A flock of Eagle's

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  1. May 13, 2018 #1

    Bond007

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    Some birds were hanging at my airport.
    Danny 007

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    I can probably fly the little one, if I can get your grand son to give me a tail wheel, and cockpit check out, as he is an experienced six yr old check pilot! Right?
     
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    Two new eagle pilots I checked out this week.One on the left is going to MN .One on the right is staying local,it's serial #1 built by Frank.
    One in the middle I built for my daughter when she turned 2,she is now 10.She thinks everybody has a hangar full of Pitts/ eagles,so the jury is out on whether or not she will take up flying
    Danny 007
     
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    Cool pic. Assuming N2FC is still hanging vertical in the EAA museum, did he actually build another one with ser#1 ? :confused:
     
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    What’s the history of the two paint schemes? Did one come before the other or both about the same time as the “official” eagle paint scheme.
     
  6. May 13, 2018 #6

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    Lotahp1, the build manual comes with a dozen or so "suggested" scheme designs...
     
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    Love that picture!
    Great that there are more Eagle pilots!
     
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    Name on the build tag,says frank Christen
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    N12SE.

    It was a "Special Edition" Eagle built at the Factory. They sold them at Oshkosh for 92K in 1982-1983. I was told by Frank himself that the idea was to build one to see if the manuals were correct and uncover ant hidden builder issues.

    N12SE was at Oshkosh last year.
     
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    Wow, so I looked up both N2FC and N12SE, and both are serial number 0001. 2FC built in 1977 and 12SE in 1981, with the same manufacturer listed for each - however the models are different...as mentioned the 1981 plane is an "SE" model, so I guess that's the reason to start back at #0001 ?? I learned something new!
     
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    I have flown a bunch of eagles ,and it's the best flying one I've flown.
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    Cool. I looked it over at Osh17 and talked to the owner Matt (who appears to have sold it).
     
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    Nice little eagle,if u are like me and built yours from plans ,I quickly realized it would have been faster and cheaper to build my little girl the real thing.
    Danny 007
     
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    that's really cool, does the tw steer with a stick or something?
     
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    Teaches my daughter bad habits ,the stick steers the tailwheel
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    It must be equipped with the Tri-Pacer aileron-rudder interconnect springs.:D
     
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    Yep I could have built the real thing just as fast! The prop spins when he pedals and the stick controls the tail wheel.
     
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    I did not put a spinning prop on mine,I figured she would chase her little sister with it.

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    I was thinking about that paint job on a pedal car! :eek:

    We have both, a red Pitts and a blue one at the airport. By the time the kids is old enough to be able to pedal their too old/big to get in! So Grampa ends up being the power source. We use them for parade floats too as they are sort of open ownership. Work great for that with the kids sitting inside while in the parade. If you have a kid that fits, its yours for a year or so then they reappear at the airport.
     
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