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ibflyer
 Post subject: New owner
PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 2:44 pm 
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Hello to all,
I recently purchased T18 serial number 818 that some may recall as the plane built by Robert Clayton. I have been flying for nearly 50 yrs and have comm, me, instrument ratings with about 2400 hrs now. I did my tail wheel training some 20 yrs ago so I have been getting instruction in the T18 to get up to speed. I have quite a bit of RV 6 A time but nevertheless am impressed with the control harmony and sensitivity of the Thorp. It seems to be a fine airplane but not very tolerant of my ham fisted attempts to land at this point. I am building an RV 4 and also own a Socata Trinidad with a partner. I am looking forward to learning more about this fine airplane and my reading through the NL’s since the 60’s has been informative and somewhat of a history lesson as well.


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fytrplt
 Post subject: Re: New owner
PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 4:08 pm 
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Welcome! I remember Bob building that plane when I was stationed at Hill AFB.

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Fraser MacPhee
 Post subject: Re: New owner
PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2021 3:34 pm 
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I am very happy Mr. Clayton's Opus has found an owner that can appreciate how it was constructed. I have a few hours and landings in that plane. Control pressures, not movements, hit the speeds and it will ride the rails better than any plane I have flown. Fly it with two fingers and a thumb. It likes that...:)

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James Grahn
 Post subject: Re: New owner
PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2021 10:58 am 
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Welcome! Enjoy that beautiful bird. Need anything just sing out. Where are you located?
Cubes


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Rich Brazell
 Post subject: Re: New owner
PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2021 3:07 pm 
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If you need any parts , Cubes makes QUALITY parts . Reasonable prices and shipping .

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Ryan Allen
 Post subject: Re: New owner
PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2021 3:17 pm 
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Yes, for sure Cubes for parts. Man, what a time saver, and QA/QC is a 10.


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MarcG
 Post subject: Re: New owner
PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:40 am 
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Any pics?


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Rich Brazell
 Post subject: Re: New owner
PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:01 pm 
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Need an email address ! O0 rx115@cox.net. I prefer not to publish pics without Thorp Central permission . You an email me directly . rx115@cox.net O0

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ibflyer
 Post subject: Re: New owner
PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:42 pm 
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Sent some pictures and video in. Got to speak Bob Clayton and Jim McDougall over the last couple of weeks. Learning a lot.


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