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  #181  
Old 10-19-2017, 04:52 PM
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My dream hanger would have the following in order...

1st RV8 (currently own)
2nd PA12 on floats (experimental, http://bbiaviation.com/pa12.html with clamar amphibs)
3rd RV10 for taking a party of 3-4

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Old 05-30-2018, 03:41 PM
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Default It changes

since the little bi-plane is now sold.....the second airplane changed to the yellow one for a while.




But a guy showed up at took it off my hands

so the new second plane is black and grey.

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Old 05-30-2018, 04:15 PM
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Default My second airplane

I don't want to build an RV bad enough to spend the hours plus I wanted a rough strip plane. I've started building a Rans (rhymes with Vans) S-21 Outbound. Ailerons and flaps done, starting on wings.



150 mph cruise, designed for the Titan 340 or Rotax, side by side so I can get my grandkids flying easier than in my RV-8, and plenty of space and load capacity to do some mountain camping when I retire in a few years.

https://www.rans.com/s-21-outbound

I love the Just Super STOL but the slow cruise speed seemed an impediment. Of course, you could fold the wings and trailer it to the mountains...
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Old 05-30-2018, 04:19 PM
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Lots of options.

If money is no object, then a Corsair. If it's a slightly greater object, then an L-39. Of course, those two are probably not too far apart, cost-wise - the former in acquisition costs, the latter in operating expenses. I was looking seriously at the L-39 recently and realized that the fuel flow alone (at 120 hours/yr.) would put it north of $10K/month.

Maybe a T-6?
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Old 05-30-2018, 04:39 PM
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I don't want to build an RV bad enough to spend the hours plus I wanted a rough strip plane. I've started building a Rans (rhymes with Vans) S-21 Outbound. Ailerons and flaps done, starting on wings.



150 mph cruise, designed for the Titan 340 or Rotax, side by side so I can get my grandkids flying easier than in my RV-8, and plenty of space and load capacity to do some mountain camping when I retire in a few years.

https://www.rans.com/s-21-outbound

I love the Just Super STOL but the slow cruise speed seemed an impediment. Of course, you could fold the wings and trailer it to the mountains...
The S-21 is a nice looking bird and with the option to power it with a 340 sure is tempting, but I think my next one....after my current RV-7 build...will be the Rans S-7 with the Roberts gear and 29?s. It?s a great little back-country flyer and also makes for an excellent float-plane. It?s not as fast as the S-21 but for back-country and water operations I think that the tandem seating along with doors on both sides, it?ll be perfect for what I want to do. Low and slow with both doors open sounds like a lot of fun to me!!

Mark
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Old 05-30-2018, 05:18 PM
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My second airplane is a Harmon Rocket.
My third airplane is, however...

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Old 05-30-2018, 05:27 PM
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My second airplane is a Harmon Rocket.
My third airplane is, however...


Show-off...LOL!
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Old 05-30-2018, 06:49 PM
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Default Another Airplane!

?. After looking for just over one year at a multitude of aircraft.
Discussing pros, cons, safety, and all around utility, as it would
apply to our personal, as well as business needs. We finely found
and decided on a low time, well equipped 2012 SOCATA TBM 850.
I think this will also be the last airplane as I hate to admit it but I
am getting up there. Thanks, Allan..
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Old 11-26-2018, 04:55 PM
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Default 1932 Monocoupe 110

I finished and flew my RV6 in May of 1996. Still flying N241DC 22+ years later.



Like most builders I started looking for another project and strongly considered an RV3. But I also wanted to expand my skills and knowledge so I started looking for an antique airplane to restore. I learned to fly in a Luscombe 8A and always wanted a Monocoupe. The NC12350, a 1932 Monocoupe 110, came up for sale in 2001, well I had to go for it.

Here is an actual picture of NC12350 at the Monocoupe factory in 1932. This photo was used in Monocoupe marketing literature.



The airplane had been in an accident in 1968 and over the years the project had passed through several owners. Along the way, many parts were lost, and by the time it came up for sale, here is all that was left:





Monocoupe only built 47 Model 110?s and from those, the original 7 Monocoupe 110 Specials (clipwings) were built. There are less than ten Model 110?s left in the world, and only one was flying. So this really was an opportunity to rebuild (recreate?) a rare aircraft with some interesting history.

It only took me 18 years but along the way I learned how to weld, aircraft wood working (built a new 32? one piece wing from scratch), additional sheet metal skills and fabric covering.

There is a build log and general Monocoupe blog here.

NC12350 flew for the first time in 50 years on April 26, 2018, from Sedona Airport. The motor is a 7 cylinder Warner Super Scarab SS50A of 145 hp and was overhauled by Al Holloway in Quincy, CA. It has an Aeromatic propeller. Original aluminum wheel pants and a new aluminum bump cowl, with hand hammered bumps.









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Old 11-26-2018, 07:31 PM
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Gotta love those round engines. Great looking reconstruction.
Please forgive my ignorance but what's up with the clocking of the altimeter?
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