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Sea plane with tail prop

  1. Jun 16, 2008 #1
    A friend of mine works at one of the local airports. Recently he spotted a seaplane with pontoons and front prop. But it had a prop behind the tail also. What the....? Who knows what this could be?
     
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  3. Jun 17, 2008 #2

    FredGarvin

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    The only thing that comes immediately to mind that has a pusher and a puller prop is the old Cessna Skymaster. That's not a seaplane though. I can think of a few puller prop seaplanes like the Lake Buccaneer, but I am at a loss right now. I'll have to do some searching.
     
  4. Jun 17, 2008 #3
    fred thanks for the reply. Interesting, right? I tried to send a picture but i'm not sure how. thanks again.
     
  5. Jun 17, 2008 #4

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  6. Jun 17, 2008 #5

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    If you have a picture, use imageshack to post a link to it here. I am definitely interested to see a picture of it and to find out what it is.
     
  7. Jun 17, 2008 #6

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  8. Jun 17, 2008 #7
    No, but that is a cool plane. this one has a convetional prop and another high on the back. The pic I got is not very good but the friend that saw it was dead sober.
     
  9. Jun 17, 2008 #8

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    You'll have to post the picture, but it kind of sounds like a Cessna O-2 Skymaster with custom-added pontoons or something.


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  10. Jun 17, 2008 #9
    fred, the image I have was emailed to me and was taken on a cell phone cam. I already sent one but I didn't get your note. I don't know how to use imageshack. Send me an email. that's easier, isn't it?
     
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  11. Jun 18, 2008 #10

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  12. Jun 18, 2008 #11
    seaplane

    sending pic
     
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  13. Jun 18, 2008 #12

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  14. Jun 18, 2008 #13
    I had it from the source that the thing had a tail prop.... I'll check back. If not, my apologies for the frakus. I do see something back there though.
     
  15. Jun 18, 2008 #14

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    I'm not seeing a rear prop either. If it's got anything back there, it isn't a powered propellor.
     
  16. Jun 18, 2008 #15
    I'm making a phone call now.
     
  17. Jun 18, 2008 #16
    I hate when this happens. I got the right description with the wrong picture. Here's the right picture. I'm disappointed as i'm sure you are too. My apologies. but I still have the same question. What could this little prop be for?
     
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  18. Jun 18, 2008 #17
    Also, I somehow unsubscribed to something here. what does that mean?
     
  19. Jun 18, 2008 #18

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    That's a Skymaster, but it is certainly not a float-plane. Cessna did offer Skymasters in that configuration, but this is a plain-vanilla version, by the looks of it.
     
  20. Jun 18, 2008 #19

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    Yup, Cessna O-2 Skymaster. The prop in the rear is a second drive engine. If one engine fails, the flight characteristics of the craft are not seriously compromised as can be the case with dual-engine planes that have an engine on each wing.
     
  21. Jun 19, 2008 #20
    Some copy cat airplanes showing up at that airport again.
     
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