Wolf Pro 360

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  1. Jul 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM #21

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    Like the double hammer, absolute mono-wing performance , all it needs now is somebody with the skills to campaign it....Don’t you want to be that man?
     
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  2. Jul 11, 2018 at 7:27 PM #22

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    Those appear to be Vetterman vents.
     
  3. Jul 11, 2018 at 10:53 PM #23

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    Impressive flying and a beautiful airplane. Paint looks good.
     
  4. Jul 12, 2018 at 12:06 AM #24

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    what are the cockpit dimension sized for? small, the Old Standard size pilot, new standard (6ft), or a giant size?
     
  5. Jul 12, 2018 at 11:46 AM #25

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    I would agree that they appear to be the vetterman vent available from Vans. We put these on the first Model 12 we built and quickly found they were not effective enough for Florida summers. We had 2 in front and 2 in the rear. We then changed to using the Vans NACA vent ducts for all the kit Model 12 ventilation. Many times the airflow when you need it and with eyeball vents, put that air where you need it.
     
  6. Jul 12, 2018 at 1:56 PM #26

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    How much is the roll rate ?
     
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  7. Jul 12, 2018 at 3:05 PM #27

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    Impressive beautiful machine! Thumbs up on the reclined seat. Does it have overall more room than a stock Pitts? I'm 6'-4" and I barely fit. I need just a bit more leg room my knees are about an inch below the instrument panel in the S-1S.
     
  8. Jul 12, 2018 at 3:48 PM #28

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    iMovie tracks video in 0.1 second increments and within the 3 consecutive level rolls I did, the 2nd roll took 1.2 seconds, or 300 degrees/sec @ 140 MPH. I can't say for sure my left knee wasn't blocking full aileron deflection. This number would go up with speed of course. 140 MPH is not super fast for this airplane.

    Regarding cockpit fit, I'm 6'-4" and somewhat long-legged. This airplane had no additional head room compared to a stock Pitts, but definitely had better leg room and a much better seating position. Has a recessed carbon pan for a backpack chute. The cockpit is much more comfortable and less cramped side to side as well.
     
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  9. Jul 12, 2018 at 3:50 PM #29

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    At 220lbs 6ft 3in I fit with room to spare. When Steve built it, he inched out the fuselage section to accomodate
     
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  10. Jul 13, 2018 at 5:42 AM #30

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    When we shared a bottle of Tequila Avión with Steve, I began to comprehend that I was in the presence of a true genius. I find it a privilege to know a man who ranks right up there with Curtis, the Granville brothers, Antony Fokker, RJ Mitchell, Ettore Bugatti, Beethoven, Van Gogh, and a host of others with the genetic predisposition to gift us lesser mortals with their superlative talent and abilities.
    Thank you, my friend.
     
  11. Jul 13, 2018 at 10:29 AM #31

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    Your flight style is always extremely clean and elegant Eric. Thanks for sharing your videos !!!! ;):)
     
  12. Jul 16, 2018 at 1:02 PM #32

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  13. Jul 16, 2018 at 4:11 PM #33

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    This airplane is really trying to get my old juices flowing. I almost feel like our young friend in Italy who has the Pitts bug, like I want to start all over. Alas my back can no longer manage a 3.5 G loop but I can still smile when I think about it.:)
     
  14. Jul 16, 2018 at 4:26 PM #34

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    Jack, when you're too old for the spine compression of positive G, you just do everything negative. Really stretches out the back. ;)
     
  15. Jul 16, 2018 at 4:57 PM #35

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    Us old people hate that idea..........
     
  16. Jul 16, 2018 at 5:00 PM #36

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    But it hurts so good
     
  17. Jul 16, 2018 at 5:09 PM #37

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    If I was smart I'd by that IO360 with inverted system and go for it....but I never did like negative G. But maybe I could learn to love it

    I think about this Wolf Pro and then recall how much it hurts just getting in/out of the %$#$% airplane:(

    Oh well

    Jack
     

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