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Great Lakes


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Mar 14, 2008
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I'd like to talk to anyone who can tell me what a stock 70's Great Lakes is capable of in expert hands. I've soloed a 1929 125 Menesco 'Lakes, flown light acro from the front of 165 and 185 Warner 1929 'Lakes, and instructed from the front of a modern 'Lakes (very little stick time for me, as it should be), but never had the chance to go and play solo.

Comparisons to other acro types, info on roll rate, altitude gaining and loosing manuvers, percent of a verticle roll possible before hammerhead, etc, would be greatly appreciated. I'm thinking of ussing one to go back to flying shows (obviously not a hard core act)instructing in, etc.

Thanks in advance for your input.


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