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Old 02-23-2012, 07:03 AM
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A good old 65hp 7AC is one of the nicest flying little airplanes ever built IMO. So much fun.
+1 on that. Here's the only pic I have of the L-16 that my Dad taught my to fly when I was 15 years old. I screamed bloody murder when he showed me my first spin

This L-16 belonged to the local Civil Air Patrol squadron. Not sure where it is now, or if it's still flying. The photo was taken back in the '60's.

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Old 02-23-2012, 08:33 AM
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+1 on that. Here's the only pic I have of the L-16 that my Dad taught my to fly when I was 15 years old. I screamed bloody murder when he showed me my first spin

This L-16 belonged to the local Civil Air Patrol squadron. Not sure where it is now, or if it's still flying. The photo was taken back in the '60's.

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Roanoke, VA with a valid registration through 2014:

http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinqu...umbertxt=2095A
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:34 AM
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Thanks...ya beat me to it.

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Old 02-23-2012, 01:10 PM
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While we're on the subject of ugly planes here's a good way to ruin an Aeronca Champ

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Here's the medicine for that:


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Old 02-23-2012, 01:38 PM
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Barbie jet?
I would think it was a plane flown to Australia....
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:49 PM
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Talking about DC-9's, this is the most famous one of all.

This is a pretty good history of the airplane:
http://justplanehistory.blogspot.com...big-bunny.html
be sure to click on the airliners.net link for some really cool pic's and more history.

And one of our fellow FG'ers:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1422967
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:59 PM
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Barbie jet?
I would think it was a plane flown to Australia....
No, THIS is a "Barbie" jet.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:03 PM
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This is one that tears your heart out.

Aircraft Graveyard - Last flight of an MD80 (4 min 49 sec)
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:39 AM
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That was so depressing

Rest their souls...

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Old 02-24-2012, 12:06 PM
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This is one that tears your heart out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOEyz...eature=related
The last ten seconds of that video sums it up.
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:50 PM
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A good old 65hp 7AC is one of the nicest flying little airplanes ever built IMO. So much fun.
Except when compared to a 65hp J-3.
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A good old 65hp 7AC is one of the nicest flying little airplanes ever built IMO. So much fun.
I always hated the landing gear struts and brakes on the original Champ. Once upgraded to Cleveland brakes I liked it a lot more. Also liked it with a C-85 up in the thin Colorado air!

FWIW, my Dad and I are looking for a Champ project if anyone knows of one! Would also consider a Luscombe or C-120 project.

Scott
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The last ten seconds of that video sums it up.
Strange things have been known to happen in Roswell.........
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:49 PM
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I always hated the landing gear struts and brakes on the original Champ. Once upgraded to Cleveland brakes I liked it a lot more. Also liked it with a C-85 up in the thin Colorado air!

FWIW, my Dad and I are looking for a Champ project if anyone knows of one! Would also consider a Luscombe or C-120 project.

Scott
All nice airplanes to get into Scott....and a bit easier on the wallet than a Sukhoi

Always loved our '46 Luscombe.....except for the annual polishing

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Old 02-24-2012, 06:04 PM
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except for the annual polishing
Are you kidding? Polishing planes was one of my favorite things to do... I guess I can be a workaholic at times but it's better than waxing the car.
Beautiful plane, btw.
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