Piper Cub takes off from trailer

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  1. GrauGeist

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    Here's a neat video of a Piper Cub floatplane lifting off from a dolly style trailer.

    Not something you see every day!

     
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    Pretty cool - but he cheated - a Cub with a starter!

    Only needs abour 45 mph....
     
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    Looks fun....any practical applications for it? Seems like you'd need a good flat stretch of road/runway anyway....
     
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    That's done when you have a float plane that got land locked or after intalling floats on a landplane. Probably about 500-1000' is all needed.
     
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    I'd say they do it.. coz they can !!! 8)


    One doesn't need a reason.:lol:
     
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