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Old 02-23-2007, 10:01 PM
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Jim LeRoy Bulldog II Photos!

Hey guys. Some of you have asked to see photos of the New Bulldog II we have just finished for Jim LeRoy. Visit Steve Schulte Photograghy - powered by smugmug to see some pics taken during a couple of test flight days. Bulldog II will be Jim's new primary airplane and the one he will fly in shows throughout North America. His other Bulldog, now called Bulldog I, will be used for overseas shows and as a back up ship.

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Old 02-23-2007, 10:11 PM
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Re: Jim LeRoy Bulldog II Photos!

THATS SICK!
LOVE IT!!!
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Old 02-23-2007, 10:20 PM
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Hi Kevin, congratulations on tow BAD ASS airplanes.
Mr Trueworthy, please cut me a kit I have a new scheme to model and I thought the Python scheme was awesome, keeps getting better.
It looks like it has huge control surfaces with balancers.
How does it compare to the Pitts Python.
Would love to see this one at the Nall.
Thanks
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Old 02-23-2007, 10:24 PM
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Re: Jim LeRoy Bulldog II Photos!

Kevin,
Kudos too you guy's on another awesome airshow ship. I have admired the model 12's you guy's have done at Oshkosh, outstanding craftsmanship!!!

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Old 02-23-2007, 10:40 PM
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Re: Jim LeRoy Bulldog II Photos!

That is SWEET! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:01 PM
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Re: Jim LeRoy Bulldog II Photos!

Elie,

Bulldog II is based on the Pitts S2S airframe not a model 12 frame. It is a good bit smaller and weighs 200lb less than the python. Jim is still learning what it can do and it clearly has great advances in capabilty and strength over bulldog I. Yes, all the control surfaces are oversize and have balances on them. The rudder is light but not too light. Elevators are a good bit larger than stock while the stabs are a lot smaller. The ailerons are huge and nearly full span. It rolls as fast as an Extra or sukhoi. Really fast.

The paint scheme was designed by Mirco Pecorari of Aircraft Studio Design in Italy. Mirco created the Python scheme as well as schemes for Bulldog II, The Pitts Viper (soon to roll outof our shop), Gary Ward's new MX2, 2 Nemesis NXT's, many European aircraft, Ferrari race cars, AND he is the guy who created the Gee Bee R3 drawings that have been used by 2 companies to make RC models of the R3. Mirco is a good friend of ours and really loves airplanes. Bulldog II has 2.5 gallons of $2500 per gallon yellow paint on it. It was fun to paint.

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Old 02-23-2007, 11:30 PM
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Re: Jim LeRoy Bulldog II Photos!

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Bulldog II has 2.5 gallons of $2500 per gallon yellow paint on it.

looks awesome!!!
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:45 PM
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Re: Jim LeRoy Bulldog II Photos!

Atleast they have a good welder there!!!!

Airplane is kickass, too!!!! *BFG*
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:50 PM
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Yeah, Miller is the best. We have 2 sincrowave 250s here. Miller just came onboard Bulldog II as a sponsor. That's why we have the shots with the machine with the airplane.
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Old 02-24-2007, 11:16 AM
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Re: Jim LeRoy Bulldog II Photos!

Awesome as usual out of the Kimball hanger. Can't wait to see it around this year. I have been watching Jim for about 10 years now and he keeps getting better.
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Old 02-24-2007, 04:32 PM
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Awesome! I can't wait to see it fly! Did yall use Stitts or PolyFiber to cover it?
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Old 02-24-2007, 05:57 PM
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Thanks Kevin, now everything is clear, I love the scheme .
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Old 02-24-2007, 06:02 PM
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Re: Jim LeRoy Bulldog II Photos!

Kevin,

That thing looks way too nice mate and I'm with Elie on this one. I need to get me a kit cut.

Out of plain curiosity what was the reasoning behind the design mods. I mean it looks like a tumbler if I ever saw one. It looks very short and with those monster elevators on that thing will we see some full scale water falls and stuff in the near future.

What sort of power to weight have you ended up with.

I just drool over that scheme mate. Thats is UBER COOL.

Congratulations once again and hope you make it to the NAll again this year.

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Old 02-24-2007, 06:15 PM
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awsome Bulldog II

Can't wait for this also!!! www.pittsviper.com
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Old 02-24-2007, 09:30 PM
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thanks...he is the Man
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