Burt Rutan talking about designing his SkiGull seaplane

Burt Rutan talks about his SkiGull seaplane. Many similarities with AWE kiteplanes: landing on rough surfaces, salt water resistance, in-flight battery charging, composite and foam construction.

This is an invitation to listen to the podcast and perhaps learn something, and perhaps discuss similarities in requirements and solutions.

3 posts were split to a new topic: PSA: a seaplane is probably not a viable AWES

In addition to the mentioned specificities some configuration could perhaps be a basis for lighter offshore platforms, for example by splitting the seaplane into the flying part of the AWES, and the mobile platform for take-off and landing, with appropriate modifications for an use in big waves.

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