

I have the opportunity to pick up one of these pretty cheap. It's built from plans and the one I'm looking at is about 80% complete. Not very fast - only 130 mph - but it would be fun. I always wanted an amphib...

Umm??? scarry to me :eek: can ya ski behind it? :D

shepherd
11-01-2008, 12:06 PM
Umm??? scarry to me :eek: can ya ski behind it? :D

Not sure, but I heard you can foot behind them! :D

bigmac
11-01-2008, 12:28 PM
OSPREY 2. 2-place amphibian.

I have the opportunity to pick up one of these pretty cheap. It's built from plans and the one I'm looking at is about 80% complete. Not very fast - only 130 mph - but it would be fun. I always wanted an amphib...


Who would do your annual inspections? IIRC, you can only do them if you built more than 51% of the aircraft.

Personally, I'd opt for an ultralight amphib. I've flown a T-Bird II and it's a hoot. Not as fast, but not meant as fast transportation. Plus, most of the ultralights have the capability for a ballistic parachute.

shepherd
11-01-2008, 08:56 PM
Did I say 80% complete? I meant it is 20% complete.

atlfootr
11-01-2008, 09:03 PM
Not sure, but I heard you can foot behind them! :D
Shep,

Looks like FUN, where do I sign up :rolleyes:

TX.X-30 fan
11-01-2008, 09:45 PM
I think if you offset your carbon footprint by removing your home air conditioner you would be fine.

JohnE
11-01-2008, 10:33 PM
I think you're nuts......:D

It was all I could do to go up in a King Air about a month ago.:o

Justjoe
11-02-2008, 12:02 AM
Cool plane. Wasn't there a fatality at oshkosh about four or five years ago in an osprey that engine problems. Seems like the engine was running intermittantly, and when it powed up it would pitch the nose down. This set up an uncontrollable oscillation that was unrecoverable.

Check out the most recent issue of Trade a Plane. There is a J3 on floats on the cover. My local nautique dealer had one of these on the lake. Kind of my dream plane. 4 gal an hour, open doors, probably no electrical system...perfect in so many ways.

MYMC
11-03-2008, 11:43 AM
Not my cup of tea, but I would never turn down a ride!

kycat2007
11-03-2008, 01:10 PM
I heard the recovery time when one of those crashes is a bear. just kidding no recovery time needed8p

atlfootr
11-04-2008, 08:53 PM
J Carter's airplanes, heli and other creatons on Modern Marvels, on the HISTORY CHANNEL
BA609 Tilt rotor copter was another they just showed :rolleyes: