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leewwalton
 Post subject: Another New One ...
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:54 am 
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Haven't seen this before .. actually looks pretty good .. just proof that a wheel on the tail makes everything look good ..

See if you can guess what this is (Hint ... not a Mustang II).


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dickwolff
 Post subject: Re: Another New One ...
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:17 pm 
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Smythe Sidewinder?


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bfinney
 Post subject: Re: Another New One ...
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:23 pm 
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Lee,
I think Dick got it, the clue is the file name of the photo. Looked it up on Barnstormers and these aircraft are lower priced than the Thorps, who knew. I looks like they are using the Thorp canopy.

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fytrplt
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Two planes in one: tube fuselage with sheet metal covering. Used GB canopy back in the day.

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Ryan Allen
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didn't that small vertical stabilizer give them a poor reputation for spin recovery?? It looks very sharp I must say.


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jrevens
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In 2013, 3 friends and I flew our airplanes to the 4-Corners area, visiting Monument Valley and then on to Lake Powell for the night. That Sidewinder was built and flown by a very good friend of mine, and he died in it the next year when the wing spar failed during what was probably an abrupt maneuver to avoid large birds.
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flyingfool
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:05 pm 
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^^^

Looks like three ducks with their heads down (nose wheel RV's) and a swan elegantly sitting pretty!

Awesome background though!


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