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Old 11-16-2021, 03:35 AM
Challenger17 Challenger17 is offline
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Default F-2 Rocket history?

Came across an April 2002 (pg 23) article in Sport Aviation that announced TeamRocket was introducing a quick build "F-2, a side-by-side two-seater. The F-1 and F-2 aircraft share virtually the same flight specs with an expected 250 mph top speed, 230 mph true airspeed cruise, and a sea-level climb rate of more than 3,000 feet per minute." Does anybody know if anybody ever completed an F-2 Rocket? I was doing a little research because I couldn't help wonder how great it might be if there was a Rocket with side by side seating, when I came across this F-2 announcement.
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Old 11-17-2021, 01:39 PM
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Old 11-17-2021, 07:51 PM
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The M1 Speedcruiser never quite made the cut. If I recall, one was built and it was a bit overweight and not particularly attractive. I'm not trying to berate the plane, but the Super 6 Rockets are pretty dang good looking!

There are a few photos in the series associated with the URL above. Enjoy.
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Old 11-18-2021, 05:54 AM
sailvi767 sailvi767 is online now
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You are right, that is a ugly aircraft!
RV-6 sold
F-1 Rocket
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Old 11-18-2021, 07:50 AM
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Fix that canopy and put some pants on it and it would look a lot better.
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Old 11-18-2021, 12:01 PM
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I fly formation with a local Super Six. A very sexy plane. It has a 14 in. stretch in the center fuselage section in addition to the long nose.
Essentially a one-off build.
A 215 HP IO-390 -7 would be a dream compromise with much easier engineering solutions. Hmmm…Would I clip the wings, though?
"The plane won't build itself..." RV-7A N7.62MM sold
-RV4 purchased. Extensive refurbishment complete. ďTakes off by itís self, flys hands off, lands by itís self...Ē
-HRII project: paint and panel to go!
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Old 11-18-2021, 08:57 PM
Steve Barnes Steve Barnes is offline
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Default Super Six

I finished my Super Six in 2005 1300+ hours no issues. I absolutely love it.

If anyone is interested I have two specially built IO 540 engine mounts, airframe sketches and tech support.

Steve Barnes
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