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I read about water takeoffs in Air Progress magazine in the 60s. This video reminded my of the article - he pushed stick forward to get up on the float steps to hydroplane and get away from the suction of the water. So cool.
About 130K U$ if you want one....
What a great idea!
Yahoo, what fun!
Amazing that many the cool kit-planes today look like they would fit into the early days of WWI aviation.Reminds me of something Fokker-ish or Junker-ish.