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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:23 pm 
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I hope the new models have better altitude performance, STOL, and 4WD!

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And can't forget this one in development;
http://www.e-volo.com/konzeptstudien-2/ ... volution-2

I still miss my old Hueys

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Cheaper...

http://www.hammacher.com/Product/11933

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:52 pm 
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I took my flight lessons in our Cessna 172 with a STOL kit. I could do three touch and goes down the runway at one time at the Summersville airport it could fly so slow. My insturctor told me I had to get above the trees before I could try another touch and go, so that is what we did .... three times. By the time my next lesson rolled around his Cessna was in St. Louis getting the same conversion. He crashed landed that plane 3 times in the years following. He did tours and kept the weight down by keeping the tanks nearly empty. The miscalculation of how much was in reserve caught him twice, but the stability at low speeds allowed a good landing in a field. The last time the engine quit on take off and without altitude or speed the plane could not clear the trees to get to a landing spot.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:00 pm 
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Did you ever get a license, Wayne?
I thought seriously about building a gyrocopter or a BD-4, but ended up buying the Mooney M-20E "Super 21" "poor man's P-51".
I flew numerous STOL airplanes over the years, but the first was the modded C-172 like you flew. I could land in 10 feet with a little headwind, and even slow flew it backwards in the wind.
The feel, though, some aircraft were special. I loved the C-182, the Piper PA18-150 Super Cub, PA28-235 and Aztec, the Bellanca Viking 300, the Mooney Exec, Beech Bonanza, the UH-1H.......they flew "like Cadillacs". I wanted to fly more warbirds, like the P-40, real P-51, and Spitfire. Plus jets. I've got 56 types I flew, but there were so many more.
Now I am stuck with LSAs, and none of them, so far, can operate at a field at 9,000' MSL.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:12 pm 
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Johhny Electriglide wrote:
Did you ever get a license, Wayne?
I thought seriously about building a gyrocopter or a BD-4, but ended up buying the Mooney M-20E "Super 21" "poor man's P-51".
I flew numerous STOL airplanes over the years, but the first was the modded C-172 like you flew. I could land in 10 feet with a little headwind, and even slow flew it backwards in the wind.
The feel, though, some aircraft were special. I loved the C-182, the Piper PA18-150 Super Cub, PA28-235 and Aztec, the Bellanca Viking 300, the Mooney Exec, Beech Bonanza, the UH-1H.......they flew "like Cadillacs". I wanted to fly more warbirds, like the P-40, real P-51, and Spitfire. Plus jets. I've got 56 types I flew, but there were so many more.
Now I am stuck with LSAs, and none of them, so far, can operate at a field at 9,000' MSL.


No, I was too young to solo and by the time I reached the age I could I was more into fast cars and girls .... and fast girls who liked fast cars were the best.

We built a landing strip for a guy on the top of a mountain ridge. Just knocked the ridge to one side until it was wide enough. He landed an old drop tail in a field that ran to the top, but did not have enough room for a good take off. He would tie the plane off to the trees at the edge of the field and after he was reved up his wife would cut the rope with an ax. She was not thrilled with that approach so he had us build the landing strip.

The really neat part was the remains of a fire we found about 3 feet down in the top of the ridge. There was still charcoal and wood intact. I assumed they had some kind of cooking pit since that area was a hunting ground only and no tribe lived there full time. The guy would not let me call the state to see about getting it looked at because he feared it would impact his landing strip so I never knew just how old that fire was, but that never stopped me from wondering about it.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:04 am 
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Too bad. This is my favorite "HH" flying machine:
http://s22.photobucket.com/albums/b341/ ... %20Stiger/

Built in tube driver, flamed maple all the way up. Mine has black open humbuckers, and more uniformly orange, #20 of 200 ever made (200 in brown flamed made, too). Are you experienced? Well, I am.........Let me prove it to you..........~*~*^*~*~V~^**V_-~`... :clap: :clap: :shock: :clap: :clap: :shock: :angel: 8) :mrgreen: =D> =D> :shock: \:D/ =D> =D>

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:13 pm 
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Wayne Stollings wrote:
I took my flight lessons in our Cessna 172 with a STOL kit. I could do three touch and goes down the runway at one time at the Summersville airport it could fly so slow. My instructor told me I had to get above the trees before I could try another touch and go, so that is what we did .... three times. By the time my next lesson rolled around his Cessna was in St. Louis getting the same conversion. He crashed landed that plane 3 times in the years following. He did tours and kept the weight down by keeping the tanks nearly empty. The miscalculation of how much was in reserve caught him twice, but the stability at low speeds allowed a good landing in a field. The last time the engine quit on take off and without altitude or speed the plane could not clear the trees to get to a landing spot.

I sprayed crops in a Cessna 175, and put in just enough gas to fly the mission and have 15 minutes reserve. Most of the time it did not register on the fuel gauge. I knew the fuel consumption and time, so to me it was no big deal. I was taking off and flying over gross weight until I sprayed some of the 2,4,D. Shallow key hole turns gradually steepened up, always with the stall warning just barely on. You have to really know your aircraft, so your instructor was stupid. A few get through, I guess.
Terrafugia just sent me an email that they are in the transition testing phase;
http://www.terrafugia.com/aircraft.html

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