Fred Paulsen’s Zenith 750 on amphibious floats few for the first time on the afternoon of February 25, 2015 with Ed Dalbec at the controls. The happy owner w...

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Comment by Mack P. Kreizenbeck on February 28, 2015 at 2:40pm

Congrats from Idaho.

Mack

Comment by Andre Levesque on February 27, 2015 at 9:52pm
At 1141 empty that doesn't leave much useful load unless your alone in the plane or fly with half tanks . Do you have a gross of 1530 in the USA on floats?
Comment by Stephen R. Smith on February 27, 2015 at 8:55am

Too be clear, I took and video and posted it but it’s not my plane.  The owner, Fred, “does not do computer”.

Ed, the test pilot is not a float plane pilot but did a great job.  He flies all kinds of aircraft and is a flight instructor and aircraft mechanic.

Ed had only good things to say about how the plane flew.  Nothing about the subject of drag came up in the conversation.

Steve

Comment by Anthony Polster on February 26, 2015 at 11:37pm
very nice, did you notice a lot of drag?
Comment by Doug Dugger on February 26, 2015 at 6:11pm

Hi   the plane flew straight basically hands off in level flight to soon to tell all flight issues. Empty weight with floats and the 0320 engine with cato prop was 1141lbs. Balance and lift off was right on. Landing was very good with no issues. We will do a lot of testing before any water landings. So far there are no issues with front castors keep them greased.

Comment by Mark Maltais on February 26, 2015 at 5:45pm
That is AWESOME!!!! Please do a write-up of how this thing handles. I'm looking at building the floats next! Any issues with the front casters? The nyloids were known to seize up from the friction!
Comment by Andre Levesque on February 26, 2015 at 5:42pm
Great looking plane on those big floats. Congratulations?
What is your empty weight including the floats?
Comment by Sebastien Heintz on February 26, 2015 at 6:30am
Nice! Congratulations

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