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Jul 27, 2009
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I am presently a Decathlon owner that fortunately or unfortunately has a biplane bug. My Decathlon is simple, economical, versitile, comfortable, easy to land,and does all the acro I am interested in but, I keep gravetating toward a biplane. I flew an absolutely perfect Acroduster located in Utah but had a problem with the comfort level. Iam 5'9" 176 lbs and do not think I could have entered the aircraft with a chute. Reciently I started to lookfor Stardusters and flew one in CT. Is was not what I would call a good flying aircraft and I believe not a good representation of the breed.My Decathlon, not known for light quick controls was a Pitts compared to the Starduster I flew. In the process I have discovered the airfoilis typically and M6 and not symetrical. I am told the skybolt does sport a symetrical airfoil and designed more for arco than the Starduster. I am now looking for a Skybolt. My goal is to find something fairly comfortable to be in, capable of intermediate category acro, with a general condition (Paint, fabric, engine, etc) of 8.5 to 9, and fun to fly. Any suggestions regarding what to look for, what to watch out for, design changes I might want to be aware of, and any names of Skybolt "gurus" would be appreciated.




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