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  • barnstmr
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    Hangar Mate: 1929 Curtiss Robin

    For the past year and a half, our Taylorcraft N95598 has shared the hangar at Tick Hill Airfield (XA47) with this grand old Curtiss Robin which set the world's Endurance Record in 1929, flying 420 hours without landing. This weekend we got them out together and flew together and found they are a pretty even airspeed match.




  • Hank Jarrett
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    Who cares about viability, control response and floating? We fly Taylorcrafts. ;-)
    I was kind of thinking of the OX-5 version, also known for some "interesting" aromas.
    Hank



    Originally posted by barnstmr View Post
    Hank.
    It flies great like a big cub but worse visibility. Floats and floats way more than a Taylorcraft B. The most striking and memorable part is thhe unique sound, smell, and feel of the Challenger engine. Very stable but controls are quite slow to respond.

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  • Buell Powell
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    Hi Terry,
    Two great looking airplanes! Just sitting in the Robin you have at Deer Pasture was like taking a trip back in time-would love to see that one fly sometime!
    Last edited by Buell Powell; 08-10-2015, 06:18.

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  • barnstmr
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    Hank.
    It flies great like a big cub but worse visibility. Floats and floats way more than a Taylorcraft B. The most striking and memorable part is thhe unique sound, smell, and feel of the Challenger engine. Very stable but controls are quite slow to respond.

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  • Hank Jarrett
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    How does it handle compared to the Taylorcraft? I have always thought it would make a neat replica starting point. Not much chance of ever OWNING a real one, but a reduced scale one with two seats would be a blast.

    Hank

    If it was a nice handling plane!

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  • N96337
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    You've got to love a Robin!! We've got one here in the valley, although he doesn't spend much time flying it anymore.
    John

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