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Eric Sherrer

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Hi All,
I've got the Biplane disease bad. I own two planes already and I'm still working on my license. One plane which might be of interest to the group is an Antonov AN-2, claimed to be the largest mass produced biplane in the world.6 tons gross. 12 seats in the airline version. Still not sure why I bought it but it does sound great and I hope to fly it down from Alaska soon. The Russians made thousands of these things and with the collapse of their economy they are (relatively) inexpensive. The FAA frowns on them and they are severly restricted in the Experimental class. So my thoughts were to attempt a reproduction of the Staggerwing A-17FS using as many AN-2 systems as possible. This would get me an Experimental ticket without all the restrictions...
I am also attempting to build a Hiperbipe starting from an oldfactory tacked fuselage and plans. Should keep me busy for awhile,


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