υδροπλάνο -> seaplane (err. hydroplane)

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υδροπλάνο -> seaplane

A seaplane is a fixed-wing aircraft capable of taking off and landing (alighting) on water. Seaplanes can be divided into separate categories such as floatplanes, flying boats, and amphibians. These aircraft are occasionally called hydroplanes, a term rarely used in English.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seaplane


This is a seaplane and not a hydroplane and—by the way—this is Paxos


A hydroplane (or hydro, or thunderboat) is a type of motorboat used exclusively for racing.

One of the unique things about these boats is that they only use the water they're on for propulsion and steering (not for flotation)—when going at full speed they are primarily held aloft by a principle of fluid dynamics known as "planing", with only a tiny fraction of their hull actually touching the water.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydroplane
« Last Edit: 08 Oct, 2008, 00:56:53 by spiros »


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