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 211 on sale on Trade-a-Plane
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Ryan Allen

USA
150 Posts

Posted - 12/26/2009 :  15:51:36  Show Profile
Anyone seen the 211 for sale on Trade-a-plane? Whats the deal on the "factory smooth" wings?

I like the idea of flying with with the canopy open but I've never done it.

leewwalton

USA
1041 Posts

Posted - 12/26/2009 :  18:51:56  Show Profile  Send leewwalton a Yahoo! Message
They offered smooth wings and internal ribs on the experimental kit version of the T-211 (for aesthetic reasons).

Lee Walton
Houston, TX
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Bill Williams

USA
336 Posts

Posted - 12/26/2009 :  19:38:08  Show Profile
I flew a open cockpit Skybolt to Oshkosh twice. It had a full canopy the third year, like riding a motorcycle at a 135 MPH without goggles. It's fun for the first time and gets old as the day goes by.
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Rich Brazell

USA
911 Posts

Posted - 12/26/2009 :  19:58:41  Show Profile
How was the noise level?

RB
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Originally posted by Bill Williams

I flew a open cockpit Skybolt to Oshkosh twice. It had a full canopy the third year, like riding a motorcycle at a 135 MPH without goggles. It's fun for the first time and gets old as the day goes by.

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Bill Williams

USA
336 Posts

Posted - 12/26/2009 :  20:26:44  Show Profile
Noise level, HUH? can't hear you. With the DC headsets is was bearable, that was in 1983. It sure would have been nice to have he DNC headsets. FYI; Pacific Coast Avionics has their $249 headsets on sale for $229. These are made by Lightspeed.
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Tom

USA
6 Posts

Posted - 01/07/2010 :  19:19:00  Show Profile  Visit Tom's Homepage
You could fly the Scooter (T211) with the canopy all the way back, but it was awfully noisy and windy. Also cut down on performance quite a bit. The bubble canopy made for a pretty hot ride when the sun was out, so I used to routinely fly it with the canopy cracked open about 2 or 3 inches. There was a spot right in there where the canopy would stay in place. It made for a lot cooler ride. It was a noisy little bird in any event as the exhaust dumped out of the side right below the leading edge, and real close to your ear! Haven't heard real well out of my left ear every since flying the scooters for about 500 hours over a five year period!
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