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  1. May 23, 2014 #1

    Taildragger

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    Thought you all would enjoy these shots from the Sportys Fly-in last weekend. Weather was nasty but we had a few neat planes, including three Great Lakes biplanes. Sorry for the poor quality...they're all iPhone shots.


    I needed a place to post these and figured we could have a "photo dump" thread for everyone to post their random biplane sightings or their own flight photos/videos.

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    And of course I couldn't leave this one out.
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    Another shot of the yellow GL

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  3. May 23, 2014 #3

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    Nice pics Samuel. But man that yellow one's paint scheme is way wrong for a 1929 design. That new cowl Waco made up for it takes away from it too. Hope they sell some airplanes, though. Here's one sweet GL restored by Eric Minnis' Bully Aero outfit.

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    Wow. Love the colors.
     
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  5. May 23, 2014 #5

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    That new Waco Company yellow one just took the modern deal to far...wild paint, Pitts cowl, odd windshields. It looks like the workmanship is top notch but the design team needs to refocus. I'm sure the idea was the YMF is the "classic" and the new Great Lakes is the aerobat but in my opinion they missed the mark, its fixable and I'm very glad the Great Lakes is back in production. They need to look at the green plane in the post below...classic feel with a modern touch. Very well designed paint job. Again just my opinion.


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    Ok... I'll be the voice of dissent...

    I like the new GL look. I also like the original look. I really like the Cirrus/Ranger look. The Warner kinda looks stubby to me.

    Any of them would be welcome in my hangar!
     
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    What?!? You mean you don't like this look in a classic biplane?

    PS - Which green plane?

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    Ok... I do draw the line at glass cockpits.

    Open cockpit bipes need round dials.

    Period.
     
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    absolutely round dials. and cut the Great Lakes guys some slack....that new paint job, they're just trying to give it some curves (like the STARDUSTER)
     
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    And only $245K
     
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    There was a bunch of complaining when the new GL came out because of the paint. I think it looks great and the plane is fantastic. Some of you need to remember that they didn't mess up an older existing plane, they built a new one with new materials for a new age.
     
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    Well hell in that case they shoulda put spring gear, squared tips, 30% ailerons, and a canopy on it. :D
     
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    If you saw the huge set of plans for the Great Lakes you would see that $245k is about half of what it should sell for.
    Dennis in Chicago
     
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    I had a set of plans years ago and decided it was not a task I was willing to take. There are many upon many little parts and pieces to build. I agree, 245k is a steal !
     
  15. May 24, 2014 #15

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    Stearman at the local airport. Summer 2011.

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    My dad flying and me and my freinds on the bikes

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    I see you guy's got your nose wheels off the ground already.
    Formation take off!

    But I bet your rate of climb sucked ;)
     
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    That is a cool pic!


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    Heh...that's great!
     
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    For 245k I'd like a Bucker please!
     
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