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Favorite airplane?

Discussion in 'Gearheads' started by adamsredlines, Jan 18, 2018.

  1. Leadlobber

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    Hard to beat the sound of a RR Merlin in a Mustang
    I was a B 52 crewchief, 8 hour pre flights made me grumpy
     
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    The Stearman's cheap (and the T-6 relatively so); check the Skyraider, P-51, and Corsair!
     
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    Yeah, they didn't have the Corsair when I lived down there (or at least I don't remember it). I about fell out of my chair when I saw that price.
     
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    upload_2018-1-21_15-36-59.png This is my current favorite. 1947 Ercooupe 415 C/D. My personal ride and lots of fun.
     
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    Very nice. That's one of the few that I figured I could afford that I would really want back when I was flying. Never did get one. Never even got to fly one.
     
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    I've always wanted to try an Ercoupe. I've flown the Alon Aircoupe, but not the Ercoupe. (For those not familiar, the Ercoupe came first, and had no rudder pedals; the Aircoupe was a later variant, and did have controllable rudders.)
     
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    Addition of rudder pedals was a common modification to the originals. A lot of folks tried to talk me out of buying one at all; but, if I was going to, they said to be sure it had the rudder pedal mod. Too bad it never worked out.
     
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    Never was a fan of the rudder pedal mod. The rudders aren't terribly effective anyway
    being that only one deflects at a time and they're small. Adding pedals serves only to ruin
    the fun of crabbing it right down on the ground.
    Which is not the way most of us were trained
    but incredibly entertaining and perfectly safe.
     
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    Convair B-36. I've only seen one. It was on static display at the old Chanute A.F.B. in Chanute Il.
     
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