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    What do the wings on the handle of the M5 Dolphin do

    I saw this briefly on a YouTube video - 'wings' that slide out on the handle of the Dolphin M5 and maybe others. I didn't know about this, so I checked my Rosie, and sure 'nuff hers slide out too. I checked the manual and online - didn't have any luck finding out what they do. I bet Patrick knows!!! I pulled them out and put Rosie in the pool, but I didn't stay to see her in action with her wings open.

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    Here's a picture of Rosie with her wings.....

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    Re: What do the wings on the handle of the M5 Dolphin do

    I dunno..........does it act as a wheelie bar!

    My guess is that they work like plane wings in reverse and help keep the wheels in touch with the surface.
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    Re: What do the wings on the handle of the M5 Dolphin do

    I have no idea! I went out and watched a few minutes, but didn't see anything different from usual.
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    Re: What do the wings on the handle of the M5 Dolphin do

    From M4 User manual - If unit while scanning turns less than 90 degrees, pull out Left float. If more than 90, pull out Right float.
    I have not tested this, let us know what you observe.
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    Re: What do the wings on the handle of the M5 Dolphin do

    Oh that's great - makes sense! My little manual didn't say anything.

    Ha! Poor Rosie.... She's probably confused since I pulled both out.
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    Re: What do the wings on the handle of the M5 Dolphin do

    I'd slap some NASCAR stickers on them too!
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    Re: What do the wings on the handle of the M5 Dolphin do

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp View Post
    I'd slap some NASCAR stickers on them too!
    Yeah, baby!!! Rosie's all about speed!
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    Re: What do the wings on the handle of the M5 Dolphin do

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp View Post
    I'd slap some NASCAR stickers on them too!
    Lol...
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