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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 16693
Location: Portland, OR

9/11/18 8:29 PM

Holly dihedral Batman

He sez he can rotate this beast in as little as 118' and climb out @ 4k' min.

https://youtu.be/PqhI4MeCn1c

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daddy-o
Joined: 12 Apr 2004
Posts: 3201
Location: Springfield

9/12/18 10:42 AM

Talk about rebounding from a case of seller's remorse. It would seem like some incarnation of this concept would find a market. His wing mods, a real enthusiast.

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 16693
Location: Portland, OR

9/12/18 12:50 PM

Yeah. the anti ground loop leafs are interesting, and could well save some serious coin.

As far a remorse, if he modded the last one made that extensively, #1 nay have had a lot longer to go. Although he does not appear short on resources, just a guess.

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
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Location: Portland, OR

9/12/18 1:23 PM

While I am posting off topic silliness, this is kind of funny in a crazy way.

"Author Of 'How To Murder Your Husband' Arrested For Allegedly Killing Her Husband"


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daddy-o
Joined: 12 Apr 2004
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Location: Springfield

9/12/18 4:06 PM

Independently wealthy came to mind, sounds like he has access to a machine shop and these days with CAD/CAM and modeling software he may have ended up making the aircraft that the initial manufacturer had in mind. The wing is so high, top heavy, ground loops aren't surprising. And that turbine, the fuel tank. it's one thing to gold plate something with bright lights or even a glass cockpit, but he really made sound engineering decisions. But for a bush pilot is it too cutting edge, too expensive?

So is the husband dead or missing?

In the grocery store the other day I saw the Enquirer and imagined the headline "We Take It All Back!" (except bat-boy, he's got to be 50 by now, right?)

I don't believe it, there's a Wikipedia article about Bat Boy

I'd post the picture but it's more gross than I remembered, same angle, same expression, more vivid.

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
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Location: Portland, OR

9/12/18 4:18 PM

"he may have ended up making the aircraft that the initial manufacturer had in mind"

I wonder if it is still certified a aircraft, something the 'engineers' had constraint wise that he may have modded it well past [being certified craft]?

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daddy-o
Joined: 12 Apr 2004
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Location: Springfield

9/12/18 4:52 PM

Good point, Oshkosh is EAA.

Hold on, your murder story is local Portland?!?

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 16693
Location: Portland, OR

9/12/18 5:54 PM

"murder story is local Portland"

Sho'nuff is.

More Draco.

Smokes!

https://youtu.be/D5Z2VNTFp-Q



He fooking reverse props Draco into the hanger backwards. Sick!

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daddy-o
Joined: 12 Apr 2004
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Location: Springfield

9/13/18 2:15 PM

How to Murder Your Husband, National Day of Encouragement - Monologue / Late Night with Seth Meyers / YouTube

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walter
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 4360
Location: metro-motown-area

9/14/18 10:48 AM

drako is a kick-ass bushplane!

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daddy-o
Joined: 12 Apr 2004
Posts: 3201
Location: Springfield

9/17/18 6:11 AM

The thing about the wing is he changed the chord and put in leading edge slats. What did he keep, the spar? No wonder he added those graphite springs, all that R&D. Reminds me of those on the Jenny. A new wing would draw FAA attention as a production mod for sure.



Sure is quiet around here.

I got in two unremarkable hours this weekend, even saw some Sun. The Appalachians usually steer depressions north but Florence has jumped them and centered herself on the KY TN border. Livestream of a map, Washington Post / YouTube - No wonder it's cloudy, warm and humid this morning. If I could only figure out how to start a thread.

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Tom Price
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 428
Location: Rochester, NY

9/17/18 10:49 AM

I did not know that plane "hot rodding" was a big thing. I admire the performance and "backyard" engineering on his plane.

Here is a recent local flight of a 1914 seaplane built by Glen Curtis, one of aviations early pioneers.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=337217460185734&id=1736789656591583&anchor_composer=false

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
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Location: Portland, OR

9/17/18 12:15 PM

Well, Not a face booker, so link not useful unfortunately.

I did Google Curtis though:

Glenn Curtiss on his V-8 motorcycle in 1907 Wiki, I like him already, ;)

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