new to biplanes ... please help me choose one

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  1. Jun 16, 2018 #41

    StinsonPilot

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    Well, we've gotten a little off topic.

    Back on topic...Skybolt all the way baby!!

     
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  2. Jun 16, 2018 #42

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    What an ignorant comment. No response for this garbage.

    And just how many more certified aircraft are flying compared to experimentals? Statistics don't lie. Certified aircraft are, as a whole, much safer.
     
  3. Jun 16, 2018 #43

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    Not sure if you have considered the Hiperbipe, but its probably one of the best bang for the buck aerobatic biplanes out there. And its certainly one of the fastest in cruise.
     
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    "And just how many more certified aircraft are flying compared to experimentals? Statistics don't lie. Certified aircraft are, as a whole, much safer."


    Actually they aren't..When I began to consider getting back into General Aviation after 34 years of flying elsewhere, I spoke with countless Insurance Agents, two Actuaries ( noun plural noun: actuaries a person who compiles and analyzes statistics and uses them to calculate insurance risks and premiums.)
    and procured several quotes for similar Experimental and Certified Airplanes, the upshot was and I quote from one of the conversations. "There are statistically insignificant risks between an Experimental and a Certified plane, if the Experimental has been flying several years, we consider it the same risk."
    Read some accident reports.
    Excluding Initial Test Flights, it's usually the operation/operator that is at issue, not the plane.

    Enjoy your plane, but it's no better or safer than many that are built by some of the folks here. Sorry but it's not, heck Curtis Pitts was a prolific Experimental Builder, one of the best.
     
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    It is very true that experimentals live on both side of the tracks....that is for sure.
     
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    I have a Junster 1 that needs new covering etc. I will sell it to you cheap. It is hangered.
     
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    I have an AS2 project for sale in Central Virginia.... check out the classified section
     

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