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Skybolt ride in SoCal

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Oct 8, 2009
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Hello all,

New to Biplaneforum.com.

I am torn between completing one of my own designs or just buying/building a good solid plane from someone elses design.

Looking for 150-170mph cruise, 3-4 hr endurance, solid aerobatic capability and ramp appeal for occasional X-ctry as well as $100 hamburgers.

Considering purchaseor possible build of Skybolt or SA-750 AcroDuster Too and really need to experienceone in person to help with decision. Also currently considering Thorp T-18 (flown one), Long-EZ (flown one), RV-4 (not flown) and more recently have added Skybolt 260 and AcroDuster Too with 540 as potentials - I simply did not realize the big bipes cruised so well with big engines and CS props.

I am presently in San Diego, with access to Montgomery, Gillespie, Brown, Pomonaand the surrounding area.

Happy to pay for gas to get a few in-person data points.

Specifically interested in radial powered Skybolts (M-14P) if any flying.

Thanks for any suggestions.

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