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Old 03-01-2012, 12:26 PM   #1
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I am looking at planes to buy. I just sold an RV6A and would like a biplane for fun flying and very light acro. I want something light and snappy on the controls like the RV. Which of the two would be the closest, Marquart or Skybolt or something else?


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Old 03-01-2012, 12:56 PM   #2
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The Skybolt has the more responsive controls. You will love the ailerons. Either one would give you grins.



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Either one of those planes will be light or snappy like the rv. I told you the christen eagle or pitts. The rv is like a corvette. The pitts and eagle are like a corvette. The bolt and charger are like a chevelle.
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The Charger will perform well on 150hp, at least the one I flew did.
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The skybolt and charger are like a chevelle.
At least you didn't say Chevette.
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:12 PM   #6
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Just remember - an airplane capable of hard acro will also do light acro. Don't limit yourself too much before you get some upsidedowntime and find yourself addicted
eeding more.
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:28 PM   #7
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The Charger will perform well on 150hp, at least the one I flew did.








I am sure the charger did fly well but I bet it was not quick and light on the controls like the rv.
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Here are my 2 cents (which is probably overpirced)I fly a Marquart regularly & have a buddy with a Skybolt, which Icommandeered a few times. - (both IO360)The Marquart flies / lands slower, the Skybolt is easier for inverted flight. (most likely due to the different airfoils used)Both are well balanced & light on the controls. My buddy added spades & said it is really light in roll now.Neither has theaileronstall / buffet @ full deflection that the RVs are famous for.The Marquart is moreforgiving of doing something really stupid but isn't as 'crisp' as the 'bolt. That being said, in a dogfight I can beat the 'bolt (mainly because I cheat).The Marquart mushes into a stall, the Skybolt more of a break.Either plane is capable of beingcompetitiveat sportsman level (with a better pilot than me).Compared to a Pitts or an Eagleneitheris as crisp, but they also don't slap you as much when you are sloppy.Either plane is a hoot, I don't think you will go wrong either way.
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That's why I keep losing , you CHEAT !!!!!! See ya Sunday.
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:19 AM   #10
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I appreciate all the comments. I am going next week to fly a skybolt and maybe a Marquart at the same place.
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You should test drive a pitts or eagle also to compare.


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