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    Re: Homebuilt Fleet Sizes

    Quote Originally Posted by Turd Ferguson View Post
    I know they refurbish Luscombe 8 series but not aware of a fully new airplane. The boot cowl on a Luscombe 8 was hydroformed and as far as I know the dies are no longer in existence. Would be curious to know how they fabricate that piece if they build an all new airplane. I'll have to investigate.
    See them here: http://www.luscombe-silvaire.com/

    They started off at Flabob Airport in Riverside, California, but I think they have since moved to Chino Airport.

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    Re: Homebuilt Fleet Sizes

    Is that a Rotec hung on the front of a Luscombe? Is it type certificated, or E-Ex?


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    Re: Homebuilt Fleet Sizes

    Quote Originally Posted by Turd Ferguson View Post
    Even the big companies steal names. There is a Mooney Mustang, Cessna Mustang, Ford Mustang......oh shoot.
    Heading in to Lowcountry Regional (KRBW) some years ago in a Bombardier Rotax powered "Challenger" with the mighty 503 2-stroke on the back. Seems the other guy thought I was buring kerosene also as he finally spotted me on final and said with a bit of exasperation in his voice, "Landing traffic in sight ... I'll extend my downwind!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by BJC View Post
    Is that a Rotec hung on the front of a Luscombe? Is it type certificated, or E-Ex?


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    Yep, the 110 hp Rotec 7-cyl is what they used on their Phantom model.

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    Re: Homebuilt Fleet Sizes

    Looks good.

    STC?

    LSA?

    E-Ex?


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    Quote Originally Posted by BJC View Post
    Looks good.

    STC?

    LSA?

    E-Ex?


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    LSA

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8053H View Post
    Yes and very confusing. If you notice they do not do this in the auto world. Imagine if we had a Chevy Camaro and Dodge Camaro. This would be very confusing.
    Actually... Rolls Royce sold a Camaro in the '80s. It was spelled "Camargue," but was pronounced "Camaro."



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    Re: Homebuilt Fleet Sizes

    Quote Originally Posted by Wanttaja View Post
    Actually... Rolls Royce sold a Camaro in the '80s. It was spelled "Camargue," but was pronounced "Camaro."
    Yeah, but did it have an option for rear window louvers (or would that be louvres)?
    ​simplify.

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    Re: Homebuilt Fleet Sizes

    Quote Originally Posted by bmcj View Post
    See them here: http://www.luscombe-silvaire.com/

    They started off at Flabob Airport in Riverside, California, but I think they have since moved to Chino Airport.
    They haven't produced any "new" airplanes.

    They made an attempt at the Light Sport market with a couple refurbished 8 series airplanes as POC. I don't think that has moved forward and both of those planes have since been deregistered due to expiration of their temporary a/w certificate. They have some replacement parts, hold a few STC's but not much going on with manufacturing a complete airplane from ground zero.

    To be honest, I don't think they hold the TC so it would be hard to build a plane if you don't own the rights. Occasionally, I see Moody Larsen's nephew as we go to the same IA seminars so it's about time for an update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcrae0104 View Post
    Yeah, but did it have an option for rear window louvers (or would that be louvres)?
    No, but it did come with a Tea Top..... :-)

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    Actually... Rolls Royce sold a Camaro in the '80s. It was spelled "Camargue," but was pronounced "Camaro."
    I love how the Europeans put wipers on the headlights!
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    Re: Homebuilt Fleet Sizes

    In high school when the Grey Poupon commercials were running, I had a buddy who had a jar in his glove box just in case. The day came when we pulled up next to a Rolls Royce driven by a woman. I held it up asking if she wanted it; if she would have been drinking milk, it would have been through her nose. She couldn't drive for second from laughing. The Camargue is considered the ugliest Rolls by Rolls people. Its gaining popularity for the people who want the Gremlin of Rolls Royce. It was meant for the American market and very few were sold here because people wanted traditional Rolls.

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    Re: Homebuilt Fleet Sizes

    Quote Originally Posted by Wanttaja View Post
    Ron "What the heck is 'grey poupon'?" Wanttaja
    We have lots of it around here, compliments of the coyotes.


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    Re: Homebuilt Fleet Sizes

    Here's a whole stack of names that won't be confused with other aircraft:
    http://www.lettersofnote.com/2013/11...turtletop.html

    I'm waiting for someone to call an airplane by the famous, but unused moniker, Utopian Turtletop. Just the thing for an airplane that resembles a Meyers or a Navion. ;-)
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    P.S. The last letter on the page I linked to is a hoot.

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