April 06, 2009
Fun with Seaplanes
Posted by scott at April 06, 2009 03:44 PM
Introducing the MC72, an aircraft which has held the absolute speed record for piston-powered seaplanes for more than 70 years. Do not miss the video. That was one incredible-sounding engine.
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You know, it'd probably be fun to live in days when some businessman decides to offer a prize for something fun like that and entire nations get behind it. Win or die trying* and all. I'm thinking a comparable test right now would be to award a prize for the first nation to successfully put a colony on the seabed at least a mile down. Must be self-sustaining and have a decent population. Then round two is the moon, then Mars. However, my huge prize of $6.38 keeps getting ignored.
*Okay - I'm older and wiser. I'll let the younger invincible types win or die trying then clap or mourn appropriately.