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<div style=": -1; :; top:0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 250px;">Hey, I know I have threerequirementsthat pull indifferentdirections like a ugly vector diagram. :) But I am 6'2", and 250 lbs. and have teens to spend on something fun. Most things with the words mini or baby in them just won't work as either I can't shoe horn myself in or W&amp;B doesn't work... Skybolts andstar-dustersaretypicallyabove my budget... If anyone knows of something flying for sale that fits myrequirementsplease let me know. Thanx
 

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Sometimes an Acro Sport II or Starduster will turn up in the under 20K price range. The AS design has been flown with pilots in the 260 range. I was there, cut out french fries and I'm down to 230 and falling.
Be careful, you tend to get what you pay for.
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EAA biplanes are built for larger pilots, and can be had quite inexpensively. Check www.barnstormers.com to find them. I've seen several for sale recently.


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While I know every sample is a littledifferent, I tried on a EAA last week and I could not pull the stick all the way back without smashing my junk, and that was with the pads out. The only small homebuilt I have tried on thatactuallyfit has been aFly Baby.
 

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wow, that is strange. Maybe the EAA bipe was modified to fit a small builder/pilot. You can always build a new stick with a curve to fit. Try a Pitts S-1 with the 3 inch longer
ewer fuselage, you will be suprised. The Acro Sport single seater has lots of room too.
 

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<div style=": -1; :; top:0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 250px;">well the owner is a smallish woman, so maybe, if everything else had been right with it I would have bought it and had a stick welded up that would work. So, yes, the right EAA bipe might work...<div style=": -1; :; top:0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 250px;">
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Mark, would you be interested in a Hiperbipe? It is still a project, but you could have it flying before Sun "n Fun pretty easily.
 

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I would have been till I realized that I need to stay Light Sport.
 

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The usual story, minor healthissuethat does not affect me one bit would require pages of paperwork andsupportingevidence from primary care doctor,blahblahblah. I could get my medical renewed but it would be SO mucheasierto just fly LS.I was about to buy something that was not LS when I really looked into it, glad I did....
 

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mike check out the little toot biplane.


it falls under lsa and most of us flying them are 200 plus i know of a guy that was 300 that flew the toot. if you build one you can get it in the lsa without and problem. check out littletootbiplane.com


and talk with tommy meyer you will be happy with it.


thanks james
 

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